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Exercises | Training

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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Shoulder Blast Workout

In this blog I’m going to be giving you a guide on training your shoulders for both hypertrophy and overall shoulder health. When it comes to the gym community, there tends to be three areas that always seem to get injured, these being; the shoulder, knees and lower back. I’m going to provide a workout […]

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Swiss Ball Exercises

A sedentary lifestyle contributes significantly to health problems, such as the increased occurrence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular issues; the list is endless. Allocating a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day (walking, jogging, attending the gym, home exercises) not only controls weight gain, but helps with weight loss, improves self-confidence, and […]

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Fitness Trends Of 2018

If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape and live a healthy lifestyle, you should be well underway already. But to help you out, below are some trends that suggest why this year is going to be pretty amazing. And for the purpose of this blog, we are focusing on trends and not […]

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Plank Sequence

Looking to blitz all over your body with a short amount of time? The answer is in one simple word… Plank! Here we have a quick plank sequence for you to try and hold every move for at least 30 seconds: READY… Forearm planks Press up Planks Plank to press ups – right arm first […]

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Walking as a form of exercise

Why is walking a good form of exercise? Well first of all walking is the most basic and natural movement that all ages from a child to a full grown adult can do without thinking about it too much. You just need to put one foot in front of the other to get you started […]

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Pros and Cons of CrossFit Training

CrossFit: CrossFit is a relatively new training method that has exploded in terms of popularity since the year 2000. There are around 13,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide and over 500 just in the UK. Although popular it has also become one of the most controversial forms of fitness and training, with people into more traditional forms […]

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Arms blast workout

An arms blast workout is a great way to get a stronger upper body whilst working the core for stability and protecting the back. Always warm up sufficiently either on a piece of cardio or with active stretches. Biceps 12 x 3 sets light weight Bicep Curls – perform action with both arms simultaneously. Minimise […]

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Benefits of Boxercise

What is Boxercise? Boxercise is exercise based on the training concepts boxers use to keep fit and it can be in a variety of forms, for example: shadow boxing, skipping, hitting pads, punching bags, press-ups, shuttle runs and sit-ups. Benefits of boxercise 1. Destress Although there is no physical contact, it enables you to release […]

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Three quad exercises to do at home

Quads are a huge muscle in the upper front section of the leg and training these muscles is key to building a strong foundation for the rest of the body. Quad exercises don’t have to be exclusively done in the gym surrounded by big heavy weight to be effective, plenty of body-weight exercises can help […]

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3 Hamstring Exercises to improve strength, athleticism and physique!

When it comes to leg day, most people think “my quads are going to be in bits tomorrow” or “must remember to super set with calf exercises” but how many people think about their gains posteriorly? Whether you’re wanting to improve performance on the rugby field, bulletproof yourself against ugly injuries or look awesome in […]

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Bodyweight Training Exercises and Benefits

What are they? Bodyweight training is a very beneficial training method which simply involves using your own bodyweight in exercises. This is instead of using resistance via weights or gym equipment. There are numerous advantages to including bodyweight exercises in your average gym routine, regardless of what your specific goals are. Below are some reasons […]

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Christmas Workout: why and how to workout over the holidays

Christmas Workout: This week’s health tips blog is looking at a Christmas workout and why it’s important to both keep your fitness going but give your body a chance to rest and recover. Christmas is not only a very important religious celebration and an important time to spend with family and loved ones, it’s also […]

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