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Fitness Roundup #1: Yoga Burn, Truth About Protein, Hill Reps

Here is a roundup of useful fitness links from across the web:

 

20-Minute Workout for Stress Relief

Fitness isn’t just about your body, it’s about your mind and spirit too. De-stress and get fit in 20 minutes with this fast yoga-meets-martial-arts Budokon workout that targets your abs, arms, and legs.

“The slower movement and breathing will restore your calm,” creator Cameron Shayne says.

 

Increase Your Yoga Burn

For a stronger yoga body, just add a fistful of iron. These hatha poses from Anthony Carillo, author of Iron Yoga, incorporate 2- to 5-pound dumbbells to strengthen your body and fry fat. Do each move once on both sides, then move to the next. For best results, repeat the flow for 45 minutes two or three times a week.

 

The Truth About Protein

If you are what you eat, what does that make a vegan? A string-bean, milquetoast kind of a guy? Of course not—and renowned strength coach Robert dos Remedios, a vegan, is strong evidence to the contrary. Really strong.

But most men eat animal products. And we really do become what we eat. Our skin, bones, hair, and nails are composed mostly of protein. Plus, animal products fuel the muscle-growing process called protein synthesis. That’s why Rocky chugged eggs before his a.m. runs. Since those days, nutrition scientists have done plenty of research. Read up before you chow down.

 

Hill Reps: A Essential Drill In Your Marathon Preparation

Peter Brett, a marathon trainer from Blackmores, shares his top tips for doing hill reps.
A drill that’s great for improving flexibility, speed and mobility.

In Fitness Roundup, we bring you interesting fitness links from around the web.
If you have a useful article, link or workout that you think Wollongong Fitness readers would be interested in, Send It In!

Edwin Kwan

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