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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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Joe’s Body Building Porridge

A Simple Summer Twist We love porridge in this team!! With the weather as it is, it can be hard to stick to your usual food routine and eat something hot, especially when the heat is suppressing your appetite. The last thing I want to be eating is hot porridge in 20 degree heat! I […]

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Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition

Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition I have recently decided to enter my first body building competition. With only 16 weeks to prepare, I have to ensure I am using my time efficiently. I’m currently 3 weeks in and seeing significant changes already. This blog will discuss the top tips I’ve used to […]

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Rugby Workout

Today’s back workout was inspired by watching some rugby pre-season training. The training consisted mainly of heavy, explosive compound lifts with some sport specific movements added in between. This workout will be great for anyone who is currently playing or in pre-season for rugby and doesn’t require any specialized kit. I like to vary my […]

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Change Up Your Training

When is the best time to change up your training? Lately my progress with my current programme has been giving diminishing returns. This in turn can affect my motivation to train so I’ve decided to mix things up with a change of goals. So how long should you run a programme for before changing? Goal-based […]

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Best 6 Exercises To Tone Your Butt

As a class instructor, I’ve always finished my classes with the saying “any questions please come and ask”. Sometimes I’d get great questions like “my knee hurts when I do such and such what can I do to strengthen it” or “when I run I get pain across my upper back and shoulders”. Now those […]

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Pre-Workouts, What Are They All About?

  There appears to be a big rise in the popularity of pre-workout powders, pills, and concoctions within the gym. You can walk into any gym and be blinded the luminescent glow of someone’s pre-workout-filled shaker. The question is though, “pre-workouts, what are they all about?” The luminous colour in itself would set alarms bells […]

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The Benefits of Compound Training

  Both working and training regularly in the gym environment, I see a range of exercise protocols and lifting approaches, some more wacky than others. Within a regular training session you will see a mixture of large compound movements (e.g. squats or deadlifts) and the smaller isolated exercises (e.g., bicep curls or pectoral flyes). Now […]

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Heavy Weight HIIT

What do you do when you’re short on time, want to lift heavy AND want to get a good HIIT session in? Combine all three obviously! This week’s workout is a cheeky heavy weight HIIT. The trick is to go as heavy as possible without being too heavy. You want to get the reps in. […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Building Muscle | Injury | Lifestyle | Motivation | Rehabilitation | Squat | Training

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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Are You Training For Your Body Type Part 2 – Ectomorph

A couple of weeks ago, I looked into Body Type training to help with my Do It In 12 journey. If you want to know how that is going, stay tuned for my update blog on that! In the meantime, it’s time to look at one of the other body types as ultimately it could influence […]

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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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Long Term Athletic Development

Something a little different from me this week… With Jenny a month or so away from giving birth to our first Motive8 North baby. I thought it a good opportunity to talk about athletic development and training for children, young people and teenagers. But what will I cover…? – Difference between youth and adults – […]

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Body Weight Pyramid Workout

So hopefully that is all the snow done for this winter and we can start taking our workouts outside. I’ve just tested this Body Weight Pyramid Workout outside in the glorious sun and it was delightful! Best of all it’s a body weight session so no equipment required. You’ll add exercises each set to build […]

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Are You Training For Your Body Type Part 1 – Endormorph

  Ever had one of those weeks? You know, where you start to self-sabotage, go back to old habits, let life get in the way, can’t explain why and get in a general funk? Well that was me this week, and I had to find a way to snap out of it before it undid […]

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