The case for the chest press

The case for the chest press

  The chest press is a vital compound movement that should be incorporated into every weight training regime. Whether you are using a barbell, dumbbells or a machine chest-press, the basis for the movement is essentially the same – a push is a push. Not just for...
How to breathe for physical and mental health

How to breathe for physical and mental health

  Breathing is an action we take for granted. It’s instinctive, requiring no cognitive thought. But what if, like dolphins, it had to be consciously done? What if, as part of our design, it should be consciously done? And if we decided to concentrate on it and...
Can lifting weights improve heart health?

Can lifting weights improve heart health?

  Research into strength training has often focused on bone health, physical function and quality of life in older adults. When it comes to reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, most people usually think of running or other cardio activity. Yet a recent...
Tips to get the best out of exercise.

Tips to get the best out of exercise.

     Tips to get the best out of exercise.Just by turning up at the gym – or even by pulling on some fitness clothes, we are embracing exercise for its health benefits. Having done so, follow these simple tips to help get the most from the commitment.Best warm up:...
Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

Back ache: why to act at first signs of pain

  Back pain at its worst is a crippling condition, yet it is one that until it strikes its impact tends to be underestimated or not taken that seriously. Yet we ignore twinges in our backs at our peril, as the painful risk of them becoming worse can open us to...

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