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Big Back and Boulder Shoulders

When looking to build a strong looking physique, the key areas are a big back and boulder shoulders. Building these two muscle groups will help create a V taper in your upper body and create the illusion of a bigger, more muscular body. Placing more emphasis on back training rather than “mirror” muscles such as […]

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Quick and Easy Pre Workout Meals

We’ve all been in the position where we have a workout planned but havent eaten enough beforehand or are just not sure what to eat to get the most out of our training. A properly timed pre workout meal with the right nutrients can really boost your workout. So here are a few ideas for […]

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Strength Circuit Workout

Think circuit training is just for classes and cardio development, think again!  Here’s a 5 exercise full body strength circuit workout designed to build real strength in every major muscle group.  You’ll rest for 20-30 seconds between exercises, and for 3-4 minutes between circuits.  Enjoy! 1.   Squat – 10 reps The King of all exercises, […]

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Resistance band glute workout

“I like big butts and I cannot lie.” Glute training is all the new hype. Women of Instagram are seen flaunting tiny waists and bodacious curves. “Strong is the new skinny” they all quote. I think a few men are actually getting into training lower body too. To grow your glutes, weekly training should include […]

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Shoulder Workout

For this workout blog I’ve decided to explain the strength program that myself and my personal training client Sam are currently following to try hit our strength goals – new year, new PBs! Firstly as a disclaimer I didn’t create this program, it is an adaptation on Wendler’s 531 program. There are numerous ways this […]

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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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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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Motive8’s September Members Of The Month

Yes. It’s Members, plural, this month. Simply because we couldn’t pick one and not the other. You’ll find this dynamic duo training together at lunch times; taking over the end room and giggling like – well, girls! But don’t misunderstand their girly giggles; as these ladies take their lifting seriously. Gym members Mel and Elyse […]

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The Dice Workout

This week’s workout is slightly different. Instead of dictating a workout for you I offer you an opportunity to create a “dice workout”. We roll the dice for your workout and therefore mix up your training. Keeping a little mystery in your sessions will help keep you motivated, avoid that stale feeling, but still give […]

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Push Pull and Legs Programme

A number of my personal training clients have split training programmes which are based on their goals and frequency of their training. One of my favourite splits is a Push Pull and Legs programme. With an emphasis on multi-joint compound exercises – a favourite here at motive8; it’s simple and effective and can hit every […]

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Getting Great Glutes!

Ieuan’s Backside-Boosting Workout I feel there are several motivations for getting great glutes in modern society. For me, the gluteals are the anchor for a stable body. They provide us with the support and stability to maintain a netural, strong, spine and core. For others, the aesthetic appeal for a firm and perfectly rounded bottom […]

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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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30 Minutes To Building Bigger Arms

Building bigger arms is one of the most common goals among male gym goers, alongside broader shoulders. Most people slog through hours upon hours of endless curls and tricep extensions only to be met by diminishing returns due to over-training or not taking the right approach with their training. Building bigger arms doesn’t have to […]

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