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TRX Single Leg Squat

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TRXSLSquatNot for the faint hearted, the TRX single leg squat is the ultimate lower body exercise. It not only builds leg strength and power but it challenges your balance and flexibility at the same time.

Given that a lot of what we do in sport and in everyday life is done in a split stance, it makes to train your body that way.

Single-leg training helps ...

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Kettlebell Tactical Lunge

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LungeThe Kettlebell Tactical Lunge has a lot going on but your hard work will pay back when you do this exercise. It not only helps to sculpt great legs but it works on your balance, co-ordination and flexibility at the same time.

To master this exercise properly, start slowly and with a light kettlebell. Get to grips with the movement first. Hold the kettlebell in ...

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Stressed Out?  Slam a Dead Ball

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deadballslamThe dead ball slam – it burns calories, builds power, improves co-ordination and is the best stress reliever around.

When you perform the dead ball slam, you’re working a heap of muscles throughout your body.  To start, you squat to pick up the ball from the ground, developing leg and glute strength.  Then you raise it above your head which requires core control and strength in the shoulders.  Finally the explosive movement to ...

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Plyometric Star Jumps

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For quick, effective calorie burning as part of a high intensity workout, the plyometric star jump should be top of your list.

Plyometric exercises are generally explosive compound movements using bodyweight or only light weights performed quickly over a short period of time.

The science behind plyometrics is based on the idea that a muscle produces most of it’s power when it contracts immediately after having been lengthened. Think of stretching a rubber band ...

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Squats – they give you more than a great butt!

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squatsWhether your fitness goal is to lose weight or to gain muscle, the good old squat should be an essential part of your workout.

Squatting is simply the best bang for your buck strength exercise there is. It recruits almost all your prime mover muscles in the lower body – think glutes, quads, hamstrings and even calves. With all these big muscle groups involved in just one exercise, it requires a lot of ...

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The Celebrities Favourite – Swiss Ball Hamstring Curls

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The Celebrities Favourite – Swiss Ball Hamstring Curls

The Swiss Ball Hamstring Curl is a popular exercise with everyone from Kim Kardashian to Gwen Stefani. Why? Because it’s an efficient way to create strong legs, a great butt and a rock solid core!

Using the Swiss Ball instead of a machine in the gym means your core stabilizing muscles have to work hard to control the free moving ball. Your glutes are super-active just holding your body in the air and they fire up along with your hamstrings when ...

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Why Should We Row?

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Why Should We Row?

Rowing exercises are one of my favourites. In today’s world of head down, round-back activities like typing and watching screens, our back muscles become lazy and weak. By contrast, the muscles at the front of our shoulders become short and tight which encourages a round shouldered posture.

Don’t we all want a beautiful posture? It makes us look tall, confident and slimmer too! Rowing exercises are one of the best ways to create a strong back and therefore a great posture.

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Revive launches in North Balgowlah

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Train Rain, Hail or Shine

If you live in North Balgowlah and love the idea of training without even hopping into your car, then look no further than Revive’s new group fitness class at Balgowlah North Public School. With the luxury of a heated hall, a floodlit deck and a huge oval, the training options are endless.

Every session is different and you’re guaranteed to come away feeling revived and raring to go! Come and try us out for FREE next Wednesday, ...

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Revive’s High-Protein Bircher Muesli Recipe

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If you’re after a healthy, protein-filled start to the day, try our very own bircher muesli creation:

Revive - Bircher Muesli

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Exercise and Sleep

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SleepHow many times have you said to yourself “I’m too tired to exercise today”?  Well, what if just one workout was enough to give you the good night’s sleep you need to break this cycle?

Firstly, why is sleep so important?

We all know how great it feels when we’ve managed to get a good night’s sleep. Not only do we wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised, lots has been happening to our ...

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