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Lower Body Power Workout

Whether you’re going for that match winning free kick, breaking through a ruck or jumping a particularly large puddle on a Sunday walk, we could all benefit from some extra power in the lower limbs. Power is defined as the result of strength x speed so essentially it all comes down to how quickly you […]

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Roasted Rhubarb

I came home from holiday and our rhubarb had exploded! The rain and warmer spring has definitely helped it grow! Every year I’m faced with a search for healthy rhubarb recipes such as these savoury recipes. I’d love to be creative and whip up something that would rival any Master Chef contestant – but unfortunately […]

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Summer Body Workout

The sun has been teasing us over the last few weeks, combine this with the fact that we are now in May, many people will be thinking about their holidays so that can only mean one thing for this week’s #wednesdayworkout….a Summer body workout! For this Summer body workout, I’ve used a tried and tested […]

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A Cracking Low Carb Breakfast

In the pursuit of a lean, Summer body I’ve experimenting with different dieting methods to help lose a few pounds. I’ve settled on reducing carbs whilst keeping protein above 1.5g per pound of body weight, and maintaining fats around 70-80 grams a day, so I thought I’d share my cracking low carb breakfast with you. Now, what […]

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Workout Pyramid

Sometimes we just have no inspiration for what we want to do in the gym. Sometimes we don’t even want to do our regular programme. And sometimes we want to just add in something extra. The weekly workout which we have in the gym at motive8 is just for that, adapt it to your needs. […]

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Pesto Butter Beans

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog all about beans, comparing nutritional values of our favourite beans. Now, it seems only appropriate that I should give you a bean recipe to enjoy. And these creamy pesto butter beans is just the one to get your taste-buds going. Ingredients: Pesto: Garlic clove x 1 Pine […]

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Sculpted Backside Workout

You may have seen that the girls here at Motive8 are teaching “bum sculpting” classes for Sweaty Betty this month. We’ve been very excited about it! However, it’s always difficult planning a session in a new place. We have to consider kit (or lack of it), the space available, expected amount of people and their […]

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4 Moves For A Bigger Chest

A bigger chest is a popular goal for a lot of gym goers, with a chiseled sets of pectorals defining for many people what an athletic physique should look like. For some people blessed with the genetics of Zeus they only have to do a few cable flyes, some press ups then pound a protein […]

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Mighty Motive8 Strength Challenge – Can You Conquer it?

If you love a good workout challenge then look no further.  Here’s a great combination of 5 mini-tests that when put together, form the Mighty Motive8 Strength challenge.  The entire challenge takes about an hour and you can use the results as a benchmark to track your progress.  Make sure you start with a full-body […]

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Protein Based Snack Alternatives

I am firm believer that without healthy alternatives to snacks, the average gym goer will have a tough time sticking to a clean eating diet. As I also fall into this category, I decided to try some protein based snack alternatives for some of my go to healthy snacks and foods. 1. Protein pancakes In the […]

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TRX Workout

Is the gym packed and no equipment free? Are you short on time and want a quick all over body blast? Perhaps you just want to try something new? Have you ever used a TRX suspension trainer? Whether you have or haven’t, then here’s a cheeky little whole-body TRX workout for you to have a […]

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A Weight Loss Diet For People Who Train

There are literally more diets, diet books and weight loss guides in the world than you could possibly count.  Some of them are naff, but for the most part they all tend to work in the sense that if you follow the overall advice you’ll lose weight.  However, how much of that weight loss is […]

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Get The Results You Want

Here’s a list of some really exciting fitness things: 1)  Starting a cool new programme with loads of interesting new exercises you haven’t seen before; 2) Telling everyone your goals and posting your training on social media, #fitfam #workoutwednesday #norestdays #grind; 3) Hitting new personal bests or records. But guess what?  Most of the exciting stuff isn’t what’s going […]

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