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Training over 40: How to progress like a pro

Training over 40: How to progress like a pro

Your body adapts to your exercise routine. This is great, when you’re just starting out (it means the post-workout stiffness passes!). But it also means the workouts don’t challenge your muscles anymore, and so they don’t stimulate the same muscle growth they should. This is why it’s so important to adapt your training programme, so your body is challenged in ...

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Why the Kettlebell Should Be Your Best Friend

Why the Kettlebell Should Be Your Best Friend

Most of us visit the gym to lose weight AND sculpt strong, sexy muscles. So the question is, which exercise modality gives you muscle-building bang, and also a cardiovascular workout that burns calories fast? Kettlebell exercise! It’s gaining recognition as the most effective form of exercise. In 2013, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) conducted a study on the calorie burn ...

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The Best Exercises for Blasting Calories

It’s time to declare war on the excess calories that are holding you back from a lean, toned physique! The question is, which exercise kills off calories fast? Remember, not all exercises are created equal, as running on the treadmill for 30 minutes at a pace of 6 min/km will burn more calories than cycling on the stationery bike at ...

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Training tips for the Fabulous 40s: Training frequency

We know that maintaining muscle mass is a very powerful way to keep your body younger and stronger, even after you turn 40. We know that the right way to build muscle mass, is to engage in weight or resistance training. But the question now is, how often? This will differ from one person to the next, since it depends ...

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Can I Target my Hips, Thighs and Stomach to Lose Fat?

Can I target my hips, thighs and stomach to lose fat?

No! Spot reduction doesn’t work. And here’s why: Fat stores are broken down from all areas of the body to supply energy. What you can do is target specific areas that you want to define or tone up and strengthen. And certainly, this is helpful in creating a shapely body, after you’ve lost fat. Here’s how to get lean, the ...

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Recovery. What You Should Do on Rest Days

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Optimal recovery is dependent on a number of interrelated factors, the most important of which are nutrition and what you do between intense exercise sessions.

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