Loren Astbury

  1. Running Gear on a Budget

    Whether you run regularly to keep fit or are a seasoned marathon runner, you are always on the lookout for the best quality gear which won’t break the bank. Therefore, within this article we have put together a list of running clothing and accessories which are worth splashing the cash on and those which have budget friendly alternatives. So if you want to find out how you can improve and expand on your current running gear without having to pay out a large amount of money, then keep on reading.

    Running Clothingrunning on a budget clothing

    If you are just starting out on a new running regime, you would need to make sure that you have an ample amount of clothing specially designed for workouts. This would mean that you would need to look out for items of sportswear w

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  2. Changes to the Worldwide Badminton Rules

    Earlier this year it was announced that there would be major changes to the professional rules of badminton worldwide. Since the release of these adjustments, the sporting world has been in uproar at the fact these new amendments could change the way badminton is played professionally drastically.

    Therefore, within this article we are going to have a look at the rules in question and how the changes would affect athletes. So, if you want to find out more about how these new rule changes can shape the way we watch and play badminton, then keep on reading.

    Previous Rulesbadminton rule changes equipment

    In 2018 the rules listed below have been updated, however in this section of the blog post we are going

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  3. Why You Should Try Pool HIIT Exercises

    Are you looking for a new and fun way to workout which gives you all of the benefits of high intensity training with the added resistance of water? Then continue reading this article to find out how you can combine HIIT exercises into your time at the pool to create a cohesive and effective training routine. Within this article we also cover the benefits of the water resistance and HIIT along with how the two complement one another to make the perfect fitness class.

    What is HIIT?hiit pool workout hiit

    HIIT is a method of working out which stands for High Intensity Interval Training. This form of exercise consists of spurts of high performance moves with a lower intensity break in between for recovery.

    There are many benefits to this type of fitness training which is why

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  4. The Must-have Running Shoes of 2019

    Every runner knows how important it is to invest in the best shoe to suit their needs. And with sports brands constantly manufacturing and inventing new technology for footwear, we find it can be overwhelming when you are shopping for a new pair. Therefore, we have put this article together to discuss five most recent running footwear launches by major brands in the market. We are also going to take a look at how effective they are along with their RRP, the shoes we are exploring today are listed below:

    • Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35
    • Adidas Ultraboost 19
    • Under Armour HOVR Infinite
    • New Balance Fresh Foam Zante Pursuit
    • Asics Roadhawk FF 2

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  5. How Smart Balls Can Improve Your Training

    Over recent years technology has dominated the fitness community by allowing athletes to gather more in depth information on their training. The most common way is to use a wristband tracker; however brands have been evolving the tracking technology to allow you to practice your sport freely without having to worry about syncing a band to your phone. 

    Within this article we are going to look into some of the must-have sports technology which could help you take your training regime to the next level. In this article we are going to look into the technology created by Dribble Up. There are three types of smart balls created by Dribble Up and we are going to explore each of these further within this post:

    • Smart Soccer Ball
    • Smart Basket Ball
    • Smart Medicine Ball

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  6. Six Upcoming Wellness Festivals in the UK You Need to Visit

    In recent years the health and fitness trends have evolved along with the addition of emotional well-being aspects. And from this, is where Wellness Festivals were born. Typically when you think of a festival, you think of muddy fields and obscenely loud music until the early hours. However, Wellness Festivals are the exact opposite of this and help you become one with your body through allowing yourself to escape from everyday life.

    Therefore, if you have not come across the concept of Wellness Festivals before, we have put together a list of six events held here in the UK which might peak your interest. Along with this we are going to look into what a Wellness Festival actually is and how you can benefit from attending. So if you want to find out more about this health trend on the rise, then keep on reading.

    What is a Wellness Festival?

    A Wellness Festival is usually a day or weekend event that takes place yearly to help promote a healthier lifestyle amongst

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  7. Four Ways in Which Exercise Can Help Save the Planet

    Possibly one of the biggest worldwide concerns is that of the longevity of a healthy planet. As humans there are a long list of things which generation after generation has done to harm the world. However, the strive to reverse the effects of Global Warming are hot on consumer and company minds alike. And this is why we have seen such a great advance in technology and alternative methods of creating products and services which help us give back to the environment.

    So within this article we are going to look into various improvements in the fitness world are helping us save the planet. We will also explain how easy it is for you to get involved with making simple changes in your day to day life which will help reverse the damaging effects on the world. There are four main topics we are going to cover in this blog post and they are as follows:

    • Sustainable Sports Clothing
    • Alternative Commuting Methods
    • Enhanced Gym Equipment
    • Innovative
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  8. Top Cycling Trends On the Rise During 2019

    Biking is a fantastic way to keep fit whether you are cycling for a commute, leisurely or competitively, the sport is so diverse that people of all ages can enjoy getting outdoors and cycling. And with the vast popularity of cycling, there is no doubt that trends and technologies are ever evolving to improve the experience of the ride. So from advancement with VR cycling events to the update of bike components, keep on reading if you want to find out what you can expect of 2019 in the cycling community.

    • Lightweight Framework
    • Cycling Clothing
    • Gravel Biking
    • Virtual Races

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    Made for aerodynamic purposes during races, lightweight framework seems to be the main focus

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  9. Benefits of Mindfulness Techniques and Running

    Running is one of the most common ways to keep fit in the world as it is super easy to do and doesn’t require any advance equipment, only trainers and sportswear. This amongst many more reasons is why running has increased in popularity over the years and is increasingly popular in the spring and summer seasons.

    However, within this article we are going to look into the positive mental benefits running does for your health. We will also explore further into the mindfulness techniques you can practice while you run as well as pre and post workout. So if you are interested in finding out how your mental health can benefit from regular jogging, then keep on reading.

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    What is Mindfulness?

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  10. Eight Field Hockey Training Drills

    Field hockey is most certainly a sport with growing popularity and participation. With teams made up of children and adults, and the fact that minimal equipment is needed, we can see why people want to practice the sport for fun or competitively. But if you want to hone your skills even further to a level where you can join or coach your local team, it is important to have the right tools when it comes to training. Therefore, we have put this article together of our top eight field hockey training drills which you can try on the field or at home.

    1. Agility Training
    2. Push and Hit Passing
    3. Trap
    4. Dribbling Relays
    5. Shooting 
    6. Keepie Uppies
    7. Hit the Cone
    8. Piggy in the Middle 

    field hockey drills hit pass

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