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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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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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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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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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Complex Training

Strength work is well documented for improving athletic performance particularly for sports requiring sprinting, jumping and throwing. However it does not develop rate of force, this refers to the speed at which the force is achieved.  For example a back … Continue reading

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Spring Salads

  Tuna Rice Salad 328 kcalories, protein 14g, carbohydrate 49g, fat 10 g, saturated fat 2g, fibre 2g, sugar 5g, salt 0.22 g (SERVES 8) Keeps well for up to 3 days in the fridge Ingredients Process approx 900g/2lb cold … Continue reading

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Common fat loss mistakes

    Vitamin D deficient– Research has shown that a deficiency in Vitamin D is associated with greater fat mass in all ages, races and genders. A recent study examining vitamin D and weight loss established that when vitamin D … Continue reading

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One pot dishes

Roast summer vegetables & chickpeas Serves 4 327 kcalories, protein 11g, carbohydrate 40g, fat 15 g, saturated fat 2g, fibre 9g, sugar 13g, salt 0.51 g Ingredients Process  3 courgettes, thickly sliced 1 aubergine , cut into thick fingers 3 garlic cloves , chopped 2 red peppers , … Continue reading

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Dairy free dinner

Pineapple, beef & ginger stir-fry serves 2 267 kcalories, protein 22.0g, carbohydrate 18.0g, fat 12.0 g, saturated fat 5.0g, fibre 1.0g, sugar 18.0g, salt 2.4 g Ingredients Process 400g rump steaks , thinly sliced 3 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Healthy Spring/ Summer dishes

Thai coconut crumbed chicken traybake (serves 4) 414 kcalories, protein 38g, carbohydrate 32g, fat 15 g, saturated fat 7g, fibre 8g, sugar 14g, salt 0.9 g Ingredients Process 1 butternut squash , peeled, deseeded and cubed 1 large aubergine , cubed 1 … Continue reading

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