Inspiration

Make a plan

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There are a number of reasons why you train better at the gym; more equipment, it’s social, you go for a purpose, the environment is motivating and most importantly¬†you make time for it in your schedule. You plan your day, and part of that plan involves booking a time for a personal training session or […]

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Doing an exercise, or DOING an exercise

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This conversation came up this week on two separate occasions and I thought it might make you think about the training you do, because it’s an important concept. There is a big difference between going through the motions or really thinking about the exercises you are doing and¬†the muscles you should be working and actually […]

Fitness

The Perfect Workout?

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Is there any such thing as the perfect workout? I don’t believe there is no. Everyone has different goals, aims and abilities, so what works for you would not necessarily work for someone else. One thing I do know, and I have spoken about this before, is that for any workout to work, it has […]

Fitness

Isometrics in Isolation

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An ‘Isometric’ exercise quite simply means performing a static muscle contraction; the muscle group being worked is held under tension and produces a contraction, but the muscle doesn’t change length and therefore the joints involved don’t move. Some actions within a wide variety of sports and day to day activities require isometric or static strength. […]

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How to beat that urge…

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One of the more common problems I have had emails about, and have also suffered myself, is the urge to snack (the unhealthy kind of snacking). For me personally, snacking is a problem for two main reasons; not eating properly and boredom. Believe it or not, I haven’t been bored during this lockdown period (two […]

Fitness

Six exercises, one strong back…

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My daily emails to gym members this week have been all about back care; how to protect it against injury, how to make it stronger if its starting to get sore or tight and the reasons why we need to work certain muscle groups. These muscle groups are focused around what is commonly referred to […]

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How to build your own endorphin boosting plan

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A workout that boosts one persons endorphin levels might not be quite so effective for you – it might be too hard, or not hard enough, it might not work on the things important to you or it might not fit with your schedule. So here are a few tips on building your own workout […]

Home Training

Why endorphins are so important

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Most people have heard of endorphins – the magic feel good chemical released by our bodies which can improve mood, memory, energy and sense of wellbeing. But where do they come from, how do we get them and how can we make best use of this phenomenon? The word endorphin comes from putting the word […]

Home Training

The Best of Kettlebells

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control of what you don’t” This workout plan only needs a couple of kettlebells to perform. All the exercises are compound moves (works many muscle groups at the same time) so you get […]