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5 fitness trends to expect in 2015

HIITAt the recent IDEA World Fitness Conference in California, a number of trends were predicted to dominate the fitness industry in the following year.

With people looking to focus on fitness regimes that provide maximum results from minimum time, the top five fitness trends are listed below.

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Academic News, Events

Join us at BASES Annual Conference

BASES 2014St. George’s Park,
Burton-Upon-Trent
25th to 26th November, 2014

BASES Conference 2014 will deliver world-leading content to hundreds of delegates from the sport and exercise science community.

The venue is the Football Association’s impressive new, state-of-the-art talent development centre.

Human Kinetics will have a stand at this event where you can inspect many of the latest releases from Human Kinetics and discuss your requirements with our staff.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Fitness News

The International Congress On Childrens Physical Activity And Sport

CIAPSElogoThe International Congress on Children’s Physical Activity and Sport,
University of Liege, Belgium.
17th October to the 18th October, 2014.

Reflections and discussions will focus on the key period between three and nine years, when children start to take part in organised physical and sporting activities.

The challenges within this age range are crucial because this is when relevant and appropriate practice can establish the solid foundations which children need to encourage them to take pleasure in sport and to practice physical activity in the long term.

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Fitness News

Achieving peak performance

Whether it’s a runner who starts the race too fast, a cyclist battling a strong headwind, or a tennis player taking extra recovery time during a court changeover, athletes and their coaches agree on one thing: Selecting the correct pacing strategy can make the difference between winning and losing, or even finishing, an event.

While the adage of “slow and steady wins the race” may still hold true for some, the best strategy is one that athletes develop to ensure they never work at too high a level so that they tire too quickly or at too low a level so that they fail to reach their potential.

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Academic News, Fitness News

There’s nothing new about home gyms

Lateral ExtensionIf you think that the idea of setting up a home gym in the spare room is something new then think again.

A dusty, leather-bound book written in 1861 by Gustav Ernst, describes in detail a portable gymnasium for any Victorian gentleman or lady looking to keep in trim.

The manual was recently unearthed in the archives of of London’s Wellcome Library and shows women in full skirts, crinolines and tightly laced bodices attempting activities such as leg extensions, downward traction, jumping exercises and chest expansions.

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