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A Day In The Life of a PT | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Catabolic | Exercise | Fitness | High protein | Lifestyle | Nutrition | Squat | Training | Uncategorized

Interview with Ian Fisher, Yorkshire CCC Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

Something a bit different for my blog. This week I had a chance to sit down with Ian Fisher, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I asked him a couple question, mostly exercise, fitness and health related – but also some fun ones in there as well. From a personal training […]

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Catabolic | Personal Training | Squat | Training | Uncategorized | Weight Loss

The Squat – The How & Why!

The squat, whether a back squat, front squat, goblet squat is a fundamental movement pattern in 99% of peoples training programme, and if it isn’t it should be. Types of Squat – Back Squat – Front Squat – Goblet Squat – Single-leg Variations – Overhead Why Should You Squat? – Compound movement – targeting a […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Abdominal muscle | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Catabolic | Exercise | Fitness | Personal Training

Olympic Weightlifting Workout

The next stage of my UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) accreditation is a workshop on weightlifting, this is not just lifting any weights however you want but is the term used to cover the two specific movements – the Clean and Jerk and the Snatch. Both have been shown to increase power at the […]

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Building Muscle | Catabolic | Classes | Exercise | Fitness | Personal Training | Running | Squat | Training | Weight Loss

New to the gym? A Beginner’s Gym Guide

I am trying to challenge myself and trying a couple of new things that are outside my comfort zone. One of these is Yoga, I have booked myself onto a block of sessions and will aim to go at least once a week. Hopefully I will be able to touch my toes sometime soon… As […]

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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 may not know what that means, some of you may like to know what it […]

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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. To be completely honest that worked well for me, considering how active I am I […]

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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 the usual stuffed vegetables – if you want a more carbohydrate based meal then think […]

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Abdominal muscle | Anabolism | Building Muscle | Catabolic | Exercise | Fitness | High protein | Personal Training | Squat | Training

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 about how to reach their goal and how to progress their training in a logical […]

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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 stop and that we still burn calories whilst we are sat down, is there any […]

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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 of it! I even searched the internet for a Humphrey squat – and funnily enough […]

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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 squat takes around 400msec to develop maximum force however for sprinting the foot ground contact […]

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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 cooked rice (about 400g/14oz uncooked rice) 400g tuna in springwater 200g frozen petits pois , defrosted under […]

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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 was introduced into their normal diet the group lost 2.7kg more fat than the other […]

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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 , deseeded and chopped into chunks 2 large baking potatoes , peeled and cut into bite-size […]

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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 soft brown sugar 1 tbsp chilli sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 tsp vegetable […]

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