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    training off season

    Training in the off-season

    The similarities between the fitness requirements of many team sports are similar and, whether you play rugby, football, hockey, basketball, netball or any fast-moving sport,  many fitness elements overlap. For example: As a ga...
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    Strength
     
    Follow these instructions by strensa to get a great looking toned ass.

    How women can develop a GREAT ASS.

    The one thing that men and women share is the fascination with women’s asses, men like to look at a great ass and women want one possibly more than any other body part. Speak to 99.9% of women and ask them what part of th...
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    Fitness
     
    how to really get a six pack

    How To Make Your Middle The Centre Of Attention. A serious article on the six pack

    The elusive “six-pack”… how often have you stood in front of the bathroom mirror sucking in your stomach and scanning your reflection for those little chiselled parcels that so very rarely agree to make an appearance? A lot of ...
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    Fitness
     
    naturally increase your testosterone levels

    4 ways to naturally increase your testosterone levels

    Testosterone is somewhat of a dirty word. Misconceptions about testosterone arise, however, due to an inherent lack of understanding about its benefits. The common consensus is that high levels of testosterone result in negativ...
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    Fitness
     
    health and fitness by strensa

    5 small changes that will immediately improve your health and fitness levels

    If you’re new to exercise, or you’ve simply gotten out of the habit of training regularly, the road to feeling fit and healthy can seem like a long one, filled with daunting obstacles along the way. Often, this feeling that get...
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    Blog
     
    At the finish line of Tough Mudder

    Tough Mudder: What’s it really like?

    It seems a long time ago now, but, in May 2013, four friends and I decided to have a crack at what is purported to be “probably the toughest event on the planet,” Tough Mudder. I signed up for the event with some bizarre notion...
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    Nutrition
     
    fruit and calories

    5 fruits that could hinder your weight loss efforts

    The theories floating around regarding the relative benefits of eating fruit are innumerable. For every book, website or magazine article that advocates eating five portions of fruit per day, there are two or three more which a...
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    Martial Arts
     
    jiu jitsu in Buenos Aires

    Tales from Buenos Aires: Welcome to Jiu Jitsu

    I’m a newbie when it comes to martial arts. Now that I’m back living in the UK, I train in KFM/Defence Lab, but about a year ago, I had absolutely no experience in martial arts whatsoever. Having always prioritised my rugby tra...
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    Health
     
    Broccoli

    7 foods that boost your metabolism

    If weight loss and building lean muscle mass are your primary fitness goals, it pays to take an interest in your metabolic rate. While one’s metabolic rate is determined to a degree by genetics, it is certainly possible to spee...
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    swiss ball
     
    how to actually use that swiss ball

    How to actually use that Swiss Ball

    Swiss Balls were the big fad of the early 2000s. They have been around since 1963 as a device for rehabbing, but became part of the main stream around 10-15 years ago. I remember the moment they hit the gyms, every gym. You cou...
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    HIIT
     
    Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout

    The Insanity Workout: What’s all the fuss about?

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, you will no doubt have heard about the phenomenon that is the Insanity Workout. It’s one of the fastest growing crazes in the fitness industry and the sheer v...
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    Health
     
    skipping

    Lessons from the playground: Why skipping is a great addition to your training regime

    Skipping may be a form of exercise that you attach either positive or negative childhood memories to, but if you’re looking to spice up your training regime, add a bit of variation and burn a lot of calories, then skipping coul...
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    Health
     
    Guava

    The top 6 foods for boosting your immune system, naturally

    If you’re exercising moderately, but on a regular basis, the good news is that you’re already boosting your immune system, naturally. If, however, you are undertaking more strenuous exercise, research indicates that it can have...
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    Health
     
    HIIT

    HIIT – New Kid on the Block?

    Have you been hit over the head with a little something called HIIT lately? If you haven’t then you are in the minority because, believe me, it is much bigger than a stone age battle club! From scientific research study to offi...
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    Health
     
    Chemical structure of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that reduces appetite and that plays a role in the development of obesity.

    Leptin: The hormone with the key to effective weight loss

    Weight loss is a complex beast. If reducing your body fat composition is you’re primary fitness goal, there are a wide range of factors that play a role in reducing your body fat percentage. These factors range from the make-up...
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    WeightLoss
     
    Lose weight with the Paleo diet

    A beginner’s guide to the Paleo diet

    I’m always sceptical when it comes to diets. Sure, I understand a little about why a high protein diet is best and what foods one should stay away from. When it comes to obscure fad diets, however, I’m always suspicious. Diets ...
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    Blog
     
    Suspension Training with Strensa

    Suspension training: The ultimate full body workout?

    Here at Strensa, we are always on the lookout for ways to spice up our training schedules. Sports science dictates that carrying on with the same routine month after month eventually sees your gains plateau, but for me, persona...
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    Health
     
    weight loss the f word part 2

    The F Word (Part 2) Katrin Schlee busts some myths.

    If you enjoyed reading the F Word (Part 1), you will feel ready to learn all about the truth behind fat loss and dieting. Shedding pounds is, after all, what is behind the average person’s decision to join a gym, put on t...
  •  
    Health
     
    strensa explores is a calorie really a calorie?

    Are all calories the same? Is a calorie a calorie?

    If you listen to the uniformed majority, the absolute key to weight loss and lowering your body fat percentage is simple, consume less calories than you burn through daily activities and exercise. Easy. It’s a universal truth t...
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    Women's Fitness
     
    be fit and healthy with strensa

    The F Word

    One could be forgiven for thinking that all females in the Western world, from those on the brink of puberty to those who are well into their retirement years, have one thing in common: they all hate the F Word. It’s the hate t...
  •  
    Fitness
     
    training off season

    Training in the off-season

    The similarities between the fitness requirements of many team sports are similar and, whether you play rugby, football, hockey, basketball, netball or any fast-moving sport,  many fitness elements overlap. For example: As a ga...
  •  
     
    Strength
     
    Follow these instructions by strensa to get a great looking toned ass.

    How women can develop a GREAT ASS.

    The one thing that men and women share is the fascination with women’s asses, men like to look at a great ass and women want one possibly more than any other body part. Speak to 99.9% of women and ask them what part of th...
  •  
    Fitness
     
    how to really get a six pack

    How To Make Your Middle The Centre Of Attention. A serious article on the six pack

    The elusive “six-pack”… how often have you stood in front of the bathroom mirror sucking in your stomach and scanning your reflection for those little chiselled parcels that so very rarely agree to make an appearance? A lot of ...
  •  
    Fitness
     
    naturally increase your testosterone levels

    4 ways to naturally increase your testosterone levels

    Testosterone is somewhat of a dirty word. Misconceptions about testosterone arise, however, due to an inherent lack of understanding about its benefits. The common consensus is that high levels of testosterone result in negativ...
  •  
    Fitness
     
    health and fitness by strensa

    5 small changes that will immediately improve your health and fitness levels

    If you’re new to exercise, or you’ve simply gotten out of the habit of training regularly, the road to feeling fit and healthy can seem like a long one, filled with daunting obstacles along the way. Often, this feeling that get...
  •  
    Blog
     
    At the finish line of Tough Mudder

    Tough Mudder: What’s it really like?

    It seems a long time ago now, but, in May 2013, four friends and I decided to have a crack at what is purported to be “probably the toughest event on the planet,” Tough Mudder. I signed up for the event with some bizarre notion...
  •  
    Nutrition
     
    fruit and calories

    5 fruits that could hinder your weight loss efforts

    The theories floating around regarding the relative benefits of eating fruit are innumerable. For every book, website or magazine article that advocates eating five portions of fruit per day, there are two or three more which a...
  •  
     
    Martial Arts
     
    jiu jitsu in Buenos Aires

    Tales from Buenos Aires: Welcome to Jiu Jitsu

    I’m a newbie when it comes to martial arts. Now that I’m back living in the UK, I train in KFM/Defence Lab, but about a year ago, I had absolutely no experience in martial arts whatsoever. Having always prioritised my rugby tra...
  •  
    Health
     
    Broccoli

    7 foods that boost your metabolism

    If weight loss and building lean muscle mass are your primary fitness goals, it pays to take an interest in your metabolic rate. While one’s metabolic rate is determined to a degree by genetics, it is certainly possible to spee...
  •  
    swiss ball
     
    how to actually use that swiss ball

    How to actually use that Swiss Ball

    Swiss Balls were the big fad of the early 2000s. They have been around since 1963 as a device for rehabbing, but became part of the main stream around 10-15 years ago. I remember the moment they hit the gyms, every gym. You cou...
  •  
    HIIT
     
    Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout

    The Insanity Workout: What’s all the fuss about?

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, you will no doubt have heard about the phenomenon that is the Insanity Workout. It’s one of the fastest growing crazes in the fitness industry and the sheer v...
  •  
    Health
     
    skipping

    Lessons from the playground: Why skipping is a great addition to your training regime

    Skipping may be a form of exercise that you attach either positive or negative childhood memories to, but if you’re looking to spice up your training regime, add a bit of variation and burn a lot of calories, then skipping coul...
  •  
    Health
     
    Guava

    The top 6 foods for boosting your immune system, naturally

    If you’re exercising moderately, but on a regular basis, the good news is that you’re already boosting your immune system, naturally. If, however, you are undertaking more strenuous exercise, research indicates that it can have...
  •  
    Health
     
    HIIT

    HIIT – New Kid on the Block?

    Have you been hit over the head with a little something called HIIT lately? If you haven’t then you are in the minority because, believe me, it is much bigger than a stone age battle club! From scientific research study to offi...
  •  
    Health
     
    Chemical structure of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells that reduces appetite and that plays a role in the development of obesity.

    Leptin: The hormone with the key to effective weight loss

    Weight loss is a complex beast. If reducing your body fat composition is you’re primary fitness goal, there are a wide range of factors that play a role in reducing your body fat percentage. These factors range from the make-up...
  •  
    WeightLoss
     
    Lose weight with the Paleo diet

    A beginner’s guide to the Paleo diet

    I’m always sceptical when it comes to diets. Sure, I understand a little about why a high protein diet is best and what foods one should stay away from. When it comes to obscure fad diets, however, I’m always suspicious. Diets ...
  •  
    Blog
     
    Suspension Training with Strensa

    Suspension training: The ultimate full body workout?

    Here at Strensa, we are always on the lookout for ways to spice up our training schedules. Sports science dictates that carrying on with the same routine month after month eventually sees your gains plateau, but for me, persona...
  •  
    Health
     
    weight loss the f word part 2

    The F Word (Part 2) Katrin Schlee busts some myths.

    If you enjoyed reading the F Word (Part 1), you will feel ready to learn all about the truth behind fat loss and dieting. Shedding pounds is, after all, what is behind the average person’s decision to join a gym, put on t...
  •  
    Health
     
    strensa explores is a calorie really a calorie?

    Are all calories the same? Is a calorie a calorie?

    If you listen to the uniformed majority, the absolute key to weight loss and lowering your body fat percentage is simple, consume less calories than you burn through daily activities and exercise. Easy. It’s a universal truth t...
  •  
    Women's Fitness
     
    be fit and healthy with strensa

    The F Word

    One could be forgiven for thinking that all females in the Western world, from those on the brink of puberty to those who are well into their retirement years, have one thing in common: they all hate the F Word. It’s the hate t...

 
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HIIT

HIIT – New Kid on the Block?

Have you been hit over the head with a little something called HIIT lately? If you haven’t then you are in the minority because, believe me, it is much bigger than a stone age battle club! From scientific research study to offi...

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Nutrition
 
fruit and calories

5 fruits that could hinder your weight loss efforts

The theories floating around regarding the relative benefits of eating fruit are innumerable. For every book, website or magazine article that advocates eating five portions of fruit per day, there are two or three more which a...

Broccoli
Guava
weight loss the f word part 2
strensa explores is a calorie really a calorie?
 
 
WeightLoss
 
exercise this christmas

Making the healthy choice: How to stay in shape over the festive period

We all know the temptations that come our way over the festive period, whether it’s the canapés that look so delicious, the drinks that flow freely at the office party or the chocolates that you are offered every time you pay y...

fruit and calories
Broccoli
how to actually use that swiss ball
Strensa takes a look at the insanity workout
 
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training off season

Training in the off-season

The similarities between the fitness requirements of many team sports are similar and, whether you play rugby, football, hockey, basketball, netball or any fast-moving sport,  many fitness elements overlap. For example: As a ga...

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At the finish line of Tough Mudder
Fartlek Training with strensa
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