British Cycling performance director quits

11 April 2014, 08:36

Dave BrailsfordBritish Cycling performance director Sir Dave Brailsford has quit his role.

The 50-year-old joined the organisation in 2003 and has been credited with Great Britain’s success at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Brailsford holds a similar position with pro-cycling outfit Team Sky and missed last month’s Track Cycling World Championships to focus on that role.

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Aerobic exercise may slow dementia

10 April 2014, 13:35

Aerobic Exercise for eldersA twice-weekly exercise routine may help to slow down the advance of dementia, a small study has suggested.

Researchers have found that regular aerobic exercise boosts hippocampal volume in women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age.

Researchers for the study, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, tested the effect of exercise on the hippocampal volume of 86 woman with mild cognitive impairment.

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Strength-building exercises help adolescents reduce health risks

4 April 2014, 09:59

Weight training The treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming.

But a recent research study concludes that adding strength-building exercises will help adolescents reduce the risks of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and other health problems.

The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, show that strength capacity is strongly associated with lower cardiometabolic risk in adolescents, even after controlling for the influence of BMI, physical activity participation and cardiorespiratory fitness.

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Judy Murray advocates physical education homework

3 April 2014, 09:25

Turning the tide of inactivity 1A newly published report, Start Young, Stay Active, by not-for-profit health body ukactive, calls on government, education providers and every stakeholder involved in childhood development to recognise the importance of physical activity in the home, by encouraging parents to take a more active role in their children’s physical literacy.

The report consolidates national information revealing that there is a declining standard of fitness amongst children across the UK and highlights the need to address the fact that many children start school without having developed physical literacy skills.

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See us at BodyPower Expo

28 March 2014, 10:24

bodypowerIf you are planning to visit this year’s BodyPower Expo at the NEC Birmingham, 16th to 18th June, then come along and see us on Stand K81.

You will be able to see and buy many of the new and established strength and conditioning titles that have made Human Kinetics the leading publisher in the field.

You will also have the chance to meet some of our authors including Caroline Pearce, Brad Schoenfeld, Martin McKenzie and Jim Stoppani
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No increase in commuter cycling

27 March 2014, 14:33

CyclistAccording to data released by the UK Office of National Statistics, the proportion of people cycling to work across England and Wales stayed more or less static, despite big rises in bike commuting in major cities and repeated predictions that Britain was on the way to becoming a cycling nation.

Overall, 741,000 working people aged 16 to 74 cycled to work in 2011, a rise of 90,000 from the previous census a decade earlier, but an associated increase in the working population meant the proportion of cycle commuters was unchanged at 2.8%.

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The complete guide to training with dumbbells

19 March 2014, 15:34

Develop strength, power, or tone the entire body with Dumbbell Training.

Whether looking to start a new workout regimen or seeking a way to spice things up in a current programme, this resource has it covered.

Regular patrons of the gym or athletes preparing for an upcoming season, will learn how to incorporate dumbbells into their routine in ways never previously considered.

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Vigorous exercise could prevent 10% of flu cases

17 March 2014, 09:51

gymsweatDoing at least two and a half hours of vigorous exercise each week cuts the chance of developing flu, new data suggests.

Around 4,800 people took part in this year’s online Flu Survey, run by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Creating group exercise routines

13 March 2014, 10:36

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction explores the most common group of exercise modalities, providing readers with the skills to lead dynamic, safe and effective classes.

It highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips to enhance the skills of both group exercise leaders and programme directors.

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The theories, concepts and developments of outdoor adventure education

12 March 2014, 10:16

Outdoor Adventure Education steeps students in the theories, concepts and developments of outdoor adventure education, preparing them for careers in this rapidly expanding field.

The authors, both experienced practitioners, researchers and teachers, explore the subject of outdoor adventure and present a comprehensive text on outdoor and adventure foundations, theories and research that will provide the basis for the next generation of professionals.

Outdoor Adventure Education offers a comprehensive view of the expanding discipline of outdoor adventure education in its various settings.

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