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A Look Into Alex’s Dissertation – Plyometric Training

‘Plyometric training (PT) involves any jumping-type exercise that aims to enable the involved muscles to reach maximal force (Wallace et al, 2010). It is a type of training involving an active muscle switching from a rapid eccentric muscle action to … 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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Do It In 12 Success Stories – Sophie Bambra

This picture is Sophie on week 1 and week 12 of our Do It In 12 programme – a 12 week bespoke personal training programme focusing on two personal training sessions per week, in addition to nutritional and lifestyle support to help you … Continue reading

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Blast That Core!

If you ask people in the gym at the moment what they’re working on, the most common answer is “Summer Body” so here’s a little interval (well 10 exercises) that can be added into your workout to blast that core. … Continue reading

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The Two Dumbbell Workout

Right guys, you know I like to keep my weekly workouts, short, intense and to the point; so here is a workout with just 2 dumbbells and 4 movements… sound pretty simple yeah? This dumbbell workout is going to be … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Needs Analysis – What Makes A Good Cricketer?

A ‘Needs Analysis’ is a term that is used to discover the key physical attributes needed to be successful in sporting performance. Without doing this it is impossible to programme or pick the correct exercises to suit your athlete. It … Continue reading

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Wimbledon Workout

  I love Wimbledon! But like watching anything on TV you don’t want to get too sedentary. This got me thinking, could I train using the tennis? Answer – yes! Here is a workout for you tennis lovers, just like … Continue reading

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Split Squat or Back Squat – Which Should I Do?

Recently I have been loving listening to my podcasts. I am a massive badger when it comes strength and conditioning (S&C) and personal training books, podcasts, blogs or anytime of information source. Out of all the podcasts I have listened … Continue reading

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How To Improve Your Economy of Endurance Exercise

Educating our clients is one of our main goals here at motive8 North, surprisingly though it is the more experienced exercisers that often need a tip or two. Many of the endurance athletes that come to us, especially runners, are … Continue reading

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