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Strength Training For Runners

27 April 2020

Strength Training For Runners This blog follows the theme of my previous post titled “Training Whilst Under Quarantine: Quick And Effective Warm-Up For Your Daily Dose Of Outdoor Exercise” . In this blog post, I wanted to focus on how everyone can benefit from strength training, with particular detail on running. Below I...

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Best Breakfast Ideas

20 April 2020

We’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and during isolation, it's even more important to ensure we maintain a healthy diet. But why is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Eating breakfast will kickstart your metabolism first thing in the morning and ensure you are fueled...

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Read more at: Why rest is so important to progress

Why rest is so important to progress

15 April 2020

Rest, we all talk about the importance of it, but the reality is, so many of us neglect this part of our daily life. Did you know that 16% of adults in the UK sleep for fewer than six hours a night while another 19% sleep for between six and seven hours? This is shown by the research of the Royal Society for Public Health...

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Read more at: Training Whilst Under Quarantine: Quick And Effective Warm-Up For Your Daily Dose Of Outdoor Exercise

Training Whilst Under Quarantine: Quick And Effective Warm-Up For Your Daily Dose Of Outdoor Exercise

8 April 2020

For many, including myself, going out for a jog is often the only reason for setting foot outside right now. For this reason, several people have increased their volume of running training. At this time, I want to stress the importance of a warm-up for these activities. The main aim is always to benefit subsequent...

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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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