CrossFit supremo Dan Petro joins the InnerFight team for this week’s podcast as they look at what it’s like when you fall out of love with sport.
It can be a horrible feeling and making sure that you still enjoy sport as a recreational activity is a must no matter what level of competition you are at.
Things aren’t all doom and gloom, however.
Petro also chats about what he’s learned from CrossFit while sharing some of his top tips for those looking to get into the sport or in need of a fitness boost.
When thinking of a ‘strong core’, some envision washboard abs; while that may be motivation for exercising, there are plenty of other benefits to building a strong torso.
There’s much more than having a toned tummy; our core isn’t just our exterior muscles and what they look like, but it’s our body’s powerhouse. Protecting our inner organs, it also houses the central nervous system. Daily movements like sitting, lifting, running and walking are all affected by how strong or weak our core is.
When we build a strong and stable core it helps to increase mobility and create a confident posture, while preventing injuries such as back pain.
Try these three poses to strengthen your core:
These poses are convenient to do and with no equipment necessary, you can do them anywhere! Try three rounds of each when you wake up and before going to bed, working towards maintaining a strong core.
Have fun with it, try different variations to challenge instability and increase range of motion. To learn more variations and put into practice with a full sequence, come to Urban Yoga Dubai (www.UrbanYoga.ae) located at Executive Towers in Business Bay and try a Strala Yoga class with me, let’s meet on the mat!
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Trampoline fitness has gained momentum in the UAE with the rise of indoor trampoline parks.
Bouncing up and down on a trampoline may seem juvenile, but it is now a great way to burn lots of calories in just an hour, as well as offering an escape from the drudgery of a gym workout.
Hesham Kamel, head coach at Flipout Dubai, talks about the many benefits of trampolining.