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Agility And Speed Workout

How Speed and Agility Applies To You I am sure everyone will have gathered that I attended a UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) Workshop this weekend down in London. It was about Plyometrics, Agility and Speed, some of you … Continue reading

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Food Trackers – Good or Bad?

Up until about a month ago I had always tried to eat healthy but never counted my calorie intake. If I was eating mostly proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats – whilst limiting the ‘crap’ foods I would be happy. … Continue reading

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Holiday Hill Sprints Workout

I am back! Did you miss me? I know without having to ask that all my personal training clients and class members did for sure, after all I do know how to put the ‘fun’ in functional don’t I??? (feel … Continue reading

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How To Recover Properly

Ok so you have exercised Monday to Thursday a combination of heavy weights, aerobic interval training and hypertrophic training – your body is in pieces but you have a final session to do before the weekend. How on earth do … Continue reading

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A Healthy Chicken Bake!

Non-gym goers love to make fun of people have an active lifestyle, saying that the food is boring and all they eat is chicken and vegetables. Obviously not true. However…chicken is one of the best sources of protein available and … Continue reading

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Nice Little Barbell Complex – Workout Wednesday

I’m not going to lie – this is currently my favourite things to do as a second warm-up. I started introducing it into a couple of my clients plans as it gets the whole body “warmed up” – but then … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffing vegetable with bolognese can be such an effective way of getting protein, essentials fats and loads of your 5 (or 7) a day in at once – whilst limiting carbohydrate intake. Peppers, mushrooms and aubergines are a few of … 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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Split Squat or Back Squat – Which Should I Do?

Recently I have been loving listening to my podcasts. I am a massive badger when it comes strength and conditioning (S&C) and personal training books, podcasts, blogs or anytime of information source. Out of all the podcasts I have listened … Continue reading

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