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 m...

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...

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 exe...

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...

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 off...

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 th...

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 t...

November 2, 2017

Following on from my yoga vs. Pilates article where I described how if you are hypermobile or 'too bendy' yoga might not be the best option for you. But how do you know if you are hypermobile? There are a few quick checks wh...

October 16, 2017

We all know we'll get weaker as we get older but does it have to be that way? Evidence is pretty overwhelming for exercise at any age but there is an emerging group for focussed research on the older generation. 

Strength tra...

October 12, 2017

For me the answer to why I don't have a six pack is simple..

Chocolate! 

In truth I am not committed enough to a healthy diet to have a low body fat percentage. We all have a 'six pack' but it's hidden underneath whatever fat...

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