Why do you get sore after exercise and what can you do to help?

Why do we get sore after a training session? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) describes a phenomenon of muscle pain, muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that occurs in the day or two after exercise. This muscle soreness is most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase […]

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The Importance of Sleep and Recovery

The Importance of Sleep and Recovery! Many athletes know that getting enough rest and recover after exercise is essential to maintain performance. Even so many still over train and feel guilty when taking rest days. The body repairs, recovers and strengthens itself in the time between workouts.   Rest days are so vital for a […]

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How Does the Temperature Affect Your Workouts?

How Does the Temperature Affect Your Workouts? Just like the type of shoes you wear and the food you consume, weather can play a major factor in your workout. Extremely hot and cold conditions can impact your performance, particularly when engaging in cardio exercises such as running/walking.   Hot Weather Hot weather can place added […]

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Why do we get sore after training and what can you do to help?

Why do we get sore after a training session? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) describes a phenomenon of muscle pain, muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that occurs in the day or two after exercise. This muscle soreness is most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase […]

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Should You Be Doing Weight Training If Your A Girl???

Should You Be Doing Weights if Your a Girl??? If you’re like many women, the idea of lifting weights as part of your workout may not appeal to you. Weight training can provide a wide range of benefits, ranging from weight loss to reducing the risk of injury, but if you’d prefer not to use […]

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Sports Massage and Marathon Running

 “The factor that probably boosted Paula Radcliffe’s performance more than any other is her ability to regenerate. Her regular massages were to give extra maintenance to the whole body. Above all it’s to give Paula’s muscles and tendons the best chance to recover from the heavy workloads she puts them through” The training secrets of […]

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The London Marathon and Sports Massage

The London Marathon and Sports Massage   “The factor that probably boosted Paula Radcliffe’s performance more than any other is her ability to regenerate. Her regular massages were to give extra maintenance to the whole body. Above all it’s to give Paula’s muscles and tendons the best chance to recover from the heavy workloads she puts […]

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Short-Term Preparation for a 10km Race

Short Term Preparation for a 10km Race The final 2 days leading up to race day are very important. The last workouts, equipment / mental prep, logistical planning and meal planning can have a major impact upon performance.   2 Days Before Penultimate Workout: Your penultimate workout before the race should be relatively easy to […]

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Sports Massage and Marathon Running!

“The factor that probably boosted Paula Radcliffe’s performance more than any other is her ability to regenerate. Her regular massages were to give extra maintenance to the whole body. Above all it’s to give Paula’s muscles and tendons the best chance to recover from the heavy workloads she puts them through” The training secrets of […]

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Marathon Training – Top Tips!

Top Tips for Marathon training – Strength Training – most of a marathon runners’ training will obviously involve endless hours pounding the streets, however, spending some time in the gym will definitely lead to improvements in your running and recovery times.  Historically running coaches have dismissed resistance training, claiming extra weight and bulk is bad […]

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