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Fitness BootCamps this Summer in Kent

Sport Science Consultant Ashley Buckman is running a series of fitness sessions under Go Fit! in Ashford, Kent. These sessions are open to everyone no matter what ability and are designed using up to date strength and conditioning research. The sessions look to tackle regular problems in the population and work on many variables, not just strength. They are fun fitness sessions without the intimidation of a gym. Alongside this, Ashley is offering 1-1 training sessions for clients looking for a more personal touch when looking to acheive theie goal. See more at http://www.gofitashford.co.uk

Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 2

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

Introduction to Running Injuries: Part 1

Injuries are every runner’s worst nightmare. From experienced to beginner, no runner wants to miss a training day. No runner wants to rest for a few days, let alone having to face months of recovery and rehabilitation. Recognising the signs and symptoms of common running injuries early, can promote early onset of treatment and reduce the one thing runners dislike… not running!

A Deeper Understanding of Plyometrics

As previously discussed plyometrics are explosive based exercises that improve muscular power through a series of exercises challenging the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). However, when training with certain exercises it is useful to understand how the exercises work to show improvements. In this article we will elaborate upon the application of plyometrics further giving a better insight into plyometric training. It will go into detail on how plyometric eercises give rise to improvements in power, as well as how it can be tested to show improvements occuring. After this series of articles, you will have learnt the fundamentals of plyometrics that can be built upon with assistance.