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CEREAL BARS (EASY AS CAN BE)

CEREAL BARS (EASY AS CAN BE) These make great snacks to keep you going throughout the week. INGREDIENTS. Oats Water everything else is optional. Use any dried fruit, nuts and seeds you have. Pre heat the oven to 180c Line a flat baking tin with baking paper (parchment) Put a cup of oats in to […]

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BEGINNERS, HOW TO BECOME A RUNNER!

BEGINNERS, HOW TO BECOME A RUNNER! I have been looking at some beginner guides for running and what I found was enough to put off and dishearten anyone. Schedules worked out on spreadsheets with rigid day after day instructions on what to do. For the most part they are utter rubbish! Why? Well simply because […]

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ONE MANS TRAINING FOR A SPARTAN RACE

ONE MANS TRAINING FOR A SPARTAN RACE As I am entering my first Spartan this year I am increasing the amount of upper body work I do. Particularly exercises that involve pulling up my own body weight. The monkey bars and climbing rope in West End Park in March are proving useful for this. Of […]

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The Winter Blues

COPING WITH S.A.D. Most of us feel better when the sun is shining – more cheerful and energetic. In winter, we tend to feel less enthusiastic, more inclined to stay indoors, to do less work, to socialise less and to eat more. The reason for this is the change in the quality and quantity of […]

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ONE SIMPLE WAY TO CHECK YOUR FITNESS

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO CHECK YOUR FITNESS Use the chart below to find the target heart rate for your age group. AgeTarget Heart Rate* Zone During Exercise (Heartbeats per Minute) 20–29 120–160  30–39 114–152  40–49 108–144  50–59 102–136  60–69 96–128  70–79 90–120. Target heart rates are based on 60%–80% of estimated maximum heart rates (220 minus age). Now, practice finding your pulse […]

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HILL TRAINING, INTERVALS

HILL TRAINING, INTERVALS (1) Find a steep hill a 1 in 12 climb angle or greater. Sprint 100m up the hill, stop, turn around and walk slowly back down Do this a total of 3 times. (2)  Next; Sprint 200m up the hill as fast as you can and maintain speed for the full distance, […]

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MEDITATION FOR THE NON SPIRITUAL

MEDITATION FOR THE NON SPIRITUAL Often when we hear the word”meditation” we conjour up images of mystical holy men sitting cross legged and levitating whilst mumbling ancient chants or stoned hippies staring into space repeating “Ohmm, ohmm,ohmm”. I discoved the benefits of meditaion for myself many years ago but, not through any mysticism or sprirituality. […]

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A Halloween Post

HOW TO SURVIVE A RUN IN THE DARK! If you hear any strange creepy noises, do not investigate. Proceed in the opposite direction. Do not walk towards the strange light (see above for further instructions). If you are abducted by aliens keep your buttocks tightly clenched at all times. If you are persued by a […]

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10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE

10 WAYS TO RECOVER QUICKLY AFTER EXERCISE Cool Down. Cooling down simply means slowing down (not stopping completely) after exercise. Continuing to move around at a very low intensity for 5 to 10 minutes after a workout helps remove lactic acid from your muscles and may reduce muscles stiffness. warming up and cooling down are […]

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SUGAR FREE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE CEREAL BARS

SUGAR FREE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE CEREAL BARS Mango and Pineapple Cereal Bars Ingredients: ·         400g rolled oats ·         100g dried pineapple ·         100g dried mango ·         40g desiccated coconut ·         40g chopped nuts ·         3/4cup of boiling water ·         2tsp honey Preheat the oven to 180⁰. Place the rolled oats in a large mixing bowl. Put the mango and pineapple in a […]

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