Recovery time is an important aspect of any training program - it is the time the body uses to adapt to the stress of exercise. Recovery allows the body to replenish its energy stores and repair damaged tissues. Neglecting the recovery process can lead to injuries.
A weighted vest is a low impact option for increasing your fitness levels. It adds extra weight when performing body-weight exercises such as walking, running or agility drills.
Reaction balls help to improve speed agility, hand-eye coordination and reaction time. They are an ideal piece of sports equipment for training in all ball sports. Reaction balls are designed as a small rubber ball which is covered in lumps that help to create erratic bounces when the ball hits a surface.
Foam rolling first became popular as a method of exercise in the 1980s. Physical therapist, Sean Gallagher, was one of the first people to start using a foam roller as a form of self-massage in 1987. Foam rollers quickly grew in popularity, initially in dance communities, while therapists adopted the use of the foam roller for balance and muscle strengthening.
Using a battle rope as part of your fitness workout is a great option if you are keen to burn fat and get fit. The battle ropes exercise method has grown in popularity since its initial invention in 2006 by John Brookfield, a multiple world record holder in strength and endurance activities.
Most of us who visit the gym regularly and exercise, are looking for at least three results from our efforts, weight loss, fitness and toning. But how do we achieve all three effectively? The answer is to mix up training with a variety of different exercise methods...
Suspension trainers enable athletes to perform regular exercises to build up strength, lose weight and tone up. It's suitable for people of all abilities and serves as an excellent work-out for the core body and abdominals...
Most sportsmen will agree that high sugar intake is not good for all-round sporting performance, but even if you're not training to be the next Olympic athlete, nutritionists recommend that we should all cut down the amount of sugar we eat in out diet...
So just what is CrossFit? With its growing popularity and recent press coverage, you’ve probably heard about it but what exactly is involved in this latest exercise craze and what benefits do the grueling workouts promise?
If you’re looking to increase your muscle strength for explosive power then plyometric training is a great way to achieve results, fast. Also known as jump training, plyometric training has rapidly become a popular workout with people of all ages and skill sets due to its effectiveness and results-driven nature.
Speed is crucial for all sports both on and off the track. Whether you’re running around a football pitch or racing to the finish line, the quicker you are, the greater advantage you have on your opponents.
Strong, lean and toned muscles. It’s what pretty much every athlete aspires to achieve, whether they are professional or amateur, which is why resistance training should play a key part to any workout regime.
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