Five workout blogs to get you shredded

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Can you achieve your fitness goals in 2015?

This articles explores Five Workout Blogs to Get Shredded in 2015. This is the 11th article in our “Worlds Top 50 Profiles to follow on Social Media to achieve your fitness goals in 2015” series. These blogs are sure to get you shredded in 2015 and beyond.

For following an effective workout routine, motivation is key. This is exactly what these workout blogs do, they motivate you and ensure you stay on track. Not only do they provide readers with critical information in the form of workout plans, but they also act as an inspiration to achieve your fitness goals in 2015.

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DAREBEE

Twitter Handle: @darebees

Owned by Neila Rey and her team, DAREBEE is probably the most aesthetic online blog related to fitness and workouts. The attractive theme with a simple but impressive combination of colors can make you fall in love with this blog. The high quality content, interface and workout programs make it one of the best online sources for workouts and training programs. Owner Neila Rey is also very popular on social media platforms. Each workout program is thoroughly tested by 100 volunteers before going live on the blog.

Why to Follow Darebee? Why not to? This blog covers everything on workouts, fitness and nutrition. You get access to a fantastic exercise library and very nicely illustrated training plans. The instructional images are of a superb quality with easy to understand directions. This blog also contains a plethora of high quality motivational images.

ROMAN FITNESS SYSTEMS

Twitter Handle: @JohnRomaniello

The fitness and workout blog, Roman Fitness Systems is owned by John Romaniello who created the website 6 years ago.  John also owns his own personal training company offering custom workouts and training for individuals. The blog has now evolved into one of the most comprehensive and resourceful workout training resources on the web. The articles posted by John are truly in depth and provide great insight showing he is a true subject matter expert.

Why to Follow Roman Fitness Systems? For those who seek custom tailored workout training programs, this blog is exactly what you need. John is also very active on social media platforms with a loyal following. He is followed by almost 63 thousand fans on Twitter alone.

DAI MANUEL

Twitter Handle: @daimanuel

Winner of the Top 10 fitness blogs of the year 2015 by Breakingmuscle.com, Dai Manuel’s blog is a complete package when it comes to fitness and workouts. The blog is owned by Canada based Dai, owner of Fitness Town Inc. Other than the 99 workout guides featured on his blog, visitors can read about anything related to fitness and nutrition.

Why to Follow Dai Manuel? This blog is a great resource for fitness enthusiasts who seek workout training programs along with an expert’s opinion on topics like nutrition, fitness and active lifestyle. Followed by more than 55k fans on twitter, Dai Manuel is also very popular on social media.

MOBILITY WOD

Not only is Mobility WOD a great resource for workout training programs and fitness information, but it also provides useful information that can help prevent injury. The advice provided is directed towards anyone who trains with weights. Even though, a lot of content and videos are free to use, a monthly subscription model gives you access to bigger chunk of in depth content. 

Why to Follow Mobility WOD? This online workout and fitness resource is a must follow for people who believe in safety first, are professional coaches, or who are recovering from injury. It focuses on providing high quality information about safety and recovery for all.

TONY GENTILCORE

Twitter Handle: @tonygentilcore1

Subscribe to Tony Gentilcore’s blog to receive weekly high quality content related to workouts and fitness. The blog features detailed articles related to workouts and also provides complete guidance on the benefits associated with each workout program. The blog is owned by a co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance who is also professional weight lifter. 

Why to Follow Tony Gentilcore? With regular updates, this blog is a great resource for people looking for only a singe source of continuous information related to health and fitness. It covers everything related to workouts and fitness, and you probably won’t need any other workout blog. This blog is great if you are short on time and want the best information all in one place. 

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Lifestyler with Josie McKenlay: Multi-tasking stretch for athletes

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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana.

With the race season about to start and the weather cooling down, I am seeing lots of people out running and cycling each day, training for their chosen events. Improving mobility and flexibility is vital for an athlete at any level in order to avoid injury and improve performance. For example, mobility in the shoulders will benefit the swimmer, flexibility of the calf muscles can prevent a ruptured Achilles tendon in the runner and keeping your quads well stretched will prevents knee problems for the cyclists.

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So if you aren’t going to stretch much before or after an activity or sport – and let’s face it, lots of us often don’t – when would be the best time? The best thing you can do is a yoga class in the evening, but if you can’t find an hour or so, find two or three stretches for your priority areas and spend about 10 minutes on them before bed. The benefit of doing them at this time of day is that you are about to rest for a few hours so you won’t finish and immediately create tension in your body.

This week, I have chosen two postures – don’t panic, I have some modifications – that will benefit almost every athlete. The beauty of Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon pose) is that it is a multitasker, stretching the front of hip and thigh as well as getting deeply into the hips, buttocks and entire back.

Adho Mukha Svanasana.

If you can do the advanced version as pictured, you have the added benefit of stretching your upper body too. Most of us can’t do the advanced version, certainly not to start with, so you can leave the back leg straight and have your hands on the ground to help support the upright torso.

If there is space between your pelvis and the floor, fill it up with a rolled up towel. Take care of the back knee: you can rest it on a blanket. Finish by folding down over the front bent leg and relax.

A lovely way to transition to the other side is through Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog). As an inversion, it is calming; the backs of the legs get an amazing stretch and you can “walk the dog” to get right into the calf muscles; stretches the chest and shoulders.

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Kiryienka wins time trial crown at World Road Cycling Championships

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Vasil Kiryienka captured the men's individual time-trial title.

Vasil Kiryienka, the European Games time-trial champion from Belarus, captured the men’s individual time-trial crown Wednesday at the World Road Cycling Championships.

Kiryienka completed the 53.5km (33.5 miles) course in 1hr 2mins 29.45secs at 51.368 k/hr to capture his first world title by 9.08 seconds over Italy’s Adriano Malori with Frenchman Jerome Coppel third in 1:02:56.07.

“I think today was really my day. I was feeling very well,” Kiryienka said. “The course was exactly the kind I like and suits me. All the great time trialers were here. It feels great to win.”

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It was a shock podium as favorites faltered, with Australian Rohan Dennis suffering a flat tire and finishing sixth, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin slowed to fifth by a hip injury and three-time world champion Tony Martin of Germany a distant seventh.

“And that’s the way the cookie crumbles,” Dennis said on Twitter. “Congratulations to Kiryienka that was an impressive ride! On a different level to everyone else today.”

The Belarusian revealed the track suited his style of riding.

Kiryienka was the third-to-last starter in a field of 70 but the fastest rider at every checkpoint, adding to a season that saw him win the individual time-trial at this year’s Giro d’Italia.

“The most important thing was it was a race against myself,” Kiryienka said. “I knew the time references, but they weren’t so important. I knew I was doing very well.

The course began at a suburban amusement park and wound through the countryside before reaching the Virginia capital and concluded with a steep 300-meter climb leading to the closing straight.

Kiryienka, third in the event at the 2012 worlds, started fast and seized command to grab the rainbow jersey symbolic of global cycling supremacy at age 34.

“I don’t know how long I can be at the top level,” Kiryienka said. “But we’ll see.”

Malori, 27, is a 3-time Italian time-trial champion who captured the 2008 under-23 world championship and has improved his placing for five consecutive years.

Coppel, 29, took the first medal for France in the event since Laurent Jalabert’s 1997 triumph.

Dennis suffered a flat tire just past the halfway point and had to switch bikes, dooming his title bid. The 25-year-old from Adelaide, who led BMC Racing to a second consecutive victory in the world team time-trial, set a Tour de France individual time-trial record speed average of 55.446 k/hr (34.5 mph) in this year’s first stage.

Martin missed the podium for the first time after a six-year medal run and failed in his bid for a fourth title to match Swiss star Fabian Cancellara’s all-time record.

Martin, 30, was third behind winner Cancellara in 2009 and 2010, took the title himself from 2011-13 and was second last year behind Britain’s Bradley Wiggins, who has retired from road racing.

Dumoulin, 24, was third last year but has a sore left hip. He won a time-trial stage in this year’s Vuelta a Espana on his way to a six-place finish overall.

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