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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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Training | workouts

4 Unconventional Gym Classes Worth Trying

Gym classes are a popular and easy way to burn some calories, right? People use them as it gives them a routine to follow and an instructor that can guide them, which is better than aimlessly wandering around a gym floor unsure of what to do. Popular classes include spin, Pilates, circuits or Zumba. However […]

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Training | wellbeing

Getting back into activity after an injury

Taking that first step back into sport after an injury can be a scary moment and the fear can often be the biggest hurdle you’ll have to overcome. There are two big mistakes that can be made if the correct level of planning doesn’t happen: You rush into training, go too hard too soon and […]

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Exercises | Training

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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Coaching | Training

9 Proven Ways To Speed Up Post-Training Recovery

Completing a good workout is all well and good, but focusing on recovery can be just as important. When training’s tough, the body needs time to repair and rebuild its strength. When you haven’t recovered properly, chances are you’ll be out of action for a short period of time. Or, alternatively, you may be unable […]

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Exercises | Training

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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Training | workouts

How to fit in a sneaky workout or two throughout a busy day

If you find that you’re constantly using the excuse that you don’t have enough hours in the day and exercise falls to the bottom of your list, we’ve got a few ways to get your sneaky workout in! Kitchen In the kitchen there’s plenty of opportunity to fit in an exercise or two whether it’s […]

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