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Spine Stability Exercises – Lumbar Stabilisation

As many of you will know I split my time with working here at motive8 with helping Yorkshire CCC in the Sport Science department. This winter I will predominantly be working with the Academy and youth athletes. During one of … Continue reading

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Winter Warming Circuit Training Session

I joke around and always say – ‘self-praise is no praise’, however I just wrote the best circuit training session for class this evening! What The Benefits of Circuit Training? – High metabolic demanding, therefore it is great for fat … Continue reading

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Olympic Weightlifting Workout

The next stage of my UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation is a workshop on weightlifting, this is not just lifting any weights however you want but is the term used to cover the two specific movements – the … Continue reading

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Alex’s Favorite Strength Workout

  During a training session, we all have exercises we like, and exercises we hate. You may think as a personal trainer I can just programme exercises and training session I really enjoy. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case very often. … Continue reading

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Reps? Sets? Strength & Hypertrophy Training – What You Need To Know

In today’s world of social media, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (just to name a few) it is so easy to think you know what you are doing in the gym. Truthfully, I think people may still be a little confused … Continue reading

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45 minutes In The Gym!

What would be my favourite ‘go-to’ strength session…So you have 45 minutes, an empty gym (heaven I know…), music blasting, tones of motivation but no programme to follow – what do you do? If you are ever in this position or … Continue reading

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Hybrid Shoulder and Core Workout

Because of my background in strength and conditioning and sport science, I am usually against ‘body-builder’ type workouts. I always recommend to my clients to train their whole body every workout. Firstly, it is much more functional and relateable to … Continue reading

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My Top Exercises for Training Your Abs

In my opinion having a strong and stable trunk aka core, abs, 6 pack, oblique’s or however you refer to your abdominal and spinal section of your body, is crucial. It is crucial not only for looking good and being … Continue reading

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Posture Advice Part 3 – Lordosis

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people will suffer with non-specific lower back pain – that’s pain which cannot be attributed to spinal structural problems or infection. It’s a scary number – so why aren’t we doing more … Continue reading

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Beach Ready Ab Workout

Summer is well under way so if you have got an escape to a sunny climate organised why not smash your abdominals with this 6-pack sculpting ab workout? When it comes to working your abs, performing hundreds of sit ups … Continue reading

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