Flexibility

4 Top Tips for Recovery after a Marathon

4 Top Tips for Recovery after a Marathon

A marathon is one serious achievement. You spent many months preparing for the big day and you crossed the finish line, hugged your friends and family and relished in that endorphin high. So why, after investing all that time, do so many people neglect their recovery, setting themselves up for injury and pain! If you want to come back even stronger, follow our simple 4 step plan to a full recovery in no time…

Training: Making it count & maximising your precious time

Training:  Making it count & maximising your precious time

Our in house Founder Director and New Balance Ambassador, Richie Norton, talks about his advice for runners over and above pounding the miles.  So many people think that simply running faster and further will achieve the results they desire.  However, the key to improvement lies in mixing up your training, getting the right mindset and focusing on often neglected areas such as flexibility and strength training work.  Click through to the full article to hear from Richie on how he is running further and faster than ever and his secrets to constant improvement.

The Science of Stretching & Flexibility

The Science of Stretching & Flexibility

Should you incorporate a regular flexibility programme? There are various opinions on the internet around stretching.  Some say do it before activity, some after and some not at all.  We asked The Strength Temple Director, Doctor and Sports Medicine Physician, Dr Dan Roiz de Sa about it.  He has provided the following information and advice; it’s the current thinking on stretching and joint mobility from a professional, not a google warrior!  Over to you Dr Dan….

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Have any of you slipped during your progress with resolutions or goals?  I’d say 99.9% of people who answer with integrity and truth will say yes.  Well we’re here to tell you to relax!  We’ve come up with a method to get you back on track and overcome limiting behaviour.  We call it our #TempleDay and it’s a practice that once incorporated into your regime will ensure you can bounce back from any setback.  Full details are here…..

#Video: Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

#Video:  Sun Salutations from our #yogi Shona Vertue

So this will be the shortest post so far.  Short is good.  Short is to the point.  Short of vibrant energy and happy smiles is what you WON’T BE if you follow The Strength Temple #7Pillars 😉  Here's some wisdom from our resident Yoga Guru; Shona Vertue.

The foundation of every yoga posture lies in the Sun Salutations.......

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

#Video: Fancy a Quickie?

Here’s a beautiful article from Shona Vertue around treating yourself to some Yoga love.  We thrive on this at The Strength Temple and invite you to let Shona into your lives too.  She’s a force of nature.

How many of you find the thought of practicing yoga intimidating? Daunting even?  Putting the body in compromising positions, confronting situations, discomfort, stillness … it’s pretty scary stuff right?  That’s where the #yogaquickie concept came from … I thought – 5 minutes every day (or #yogaeverydamnday in the land of instagram) is better than 90 minutes once every month or fortnight.  Check here for full article and video.......

Stairway to Heaven "Glutes"

Stairway to Heaven "Glutes"

I should just note that I wrote this one quite some time ago when I was living in sunny Sydney. I Sadly don’t live near any park with steps. However, if you are near stairs – I hope this article brings you some inspiration to climb up, then down, then up again, then down, then up (because it’s important to finish on a high). Includes a video of some favourite Yoga moves to cool down.  Enjoy…

Flexibility

Flexibility

Flexibility is one of the 7 pillars of your Strength Temple for a reason.  Well actually it's for a whole load of reasons!

Often the thing that most people ignore or just get lazy with, gently stretching your muscles after training confers long term benefits to your quality of life.  As a premium member you will get a whole stack of info on flexibility, but for those of you just interested in a quick knowledge hit here we go.