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Best Leg Exercises For Gaining Strength

Not all gym-goers enjoy leg day. The prospect of hobbling round in discomfort for 24 hours isn’t the nicest and, because of this, many skip the session. Walking around all day counts as a session anyway, right? Actually no, it doesn’t! If modern walking alone counted as a leg workout, everyone would have strong and […]

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2018 London Om Yoga Show Highlights

1) MoreYoga The MoreYoga class with Tommy Hibbitts was an Ashtanga class with a little mix up. More Yoga’s philosophy is simply to make Yoga more accessible and affordable; they have 18 studios across London. Tommy has a fun, creative teaching style which was motivating and very enjoyable – I need to work on my ‘Bird […]

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Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) Workout Tips

Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) is suspended training where you can use your own body weight against gravity to create resistance exercises. Originally created for the owner to get in a full-body workout whilst using as little equipment and space as possible, over the years TRX has evolved into classes and has changed workouts for people […]

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5 Great Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells are widely used in the gym environment. From squats and presses to swings and snatches, kettlebells can be used for a variety of exercises and are extremely beneficial. They require a stricter form and more muscle recruitment than, for example, resistance machines or even dumbbells. Some of the well-researched benefits of using kettlebells include […]

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Out Now: m8:Life Magazine, Issue 9!

It’s that time of the year where we are able to announce another m8:Life magazine. Yes, issue 9 is out and we’re delighted to say it’s packed with a variety of great content from the world of motive8. From company news to health and workout tips, residential and corporate gym case studies, expert exercise advice, […]

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Tabata Workout

If you thought that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) couldn’t get any more challenging, let me introduce its more demanding off-spring: Tabata. Like HIIT, Tabata works on a basis of working out with periods of rest and high anaerobic output. The difference being, Tabata is split at a 2:1 ratio of 20 seconds with 10 […]

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5 Reasons To Start Goal Setting

You set yourself goals in everyday life, so why not do it when you exercise to help yourself achieve even better results? It makes all the difference… Even if you have an idea in your head about what you want to achieve from training, these thoughts can often get lost and mixed up with the […]

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Full Body Workout

The trappings of modern day living, especially for somebody with a busy life, means we usually have less time to train and stay healthy. So, if you are strapped for time but still need to squeeze in a session then do not panic – we’ve put together a full-body workout that will tick all the […]

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Cardiovascular Exercise: FAQs

Cardiovascular/aerobic workouts are great for your health, but there are many things people don’t know about them. Both scientists and fitness professionals have different views about this type of training. It is already a known fact that cardiovascular exercises are closely related to weight loss, but is this the only answer to weight management? What […]

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Hard-Hitting Back Workout

In this segment I am going to outline a great back workout for hypertrophy, with a posterior focus. Each exercise will fall into one of the following focus groups: size, definition or posture. To begin, we will start with a warm up – something that should be done for almost any workout. Warm up Face […]

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Exercises To Reduce Abdominal Fat

Dieting and exercise go hand in hand, and many people seem to forget this when trying to work on certain parts of the body. Adding a minimum of half an hour of exercise to a daily routine, alongside a healthy diet, is what will bring results. If trying to target and reduce belly fat, the […]

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Chest Workouts For Hypertrophy, Endurance And Strength

The chest workout – for many it’s a day to look forward to, for others it can be the opposite. Especially when you feel you maybe aren’t getting the results you desire. This article will go over the basics of a chest workout, whether your goal is to beef up, improve endurance or get over […]

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Foam Rolling: The Pros And Cons

Right, let’s just get straight into it. Do you foam roll? Or do you just look at this cylinder thing in the gym and have no idea what it is there for? Well let me help you out by talking you through the good and the bad of foam rolling. You see, these foam rollers […]

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Rowing Workouts For Beginners

Indoor Rowing, with the ‘Concept 2 Rowing Machine’, is the most neglected exercise and under-used piece of gym equipment. This rowing machine will improve cardiovascular fitness, build muscle and burn ridiculous amounts of calories. Doing this will no doubt improve your fitness levels; whether you’re into weightlifting, looking to shift those extra pounds or hoping […]

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Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

Being proactive and a regular gym goer is great, however you need to remember to look after your body, as regular exercise can also cause you overuse/wear and tear injuries that you might not even think about. In this blog, I will be talking about a very common injury caused by running, and ways to […]

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