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Strength Training For A Longer Life

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Strength training can be beneficial for all age groups. It is a great form of exercise that can really improve quality of life and help fight off disease and injury. A lot of the health benefits you get from exercise in general can be derived through strength training. It decreases risk of cardiovascular disease and increases insulin sensitivity to name a few. Strength training can be really beneficial to mental health. It is a good stress reliever. Throwing some metal around is a great way to unwind after a hard day at the office. It has great benefits on the…

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Strength for Sports

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Strength is important for the obvious reasons. The ability to overpower one’s opponent with sheer force is a huge advantage when it comes to sports. An athlete has to be on the field of play in order to be effective. Maintaining health is key. Core training is crucial due to the fact that the core involves your rectus abdominus, intercostals, obliques, transverse abs, lower back and all of the deep spinal muscles located between the pelvis and the lower back. Specific core training is great and while this helps work the core it does little for the rest of the body….

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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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4 Main Components of a Strength and Conditioning Program

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There are four essential components in every strength & conditioning program which any good strength and conditioning coach will use. These four principle movements build a solid foundation which you will need as a competitor or even in your normal routine to perform your daily activities. 1. Pre-training/cool down Exercises It’s very important to warm up the body before any exercise program, and your warm up exercises should be related to what exercises you will be doing in your main training. They can be warm-up drills, mobility drills, flexibility movements and sport-specific drills. These exercises will increase the range of…

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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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Strength and Conditioning Training Professional Boxer Derry Mathews

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Derry Mathews will face Martin Gethin in a clash for the WBA Intercontinental lightweight title. The pair face off at Liverpool’s Olympia this Saturday night, May 10 with the winner taking a significant step up the world rankings. Headliner Mathews has promised he and Walsall’s Gethin will produce a “real war”. Mathews said: “Gethin’s a top fighter, he’s Britain’s number one and I’ve got to beat him and prove that I belong up there with the best. “Nothing matters more in the world to me than beating Gethin right now. “I’ve taken myself away from my kids and family and…

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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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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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10 Reasons to hire a Personal Trainer

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ARE YOU THINKING OF HIRING A PERSONAL TRAINER? HERE ARE 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD! There are many good reasons for using the service of a personal trainer to help with our exercise goals. Whether we’re just starting out on an exercise regime, or we’re old hands at it, we all need some help to motivate us. Some people are not sure if using the services of a personal trainer will be worth the money, or are just not convinced that they actually need this help. Some of us don’t have the self discipline to exercise on our own, and…

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