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Relax as hard as you train - tips on how to relax and rest Training takes a lot out of your body. It depletes your energy resources and even causes microscopic damage to your muscles. That might sound distressing, but it's actually good news. When you break your body down, given adequate time for rest and repair, it bounces back stronger. This is a survival mechanism – your body wants to make things easier for the next time you expose it to a similar source of stress.The faster and more completely you can recover between workouts, the sooner you can...

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Sprinting is a fundamental skill. Like swimming, being able to build a fire, and make a shelter, it’s a skill that could save your life. Sprinting is also a kick-ass workout! However, before you head to the track to work on your sprint, it’s important to make sure you go about your workout the right way. Sprinting is surprisingly intense, and a lot of wannabe Usain Bolts end up pulling a hammy or tearing a groin the moment they pick up the pace.  Here are seven tips for making your sprint workouts as safe and productive as possible.  1) WARM...

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Rope climbing is a skill required by most branches of the armed services. In the UK's Royal Marines, recruits must be able to climb a 30-foot rope while carrying over 30-pounds of kit. This is not only a test of strength and fitness but a test of confidence and bravery. 30-feet can feel very high when you are hanging from exhausted arms and waiting for the training instructor to give the order to descend!  Rope climbing might seem a somewhat antiquated skill, but it’s one that could save your life. Helicopters sometimes cannot land and have to hover over their...

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Posture is not a very interesting subject. In fact, the only people who find posture exciting are drill instructors and Pilates teachers! For the rest of us, standing or sitting up straight is pretty far down our list of things we like to do. However, despite being a dull topic of conversation, posture is very important. Poor posture puts excess stress on your muscles and joints and can lead to pain. A large percentage of shoulder, neck, and back pain is directly attributable to poor posture. Poor posture can also adversely affect your athletic performance. You also look like a...

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