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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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9 TOP TIPS TO BURN FAT

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The human body is an exceptionally resilient machine. Even after years and years of poor diet, little exercise and general neglect which have allowed pound after pound of fat to fill out your frame, you can still get rid of extra weight at a much faster rate than you put it on. So what are you waiting for!, here are 9 Top tips to burn fat and look and feel great! 1.DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE SCALES Don’t follow the scales as you can gain muscle and burn fat and the scales can stay the same. Your Body composition and how…

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Muscle Building Workout for Beginners

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If you are beginning a weight training programme and want to build muscle then this workout is perfect for you. This beginner’s muscle building workout using gym machines is designed to hit the whole body in one compact easy to follow workout. The workout is aimed at beginners to weight training who wish to achieve an increase in strength and muscle tone. Laying the Foundations to a Better Body As a beginner it’s important to start with right routine so you can learn the basics of weight training. This routine will lay the foundation for you to build an impressive…

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Easing Back Into a Regular Workout Schedule If You Took the Summer Off

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Easing Back Into a Regular Workout Schedule If You Took the Summer Off Did you take time off from the gym or your regular workout routine over the summer? Kids are back at school and now you can plan to get back into a regular exercise routine. Autumn is a good time to get back in the swing of things and try new physical activities, but be cautious when easing back into a training schedule. Here are some tips for those looking to lose weight, build muscle, and tone up to get in shape in time for Christmas. GET A…

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Working out your Target Heart Rate – for best results

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If you are going to begin an exercise program, it is very important to understand the importance of heart monitoring and how it’s necessary to get the best results from your workouts.

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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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Core Strength Training

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Strong core muscles are essential to sports performance and injury prevention and it will also make your life easier in performing everyday acts like bending, lifting, twisting, even standing. A strong flexible core also enhances balance and stability. It can help prevent falls and injuries during sports or other activities.

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7 Top Tips to Boost Endurance and Stamina

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Boost Enduarance and Stamina A lot of people think of endurance and stamina as cardio activities like running or cycling. But that’s only a small percentage of it — you also need to improve your strength. i.e. By building your leg muscles, you’ll be able to propel yourself further in every step you take while running. The extra muscle also helps absorb the impact that would otherwise put stress on your joints, so here are seven tips to boost your endurance and stamina.   1. Strength days and cardio days combination. The more muscle you can get working, the more…

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Complete Body Workout – Upper Body

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Complete Body Workout – Upper Body Upper body exercises are essentially exercises that work the muscles in your shoulders, arms and chest. The 3 exercises that best work these areas are push-ups, dips and curls. Push-ups Push-ups are a really effective exercise that work several muscles, including the pectorals, deltoids and the triceps which essentially means the muscles in your chest, the rounded part of your shoulder and the back of your upper arm. Its really important if you are going to do push-ups, that you learn to do it correctly or else you’ll be wasting your time. So heres…

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Complete Body Workout – Cardio

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Now that you are ready to get started on your complete body workout, I’ll explain the four types of exercises that you should be concentrating on. They are: Cardio Aerobic exercise or cardio as it’s also known, targets your heart. As well as helping to maintain a healthy heart, cardio is also great for your entire body as you’re working multiple muscle groups. To make it more interesting then just regular running which a lot of people find boring, here are two variations to make it a little more interesting. • Interval Training. Interval training is a great alternative to…

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