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Weight Lifting for Women | The Tale of Two Twins

Weight Lifting for women is a good thing, not bad! Resistance training helps increase lean body mass, which in turn, boosts metabolism. When compared to dieting alone, resistance training has LASTING RESULTS. Consider this: The Tale of Two Twins Two identical twins; Margaret & Lisa, weighing in at 90kg & 40% body fat… Margaret decides ...
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7 Principles of Accelerated Fat Loss

In my article, ‘Weight Lifting for Women,’ I tell the ‘Tale of Two Twins.’ I hope you’ll agree that story goes some way to proving why dieting alone doesn’t work. Whoever you are, whatever gender, resistance training is a GOOD idea. In fact, twice weekly resistance training is number 6 of the 7 Principles of ...
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The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing

As summer turns to autumn and our daydreams begin to conjure up images of snowy mountains and waist-deep powder, Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro, Bruce, brings another instalment in his series of ski fitness articles – The Role of Your Ankles in Skiing – Woohoo! In support of his equipment-free, ...
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Improving Hip Mobility for Ultimate Skiing!

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and an Action Sports Conditioning Pro, I’ve been hard at it recently, developing an equipment-free, off-season ski fitness program for snow-pro’s and clients to follow at home, so watch out for the release in October…with MASSIVE pro’ discounts! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the program and ...
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Bio-Mechanics of the Hips in Skiing

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro, I’ve been asked to put together an off-season program of fitness, specifically focused on skiing, that snow-pro’s and ski clients alike can follow at home, with no equipment! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the series focuses on the bio-mechanics of skiing, ...
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Mimic Skiing to Stay in Shape Over the Summer!

As Niseko Black’s Head Ski Trainer and Action Sports Conditioning Pro I’ve been asked to put together an off-season program of fitness, specifically focused on skiing, that snow-pro’s and ski clients alike can follow at home, with no equipment! Taking a slightly different approach to ski fitness, the series focuses on the bio-mechanics of skiing, ...
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Tips for Conditioning Your Ski Muscles & Avoiding DOMS

The better you prepare your body ahead of your ski holiday, the more you’ll get out of your time in the mountains. This blog explains the importance of – and a few ways for – conditioning ski muscles, prior to heading to the slopes… Skiing uses muscles which are often underused the rest of the year, and ...
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5 Reasons to Stay Ski-Fit, During The Off-Season

When you return from your ski holiday, it’s a shame to let your ski fitness slide (pun intended!), only to have to build it back up again next time you go away – so why not stay ski-fit off-season? Most of us will have a general fitness regime we keep up (or at least try ...
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Ask the Expert: Should I Try Intermittent Fasting?

Is Intermittent Fasting a good idea? What is it and how is it supposed to work? Science shows it can help burn fat, build muscle, and boost longevity—maybe. If you’re thinking about fasting to get in shape, read this article first. Source: Ask the Expert: Should I Try Intermittent Fasting? | The Beachbody Blog
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The Science Behind High Intensity Interval Training – Pt.1 | HIIT Cardio Benefits

By Scott Sowerby  | Personal Trainer BSc Sports Coaching Science High Intensity interval training (HIIT) or Sprint interval training (SIT) is a training method that has garnered a lot of attention within sports science. It has become a recent favourite among fitness professionals (Driver 2012). A lot of articles write about how it should be implemented, but ...
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