Category: Training

Fit at 40

Leg Press: How Low Should You Go?

  Leg Pressing: How low should you go? In terms of depth/range of movement this is often down to the mechanics of the individual. For example: tight hamstrings will limit the range. Some of you will be able to take your knees right up towards your chest, whereas others will be far more comfortable sticking […]

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Perfection does not exist..

A very simple key to achieve success in any area of your life is to simply do the things you said you would do………. However, all too often we are all guilty of waiting for that ‘perfect’ moment or the ‘perfect’ opportunity, ideally all done at the ‘perfect’ time…. This is why the new diet […]

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10 things NOT to do in the gym…

Have you kick-started your new gym regime? Is 2018 your year in the gym?  Before you go any further, here are 10 things to avoid if you want to get the most out of your training…. Disclaimer: If any of these points ring true with yourself, please remember these are supposed to be light-hearted observation’s […]

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New Years resolutions

New Years resolutions: a quick guide to doing it right….

  New Years resolutions: a quick guide to doing it right…. It’s that time of year when you begin to think more & more about your resolutions.. Christmas has been & gone and many of you will be starting 2018 by hitting the gym to beat that festive bloat & to kickstart the new you…. […]

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abs

Do you want Abs?

  Do you want Abs? ‘What’s the best exercise for this’? (Said whilst pointing to their stomach)… I’ve heard this once or twice over the years…… So, let’s dive straight in: When it comes to getting a flat stomach or ‘abs’, just doing countless crunches won’t do the job! It doesn’t matter how many crunches […]

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Lose weight

Do you want to lose weight?

    The other day I had a good chat with a lady who came to see me as she wanted to lose weight……. Upon discussing her goals, I asked the following questions & if you happen to have the same goal I’d like to ask you the same thing…… Are you bothered about how […]

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weigh train

11 Quick & simple reasons why YOU need to weight train!

11 Quick & simple reasons why YOU need to weight train!   Build muscle to fight fat.   Burn more calories. Increased confidence & self esteem. Better posture. Clearer mindset (get out of your own head). Stronger bones. Better balance & co ordination- you may fall less! Improved heart health & function. Reduced risk of […]

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Sanity

Sanity over vanity…

Sanity over vanity…………. The best/most rewarding workouts (in my humble opinion) are not always the ones when you are all fired up, ‘in the zone’, & beating all your personal bests…… It’s the workouts you do on the days when you are tired, you can’t be arsed, you are stressed, you feel over worked (maybe […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

I wanted to be Arnold Schwarzenegger…

As a child of the 80s,  I grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger on the big screen… Terminator… Predator… Commando… The list goes on, all of which helped inspire me as a kid to go to the gym… This sounds REALLY cheesy, but I remember looking at Arnold and thinking to myself: ‘I want my arms […]

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Popular

Are you popular?

How many people do you know? Grand total? Include all your friends, family, colleagues & acquaintances…….Anyone you have ever known…… It’s a fair few isn’t it? Now of all of these people, how many of are either a member of a gym, or take part in a form of structured training? That list has now […]

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