How to train like an AFL player

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How to train like an AFL player By Stuart Marsh Dec 18th, 2015 (image) iStock It’s not just the short shorts that make women love AFL footballers – it’s the sculpted physiques, incredible athleticism and sheer explosiveness that sets hearts aflutter. But training like an AFL player is not easy. Behind each player is a crack team of coaches, doctors, physiotherapists and facilities all working together to give them the best possible performance – and the best possible bodies. But that doesn’t mean you can’t replicate some of their training at home, says Jarrod Egan, one of the co-founders of KettleFit and a former strength and conditioning coach of Geelong, North Melbourne and Port Adelaide Football clubs. “A lot of your traditional gym programs are quite slow, with long rest periods and minimal cardio work,” Egan told ninemsn Coach. “To replicate what the players do out on the field, you…

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How to train like a professional cricket player

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How to train like a professional cricket player By Stuart Marsh (image) iStock It’s known as “the gentleman’s game”, and for a long time cricketers have trained like gentlemen too, hitting the nets once a week and knocking back a carton after a game. But with the advent of shorter forms like 20/20, increased pay packets and pressure to perform, that’s all changing. Modern cricketers have to be explosively quick between the wickets and have enough strength to bowl balls as mind-bogglingly fast as 160km/h. Jarrod Egan, former strength and conditioning coach of the West End Redbacks and co-founder of KettleFit, gives ninemsn Coach a behind the scenes look at how a modern cricketer must prepare for game day. Your training should reflect your role in the team Cricket is by and large a technique-driven sport. Whether you’re a batter or a bowler, the core of any cricket training program…

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Kettlebell Snatches Build Aerobic Capacity

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Kettlebells are nothing new, they have been used by the Russians since the 19th century and only recently has the western world realised their devastating ability to build lean, powerful, lighting-fast physiques! The Kettlebell Snatch is one of the fundamental exercises in kettlebell training and we use it at KettleFit in almost every program. It is based on the one arm kettlebell swing and looks simple, but requires coordinated, linked contractions of the lower body, back, shoulder and arm muscles to master. From personal experience using our Myzone live heart rate system I can tell you that it increases your heart rate faster than any other kettlebell exercise! A recent study from San Jose State University on seventeen female division 1 collegiate soccer players found that a high intensity kettlebell snatch workout (15 seconds of snatches followed by 15 seconds of rest for 20 minutes) improved aerobic capacity by 6.4%…

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Kettlebell benefits of exercise during pregnancy

Pregnancy the Kettlefit Way

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Article written by Kendall Richmond, A KettleFit member since November 2014. As a first time mum-to-be, there’s a pretty long list of questions constantly buzzing through my brain. But whether or not to continue exercising certainly hasn’t been one of them. Maintaining my twice-weekly sessions with Kettlefit throughout my pregnancy has not only benefitted my growing bubs — it’s kept me fit, balanced and ready to tackle the unknown territory ahead. The benefits of exercise during pregnancy Compared to the eat-for-two and stay-off-your-feet mentality that prevailed during my mother’s generation, women today are encouraged to stay active and physically fit throughout pregnancy. The advantages? Here are just a handful of the benefits that babycenter.com.au notes: Sleeping better at night Minimising pregnancy niggles, including backache Maintaining a healthy weight Managing your blood sugar levels if you develop gestational diabetes. While the list goes on, I’d say confidence is the biggest benefit…

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The Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Train With Kettlebells

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD6doMdUK4w Kettlebell training magnifies your power output Since classic kettlebell lifts such as the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk cannot be performed slowly, they develop a special quality known as power-endurance. This differs from strength-endurance. Strength-endurance is your ability to produce force over an extended period of time. Power-endurance is your ability to sustain fast muscular contractions over an extended period of time. Power-endurance is a quality that can determine who the winner is in sport. It also makes for a serious gruelling training session that will push both your body and mind to new levels. Kettlebell training dramatically increases fat loss and muscular endurance Kettlebell training involves total body functional strength training exercises performed multiple times. The repetition ranges are typically higher than conventional weight training and this combination of using both upper and lower body muscles over an extended period of time places large demands on the...
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