Using the treadmill to your advantage
1 Aug
2014
Written by kevin betts

Using the treadmill to your advantage »

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Using the treadmill for run training has its lovers and its haters. For some, running on a treadmill is the only option – they may have medical conditions requiring supervision, may not have access to suitable or safe areas to … Continue reading

Sports drinks – ineffective, expensive placebo or game changer?
1 Aug
2014
Written by kevin betts

Sports drinks – ineffective, expensive placebo or game changer? »

The first question submitted to Honest Fitness was: ‘Sports drinks. Are they all rubbish?’. It’s a very valid question – do sports drinks work or are they just clever marketing for sugary drinks? First off, the term sports drink can … Continue reading
An honest guide to warming up and down
1 Aug
2014
Written by Mark Beresford

An honest guide to warming up and down »

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Not sure what to do before you start to exercise and waiting for the Garmin to load up, or at the end of your session? Feeling a little sore and achy after your exercise sessions? What are you doing to … Continue reading
An honest guide to plyometrics
1 Aug
2014
Written by Mark Beresford

An honest guide to plyometrics »

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The idea of plyometrics is for the muscle to reach its maximal force in the shortest possible time. If you look at the continuum below, lifting a heavy weight, say a squat at 80% 1RM, as quickly as we can … Continue reading
An honest guide to periodisation
1 Aug
2014
Written by Mark Beresford

An honest guide to periodisation »

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You may have heard of periodisation, but what is it? It simply means varying the emphasis of your training to help you reach a particular goal, with speed, strength and endurance being important qualities of any successful sport. Periodisation works … Continue reading

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