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Teaching swimming by ability rather than age

Swimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits.

However a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill, meaning not only are they missing out on the health benefits, but they also are at risk when in the water. 73 more words

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Leeds could host 2016 World Triathlon Series event

Leeds is being considered to stage an event of the 2016 World Triathlon Series.

The Yorkshire city, home to Human Kinetics Europe, has been chosen by national governing body British Triathlon to take over from London which has hosted a round of the series in Hyde Park since 2009. 199 more words

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A course for personal trainers working with breast cancer patients

This online course will enable Personal Trainers help those recovering from breast cancer build confidence and regain function through the use of specialised therapeutic exercises. 164 more words

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More evidence that exercise can help prevent and treat breast cancer

Researchers at the University of New Mexico are studying a newly discovered hormone that muscles release after exercise.

Irisin, named for the Greek “messenger” goddess Iris, may prevent breast cancer and boost the effects of chemotherapy drugs used in breast cancer treatment. 128 more words

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Save a doomed workout with a better understanding of anatomy

Muscular proportion and symmetry are created by intelligent exercise choices and not simply by chance.

That’s why Dr. Nick Evans, a highly regarded authority on strength training, nutrition and weight training injuries, believes that knowledge of anatomy is the key to success for any serious bodybuilder. 332 more words

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Your illustrated guide to increasing mass and sculpting physique

Focusing on the primary muscle groups of shoulders, chest, back, arms, legs and abdomen, and targeting muscle zones and hard-to-work areas, Bodybuilding Anatomy can make the difference between simply bulking up and sculpting an award-winning physique. 40 more words

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Using periodized workouts to peak at the optimal time

Sport conditioning has advanced tremendously since the era when a “no pain, no gain” philosophy guided the training regimens of athletes.

Dr. Tudor Bompa pioneered most of these breakthroughs, proving long ago that it’s not only how much and how hard an athlete works but also when and what work is done that determines an athlete’s conditioning level. 70 more words

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