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Snow Time is Go Time

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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.

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Different Strokes

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Time to Shake Up Your Swim Routine

BY JOYLIN NODWELL

 

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!

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Deck the Halls With Brows of Sweat

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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, it’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.

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The New Beat of Fitness

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Heart-rate Interval Training Adds Intensity to Cardio Classes

BY CARA FULLERTON

High performance athletes have long known the benefits of heart-rate based interval training. And now group-fitness junkies are getting a taste of it.

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$99 Home Gym

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Work Out at Home with Just Four Pieces of Exercise Equipment

BY BRI WILSON

Setting up a home gym doesn’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.

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Turning Yoga on its Head

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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 — all performed on silk hammocks suspended a metre above the floor. Aerial yoga is visually stunning and great for your fitness.

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