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Santa’s Training Plan

Think Santa is just some out of shape old white guy with a beer belly? Think again! In just one night this athletic powerhouse circumnavigates the globe (a whopping 40’000 kilometres) and personally delivers at least one toy to all 2 billion children in the world.  Assuming each toy weights at least 1kg, that 2 […]

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Protein Smoothies

It is common knowledge that for the active gym bunny, protein should make up a large part of the diet. Protein repairs muscle fibres, helps us feel fuller for longer and also contributes towards healthy hair, nails and skin.  Now, it wouldn’t be a food blog without a recipe of some sort for you guys […]

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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Last week we shared Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for him, so this week we look at Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for her! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when we gents start to panic about what to get those important ladies in our lives. With that in mind, here’s my top gift […]

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12 Days of Xmas Workout

It’s December which means Xmas is just around the corner now. As part of our 12 days of Fitmas promotion this week we shared a 12 days of Christmas workout with you.  But in case you’ve been indulging in a few too many mince pies already and need an extra kick, here is another 12 days […]

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Alex’s Classic Beef Stew and Dumplings

As the nights get colder and darker there’s no better food to come home to than a classic like beef stew and dumplings.  Plus, it’s a great low calorie meal packed full of protein, vegetables and flavour that leaves you feeling full for hours.     Ingredients… 2-3 potatoes 1-2 swede 2-3 carrots 1 Parsnip […]

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Kale and Kidney Bean Hot Pot

We’ve had stew and casserole, now it’s the time for hot pots! Ok, so I know what you’re thinking, a hot pot should have a sliced potato topping. There’s already no mention of potato.  Truth be told, this is supposed to have a layer of sliced parsnips – but I can’t stand them! I guess […]

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Ieuan’s Beat Your Back Pain Workout

Do you suffer from nagging back pain and can’t seem to curb the discomfort? This beat your back pain workout will give you the armour to bulletproof your spine. This is a quick and easy set of exercises for your to work through that will help strengthen your core and keep that nagging pain at […]

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Sausage Casserole

This sausage casserole is dead simple to make and delicious. Technically not really a casserole as I don’t cook it in the oven or a casserole dish but I guess you could if you wanted. So maybe a preferred term would be hotpot or ragout. I am a big fan of one-pot meals, keep life […]

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Lunchtime Chest & Triceps Workout

Alright, here’s a super quick workout lunchtime chest & triceps workout, that you can get finished in under 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to shower and get back to work before the boss notices!     Warm up: 3 minutes on a cross trainer or rower, 20 shoulder circles, 20 elbow circles. (5 […]

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Ieuan’s Protein Packed Egg Burgers

Over Egging Your Burgers! The following protein packed egg burger recipe is one that I very regularly indulge on. It is a very easy meal to prepare and cook, and also offers you a healthy injection of protein to fuel your training and fitness goals. If you are a fan of the traditional beef burger […]

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Alex’s Top 5 Handy Food & Diet Tips

So, instead of giving you just another recipe; this week I thought I’d give you some handy food tips & diet tips. You can put into action straight away to start seeing the results you’re after both in terms of gym performance and body composition. Tip 1: Track This one probably won’t come as a […]

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What Is Fitness Testing

We’re starting monthly fitness testing here at Motive8. But what is fitness testing? I thought it would be a good idea to go through this, why we do it, and what the process involves.  I’ll also be giving you a few examples of some great fitness tests that we can use. What is Fitness Testing? […]

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Sculpted Shoulders Workout

I love shoulder work! Other than training glutes and legs, this is my favourite body part to put through its paces. I’m currently using a split training plan for myself.  It goes: chest & delts, back & abs, bis & tris, legs 1, legs 2 – guess which ones I get excited about?! The key […]

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