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Build Strength, Stability and Core to Power You Through Winter
BY CHRIS HODGINS
With winter at our doorstep we're preparing our skis, snowboards and snowshoes for the season's first tracks. I skied a lot as a youngster, 20 some years back, but unfortunately the hill nearby closed down and I found other winter hobbies. Two years ago, I decided to put the skis back on and give it another shot. I was certain I was going to spend the day falling then icing new injuries.
Stroke, stroke, breath ... stroke, stroke, breath ... repeat for two hours.
This pattern may feel familiar if you are a distance swimmer or triathlete. Most swimmers do the bulk of their training in freestyle mode (a.k.a. front crawl) with one arm pulling underneath the body while the other arm recovers above the water. While it is important to train predominantly the stroke you will be using in competition, it is wise to introduce other strokes into your workouts to reduce the consequences of overtraining. When we are younger, our bodies are more resilient to handle the stresses of repetitious activity. However, as we age, incorporating other strokes into weekly swims can help prevent overuse injuries by employing slightly different pull patterns and different body positions. Different strokes, stronger folks!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a muscle was moving, not even a squat. The leggings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Wong Jack Man soon would be there.
BY SHON WONG
Well, itâ€™s that special time of year when wong jack man gives thanks for the wonderful people in his life. he feels a spirit of joy and peace and is anxious to share with them his most heartfelt gifts. Wong Jack Man went over the top this year and found the perfect presents for those closest to him. He cannot wait to see the joy on the faces of his brother, mother and girlfriend. Christmas is truly a blessing and, after all, giving is what WJM is all about. So from Wong Jack Man and everyone at IMPACT, have a happy holiday filled with fitness.
Work Out at Home with Just Four Pieces of Exercise Equipment
BY BRI WILSON
Setting up a home gym doesnâ€™t have to cost a small fortune. Forget the pricey treadmills and weight machines: you can get an effective, total-body strength and conditioning workout at home with wallet-friendly exercise equipment. There are myriad exercises you can do with these four items from push-ups, pull-ups and planks to biceps curls and yoga stretches.
Aerial fitness class stretches limits and gets you happy
BY INGRID KNIGHT-COHEE
AntiGravity Aerial Yoga is a blend of gymnastics, strength training, flexibility, aerial arts and yoga â€” all performed on silk hammocks suspended a metre above the floor. Aerial yoga is visually stunning and great for your fitness.