Posts in “Recovery”

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Keep Your Body Ticking Over – Prehab & Recovery Gym Session

As most of you will know I am trying to go through Lent without having a ‘rest day’ – so some sort of training session every day. It’s going well, I have done about three weeks so far without missing a training session and by my maths I have about two and a bit weeks […]

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Concussion – What Is It and Should I Train?

Having been severely concussed several times myself and observed/treated many many clients with concussion I felt it necessary to spread a little knowledge about this invisible threat. I had one client message me recently asking whether they should attend their session; “I got concussed in the game Saturday, should I still train tonight?”. Although a […]

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Harden Those Hamstrings! Stay Injury Free!

Ieuan’s Hamstring Protection Workout! I am currently treating several people with hamstring complaints and when observing their daily workout regimes I am noticing a common gap and deficiency in how they are loading these problematic hamstring muscles. So this week’s workout installment offers a workout that will help make those hamstrings bomb-proof and give you […]

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Hydration and Weight loss

Following on from Kate’s “Are you drinking enough” blog. I wanted to expand on the current research relating to hydration. I am currently doing further studies in nutrition which is completely evidence based, and I found some of the recent content quite interesting. So for this blog I wanted to look at hydration and weight […]

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An Insight Into Alex’s Training Goals

Don’t worry this isn’t another blog about New Years resolutions. Although, on that topic, my reading is coming along beautiful – I am too chapters away from finishing my first book. ‘Black Box Thinking’, written by Matthew Syed. It’s an enjoyable read – a couple of clients have given me some more books to get […]

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Top Tips for Training With An Injury

We’ve all been there, smashing PB’s then BAM! Injury sets in and halts all training. It may be sudden and acute or something that slowly develops over time which you ignore until the pain is too much. You try to rest for a while but then head to the gym after 3 days thinking a […]

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Top Health And Exercise Myths

In the last 5 years or so, social media has massively impacted the fitness industry, with so many ‘experts’ telling you what you should be doing. The problem is there are so many different opinions that its hard know what is complete rubbish and what is useful. What are health and exercise myths? And what […]

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How To Recover Properly

Ok so you have exercised Monday to Thursday a combination of heavy weights, aerobic interval training and hypertrophic training – your body is in pieces but you have a final session to do before the weekend. How on earth do you recover? Well there are couple basic strategies and a couple of more obscure strategies try […]

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Pastryless Quiche

When it comes to eating healthily, a lot of recipes are altered to make them healthier (Shepherd’s pie, cauliflower rice, protein pancakes etc etc etc.). Sometimes instead of completely changing the recipe, removing one part of the recipe will do the job. Pastry is something we would rarely recommend eating due to the high fat […]

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5 Gym Bag Essentials I Just Wouldn’t Train Without

Back with another modest but unbelievably epic blog covering my gym bag essentials. For me, these five items must be in my bag as I head to the gym as they help mobilize, motivate and prepare me for exercise. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not reliant on these tools however without them I know I […]

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5 Top Tips To Fit Exercise Around Work!

Exercise can often get pushed to the back burner when life gets hectic, whether it is work, socialising, family or just lack of motivation everyone (even myself) have been guilty of making excuses for not exercising. So the question is… can we fit exercise around our busy lives, work and families. So, without further ado, here are […]

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Healthy Granola Recipe

This weekend we held a residential boot camp, I wanted to share one of our scrummy breakfasts with you…..our homemade granola recipe. As a personal trainer, I’ll be honest, I don’t really recommend my clients eat ‘shop bought’ granola as it is often high in sugar, but this is a great healthy granola recipe and […]

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Race For Fitness Training Advice!

Summer is coming and things are hotting up already here at motive8. As you may be aware we have started our Race For Fitness campaign, with eight teams competing and only one will win! There is a great buzz in and around the studio, everyone is getting mega competitive with their fitness testing. So here is my training advice […]

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Amazing Avocado Breakfast Recipe

I am not ashamed to admit I have well and truly jump on the avocado band-wagon, I have been eating a lot recently and I am far from getting sick of it. One of the best accompanies for avocado is egg, here is one of my favourite recipes involving the two – so get feasting […]

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Finish Your Workout Right! How To Cool Down Correctly

My previous blog was about preparing your body for training and how important it is to warm up correctly. Throughout the blog I mentioned how a warm-up gets pushed to the side and people don’t understand the advantages. If a warm-up gets ‘pushed to the side’, then an adequate cool down after training gets pushed […]

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