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3 Tips For Maximising Your Results In Minimum Time

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been insanely busy at least once in our lives. Maybe you’ve been given some extra responsibility at work or perhaps your home life needs more of your time. Instead of letting all your hard-earned fitness go to waste, what you need is a simple way of how to maximise your […]

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The Perfect Leg Workout

They’re often a neglected body part, mainly because training them is hard and sweaty work. But if you’re after a great looking, strong and athletic body, then leg training should be a weekly staple. To help you with that, here’s one of my personal favourite leg workouts, and it’s ridiculously effective for building strength and […]

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A Quick And Easy Muscle-Building Meal

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. I know we often talk about recipes for weight loss here at motive8, but today’s blog is all about gaining weight; specifically building muscle. I’m going to give you one of my all-time favourite muscle-building meals. It’s packed full of protein, super quick to make, […]

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Simple Sun Salutation

The 3 day yoga blog extravaganza continues. First “What is yoga“, followed by “Buddha Balls” and now “how to perform a simple sun salutation”. I mentioned in the “What is yoga” blog that you can learn a sequence so that you can practise yoga where ever you go; sun salutations are just that. There are […]

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Healthy Snack – Buddha Balls

I’m going for a bit of yoga theme this week; although buddha balls are bit of a tenuous link to yoga. Buddha, Buddhism and yoga all have their roots in India and my friend from the yoga studio gave me the recipe. All the same, these are a yummy healthy snack/treat that you can whip […]

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Lentil Hummus

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like hummus. Originating from Levant countries, the garlicky, chickpea dip is now common to UK diets. The word “hummus” actually means chickpeas in Arabic, the primary ingredient of course. Hummus is packed full of fibre, healthy fats and protein and a stable in vegan and vegetarian […]

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Are BBQs Bad For You?

I have a lot of clients coming to me saying that they didn’t eat well over the weekend. They “confess” that they went to a BBQ and had a good time. A lot of my dietary advice is to “base meals around lean protein and eat plenty of vegetables”; the BBQ is a great way […]

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High Intensity Abs Workout

The unusually long UK heatwave sees no signs of abating yet  (I’m not complaining). But this does mean restless nights leave people tired. There is an overall sense of lethargy and it can be just too hot to train. Let’s not use the weather as excuse not to get a workout done (too typically British). […]

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Veggie Stuffed Marrow

Have you ever grown courgettes? Ever suddenly discovered the biggest courgette you’ve seen in your life and wondered how you missed it? Well I did! Obviously, I can’t call it a courgette anymore. This was the size of my arm, taller than a kitchen roll, and would have meant eating it for weeks. That’s when […]

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To Breakfast Or Not To Breakfast

(sung) How do you like your eggs in the morning? Maybe you don’t like eggs? Maybe you don’t like to eat anything in the morning? Do you eat breakfast because you think you should or because you want to? Have you been told it’s the most important meal of the day and that it will […]

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Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken

Ieuan’s Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken Are you a fan of that odd cheeky Chinese takeaway? Do you love the salt and peppery goodness that Salt and Pepper Chicken brings? Look no further for your own, homemade, healthier version. This recipe is really easy to prepare and make, and it tastes delicious. You can also […]

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5 Minute Body Weight HIIT

Anyone who has read any of my previous workout blogs, will know by now that I like a quick short blast of good hard work! This week’s workout is exactly that. 5 whole minutes. But it’s a 5 minute body weight HIIT that gets everything working. It’s ideal for when you’re short of time; want […]

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Joe’s Body Building Porridge

A Simple Summer Twist We love porridge in this team!! With the weather as it is, it can be hard to stick to your usual food routine and eat something hot, especially when the heat is suppressing your appetite. The last thing I want to be eating is hot porridge in 20 degree heat! I […]

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