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Motivation | Training

Football As A Summer Sport

My favourite summer sport would definitely be football, as the game offers people something different during the sunnier months. It tends to bring fans and players together and, although it’s popular during the winter, there are certain summer events that add to its charm. A lot of small-sided tournaments are held in the summer; these […]

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Exercises | Training

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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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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Training | workouts

Outside Sports For Summer Weather

In this post I will be discussing a few sports that allow you to enjoy the outdoors and maintain fitness at the same time. As regular gym goers will know, gyms can be extremely dull and boring – especially when the sun is shining outside. The following sports allow you to get your heart rate […]

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Motivation | Training

My Best Sporting Achievement: Toughest Race

My best sporting achievement was participating in Toughest in 2016. It was my very first obstacle race and it really tested my fitness and strength; both physically and mentally. The course was 12 kilometers in length and consisted of obstacles, mud, log carries, monkey bars, wall climbs, crawls, uphill stretches, water, ropes, and slides. It […]

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Training | wellbeing

The Benefits Of Walking

In this week’s blog, I will be talking about the benefits of walking. I personally find this to be a very interesting topic, as a lot of people aren’t actually aware that walking can be a very beneficial form of physical activity. And the beauty of it is that, well, most of us do it! […]

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Training | workouts

Best Gym Equipment: motive8 Staff’s Top Picks

When it comes to the gym, everyone has their go-to workout. Whether it’s leg focused, cardio heavy or simply aimed at improving just one muscle group, people prefer different things. But as well as workouts, gym-goers also have their favourite pieces of equipment too. So, we’ve asked a number of our motive8 staff which pieces […]

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Nutrition | Training

Marathon Race Day Pointers

It’s marathon season! Well, for some, it’s always marathon season. Nevertheless, whether it’s your first, tenth, or one-hundredth marathon or half marathon there are always a number of pointers to get you in to the right place mentally and physically. Here they are, in no particular order. Hydration Stay hydrated, before, during and after your […]

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Training | workouts

Tough Interval Leg Training Session

I am going to teach you how to do a good interval based leg session, and after completing this you should feel like your legs are on fire – yes, really! In order to do this you first need to establish your current level of strength, because you will be using both dumbbells and kettlebells. […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

Should I Take Supplements?

Supplements are used in almost every gym and sporting environment you see, whether they are being sold at the shop or being prescribed for those in professional sports. If you weren’t aware already, they’re basically something extra you add into your daily food intake to get certain benefits. People take them for a load of […]

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Training | workouts

Dumbbell Arm Workout

When it comes to arm workouts, you can’t go wrong with dumbbells. And to fully make the most of using these, greater stabilization is a requirement to activate more muscle fibres. There are a number of exercises with dumbbells that bring out every vein, bulge, and peak in your biceps, triceps and wrist muscles. Very […]

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Training | workouts

Rugby Inspired Workout

In this week’s blog I’ve been asked to come up with a workout related to the sport of Rugby. First of all, for those who aren’t familiar with Rugby, it’s a very explosive and aggressive sport that involves a lot of fast and quick movements. This means the players and their muscles need to be […]

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Training | workouts

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout

HIIT is a form of training in which you give your best effort, training at a high intensity for allotted amounts of time with active rest or rest periods. For example, 30 seconds of sprinting on the treadmill followed by a 30 second jog; this is repeated over a period of 15 to 30 minutes. […]

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Exercises | Training | wellbeing

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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Training | workouts

Total Resistance Exercise Workout

TRX (Total Resistance Exercise) is suspended training where one can use their own body weight against gravity to created resistance exercises. TRX training helps to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. Try these six exercises on the TRX, and repeat each exercise three times with 12-15 repetitions. Squat – Fly Stand in front of […]

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