Top 8 Things To Do Before a Workout

The steps required before beginning your workout are just as important as the steps you take during a workout. Your pre-workout routines can also contribute to your exercise’s desired effects. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you have a (mental or physical) checklist in place for aiding your pre-workout routine. This article outlines… Read More

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A Review on the Utility of Compression Garments

Research Paper Title Effects of Compression Garments on Skeletal Muscle Physiology, Performance and Recovery in Young Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review. Background Compression garments (CG) are highly popular sports apparel amongst athletes and fitness enthusiasts. The manufacturers claim numerous benefits of CGs for both performance and recovery from exercise. However, the overall body of evidence… Read More

4 Handy Tips to Avoid Injuries While Exercising

Being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your body. And one sure way to do so is by exercising. While we advocate for engaging in physical activity to keep in shape, we can not overlook the risks involved if you go about it the wrong way. Many fitness enthusiasts… Read More

Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

5 Tips for Weathering an Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp in Winter

If your upcoming fitness boot camp is going to take place outdoors during the fall or winter months, you may be dealing with factors that can affect your safety and well-being including low temperatures, inclement conditions, and drier air. Do not miss these essential cold-weather fitness safety tips: Warm Up (Literally) All proper fitness boot… Read More

Preparing to Attend a Military Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an amazing way to push your limits and achieve ever greater goals but it is vital to be prepared for it both physically and mentally. At Boot Camp, you will be completing an array of challenging activities which include push-ups (aka press-ups), sit-ups, pull-ups (aka heaves), timed runs, and more. A 2016 study by… Read More

New to OCR? Here are some Clothing & Equipment Suggestions

So, you have just plucked up the courage to sign up for your first OCR (aka obstacle course race or ‘mud run’) but you’re not sure if your old gym kit will help or hinder. Wearing the correct, and comfortable, kit whilst training for or during an event can make a great difference to your… Read More