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The Importance of Core Strength

Having a strong core can make a big difference in your life. General things like walking or sitting down and specific activities like sports or practicing yoga, becomes easier with a strong core.

Core Strength - yoga postures, power in yogaMany of us tend to use our outer body (limbs & superficial muscles) to move, especially when we are asked to move in a specific way in sports or Yoga. It is important and can be very helpful to learn how to break the habit of moving only from the outer body. When we move only from the outer body we...

Posted by Esther E of Ekhart Yoga under Yoga on 29 November 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Tribesports User of the Week: James G

James G runningWhich Tribesports Challenge has been the toughest and which are you most proud of?

Since I started getting back into fitness 12 months ago there have been many milestones along the way which, at the time were ‘proudest moments’. My first run was about 4k and I had to walk after 1.5k so when I first completed that route, running all the way, it was an awesome feeling.

Now though it has to be finishing the Great Eastern Run Half Marathon in under 2hrs. When I first booked it back in February...

Posted by James (Jim) G under Running, Adventure Racing, Fitness & Training on 28 November 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Jacked Pack's Big Back Workout

Ready for a workout to build yourself a stronger back? Jacked Pack have put together this combination of pull-ups, barbell work, dumbells and cable machines to help you get a Jacked Pack back!

Big Back Workout

While there's a lot of truth in the saying "friends don't let friends miss legs day", the same could also be said for training your back - so here are 3 reasons not to skip back day:

  1. Stronger back = better posture - especially true if you live your working life at a desk, strengthening your back...

Posted by Evan C under Weight Training (Strength Training) on 27 November 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

Tortoise or the Hare: what type of runner are you?

Find pacing a bore? Think running with the pack is holding you back? Well, you are what can be considered a typical Hare! Love plodding at a steady pace? The idea of interval training makes you a little nauseous? Well, you can align yourself with the good ol' tortoise!

Running tortoise or the hare

We've put together these runner profiles in order to help beginner and intermediate runners realize their true running potential (especially for the Challenge run a 5km in under 30 minutes) - no training plan suits every run...

Posted by Cags R under Running on 26 November 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

13 Favorite Natural Energy Sources

There's been a raging debate going on in the Tribesports community over natural energy sources. No, we're not talking about wind turbines vs. solar panels, we're talking about natural food energy sources!

In the discussion lead by former User of the Week, Tamara A, there were 13 foods which people turn to most often in order to get a little pick-me-up when exercising. These can be broken down into 3 main groups: #1. Nuts #2. Dried Fruit #3. Fresh Fruit

Nuts

An awesome source of fat and pro...

Posted by Cags R under Nutrition on 25 November 2013 at 12:00 AM • Read more »

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