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  • Posted on: 19 Jul 2012 - 18:13
    This video aims to provide you with some tips, advice and examples on ways to exercise and live an active lifestyle with little equipment, time & space. This video presents a modified way to begin to do press ups against railings. This is a great way to build upper body strength and it can be varied in many ways to make it more challenging and thus the above video is just an illustrative indicator of how to do the exercise. Please remember to speak to your GP before starting any exercise programme. Please see my blog on 'Give it a Go - Press Ups' for how to perform press ups. Should you...
  • Posted on: 5 Feb 2012 - 21:35
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    The following is an interview with Helen Richardson, who is an England and Great Britain international Hockey player. Helen became the youngest female hockey player to represent Great Britain at an Olympic Games in 2000. Since then she has accrued over 200 caps for her country. Some of Helen’s greatest achievements include winning the World Cup bronze medal in 2010, three Commonwealth Games medals and five European bronze medals. Personal accolades include the World Player of the Year nominee and being named three times in the World All Stars Team. Although already a double Olympian, Helen is...
  • Posted on: 24 Jan 2012 - 18:33
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    Introduction The following is an interview with natural bodybuilder ‘The Natural Oak’ Mark Oakes. Age – 39 Training Gym – Future Fitness in Coventry Sponsors – Reflex Nutrition, BioCare Full-time employment – Biomarker Team Manager for Roche Products Ltd. I was always involved in sports from a young age; starting gymnastics aged 4 and Karate at 7 years of age. Playing Rugby at school, the gym and strength training complemented all the sport I was involved in at the time. It was when I was training at the local YMCA that I was introduced to the idea of “Natural Bodybuilding” and those around...
  • Posted on: 17 Jan 2012 - 17:42
    Introduction The following is an interview with world class athlete Goldie Sayers, who is a British Javelin thrower. Goldie is a double Olympian - 2004 and 2008 – and has competed at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.   1.What has been the best piece of advice you have received? Success is a decision not a gift.   2. How important is nutrition to your success and performance? It is very important to me to aid my training, keeping my energy levels steady and most importantly to aid recovery from training in order to get the best out of every day's work.   3. Please could you...
  • Posted on: 10 Jan 2012 - 20:43
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    The following is an interview with world class strongman Laurence Shahlaei, who is a regular entrant at the World’s Strongest Man competition. Laurence who is British is renowned for his incredible leg strength especially during a squatting event. His career highlights include finishing 4th at the 2011 World’s Strongest Man and breaking the strongman deadlift world record.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? To do things my way. When I was younger and starting in my strongman training Mariusz Pudzianowski was the man to beat, I read that he trained 11 times a week and...
  • Posted on: 8 Jan 2012 - 17:35
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    Interview with Nichola Whitehead, Registered Dietitian (BSc hons, PG Dip, MSc)   What’s the difference between soluble and insoluble fibre - and why should we care! Fibre in the diet is extremely important! It is the un-digestible part of the food that we eat and is made up of two main types, soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre, found in fruits, oats, barley and beans, dissolves in the stomach to form a liquid/gel where as insoluble fibre, found in whole-grains, wholemeal flour and the edible skins of fruit and vegetables, doesn’t. We should take note of these different types of fibre as...
  • Posted on: 5 Jan 2012 - 21:50
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    Introduction The following is an interview with professional Rugby League player Paul Wellens, who is a full back and plays for St Helens.  Signed professionally for St Helens in February 1998, Paul has played just over 400 games for the club winning 4 Grand Finals, 5 Challenge Cups and 2 World Club Championships. Paul has Won 2 Lance Todd trophy's for Man of the Matches in 2007 and 2008 Challenge Cup finals and Harry Sunderland award for Man of the Matches in 2006 Grand Final. Paul was voted Man of Steel in for the 2006 Super League season and has won 20 Great Britain caps and 15 England...
  • Posted on: 4 Jan 2012 - 19:00
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    Introduction The following is an interview with former professional Rugby League player John Stankevitch, who played over 150 Super League games with St Helens and Widnes Vikings before being forced to retire through a shoulder and neck injury aged just 25, in 2005. Prior to retirement, John won every team honour in the game including the Super League title (2000, 2002), World Club Challenge (2001) and Challenge Cup (2001) as well as representing Great Britain U21's and as a Full International.   John now works closely with schools and prisons to deliver projects and workshops based around...
  • Posted on: 3 Jan 2012 - 16:14
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class Icelandic strongman Stefán Sölvi Pétursson, who is a regular entrant at the World’s Strongest Man competition. Stefan is Iceland’s strongest man and his career highlights to date include finishing 4th at the 2010 World’s Strongest Man. Stefan was born in 1986 and is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 155kg. Please see Stefán Sölvi’s website.   What has been the best piece of advice you have received? That nothing comes for free. If you want something you have to be willing to work for it.   Who, or what, has been the biggest inspiration...
  • Posted on: 16 Dec 2011 - 23:50
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    Introduction The following is an interview with world class athlete Hannah Cockroft, who is a wheelchair racer on the Great Britain Paralympic Athletics team and is a hopeful for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She has been a wheelchair racer for four years and is now the T34 world record holder in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m distances. In January 2011 she made her international senior debut for team GB where she competed at the IPC World Athletics Championships. She raced to victory in the T34 100m and 200m, being crowned world champion in both distances and ‘sprints Queen’ by the...

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