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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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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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Exercises | workouts

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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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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Motivation | workouts

5 Inspiring Social Media Fitness Accounts

We are currently living in a digital world where we can easily get connected with people from all around the globe. Social media sites like Instagram make this incredibly easy, and it has opened up a number of positive opportunities. I personally really like that I can learn from others in the Health and Fitness […]

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Weekly Workout: Leg Burner

The focus of this workout is to get those legs working. It is based around supersets and overloading the muscles with extra work to stimulate those muscle fibres. Be sure to cool down and stretch at the end of the session to reduce the muscle soreness over the next day or two. Warm Up: • […]

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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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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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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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Exercises | wellbeing | workouts

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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