A Double-Under is when the jump rope passes under your feet twice between the time it takes for your toes to hit the ground when skipping and is a skill highly sought after yet elusive for many. However, you’d be surprised by how quickly you could master the exercise by setting aside perhaps just 5 minutes each day to practice it.
Many of the principles covered in THE SQUAT also apply to the deadlift such as the breathing, bracing and maintaining a neutral spine.
However, there are some key differences between the movements. Both are valuable exercises to incorporate into your training programme to improve your overall strength and conditioning.
Please make sure you are familiar with the squat before moving onto learning the deadlift and recognise the differences between the two movements, to read our blog on the squat click here.
Whose fault is it that your health and fitness is crap?
Does it really matter?
Exercise on food packaging?? What are your thoughts?
The BBC reported that researchers have suggested putting the amount of exercise you need to do to 'burn off' certain foods on the labels!
This may put things into some context for some people, it is my opinion that this is just as likely backfire and create more issues around eating!
Calculating how much exercise you need to do to 'burn off' a mince pie, for example, is a very difficult thing to calculate. It is not as simple as calories in calories out. There is your individual BMR, that is the basal metabolic rate, i.e how many calories you burn at rest, this varies on age, gender and size. Then there is the type of job you have, if you are sitting at a desk all day, you burn fewer calories than someone who has an active job. Blah blah blah.
But more pressing is the increasing levels of people living with food-related anxiety in our communities, in West Sussex, we have the highest cases of eating disorders in the country! So perhaps this is not a great idea?
I believe that it is far healthier to inspire someone to change, rather than creating change through fear. Research actually shows that those who change entirely through fear make no difference to their long term health anyway! So let us save some more mental health issues and not add exercise requirements to our food labelling!