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Read more at: Fitness Team Q & A

Fitness Team Q & A

6 April 2020

Q) Should I continue to exercise whilst social distancing or self-isolating? Answered by Elisa Davies A) Yes, yes, yes! The simple answer is yes but for one very important reason… mental health! Being away from our normal routine, work, friends, family and especially the gym is an experience that none of us have ever gone...

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Read more at: Strava - An online running network for staff, students and the local community

Strava - An online running network for staff, students and the local community

3 April 2020

You may not be able to play your usual sport at the moment, but you can achieve that sense of community by lacing up the running shoes, and joining our supportive group to keep the motivation up! A survey of the RunTogether community found 89% of runners reported increased happiness as a direct result of running with...

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Read more at: 3 Effective Ways to Improve Your Squat

3 Effective Ways to Improve Your Squat

1 April 2020

The squat is an essential movement pattern that becomes increasingly difficulty for a majority of people as they get older. Now this can be down to many reasons, but what it often comes down to is a lack of mobility, this will happen over time if the movement isn’t performed regularly, which reminds me of the old saying “...

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Read more at: Cambridge at the 2020 BUCS Judo Championships

Cambridge at the 2020 BUCS Judo Championships

31 March 2020

13 Cambridge University members travelled to Sheffield to compete in the BUCS Judo Championships last month achiveving their best medal haul in years with every fighter winning at least one fight in their category. With 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals, we look back at one of the most successful BUCS years...

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Read more at: Training Whilst Under Quarantine

Training Whilst Under Quarantine

30 March 2020

Written by Josh Gooden, Fitness Coach As you might expect, demand for home-based training equipment is through the roof at the moment. If you were able to get your hands on some equipment in recent weeks, you are one of the lucky ones! Not everyone has been so fortunate but don't worry, you can find a plethora of home-...

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Read more at: Running and exercising when working from home

Running and exercising when working from home

27 March 2020

In recent weeks, running events, Park runs and running groups have all ceased as the nation works together to delay the spread of the coronavirus. Whilst this is a very necessary step, regular runners could miss the physical, mental and social benefits that running normally brings to their lives. So what can someone who is...

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Read more at: University of Cambridge Sport High Performance Athlete Profiles

University of Cambridge Sport High Performance Athlete Profiles

26 March 2020

NEW: University of Cambridge Sport High Performance Athlete Profiles Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to the 2019/20 cohort of athletes being supported within our performance sport programmes. High performance athletes at Cambridge are supported by two programmes: The University of Cambridge Athlete...

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The Best Lower Body Body-weight Exercises

25 March 2020

The Best Lower Body Bodyweight Exercises If you are stuck at home self-isolating or social distancing without access to a gym then this series is perfect for you. In this blog post we’ll review some of the best bodyweight lower body exercises which require little or no equipment and serve as great alternatives to gym based...

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Read more at: Staying healthy from home

Staying healthy from home

25 March 2020

Over the coming weeks during these challenging times we will try and share relevant and useful information to try and keep you fit, healthy and productive whilst you’re at home more etc etc. Here’s half a dozen links to get you started with a range of workout ideas (even one for your kids to exercise), plus some...

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Read more at: BUTTS League Indoor Championships

BUTTS League Indoor Championships

16 March 2020

On a Sunday blessed with unusually good weather, the club headed up to Birmingham for the final match of the indoor season, the BUTTS League Indoor Championships. The Coronavirus was in its full glory, however this didn’t dampen the spirit of our brave bowmen, bowwomen and sleep deprived novices. A Portsmouth round was...

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