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Aug_27.jpg Ho-hum

The easiest race day tip ever. If you find your brain in a state of mild panic at the marathon or 2.4km station start line, start humming your favourite tune. Humming before a big race regulates your oxygen level and your breathing, helping you stay calm.
 
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Aug_26.jpg A Step Back

Try this during your next long run: At intermittent periods, run backwards for 30 seconds or less. It may look a bit weird, but back-pedalling actually builds ankle flexibility. Whether in the gym or on the track, supple ankles give you greater range of motion, helping you ward off injury.
 
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Aug_25.jpg Walk It Off

It’s amazing what a 30-minute midday stroll can do for your sleep quality at night. Sleep re-searchers at Loughborough University in the UK say that a short afternoon walk is better for shut-eye than exhausting yourself in the gym. You now have the perfect excuse to es-cape the office.
 
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Aug_22, 2014.jpg Pour Cold Water

Don’t turn on the water heater. Despite making your manhood shrink, cold baths actually increase testosterone, found a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. That’s not all. When taken post-gym, they also boost your immune system.
 
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Aug_21, 2014.jpg A Big Deal

Men think a seven-inch erection is ideal, but women actually prefer an inch less, reports a study. Not only did women consider a larger-than-average member undesirable, their ideal size matched that of the average package. The mythology of the oversize member comes from your own desires. It’s a way men size each other up, says an expert.
 
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Aug_20, 2014.jpg Hangover

If your calves feel tight after a tough gym workout or a difficult run, sleep with your feet hanging off the bed. Gravity will take over, lightly stretching them all night. You won’t ever need to worry about waking with stiff muscles again.
 
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Aug_19, 2014.jpg Muscle Food

Beef and fish are great, but if you’re trying to strip fat and pack on lean muscle, you’ve got to include more fungi in your diet. Mushrooms inhibit the production of the growth-limiting oestrogen in your body, helping you make very manly gains. Building a better physique has never been this “fun”.
 
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Who says you can’t cut calories and gain brawn at the same time?
The easiest race day tip ever.
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This injury-preventing trick is worth the stares you're going to get.
Kua Jun Wei has his determination, and infantry friends, to thank for his trim physique.
This method works even better than an exhausting exercise session.
You won’t want to switch on the water heater again.
She really doesn’t expect that much from you.

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