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LITTLE PAT'S TRAINING DIARY NO. 2

‘Little Pat’ has completed the first two weeks of his half-marathon training schedule. We know he’s still alive because he comes to work, but how is the training going?

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http://www.fithire.com/blog/little-pats-training-diary-2/

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RUNNING FOR WEIGHT LOSS - HOW CAN I MAKE IT MORE EFFECTIVE?

A debate has been ‘running’ (please excuse the pun) in the fitness media about the effectiveness of running as a means of losing weight.

The arguments have ranged from those who consider it the best fat-reducing activity on the planet, to those who claim that running is totally ineffective as a weight loss regime.  The credentials of the arguers on both sides is frequently impressive and their scientific reasoning seemingly unassailable.  How can the poor layman or laywoman be expected to make any sense of it?

In this blog, we won’t enter the ‘Is running good or bad for slimming?’ debate, but will merely consider what can be done to maximise its effectiveness for those who wish to lose weight...

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http://www.fithire.com/blog/Running-for-Weight-Loss/
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LITTLE PAT'S TRAINING DIARY

One of our staff – we’ll call him ‘Little Pat’ – has made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit (not before time, we might add)! He’s set himself a target of entering a half-marathon early in the autumn. Why? Well, as a way of inspiring him to stick to the plan, we have encouraged him to share his training diary, so we’ll let him tell you...

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http://www.fithire.com/blog/little-pats-training-diary/ …

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DONT' FORGET THE LEGS!

Okay, so you’ve been working hard on your upper body – you’ve got pecs and biceps, but what about your legs? If you overwork the top half of your body and ignore the lower half, you’re going to look a little out of proportion!

With this in mind, Fit Hire has compiled the following list of the best leg workouts to help you improve your quads, glutes and hamstrings...

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http://www.fithire.com/blog/Top-5-leg-workouts
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PRE-GYM SNACKS - 6 OF THE BEST

One thing many gym goers don’t pay sufficient attention to is their pre-workout food. However, before you hit the treadmill or the weights, it’s important that you fuel your body properly and provide it with plenty of energy.

So, with this in mind, Fit Hire has put together a list of the most popular pre-gym snacks...

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http://www.fithire.com/blog/Pre-gym-snacks-6-of-the-best/ …
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IS COD LIVER OIL YOUR PERFECT WORKOUT PARTNER?

Don’t expect to witness dramatic results from your training programme if you simply workout and fail to fill your body with the right type of fuel. Think of your body as a finely-tuned car, it needs the right fuel and fluids to make it function properly. Cod liver oil is a healthy supplement to take as part of a training programme...

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fithire.com/blog/Is-cod-liver-oil-your-perfect-workout-partner/
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THE BENEFITS OF FLUID RESISTANCE Fit Hire is currently offering a range of niche fitness equipment for those seeking a different training experience. The Fluid Technology products were designed to exploit the unique resistance properties of water.  Amongst the benefits listed by the manufacturers are... Read on: http://www.fithire.com/blog/The-benefits-of-fluid-resistance/
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WHY NOT START YOUR NEW FITNESS REGIME BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS? Almost everyone starts January with the resolution to lose weight, become more active or eat healthily. It never crosses anyone’s mind to start their journey to improved health and fitness before Christmas, but there are so many great reasons to do this. If you find yourself buying into health related New Year’s resolutions just to give them up by the end of February, these are the reasons you should implement your lifestyle changes before the New Year.
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Stretching before and after your workout is a great thing to do. Here's why... http://www.fithire.com/blog/Stretching-before-and-after-exercise/ …
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Cardio or weights - which is best for fat loss? http://www.fithire.com/blog/cardio_or_weight_training_for_fat_loss/
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