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Stretching, The Truth

New research is challenging long-held beliefs about stretching. Does stretching still decrease the risk of injury, relieve pain from stiff muscles and improve sports performance? How should we do it?

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Recover From Stress Fractures

Not so long ago, no one had heard of stress fractures. Now it seems they're a scourge - with runners, footballers and even cricketers being struck down by their curse.

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Get Fit For Golf

Golf's about skills, ironing out the glitches in your swing and staying focused for the mental game. So how can physical training help?

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Get Fit For Fun Runs

Putting the words ‘fun' and ‘run' together might seem a contradiction in terms. Preparing properly should put the fun back in the run - and let you finish in style, with your dignity intact.

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Splash Out! Try Open Water Swimming

Whether you want to compete in the ocean equivalent of a fun run or simply avoid the congestion of the public pool, swimming open water may necessitate new skills.

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But I Don't Want Big Muscles!

Some folks shy away from weight training, fearing they'll end up huge. This simply isn't true. A properly designed program should deliver whatever you want: "tone", size or endurance.

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Weight Training Without Injury

Frustrating as it may be, the real key to injury free training is patience - so keep in mind how much slower your progress will be if you're injured!

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Free Weights Or Machines?

When you're new to weight training should you use free weights (dumbbells and barbells) or machines? Let's look at the pros and cons of each.

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What To Do After Exercise

After a gruelling exercise session or game, there are several things you can do to promote recovery and recuperation - all of them worthwhile if you want train and play another day.

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Find The Best Way To Burn Fat

Is there any truth to the notion that lower intensity exercise actually burns more fat? Sort of.

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Take It Easy

One of the fallacies about exercise is that only intense training produces results. This simply isn't true!

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Arguing For Exercise

There are those that will argue exercise isn't worth the effort and could even kill you. Why bother, they ask? Well, the reasons are numerous.

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Choose The Right Sports Shoes

There are so many types of athletics shoes available now that choosing can be a sole-destroying task. So what do you need to know?

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Avoid Running Injuries

Running is one of the quickest ways to improve fitness. It's also a common cause of lower body injuries. So how do you get the gain without the pain?

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Choose The Right Bike

If choosing a new pair of runners requires degrees in biomechanics and anatomy, you can add engineering and design when it's time to pick a pushbike.

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