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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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Olympic Lifting Variations

Before we look at the Olympic lifting variations, I thought I’d give you a brief history of Olympic lifting. Olympic weightlifting has been included in the Olympics since the first Modern Olympics in 1896 and is now a permanent feature … Continue reading

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Understanding Anabolic Steroids – Part 2

Following on from last week’s blog, this article continues to look at understanding anabolic steroids and will cover the physiological and psychological side effects, the stereotypical profile of a steroid user, and some “real life” motives for the use of … Continue reading

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Understanding Anabolic Steroids – Part One!

The use of anabolic steroids is often a taboo subject in the health and fitness industry, with many not wanting to discuss it because of it’s seedy and immoral nature. For me, this is part of the reason so many … Continue reading

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What is Calisthenics?

You may have heard this term, calisthenics,¬†being used. It is becoming more and more popular but to be honest, if you grew up in the Jane Fonda era it was popular then! In simple terms calisthenics¬†a form of exercise that … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Metabolism High At Work

A large percentage of the population have sedentary jobs. That’s not to say those people don’t work hard, it’s just that they are stationary for a large proportion of their working day. Whilst we know that our metabolism doesn’t ever … Continue reading

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German Volume Training Workout

Get Some GVT In Your Life! Looking to bulk up over Christmas before the big Summer shred comes along? Give this German Volume Training (GVT) workout a go. GVT , German Volume Training, is a high volume training method as … Continue reading

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Motive8 North Gym Jargon Buster

I once covered a training session for another Motive8 Personal Trainer. I had a session plan so I knew what exercises the clients needed to work through. One of these exercises was called “Humphrey Squat”. What?! I had never heard … Continue reading

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Could Alcohol Be Ruining Your Hypertrophy Dreams?

Building muscle mass (hypertrophy) is hard work, I mean hard work. So many factors can affect the efficiency and speed at which you build muscle, one of the main one being… the parents that you picked! Others include, your nutrition, … Continue reading

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Super-foods that will improve your health now!

There is no such thing as one meal or food type that will instantly give you your goals on a plate. However adding in these super-foods to your current healthy eating plan provided by Motive8 North will make a massive … Continue reading

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