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Tri Harder

TRICEPS - That muscle at the back of your upper arm may be an awkward one to isolate but it can be done. How you can blast your triceps in a Gym Pod Strictly speaking, the triceps muscle, is any muscle with three heads. But usually the phrase...

Action for Action

Register for a Class, Get fit, Get Strong and Promote Gender Equality This Month The Gym Pod is celebrating International Women’s Day, by supporting Aware (the Association of Women for Action and Research) in their upcoming campaign.  We will be holding four classes this March to support...

Float Like A Butterfly

If you train like a boxer, you don’t have to take the hit By STEVE DAWSON My brother and I were huge boxing fans as kids and that continued into adulthood with some course corrections.  I started my journalism career as a boxing reporter and when we left...

Treading The Light Fantastic

New equipment, new opportunities Some of you may have noticed the new treadmills recently installed in gym pods around Singapore. Don’t go thinking they’re only worth trying out when it’s too stormy to go for a run or walk. Here are your top five treadmill trials...

Strength Training for Healthy Bones

Lifting weights isn't just about big bulging muscles; in fact that needn't be a byproduct at all. This activity also promotes bone density, a crucial element to healthy living as we age and become more vulnerable to falls.  Earlier this year an elderly, close relative fell...

GOUT

GOUT - More than just. pain in the big toe. This fairly common illness can more debilitating than you might think. what you can do to avoid the perils. Far from a pain in the toe, gout can be a life changing condition By STEVE DAWSON Gout. What do we...

Dry January

DRY -- Did you complete dry January? Is not drinking alcohol in January beneficial and whether it is or isn't, can we ever maintain a healthy approach to enjoying wine, spirits and beer. By STEVE DAWSON Did not drinking alcohol in January work for you?  Dry January has...

CRAMPING YOUR STYLE

Some of the best ways to fend off cramp might surprise you Last week, a combination of being overly keen and in desperate need of exercise, I booked myself in for an ill-advised four consecutive days of tennis. I keep telling myself how important rest and...

Warming to the Task

Is touching your toes out of touch with modern thinking on warming up? Steve Ovett, a multiple world record holder and 800m gold medalist at the 1980 Moscow Olympics once famously eschewed the entire warming up process one night in the late 1970s when about to...

ALL THE TRIMMINGS

CHRISTMAS - The truth about your Christmas lunch: Where are the nutrients, what are the heavy-hitting calorie counts, carbs and fibre. What could you happily do without or swap for something just a little more beneficial. Mind you, it's only one day a year...

Everyone’s Best Friend

DOGS - Dogs have been touted as a wonderful way to exit from a depressive cycle and find companionship in some unconditional, non-judgemental love. Dogs for depression, companionship and non-judgemental love  By STEVE DAWSON When I come home, the daughters don’t look up from their phones, the spouse is...

The Stable Fable

Adding stability routines to your exercise routine can strengthen muscles and joints, protecting you from injury and enhancing performance Many of you will have tried push ups, where your feet and hands are in contact with the floor, so that tremendous strength can be gained in...

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