French Open 2017 womens form guide: the players to watch at Roland Garros

With Serena Williams absent and other top contenders for the French womens singles title wet-nurse injuries the rivalry inspects wide open Top five 1) Angelique Kerber The German has regained her distinguish at the opening of the rankings simply because of the absence of the pregnant Serena Williams. Kerber originated the year by resigning she lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to Kerber and her large-scale suffice determines her an tricky proposition. At the same hour, however, it is debatable whether she moves with enough fluency to flourish on […]

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Is protein powder safe? What every athlete should know

Theres whey protein, soy protein, pea protein, and more. Do these protein powders legitimately help with weight loss and muscle building? We chatted with the experts to find out. What are the benefits of protein powder?Heres how protein powders could help weight loss and toning: Protein powders contain, well, protein. And everyone needs protein. How much depends on things like your gender, age, activity level and health. Someone who is regularly exercising, whether its an activity like running or strength training (or both), needs extra protein. Protein […]

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Would you like a simple way to cut fat? Enter 300

Aaron Ellis swinging a kettlebll

Would you like a simple way to cut fat? If so, then gather round and also allow me to tell you a tale, it will do you good. It is concerning the kettlebell swing, and particularly, concerning doing 300 kettlebell swings each day, day-to-day, and without exception. Carrying out swings (2 hands or one hand, it matters not) daily, intermittently, and also to the grand total amount of three hundred offers a couple useful functions. Mainly it provides a kind of metabolic resistance training “on-the-go,” to feed […]

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Apply a Steady State Training Cycle

Apply a Steady State Training Cycle The underload is one of the most VITAL PHASE. This is the stage individuals do not normally experience (or wish to experience) because they are frequently raising resistance/intensity or volume. This phase is the whole reason that the SSC works! When you exercise, your muscle mass might recover in 1-4 days but your connective tissue takes longer to recuperate. As a matter of fact, they have a metabolic rate of 1/10th that of muscular tissue. If you keep damaging down the […]

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Joint Health & Mobility

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Joint Mobility The most important factor for overall health Joint Mobility is the ability to move a joint throughout its entire range of motion with control. Strength and fitness are great, what is not great is having a beat up body with stiff joints due to not putting all the joints in your body through their entire range of motion every other day. Sport, recreational activities and even your work environment can limit your joint range of motion. Repetitive movements and lack of movement (standing and sitting) […]

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Why The Hard-Style Swing?

What is a Hardstyle Kettlebell Swing? Within Martial Arts, there are styles categorised as Soft Styles and Hard Styles. Soft Styles emphasise relaxation and looseness while the Hard Styles emphasise high tension. If the description stopped there you might walk away with the idea that tension tells the story. But the relaxation part is just as important! The focus of the hardstyle swing is to generate as much tension as possible in the entire body using techniques used by gymnasts, powerlifters and karate practitioners at the top […]

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Implementing a Steady State Training Cycle

Note: The lingo here is predominantly intended for body-weight exercise enthusiasts and/or gymnasts. If you only do strength training in a traditional gym with barbells and weights, you probably don’t work on static-holds so a lot of this may seem unfamiliar to you. The need to curtail progressive overload for static positions When it comes to strength training, one of the fundamental principles we all try to follow is progressive overload. The idea behind progressive overload is very simple: Gradually increase the stress you place on the […]

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Giants of Iceland The Land of the Strong

Giants of Iceland

Iceland Land of the Strong Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World’s Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country’s. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings. VICE went out there to investigate why this tiny island produces such strong people. Hanging out at Jakabol—a gym run by ex-champion Magnus Ver Magnusson—we met a whole host of Icelandic strongmen, which includes Hafthor “Thor” Bjornsson, the 6’9″ […]

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A Brief History of Kettlebells


From Circus Tricks To World Championships: A Brief History Of Kettlebells The word girya( kettlebell) was first published in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Back then, kettlebells were used as scale weights to measure goods at the market, but farmers would sometimes swing and press the bells to show off their strength. After a while, kettlebells became commonplace at festivals, fairs, and circuses with various motions and juggling becoming popular acts. Since those early circus days, rivalry with kettlebells has continued to evolve, so let’s talk a […]

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