Ryderwear UK Blog

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  • Why Water Matters

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    Water. We all know drinking it is important. This wet stuff helps us remove waste, lubricate our joints and even regulate our body temperature! To say it is a jack of all trades inside your body would be an understatement. What I’m trying to say is, water is kind of a big deal. And making sure you’re hydrated is super simple too—just drink water! I know sometimes the simplest things can be the hardest to execute, so I have collected three easy habits you can start practicing today that’ll get you guzzling more and more of this life-supporting liquid! Continue reading

  • When to Hire a Personal Trainer

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    So, you’ve been working out for a while now. The gym is basically your second home, you might as well start calling the front desk girl “Mom” and set yourself up a cot in the stretching area to sleep in.

    Why would you need to hire a Personal Trainer when you’re the best at all the things? Glad you asked! Even if you’ve been training for as long as you can remember, there is still a big benefit to hiring a professional.

    You’re probably pretty good at brushing your teeth, right? Been doing it since your pearly whites first sprouted. But every 6 months, you still visit the dentist. This is because, no matter how good you think you are, there is always some benefit to checking in with a professional.

    Here are signs it might be time to hire a Personal Fitness Trainer.

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  • 5 Fitness Trends Due to Fizzle Out in 2017

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    Although staying in shape never goes out of style, every year there are some fitness trends we all scratch our heads over and wonder why they’re so popular. But, in the truest nature of a trend, most will fizzle out as fast as it caught fire.

    Here are 5 trends which were hot in 2016 but not for 2017.

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  • The Comeback Carb

    irguzkrtqya-olenka-kotykRice, oats and even (dare I say) bread have made a comeback this year in a big way. But they’re not the same as we knew and loved them. With an increase in education around types, nutrients and when to eat them, we are better than ever at distinguishing the difference between the carbs that’ll give us heaps of energy vs. the ones that’ll make us fat.

    And seeing as they are our primary source of brain fuel, it’s literally a smart choice to reintroduce them back into a well-balanced diet.

    But if you’re still scratching your head on how to do so without spiraling into a baguette binge, I’ve got a handy guide so you can carb with care! Continue reading

  • Supporting Your Back

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    Back pain.

    It’s a common enough complaint - especially from weekend warriors who are stuck behind a desk all day.

    Since there’s no lack of evidence that desk jobs are slowly killing us, we’ve come up with a foolproof plan to strengthen the muscles of your back (and hips and core) and start building major muscle.

    Here are ten exercises you can do to release tension in your lower back and feel stronger than ever: Continue reading

  • Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic: Why You Need Both

    image03If you’ve waded into the ongoing debate about steady-state cardio vs. interval training only to wade back out again, we’ve got your back.

    Aerobic exercise - exercise that uses up oxygen to produce energy - is often associated with long, slow cardio like jogging or cycling.

    Anaerobic exercise, on the other hand, “is muscle movement that does not require oxygen and only burns carbohydrates to produce energy,” explain the editors of the Harvard Health Letter.

    Because it doesn’t use up oxygen, anaerobic exercise can only be performed in short bursts of two minutes or less. Weight training falls into this category, along with cardio intervals like HIIT and Tabata.

    Certainly there are benefits to both strategies - and training one way can actually help you perform better when you switch to the other.

    We’ll show you how to get the best of both worlds - and why you need both kinds of training if you want to stay in top form: Continue reading

  • Not Your Typical Squat: 10 Variations on This Tried and True Move

    image03You’ll never have an excuse to skip leg day again with these ten variations on the squat.

    Designed to sculpt your bottom, this move will also give you mega-watt power in your legs.

    In one motion, you work “the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders, and back,” writes Nick English at Greatist.

    Time to get low and feel the burn: Continue reading

  • Are Carbs Really the Enemy? Here's the Truth

    image01It’s safe to say carbs might be the most demonised nutrient in our entire diet.

    “They’ll make you fat!” claim countless health and wellness articles.

    Not to mention the fad diets that try to cut them out completely, like Atkins and South Beach.

    But carbohydrates are found in everything from fruit to pasta to potatoes - which means that avoiding them and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is almost impossible.

    Give your idea of carbs a makeover with our handy guide to eating this important macronutrient without feeling guilty - or terrified of gaining weight: Continue reading

  • 10 Glute Exercises for Killer Curves

    image01It’s the one body part everyone wants to make meaner, leaner, and, well, steamier - and we’ll try almost anything to get it.

    Don’t waste your time on infomercials or pounding out miles on the treadmill.

    If you want a nice bum, you have to work for it - in the weight room.

    Whether you want to rock that LBD or just turn some heads, killer curves are straight ahead.

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  • 10 Ways to Get Rid of Muscle Soreness, Fast

    musclesoreness-1After you crush it in the gym, you probably expect a little soreness the next day - it’s just the price you pay for greatness.

     

    “Sore muscles are a sign you worked harder than your body’s used to,” David Nieman, director of the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State University, told Self.

     

    “It means you should take it easy—but unless you’re already injured, moderate exercise is better than rest.”

     

    But what if you could beat delayed onset muscle soreness at its own game?

     

    These ten strategies will help ease your aches and pains, so you can live to fight another day:

     

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