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12.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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We all know that getting a good night's rest is important for your body, as is eating healthy and exercising. When you get the right amount of sleep, you manage to maintain optimal health and well-being. Adequate sleep enables you to have enough energy to be productive during the day, which is why there’s a relationship between exercising and sleep. Exercising offers excellent advantages that help us overcome a number of sleeping-related difficulties. Studies show that it can reduce insomnia, stress, and the anxieties that can keep you tossing and turning throughout the night. Weight training in particular requires an enormous amount of energy. If your sleeping patterns are poor, this can greatly affect your workout routine. In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of sleeping sufficiently and how it correlates with your weight training. 

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09.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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In one of my recent articles about daily habits that ruin spinal health I went into great detail explaining how simple, everyday daily movements we make contribute to creating chronic injuries with the back, hips, and neck. One activity I wanted to include in this article was cycling! While this is a great sport or hobby to undertake for improving fitness and endurance it can come at a high price to your overall health and posture if you are not aware of the potential dangers it poses. I myself have been a keen cyclist with road bikes and mountain bikes for over 20 years and love the challenges this sport provides. However, I also acknowledge the damage this unnatural position can cause to my body if I do not look after my joints and muscles effectively. In this article I will explain 3 key areas all cyclists need to pay attention to, and why the pelvic position is of such great importance.

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09.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Developing incredible leg strength and power is very important for those who play sports for the muscles in your legs are the engine room that provide the ability to run, spring and jump. Spending time in the gym to build leg strength is one of the most important goals during the off-season training for many sportsmen and sportswomen. You only have to look at the thigh development of sprinters, rugby and football players to see how important leg strength and power is. However, it is an area of the body that is often neglected by many of the general population who just wants to get fit and lose a bit of weight. This is a real concern, for apart from the obvious benefits for sporting performance, strong legs can prevent many of the injuries we see today with the knee and the back. Strong quadriceps enhance knee health and strong glutes and hamstring muscles can be real back savers when lifting heavy objects from the floor. And in terms of losing weight and obtaining that toned and athletic appearance, the strength of your legs can play a massive role in this department too. The message is clear, leg strength is critical to your overall health and daily function so it is never a good idea to skip legs day.

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