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A Message To Those In Their First Year Of Training...

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A Message To Those In Their First Year Of Training...

         Time and time again, we see the same pattern emerging across the fitness world.  We pick up weights for the first time and immediately our brains make a mental note – “buy supplements.”  Along with the other cliché thought processes – “work chest every day, take selfies, post to Instagram, get sponsored and become a huge fitness star.  Easy!” #fitfam ... And is it our fault for thinking this way?  Hell no! We don’t just ‘step into the gym’ when we pick up those weights for the first time.  We’re stepping into a constantly shifting world where narcissism clashes with...

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Why 'Low Fat' Titles May Actually Be Misleading....And How To Tackle Them

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Why 'Low Fat' Titles May Actually Be Misleading....And How To Tackle Them

So you're out on your big shop.  You know you need the essentials - Cottage Cheese, Milk, Cheese Triangles, Greek Yoghurt, Sweet Potato Fries and more...  ...You do what we all do and pick up anything that states 'Low Fat', which is great! But what exactly constitutes itself as low fat?  Well, if you're in the UK - According to The Food Safety Act (1990) and the Food Regulating Act (1996) manufactured food stuffs must be marked and labelled with a series of information, but no regulation exists to control what manufacturers describe as 'lite', 'low fat' or 'light'.  Thankfully, most...

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6 Quick Recovery Tips

Recovery

6 Quick Recovery Tips

Resistance and cardiovascular training can put your muscles and Central Nervous System (CNS) through some serious demand! Like it or not, both systems will require rest. Rest is good. Rest is when we ‘grow’ or ‘condition’ ourselves for the next session. Continuing to push your body without giving it sufficient time to repair and recover can not only leave you feeling drained and affect your performance but could also reverse the results of what you were expecting to achieve. We don’t want that, so here’s a few tips for you impatient folk who need to ‘hurry things up a little’ during...

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Try This Glute Booster

Box Squat

Try This Glute Booster

           The normal back squat is widely accepted as the generic ‘leg day exercise’ or if glutes are more your target, the leg press with a tactical foot placement higher up on the pad. The downside to this, is it can start to get a little boring and it can at times, feel difficult to really engage that mind-muscle connection. If you’re in agreement so far, then may I suggest the box squat, a variation of the simple barbell back squat, also known as the pendulum squat. This form of squat is done with (as the name suggests) a box...

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Read This Before Hitting Plyo

Plyometrics

Read This Before Hitting Plyo

           Fitness enthusiasts and sportspersons are well acquainted with the word ‘Plyometrics’. Sprinters, athletes and martial art performers primarily utilise plyometric training to improve their performance levels. It is a form of jump training where the muscles exert high force in a very short span of time. Plyometric exercises involve dynamic moves that are necessary to condition you for sport activities that require explosive movements. These dynamic moves improve power and the constant stretching and contracting of your muscles strengthen them and increase flexibility. Plyo demands a high workload and a lot of stress on the body. It is not meant for everyone!   Types of training...

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