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Can you get rid of a humped back? (Dowager’s hump or hyperkyphosis)

Dowager’s hump. The hump on our back that typically increases with old age. Is it inevitable? Can it be avoided or reduced? What is a  Dowager’s hump? A normal back has a curve outwards between the shoulder and lower ribs, called a kyphosis. After around 40 years of age this begins to increase in angle […]

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Ice baths after intense exercise do NOT reduce inflammation or speed recovery

Optimal muscle care after intensive exercise I was always under the impression that those icy dips the New Zealand All Blacks are known for are necessary, i.e. proven, to reduce inflammation and speed muscle recovery after their intense training sessions. Not so according to research carried out in several countries. Ice baths look to be […]

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Sprints. Good for this post menopausal woman!

  It’s not every day that a perfect stranger says “Wow you are AMAZING!” But it did happen today in the park. I go to my park (Western Springs Park in Grey Lynn) next door and do sprints 2 – 3 times a week. The weather is simply stunning in Auckland today, so I couldn’t […]

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An excellent guide to body weight exercise

There is no excuse not to exercise at home, here is a great graduated approach to bodyweight exercise. Here is a link to the original post – with links to demonstrations of exercises (Just a little skite here – I found I am able to do some of the insane exercises – for example I […]

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Don’t ever give in to an old age mentality

Seeing a car accident happen in front of me on Boxing Day was a shock. Fortunately it wasn’t a bad one and neither occupant was seriously hurt. I was driving up north back to the campground, when a car traveling towards me drove off the side of the road into a bank. I stopped the […]

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Auckland Women: 12 week exercise and nutrition programme at CrossFit Auckland

If you are looking for a programme to get you strong, toned and fit, and strip that excess body fat – this is it. 3 days a week you’ll be doing a scheduled exercise programme with a group of only women. It’s incredibly varied and gets your cardio-vascular system going, it works every muscle in […]

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