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Exercises | workouts

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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Exercises | workouts

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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Training | workouts

Why You Should Exercise In The Morning

Exercising in the morning isn’t the easiest, and it can take a few weeks to get used to – especially if you love a long lie-in and easier start to the day. But it’s not all about dark mornings and early alarms, as the reasons for starting early are positive and, for many people, far […]

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Equipment | workouts

Getting Out Of A Treadmill Rut

Tired of the treadmill? Dreading your next running session? Need to change things up? Well this blog should help you get rid of that negative mind-set when it comes to treadmills and cardiovascular gym training. If running isn’t your thing, going to the gym for a run isn’t always easy. Treadmills aren’t the most exciting […]

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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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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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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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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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Motivation | workouts

5 Inspiring Social Media Fitness Accounts – Part 2

You may have already seen a blog by us on social media fitness accounts, but there really are so many that we thought we should do a “Part 2”. Social media has become very popular – in a good way – in the fitness industry, and for all the right reasons. Using platforms such as […]

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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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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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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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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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