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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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Reasons Why I Love Life At Motive8 North

So, it is coming up to about a year since, I started working for motive8 North, well I originally started on work experience and then Jenny was mad enough to offer me  job. It’s crazy to think it’s been that long; what a wonderful year I have had here at motive8 North. There are so […]

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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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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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3 Short, Sharp Fitness Blasts

Summer is upon us and like myself, most people are loving the idea of taking advantage of the longer days, warmer weather and feeling fitter, stronger and generally more awesome! With this beautiful weather were experiencing you might want to keep you gym sessions short, sharp and to the point so here are a few […]

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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…..how can we fit exercise around our busy lives, work and families. So, without further ado, here are […]

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5 Phenomenal Ways To Improve Your Burpees

As most of you know I’m currently facing the task of doing a fair few (250+) burpees for charity so thought I’d share a few things I had learnt to help you improve your burpees. But firstly a few givens! • I love a good ol’ Burpee • Burpees are hard work • Burpees are […]

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Food Prep With Louis

A Fool Proof Way To Lose Weight, Save Money AND Time. Whilst Being Full! This is your weekly dose of meal on a plate….except it’s in Tupperware boxes and multiple meals!! Don’t you just love food prep! I’ve played around with the idea of meal prep for a while but like most it seemed like […]

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Goal Setting – Why You Should Be Setting Process Goals Ahead of Outcomes!

  Goal setting….we’ve all been there! You’re ready to make a change, you’re sat thinking about setting that end goal to keep you focused; whether it be fitness, physical or even a weight goal. Specifically with a weight goal, as personal trainers, we often hear….’I want to…. Weigh X amount by Z date’ More often then not, […]

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Bulletproof Shoulder Workout

My role as a Sports Therapist commonly exposes me to shoulder problems. Recently I have seen a huge increase in the amount of individuals complaining of shoulder pain with symptoms that suggest secondary impingment. These are often influenced by postural deficiencies (forward slumped posture of the shoulders) or muscle imbalances (overactive anterior chain muscles, and […]

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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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Muscularity And The Empowered Woman

Following last weeks blog, this week covers more PhD findings and highlights the beneficial influence muscularity and strength has on some of the females included in my studies. So, this week I’m looking at muscularity in females. More and more women have been engaging in weight lifting activities. There is often a stigma around women and […]

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Men, Muscles, and Masculinity

Over the next three weeks I am going to introduce some of my findings coming out of my PhD. These relate to how the muscularity plays a pivotal role in our identities, and may benefit (or hinder us) in managing the impressions we both have of ourselves and project to others. These blogs will include, […]

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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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Tweaking Your Squat – Squat Variations

Having some form of squat in your training session is probably the one of most important movement to include. The squat is a compound movement which means it requires multiple joints to fire at once. Squatting with any type of free weight (barbell/dumbbell/kettlebell) activates your trunk muscles, so can be really effective at strength and […]

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