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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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Effective Muscle Building

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Normally, we are looking for ways to slim down and lose inches. But what if you’re looking to increase size to your muscles and bulk up? There are a lot of factors that measure the effectiveness of a strength-training programme and the results that you get, including:   • Exercise selection for the targeted muscle groups • Correct execution of each exercise for maximum gains • Appropriate technique for injury prevention • Combinations of sets and repetitions • Correct nutrition   When choosing exercises, there is an almost a never ending number of exercises and exercise variations. However, there are…

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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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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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