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Lockdown is here and you're wondering how to survive when talking in terms of your health and fitness. You know you need to keep active, so you walk, then you realise you can only walk so much and how long is this thing going to last for anyway? You tried a few bodyweight workouts and they were good but you're wondering what else you could do to increase resistance in your training while the gyms are closed? My top pick is our Home Gym Pack. It includes a Foam Roller for mobility, moderate to thick Resistance Bands for increasing resistance...

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Lower back pain is something that generally hits us all, whether it be soreness, aching or sharp pain. Generally people assume that they have a weak lower back. However that’s not always the case. It’s likely the opposite.

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Enjoying the process to me is all about learning something from a previous experience. It could be a new cue that you’re implementing in a squat. Finding what works for you, acknowledging it and doing more of it to help you overall in your training. Don’t get so caught up in the weight that you miss these vital improvements in efficiency that came from doing something slightly differently.

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We all know that feeling, when you’re peaking for a comp and your joints from head to toe just feel like they’ve had a beating- sore elbows, knees, shoulders. More than likely these sore joints are causing your body to compensate elsewhere and create other issues. All of the physical stress adds to the mental stress that comes when peaking for comp.

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Many people take offseason training a whole lot more lightheartedly than when they are competing or prepping for a comp. Time spent completing mobility is reduced, training sessions may be rushed, sets or exercises may be missed and focus on important cues is generally reduced. This tends to happen as the pressure is off due to no comps coming up in the near future, or it’s seen as a time where you take it easy.

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