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Strong Camp: Bounce Back Better
It refers to the idea that it’s much easier to regain lost muscle mass than it is to gain new muscle from scratch. We used to think that neurological factors were solely responsible for muscle memory, making it easier to relearn a task previously und
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Rise And Shine
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Audacious Action Alexa
I developed a real affinity for boxing during my university days, when it became an incredible outlet for me. It can teach strength and power, but also patience and focus. There’s nothing like hearing the ‘crack’ as you hit the pad to make you feel e
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The Experts
flexsuccess.com.au // @flex_success Lizzy Rawdah has been in the health and fitness industry since 2008, first as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, before moving online in 2014 as Co-Director of coaching business Flex Success. She is a
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STRONG Women to Watch
claudiajovanovski.com // @claudia.jovanovski Attending an all-girls school surrounded by peers who craved a super lean aesthetic took its toll on the mental health of Claudia Jovanovski. After becoming obsessed with calorie counting, undereating an
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My Tips For Improved Mental Health:
1 Find the things in life that bring you joy and give you purpose – be it walking your dog, listening to a podcast, going for a surf, having a coffee with mates, eating Caramello Koalas – and do them as often as you can. 2 Find your tribe. The peopl
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Feel Functional, Create Curves
This workout is what I would classify as ‘functional bodybuilding’: it targets all the body’s fundamental movement patterns and prepares you for training in the gym and for movements you perform in everyday life. The focus of this workout should be o
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Pills, Rings & IUD Things
Since the mainstream introduction of the Pill back in the 1960s, women have had to bear the responsibility of contraception – from avoiding pregnancy to dampening irregular or painful periods and easing chronic conditions such as endometriosis or pol
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Editor’s Note
As this issue is going to print, a large portion of Australia is on fire. And I, like many people, feel as though it’s almost a crime to talk about anything else – especially when so many of our own readers’ mental and physical health are suffering.
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Programming Tip
Try and include all the planes of motion in your training: sagittal, frontal and transverse. The sagittal plane cuts the body into left and right halves (forward and backward movements), while the frontal plane cuts the body into front and back halve
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It’s All Cyclical
FOLLICULAR – begins on day one of your period and continues until ovulation (egg release). This is where both oestrogen and testosterone begin to build back up and you start to feel good. Heightened smell, clearer thinking and better coordination are
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Ways You Can Help
Here are just some of the Instagram accounts you can visit for more information on how to donate and help those in need: @redcrossau @salvosau @wireswildliferescue @spendwiththem @nswrfs You can also visit these websites: vic.gov.au/b
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Ready, Set, Banded
Finding yourself short on time as you start putting those January goals into action? Don’t have access to a fully equipped gym thanks to your kid’s nap time, a work trip or a long-awaited holiday? Then this workout is for you. Arms, legs, core, glute
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Options, Options, Options
Pill or not to Pill, that is the question. We look at the pros and cons of some of the contraceptives on the market. The most common option is the combined oral contraceptive Pill (OCP). “A very simplified way of looking at how an OCP works is to say
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You Asked:
Stability starts with your feet: Maintaining the weight of the squat across your entire foot will help make you more stable. If at any time you feel as though the weight is forward and in your toes, it’s a sign you’re not stable and could be overload
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No Pain, No Gain?
THERE IS THIS COMMON BELIEF AMONG EXERCISERS THAT MUSCLE SORENESS AND THE QUALITY OF A WORKOUT IS A LINEAR RELATIONSHIP. We tend to associate the familiar sensation of aches and pains in the days after a gruelling sweat sesh with bigger muscles and
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Non-hormonal Options
Inserted into the uterus (with or without anaesthetic) the copper IUD is a non-hormonal option. Toxic to sperm, it also stops a fertilised egg from settling into your uterus. PROS: Depending on the brand, a copper IUD can last for five to 10 years.
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Meet the STRONG Advisory Board
Personal Trainer and mental health advocate and speaker, Alexa Towersey has a list of qualifications as long as her (ripped) arm, including a Bachelor of Science (Double Major in Biology and Psychology) and Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management
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Nice Recovery!
There are a growing number of techniques and products for reducing the severity and duration of DOMS, but their effectiveness isn’t guaranteed. “There’s as much supported scientific evidence to say these methods work, as there is evidence to say they
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LIVIN’ STRONG with Lex
At 17, she was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Addicted to prescription pills and ‘managing’ her condition with drinking and partying, she spent the next four years in and out of hospital following multiple suicide attempts. There was a
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The Booze Question
Because you’re conscious of your health and determined not to backtrack your fitness, chances are you agonise over the choice to sip or sit out at barbecues and Sunday sessions – and recent headlines aren’t taking the pressure off. Modern studies hav
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Hack Your Beauty Hormones
Think of your body like a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict. It’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to think much about it, be
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Heat Things Up
Those brave enough to back up the sweaty February/March days with a hot yoga class or two, take note: in one of the first studies measuring hot yoga’s impact on blood pressure, the American Heart Association found that just three months’ worth of cla
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Happy Hour 411
1. Pile on the protein. Vingren suggests ordering a high-protein meal off the pub menu to minimise the impact alcohol will have on muscle recovery. A study published in PLOS ONE found that, following exercise, alcohol suppressed the anabolic response
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Suzie Mcintosh Brows ®
suziemcintosh.com // @suziemcintosh Tattoo eyebrows that give you the eye framers of your dreams – balancing asymmetries, creating the perfect shape for your individual look and filling out any sparse areas. Founder Suzie Mcintosh has been in the ind
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Fitness
When you’re lifting heavy in the gym, do you employ a mind-muscle connection, visualising the muscle contracting and lengthening elegantly in each set? Or are you just thinking about getting that barbell where you want it? Frontiers in Sports and Act
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Myth Buster: Seed Cycling
When it comes to dieting fads, we have seen a lot, if not it all. Skinny teas, expensive whey proteins dressed up as meal replacements, 100 bananas per day and now the latest hashtag: seed cycling. It supposedly works by alternating different types o
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More Than Period Pain
After over 10 years of excruciating pain that left her bed ridden leading up to her period, Harvey wasn’t diagnosed with endo until she was 30 years old. Countless doctors dismissed her issues, before her sister – also suffering similar symptoms – fi
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Fuel
New research in Environmental Health Perspectives confirms cooking at home is not only the best way to eat for your health and your body composition, but also reduces the amount of chemicals you consume. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ar
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