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Fitness tracking bands may be undervaluing exercise levels

Increasingly popular wrist-worn fitness tracking bands may be underestimating our exercise levels by up to 40 per cent, a new study has found.

The research took place at the University of Queensland (UQ) and sought to determine the accuracy of the popular fitness monitors. PhD student, Matthew Wallen and supervisor Professor Jeff Coombes from the UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences led the study in testing the four most common devices.

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Study reveals drop in children’s fitness levels during the summer months

New research has suggested that the fitness levels of UK schoolchildren are being decreased by their ‘lazy summer holidays’.

This information came from a study carried out by the UKActive Research Institute. The study involved over 400 children from schools in Camden and Islington as part of the ‘My Personal Best Challenge’, developed by Premier Sport. It found that British schoolchildren’s fitness levels dropped by 80% during the holidays.

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Develop core power, strength and balance

Strength Ball Training, 3rd Edition presents exercises along with expert instructions and advice for achieving results.

This updated version includes medicine ball exercises and programmes all designed to develop core power, strength, balance, co-ordination and stability.

It allows readers to sequence exercises to create individualised programmes that help enhance total-body performance, all aided by assessments and online video demonstrations.

 

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Sculpt and shape your ultimate body

Internationally renowned fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld brings together proven training practices in Strong and Sculpted that help achieve real-world results.

The training manual features 117 exercises that are most effective for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms and torso.

In addition to step-by-step instructions and colour photographs that depict proper techniques, there’s also expert advice on reps, pacing and optimal performance.

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Exercise is Medicine: Expanding the Role of Exercise in Health Care

The American College of Sports Medicine is proud to publish the fourth edition of ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. Informally known as CDD4, this edition is a substantial revision that forges the role of exercise in tomorrow’s health care systems.

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The definitive guide to running the Half Marathon

Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As a contributing editor for Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their goals.

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training features everything runners need to know about tackling the half marathon. With 15 customisable programmes ranging from novice to advanced, it guides, encourages and paces readers to reach their goals.

With advice for all levels of runners, it teaches readers how to get started with training, as well as showing where to focus attention, when to progress and how to keep it simple.

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Ultra runner sets new 12 hour treadmill world record

Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University in London. The 40 year old athlete ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours. The world record attempt took place in the human performance laboratory at the University’s Penrhyn Road campus. Continue reading

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Complete guide to achieving physical and mental dominance in martial arts

Loren Landow has featured on The Ultimate Fighter and trained some of the best martial artists and UFC fighters in the world. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts includes his expert secrets and proven training programmes.

The book features sample training plans for all the most popular marital arts, and teaches readers to achieve both physical and mental dominance.

Instead of the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, martial artists will learn to evaluate conditioning along with physical strengths and weaknesses.

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