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Posted on 08 March 2017

How to Develop Speed

How to Develop Speed

This week on Balls'n'All, I discuss speed - namely, how some people have natural speed and how you can gain speed. Discussed are the body parts that help with speed, and how you can strengthen them to increase your own speed, whether it be for a 100m sprint, 10km run, or just your weekend sport.

Posted on 22 February 2017

How to Train for Your Body Type

How to Train for Your Body Type

Based on the composition of your body and how it stores fat, you can be categorised as one of three body types. Those body types are: ​Ectomorph - Like a ruler. Ectomorphs have a skinny appearance, typically with low body fat. ​Endomorph - Pear shaped. Endomorphs are wider at the hips, typically with a higher tendency to store body fat there. ​Mesomorph - Apple shaped. Mesomorphs are bulkier up top, typically storing fat around their chest, shoulders and major organs.

Posted on 01 February 2017

How to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

How to Prevent Hamstring Injuries

This week on Balls 'n' All, I take a look at what can cause hamstring injuries in sports people and, most importantly, how to prevent them. I cover exercises you can do to strengthen your hamstrings, and exercises to avoid (for instance, the traditional leg curl). Technique is also important when it comes to looking after your hamstrings.

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