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Sculpted Backside Workout

You may have seen that the girls here at Motive8 are teaching “bum sculpting” classes for Sweaty Betty this month. We’ve been very excited about it! However, it’s always difficult planning a session in a new place. We have to consider kit (or lack of it), the space available, expected amount of people and their […]

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4 Moves For A Bigger Chest

A bigger chest is a popular goal for a lot of gym goers, with a chiseled sets of pectorals defining for many people what an athletic physique should look like. For some people blessed with the genetics of Zeus they only have to do a few cable flyes, some press ups then pound a protein […]

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Protein Based Snack Alternatives

I am firm believer that without healthy alternatives to snacks, the average gym goer will have a tough time sticking to a clean eating diet. As I also fall into this category, I decided to try some protein based snack alternatives for some of my go to healthy snacks and foods. 1. Protein pancakes In the […]

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Hamstring Focused Leg Day

As with the upper body, the lower body’s “mirror muscles” such as the quadriceps on the front of the thighs tend to get a lot more attention during training. Being quad dominant can increase your risk of suffering numerous injuries, especially if you are also involved in playing sports. The posterior leg muscles such as […]

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Alex’s 20 Minute Super Fast Squat Workout

Have you ever been really short on time but still wanted to get a good workout in?  Perhaps you got caught up in meetings or just couldn’t get out of the office?  Well look no further, because I’ve got the perfect 20 minute super fast squat workout for you.  It’s quick, its effective and it’ll […]

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Thai Prawn Stir Fry

When I think about making a protein-rich meal to have after my workout or for tea, my mind usually wanders to the popular sources such as chicken and beef. In my quest to write my food blog I decided to try something different. This is something that I haven’t really cooked with before. Here’s my […]

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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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