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Lunge Combination for Effective Workout

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The most effective workouts I believe are high intensity using exercises that work multiple joints at the same time, by involving as many muscles in the shortest time possible, you will burn more calories faster and and gain lean muscle as well. The bread and butter of many a fitness program and one of the best, is the lunge. It targets the quadriceps and the glutes most intensely, but also hits the hamstrings, calves and core, improves lower limb function, and even improves running speed. Another great feature is its back-friendly, because of the need to keep your back straight and…

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VertiMax Training with Pro Boxers Derry Mathews & Thomas Stalker

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Like a kid with a new toy, I am having lots of fun training The Pro Boxers on the new VertiMax Trainer that arrived here in MGM last week. The VertiMax is reputed to be the world’s leading athletic training system for developing speed strength and explosive power to fully develop athletic performance in any sport. If you want to run faster, jump higher, throw and kick further or swing a bat faster, the VertiMax V8 is so versatile it can individually target each of those movements and develop them like nothing else. In addition to radically developing measurable performance parameters,…

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Power and Muscular Endurance with Stephen Simmons – Pro Boxer

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Scotland’s Stephen Simmons takes on Wadi Camacho in Glasgow, tonight live on Sky Sports 3, as part of the Ricky Burns undercard and considering there is no love lost between these two, it looks like there could be fireworks in this WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title fight, and I’m backing my man Stephen for this one. As his strength and conditioning coach here in MGM Marbella where he has been camped with Danny Vaughan,  I have watched him put in some monumental training sessions and have no doubt he’ll do the business tonight. I believe MGM Marbella is the best training…

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Video – Derry Mathews talks about his pre-fight preparations

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Derry Mathews talks to Box nation about his fight with Martin Gethin, his preparations in MGM in Marbella, his strength and conditioning and diet with his strength and conditioning coach Jason Lowndes (Taff) and his views on his bout which Derry edged an absorbing fight with Martin Gethin to become a two-time British lightweight champion. The 30-year-old dethroned Gethin via a split decision at the end of 12 gripping rounds at Liverpool’s Olympia. Mathews was given the nod 117-113 and 116-112 by ringside judges Michael Alexander and Dave Parris but Phil Edwards awarded the fight to Gethin, scoring the bout…

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Core Strength Training Exercises

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As discussed in last weeks article, a strong core is essential for good sports performance and prevention of injury. As a result of having a strong core, you will have increased power, balance and good posture. If your core is weak, or is not as strong as it could be, then it won’t matter how strong the rest of your body is, greater core strength is a vital advantage for any athlete in today’s sports. Here are some great basic core exercises suitable for all levels. THE PLANK The plank is one of the best static exercises for the core…

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