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...
Fitness seasonal greetings

Fitness seasonal greetings

 The festive season is upon us, so this will be my final fitness drill post for this year. It’s a time when we quite rightly make merry, eating and drinking as we celebrate the many seasonal festivities. Yet there is no need to beat ourselves up if we find office...
Why to pay attention to your heartbeat

Why to pay attention to your heartbeat

When it comes to ‘affairs of the heart’, there are many things that can set our pulses racing, but the reason why our hearts speed up and down all the time usually depends on our need for oxygen, so it should be no surprise that activity levels are normally the key...
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...

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