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Improvement Series: Utilising heart-rate monitoring in dance training.

Heart rate monitoring as become increasingly available to consumers as the years have gone by. 16 years ago, Runner's World claimed that the two reasons to use heart-rate monitoring are to train and race at the right pace for ourselves. Years later and this is still one of the main selling points of heart-rate monitors… Continue reading Improvement Series: Utilising heart-rate monitoring in dance training.

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Pro-tein or Con-tein?: Is Protein Supplementation Right For Dancers?

As the western world's food availability continues to thrive, so too does the dietary regulations and restrictions people place upon themselves. In other words, the choice of 'diets' to follow increases. There's; vegetarian, paleo-based, ketogenic, flexitarian, vegan, aktins, low-carb, intermittent fasting, pescetarianism, and many more variations on an activity we all share: Eating. One of… Continue reading Pro-tein or Con-tein?: Is Protein Supplementation Right For Dancers?

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Cross Training: Can You Improve Your Dancing By Not Dancing?

The argument of whether dance is a sport or an art has been rumbling on throughout the modern age. With an older post by the Royal Opera House recently being retweeted by various ballet companies, it is an argument that is set to continue. The problem perhaps begins when we view art and sport as… Continue reading Cross Training: Can You Improve Your Dancing By Not Dancing?

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Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas

In dance we're often told to use our core muscles. To tighten them in order to hold our balance for longer. But the core muscles are also useful in terms of turning and stabilising transfers of weight. As the core muscles can control the force we produce, when turning you want just enough, too much… Continue reading Increasing Your Core Strength: Training Ideas

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Injuries in Dance

Injuries can happen in every sector, in work-life and home-life. Paper cuts as you shift through the paper on your desk or accidentally dropping items on your toes as you move objects around the home. Working in a sector that heavily relies on your physically will increase the risk of injury, due to the workload placed on… Continue reading Injuries in Dance