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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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Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken

Ieuan’s Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken Are you a fan of that odd cheeky Chinese takeaway? Do you love the salt and peppery goodness that Salt and Pepper Chicken brings? Look no further for your own, homemade, healthier version. This recipe is really easy to prepare and make, and it tastes delicious. You can also […]

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Top Tips for Presenting Confidently

Ieuan’s Top Tips for Giving Confdent Presentations Most of us at some time in our lives will have to give some form of presentation. Whether this be leading meetings, public events, conferences, or weddings etc. It is not an easy thing to do and is very nerve racking. The thought of looking stupid and being […]

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5 Minute Body Weight HIIT

Anyone who has read any of my previous workout blogs, will know by now that I like a quick short blast of good hard work! This week’s workout is exactly that. 5 whole minutes. But it’s a 5 minute body weight HIIT that gets everything working. It’s ideal for when you’re short of time; want […]

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A Day In The Life of a PT | Diet | homepage | Nutrition | Vegetarian | Weight Loss

Vegan Keto – 3 Weeks In

Wednesday the 4th July was the weigh-in day of the 3rd week of my attempt at a Vegan Keto diet. So how’s it going I hear you ask! Are you hungry all the time? Is it working? What are your energy levels like? Are you managing to stick to it? What are you actually eating?  […]

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Golf Workout – Getting Golf Strong

Ieuan’s Getting Golf Strong Workout Recently I have found my new pastime; golf. With rugby out of my sporting life, I needed something to focus my energy on and golf has become that. It is not the rough, tough, and ready that rugby was, but it still requires a great deal of strength, flexibility, and […]

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So You Wanna Learn To Handstand?

So you wanna learn to handstand? You’ve seen the Instagram posts of everyone balancing on their hands. You could do it when you were 10 years old. And now you fancy doing it again. How hard can it be right (cue, much harder than you remember)? If it is something you are serious about, then […]

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Total Warrior 2018

Total Warrior 2018 A year on and once again motive8 North and BTRS teamed up to take on the 12 kilometers and 30 obstacles that stood in the way of them and Total Warrior 2018 glory. Thirteen motivated individuals threw their hats in and battled through the beaming Summer sun. It was the perfect setting […]

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Real “Core” Training

Real “Core” Training! Are you training your “core” properly? Do you know the importance of a strong core? Not sure? Well look no further because this article will overview the real job of our trunk muscles, common training mistakes, and real core training. A great set of abdominals and a strong toned looking stomach is […]

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A Cycling Workout Without A Bike!

It’s that time of year again when I enter a 60 mile sportive and hop on my bike in a panic that I need to start training for it!  If you’re planning to do any distance on a bike, it is important to compliment this time out doors with a resistance workout. When looking at […]

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5 Ways With Courgettes

Ahhh the humble courgette. This seasonal bad boy of the vegetable world is not only a staple in a lot of vegetarian and vegan foods, but is also low fodmap, low carb and delicious. Spiralised, mixed with goats cheese, a pizza or pasta topping, in a martini and even in cake (I kid you not) – […]

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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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Meal Prep: Marinated Chicken, Wedges and Spinach

To compliment the blog I wrote last week about cardio and weight loss, this week’s food blog is about meal prep. If you can set aside a few hours on a Sunday night to prep meals for the next few days, then it can really help with adhering to your nutrition plan. My current macronutrient […]

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Ditching the Scales – Should You Focus on Weight?

Ditching the Scales! So many clients walk through the gym doors seeking a drop in the number of the scales. It is great to have a goal, but should you focus on your weight? Sometimes it is worth ditching the scales and making sure we have other, less weight-focused goals. Unfortunately we are all made […]

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Joe’s Top Cardio Tips

Cardio, the marmite of exercising. As I have recently begun prepping for my first physique competition, I’ve set myself the goal of losing around 12-14 pounds in 16 weeks. Previously I’ve strayed away from cardio and relied solely upon creating a caloric deficit through diet. An approach that I now personally think is slower and […]

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