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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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Alex’s Training Goals for 2019

Full disclosure, I’ve never been a fan of ‘New Year’s Resolutions,’ mainly because the average one lasts about 13 days!  With that said, I do like setting training goals for the coming year so that I have something solid in my mind to build towards. Put simply, by the end of 2019 I plan to… […]

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15 Minute Kettlebell HIIT

I recently recommended the Fitness Blender website to one of my clients who travels a lot and was bored of doing the Body Coaches HIIT. I love Fitness Blender as an accessible – and doable – home workout. They have a lot to choose from! In fact, I took some inspiration for this 15 minute […]

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Transformation Thursday

You may remember Maddie from the previous blog we wrote about her. That was September 2018 and Maddie had lost a stone and a half. But Maddie didn’t stop there. Another Do It In 12 later and a Race For Fitness competition, combined with balancing her food and social life; sees Maddie 2 stone and […]

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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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January’s Member of the Month – Andrew White

We start 2019 by announcing January’s member of the month – Andrew White.  Andrew was unanimously nominated by the Motive8 team. And can I just say that I have never seen someone so excited to get a free drawstring M8 bag and keyring! Not only has Andrew lost half a stone since joining, he always […]

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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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Power and Plyometric Workout

Wanting to get a bit more powerful and explosive? Perhaps you play a sport that you want to improve at? Or perhaps you just want to feel athletic in your training?  Here’s a great power and plyometric workout that you can blast through in around 45 minutes.   1) Reactive Counter-movement Jumps – 3 sets […]

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5 Strength and Fitness Goal Ideas for the New Year

Stuck for ideas of what to set yourself for new year’s resolutions?  Here are 5 strength and fitness goal ideas for 2019. They are specific, measurable and achievable goals that you could start working towards. 1) Master the pull-up One of the classic bodyweight exercises, the pull-up is a great strength to bodyweight ratio test, […]

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New Year Cardio Blast

If there is a type of exercise that I dislike the most – it’s cardio! I love cycling and rowing, but actually getting round to doing cardio exercises (you know, star jumps and burpees), I avoid them. New year, new you right? So here’s a quick new year cardio blast that even I can stand […]

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Jenny’s Kettlebell HIIT Combo

For the regular readers of our blogs you may know I had a baby 8 months ago. This means I’ve had to be a bit more flexible with the strength training element of my training schedule as I can’t always make it to the gym and have to workout at home instead. So I devised […]

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Christmas Bodyweight Blast

With the build up to Christmas comes the extra calories that need to be accounted for if you’re looking to stay on track over the festive period. The biggest issue that fitness fanatics face over the festive period (apart from trying to resist 2nd and 3rd helpings of Christmas dinner), is that gyms are on […]

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Top 5 Fitness Trends for 2019

As the end of 2018 grows ever closer, we look ahead to what are set to be some of the biggest fitness trends for 2019.  Here are 5 key things to look out for in the new year.   1) Mindfulness Based Yoga Yoga has consistently been a trending fitness activity for the past decade. […]

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Santa’s Training Plan

Think Santa is just some out of shape old white guy with a beer belly? Think again! In just one night this athletic powerhouse circumnavigates the globe (a whopping 40’000 kilometres) and personally delivers at least one toy to all 2 billion children in the world.  Assuming each toy weights at least 1kg, that 2 […]

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Motive8’s Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

Last week we shared Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for him, so this week we look at Motive8’s Christmas gift ideas for her! With Christmas fast approaching, it’s that time of year when we gents start to panic about what to get those important ladies in our lives. With that in mind, here’s my top gift […]

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