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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.

Lead from the front and do it in style

Lead from the front and do it in style

During the years playing rugby week in week out, endless drills and lifting/throwing big weights around, I realise now more than ever that the key to my physical and mental development primarily depended on 3 things.. 1) What I put in my body (Nutrition) - If I felt energetic, I would work harder than ever. 2) The way I was training my body - If I felt strong and fast, I was unstoppable. 3) Which kit was being used - If I trusted the equipment and kit I was using, I was confident I had the edge to take anyone on. I've pulled together my current goto training shoe options for you.  I've tested them to destruction so you don't have to.  Here's my favourites.....

Doggy Style! Why you need a Dog in your life......

Doggy Style! Why you need a Dog in your life......

You may not realise it, but there us a theory that we have evolved to rely on dogs for protection and thus, when we are in their presence we feel calmer and more relaxed.  That is unless they are chewing your favourite new pair of shoes or making a mess of your sofa!  Check in with us to get some insights into why you need a dog in your life and what to do if you don't, or can't have one....

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…..

Jaws, Adam Amin & The Human Spirit

Jaws, Adam Amin & The Human Spirit

About a week ago I was sitting reading BBC news at the end of what had turned out to a an awesome week and I saw some surf story had made the most read chart.

So I’ve seen this article and am immediately drawn to it.  If you didn’t see it I’ll just give you some background.  It was about a man called Adam Amin from Sidmouth, Devon (UK).  He was 19 and had 5 years surfing experience and followed his dream to ride one of the most notorious waves in the world - JAWS........

#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.......

Let's focus on your Glutes ;-)

Let's focus on your Glutes ;-)

Not only are glutes apparently 'on trend' right now, they also make for a strong, healthy and pain free body!

Women especially are very much at risk of having under developed glutes because we wear high heels.  Although high heels do a lot to make us feel sexy, they actually bring our weight forward to the balls of our feet, causing us to make every movement a knee dominant one, rather than a hip dominate one (**knee dominant movements predominantly use Quads and Hip Dominant movements predominantly use gluten and hamstrings).  Combine this with lots of sitting in chairs and you have yourself a very under-active and potentially weak Gluteus Maximus or worse, a saggy bum.  Here's what you need to do.......

#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…