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Returning to Sport, the Gym & Training – How to Prevent Injury

Gym training, Sport

Returning to Sport, the Gym & Training – How to Prevent Injury

/ Stephen Hoyles

When you return to fitness, training or competition there’s a temptation to go full-blast right...

5 Core Exercises Every Athlete Should be Doing in the Gym

gym training, Sport, training + workouts & exercises

5 Core Exercises Every Athlete Should be Doing in the Gym

/ Stephen Hoyles

Core exercise is a hotly debated topic in strength and conditioning circles. Ignoring opinions, we've...

New Year Workout – Evidence Based Performance Programming

gym training, Sport, training + workouts & exercises

New Year Workout – Evidence Based Performance Programming

/ Stephen Hoyles

With the new year being a time for new starts, it’s the idea time to...

Weight Sessions for Triathletes with GB Athlete Izzy Rayner

gym training, Sport, Team KYMIRA, training + workouts & exercises, triathlon

Weight Sessions for Triathletes with GB Athlete Izzy Rayner

/ Izzy Rayner

Weight sessions are used by many athletes, across different sports, because of the great benefits...

Return to the Gym with Workouts from KYMIRA Personal Trainer, Nathan Kennedy

gym training, Sport, Team KYMIRA, training + workouts & exercises

Return to the Gym with Workouts from KYMIRA Personal Trainer, Nathan Kennedy

/ Stephen Hoyles

If you’ve missed the gym and want to return to strength training, why not follow...

Returning to the Gym Post Lockdown- What's Best Practice?

gym training, Sport, training + workouts & exercises

Returning to the Gym Post Lockdown- What's Best Practice?

/ Stephen Hoyles

In this article we’re going to share best practice on returning to the gym, showing...

No Equipment Workout with Nathan Kennedy

gym training, Sport, Team KYMIRA, training + workouts & exercises

No Equipment Workout with Nathan Kennedy

/ Nathan Kennedy

Don't let isolation stall your training. Keep moving with this quick and effective no equipment,...

Increasing Power Without Increasing Bulk – Beginner Plyometrics

gym training, Sport

Increasing Power Without Increasing Bulk – Beginner Plyometrics

/ Stephen Moyles

How to use plyometric exercises to your advantage and increase your power without bulking up

7 Biggest Fitness Mistakes

gym training, Sport

7 Biggest Fitness Mistakes

/ Keith McNiven

Personal trainer Keith McNiven explains the 7 biggest fitness mistakes that people tend to make.

Training for Muscular Power

gym training, performance, Sport

Training for Muscular Power

/ Tim Powell

Not just for Weight-lifting! Muscular power helps us climb stairs and run for the bus....

Debunking the Myths: Women in the Weights Room

gym training, Sport

Debunking the Myths: Women in the Weights Room

/ Andrea Garrison

Women often avoid weight training for fear of becoming too manly or muscly. This myth...

How Weight Training Can Help Enhance Runners Performance

gym training, performance, running, Sport, training + workouts & exercises

How Weight Training Can Help Enhance Runners Performance

/ Ben

If you have been running consistently and still struggle to increase your pace or distance...

6 Ways to Improve Your Squatting Technique

gym training, Sport

6 Ways to Improve Your Squatting Technique

/ Ben

Love it or hate it, the squat is one of the most effective exercises to...

Are you power hungry? This weeks top tips on how to train to increase power.

gym training, Sport

Are you power hungry? This weeks top tips on how to train to increase power.

/ Aston Lincoln

Are you power hungry? This weeks top tips on how to train to increase power....

The Do's and Don'ts of the gym

gym training, Sport

The Do's and Don'ts of the gym

/ Aston Lincoln

As a former Manager of a gym I have seen it all, from the funny...

gym training, Sport, training + workouts & exercises

The Squat!

/ Tim Brownstone

The squat, commonly known as the “king of exercises” and for good reason! Pounds of...

gym training, Sport

Gym Bag Essentials (The Music Motivation)

/ Aston Lincoln

Hi, I am a new blogger for KYMIRA sports, my name is Aston. No doubt you will be seeing many more posts from me in the future. I will be writing posts on the health, fitness and consumer tech products that we like and admire here. I will be looking to bring you products and recommendations that will help in the pursuit of your fitness goals. Music helps to motivate you during training, well it helps me, and for my first post I thought I would bring you a quick round up of the headphones you will find in my gym bag (current and past). I have a nice selection which includes Bluetooth, wired, in-ear, overhead and waterproof headphones. So, in no particular order I will give you an overview of why I like them and how they meet my specific training demands. Indoor Training First; we have the overhead wired headsets from Beats and Jabra. When I started training I would only use in-ear headphones to listen to music, but quickly found that they would fall out of my ear when rowing, cycling or performing overhead weight lifting. So I switched to overhead headphones for these exercises. I brought Solo Beats by Dre which I really enjoyed. They still get knocked when doing overhead weight lifting, but apart from that they are really great. Then one day someone recommended the Jabra Revo’s. The sound quality was brilliant; they were more comfortable than my Beats. Now when I hit the gym, they are my preferred choice of headset. These headsets are good for: Weight training (not for overhand weights) Rowing (indoors) Treadmill Outdoor Training When it comes to outdoor training, I like to switch my style of headphones and opt for a lighter set. I currently have two sets, these the Jabra Sport+ and ODOYO EP900I. These are two fantastic but very different types of earphones the Jabra earphones are over ear and are Bluetooth 4.0 enabled. They can be used both indoor and outdoor, and work with exercises with lots of body movement. The ODOYO earphones on the other hand, are a wired set that are waterproof. Great for training in wet conditions and can be used up to 1.2 meters underwater. They were designed with Apple products in mind which is why they have iControls (as I like to call it) to take call’s while out and about. So if it’s raining and you still feel the need to go running these earphones are ideal. These headsets are good for: Weight training (Great for overhand weights) Running Rapid movement exercises Water based training. When it comes to musical motivation in the gym, at a competition or out and about, I have a headset for every possible condition. Not everyone is going to be as keen to fill their kit bag with such a selection so if I had to recommend one, it would be the Jabra Revo. Reason: The sound quality is amazing; it can be used for most in and outdoor training requirements and for the comfort when I am wearing them.