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May 1, 2019

I had no expectation about what training in pregnancy would be like. I’d read the research and guidelines and it was clear exercise should continue at the same frequency (slightly less intensity) unless told otherwise by a medical professional. No concerns from the mid...

August 19, 2018

Why the insanity workout is insane! 

For those of you who prefer home workouts rather than the gym, programmes like insanity may seem like a good option. The adverts sure are persuasive; '1 year of fat loss in 60 days' 'burn 1000 calories an hour', who wouldn't want tha...

June 15, 2018


So you've got the message that weight training should be part of your routine but where to start? I understand that the weights area in a lot of gyms can be an intimidating place, as well as the fact there are 1000's of exercises you could do but what will work? Here...

May 20, 2018

Exercise has many many physical benefits but the mental positives are huge too. Whether you use long steady cardio sessions to process your thoughts, or a blast of high intensity training to clear your mind of anything but how hard the exercise is, you can get your min...

April 16, 2018

With a lot of runners about to embark on the amazing London marathon this weekend, here are 8 common pitfalls to avoid that will mess up all those hard weeks of training and lead to an unhappy day rather than one of the best things you'll ever do. 

1. Setting off to fas...

March 18, 2018

Deadlifts scare a lot of people but they are actually one of the most functional exercises you can do. Here are the vitals:

What do they do?

Deadlifts are a great exercise as they involve multiple muscle groups. They are great for strengthening your back, glutes, hamstri...

February 19, 2018

Squats are known as the king of exercises as they cover so many training goals and translate to multiple day to day movements and sports. Many people are put off by them either as they seem scary or don't think they will offer anything. Well I'm here to convince you ot...

December 17, 2017

I am all for exercise! There is nothing better at treating and preventing so many health problems and it has always been a key part of my life. But how do you know when it's gone too far? It's a hard one to spot but once you know the signs there may be some things to c...

November 26, 2017

It is fact that men can lift more absolute weight than women can. They are bigger than us right? However even if we compare men and women who weigh the same, the men's Olympic world record is 169KG vs the women's 123KG in the 69KG weight category. 

As a genera...

November 14, 2017

Machine weights might seem like a good idea to ease yourself into strength work but it's like trying to use an exercise bike learn how to ride a bike outdoors. It doesn't quite add up. Whilst the exercises may look similar to doing them with free weights they are world...

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