National School Sport Week

3 June 2014, 16:24

School Sport WeekThe Youth Sport Trust’s National School Sport Week, 2014 will take place from 23-27 June.

Since 2009, 9.6 million young people and 22,000 UK schools have taken part. This year schools are being encouraged to pledge that pupils will take part in five hours of PE and sport.

The UK Chief Medical Officer’s report states the benefits of physical activity on children’s health include:

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No fads, gimmicks, or miracle claims – just results

22 May 2014, 15:23

Nick Tumminello, renowned trainer and innovator in the field of human performance, explains how to use the 3 Cs of metabolic strength training — circuits, combinations and complexes.

It provides more than 150 exercises using barbells, dumbbells, resistance bands, machines and body weight, plus realistic nutrition recommendations for staying healthy, maintaining muscle and regulating metabolism.

Whether a beginner looking for a step-by-step guide to fat loss or a seasoned fitness professional looking for new exercises to spice up existing routines, Strength Training for Fat Loss is the safe programme that produces results.

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Exercise no sweat for girls

22 May 2014, 15:01

netballA new survey conducted on behalf of health club operator Virgin Active reveals that a third of young girls don’t think leading an active life is important and believe it is socially unacceptable to get hot and sweaty.

The survey of more than 2,000 schoolchildren aged between eight and 16 found that many held worrying attitudes about exercise, especially young girls, a third of whom said they avoided playing sport because they felt self-conscious and embarrassed while taking part.

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Teaching lifelong fitness skills

22 May 2014, 11:53

Fitness for Life, 6th Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal education at secondary school level. It will help students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

It will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting personal goals and making their own plans for active living.

Fitness for Life also comes with an array of supporting materials for students and teachers, including online web resources.

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Free webinar on Myofascial Release

21 May 2014, 11:06

Ruth DuncanJoin us on Thursday 26th June at 3.00pm BST for a free webinar “MFR, learn what the FASCIANATION is all about” presented by Ruth Duncan, author of Myofascial Release.

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a popular therapy for new therapists and for those wishing to expand their skills.

This free webinar will offer insight into the important components of MFR discussed in more detail in the book.

Ruth will describe the role of fascia and how it affects the body when it is injured. She will also discuss how therapists can find these inured and tight areas and by using MFR techniques can help resolve pain and dysfunction, and restore balance and health.

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Bestselling guide on Pilates is better than ever.

21 May 2014, 10:46

In this updated second edition, world-renowned Pilates expert Rael Isacowitz reveals the repertoire he has used to train multiple Olympians as well as an elite group of professional instructors who work with celebrities and athletes around the world.

With more than 200 exercises and over 50 variations, Pilates is the most comprehensive guide available on the subject.

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Designing scientifically-based resistance training programmes

19 May 2014, 09:07

This is a guide to developing individualised training programmes for both serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

In this updated and expanded fourth edition, two of the world’s leading experts on strength training explore how to design scientifically based programmes, modify and adapt existing regimes to meet the needs of special populations, and apply the elements of programme design in the real world.

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Rugby youths should pass scrum strength test

15 May 2014, 09:14

Youth Rugby ScrumYoung rugby players should be barred from the front row of rugby scrums unless they meet medical guidelines, according to a report by researchers at Edinburgh University.

Their research suggests that under-18s need to have their neck strength tested to see if they can safely withstand the force of a scrum before being allowed into the front row.

The study believes that scrums are responsible for a number of spinal injuries to players and the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has already introduced the tests this rugby season.

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Many schools are neglecting students’ health and wellbeing, warn experts

13 May 2014, 23:30

obese-childrenMany schools in England are neglecting – and may be actively harming – students’ health and wellbeing, warn experts in an editorial published on

Professor Chris Bonell at the Institute of Education and colleagues argue that education policy shouldn’t focus solely on academic attainment.

Education policy in England “increasingly encourages schools to maximise students’ academic attainment and ignore their broader wellbeing, personal development, and health,” they write.

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Join our new Facebook group

13 May 2014, 15:35

10003272_10200426585107511_185263867_nThe High-Performance Training for Sports discussion group hopes to engage discussion among those combining principles of strength and conditioning with the disciplines of physiotherapy and athletic training as a means of developing all aspects of athletic performance.

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