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Cryo therapy uncovered

    ON WHAT IT IS Cryotherapy literally translates to cold (cryo) cure (therapy). It’s a broad term that encompasses a number of cooling methods including ice packs, ice baths and cryo chambers. Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is when your entire body is exposed to very dry and cold temperatures for short...
  Running (steady state)  Common injuries: Repetitive strain or overuse injuries, which can be caused by going too hard too fast, wearing poorly fitting or inappropriate footwear, muscle imbalances or gait pattern. The most common long-distance running injuries are Achilles tendinopathy, runners’ knee (iliotibial friction syndrome or ITBS) and shin splints (geek...
    GOOD FOR Low impact classes have gained popularity in recent years and for good reason. Utilising slower, controlled movements subjects your joints to less stress and chance of injury, while still providing a host of positive body composition benefits. “In a low impact environment, you remove the risk of stress on...
  1. WARM-UP: Gentle aerobic warm-ups such as walking, gentle jogging, air squats and arm movements are great. Studies have shown that dynamic stretches work best at preventing injury before exercise – try mimicking the movements you plan on doing in your main workout. 2. COOL DOWN: Similar to your warm-up,...
What happens to your body, and mind, when you overtrain? We turned to the experts to find out exactly what happens to your body when you train excessively.  “The cumulative effect of continually over working can throw your hormones out of balance and damage your muscles and bones,” says personal...
Page 1 of 3 Prev Next >> Prev Next >> Burn fat, build muscle and lean lean lean with this efficient 30-minute full body workout courtesy of trainer, Amber Bloom.  This full body workout takes just 30 minutes to complete and requires minimal equipment – so it can really be done absolutely anywhere!...
Page 1 of 4 Prev Next >> Prev Next >> Take a cue from your animalistic side with this high-intensity workout based on functional movement patterns, courtesy of trainer Sinead Disaya.  Warning: requires a willingness to laugh at yourself as you crawl, sway and hop your way to a lean physique.  Get it done Set...
Page 1 of 4 Prev Next >> Prev Next >> As much as we appreciate the calorie burn native to hill sprints, they can get boring come the end of your training week. Change up your routine with this high-intensity blast courtesy of our beautiful cover model, Jenna Douros – if you’re game!  Regardless of...
    From stitch to style The sheer number of activewear brands on the market means you probably haven’t considered how bolts of fabric actually become the garment you wear from barbell to brunch. The target market of the brand, and consequently the way it is marketed and designed, is usually determined...
    If reformer Pilates sounds like your kind of deal, you better be prepared to part with a pretty penny. An hour-long private lesson can set you back hundreds of dollars, while group classes are still quite pricey. But for those without the watertight income, exercise physiologist Jennifer Smallridge and physiotherapist at Sportsmed...
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