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Real “Core” Training

Real “Core” Training! Are you training your “core” properly? Do you know the importance of a strong core? Not sure? Well look no further because this article will overview the real job of our trunk muscles, common training mistakes, and real core training. A great set of abdominals and a strong toned looking stomach is […]

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Strength Training Workout

  In my personal opinion, but also an opinion that is shared by many practitioners around the world; strength underpins so many sporting and clinical attributes. Anything from the ability to decelerate, change direction and re-accelerate to the overall quality of life, can be affected by strength. That’s why it’s important to include an element […]

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Chicken Basque Recipe

This week I can take no credit for the recipe. When I got home for Easter I was greeted with one of the best meals I have had in while. Not only did it taste lovely, but this chicken basque recipe allows you to decide how much protein you want to hit your protein goal […]

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20 Minute HIIT Workout

Ever wonder what your personal trainers get up to on a weekend? It’s not rest. Sometimes they meet up and do HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions together on a Sunday just for fun. I’m personally a fan of HIIT (high intensity interval training). It’s a great fat burner and is also beneficial for cardiovascular […]

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Resistance Band Training

I saw a post on social media recently, asking what are the equipment essentials in a personal training studio or as a home personal trainer? This got me thinking, what would be my one piece of training kit I would take everywhere. Dumbbells are great, but a bit bulky to take everywhere, and generally you […]

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Top 5 Deadlift Variations

I have said it before and I will say it again, in my humble opinion the Deadlift and ‘hinge’ movement pattern is the most effective exercise that can be performed. It is a compound movement that requires strength, stability and mobility and numerous different joints of the body. It is a fatiguing exercise that activates […]

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2-in-1 High Intensity Workout

Following on from Alex’s all-in-one workout I’ve given you a cheeky little 2-in-1 workout to try, so focuses on mainly HIIT and core. It’s a high intensity workout for AMRAP (as many rounds as possible-not intervals). There are two 15 minute circuits. You can perform both as a 30 minute session leaving a 3 to 5 […]

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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 the first sessions, this week, the physiotherapists and ourselves spent about 30 minutes focusing just […]

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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 burning. – Time efficient, people don’t always want to be in the gym for 60 […]

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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 Clean and Jerk and the Snatch. Both have been shown to increase power at the […]

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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. This is because if I only selected the exercises I enjoyed I wouldn’t get very […]

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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 about how to reach their goal and how to progress their training in a logical […]

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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 you have ever been in this position hopefully this blog about what I would do […]

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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 everyday life (when would you ever just use your biceps and triceps?). Secondly, it allows […]

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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 able to plank for 10 minutes plus, but also crucial for increasing strength in an […]

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