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Saju Jirugi translates as Four-Directional Punch, and whilst it's not one of the twenty-four official taekwon-do patterns, it is an important sequence of fundamental movements. Getting it looking its best at the start of your taekwon-do journey will lay the foundations for other well-executed patterns.
My new favourite. This easy salad contains broccoli for calcium and vitamin C, toasted seeds for vitamin E and fibre, and red onion which contains anthocyanins - pigments thought to protect against heart disease.
Serves 2:You'll need:
1 head of broccoli - remove the stalk then roughly chop
Known as the quads, the quadriceps muscle group on the front of the thighs is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. The four muscles are the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius.
With such an emphaisis placed on kicking in taekwondo-do, it is important...
We all know eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is a great way to boost your vitamin levels. But what about your gut biome? A healthy gut boosts not only your immunity but also your mood, and when it comes to gut health, diversity is key. Avoid reaching for the same five or six items,...
It's hard to get bored of burpees! There are tonnes of variations, they require no equipment, and they work the entire body. As well as hitting all the major muscle groups, burpees improve balance, cardio and perseverance.
Set your timer for 25 rounds of 30s of work and 15s rest.
There's a lot of flavour in this meal, considering it only weighs in at 250kcal per portion! If you're having this as a main meal, you might want to bulk it out with some extra chicken and a thick slice of crusty bread.
Serves 2. You'll need:
2 chicken breasts (or more if you have a big...
Get four of your five-a-day with this vitamin-packed noodle bowl. This colourful meal is rich in vitamins C, K, A and B2, as well as beta-carotene, potassium and thiamine.
Serves 2. You'll need: 1/2 Red cabbage 1 Red or orange pepper 1 Medium carrot 3-4 Spring onions Sesame seeds Noodles (use...
I recently completed a course on Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity. The course is run by Mind and UK Coaching, and I found it helped boost my knowledge of common mental health disorders (CMDs) and the positive effect physical activity can have upon them.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I wanted to share the CARE coaching model with everyone in our club.
Care: to protect someone or something; to pay attention; to avoid risk; to feel concern; to take interest; to attach importance to something.
UK Coaching use the CARE model...