EXERCISE

Unilateral Training

If your goal is to grow muscle, get fit, reduce injury risk or to enhance your athletic ability, unilateral training is essential.  So what is Unilateral Training? Unilateral Training is the performance of exercises that are single-arm or single-leg movements. Whether you are advanced or new to training, Unilateral Training...

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Starting Exercise As A Diabetic

If Diabetes affects you or someone you know then it may be common knowledge to yourself that exercise should be a regular habit, however, that is not always the case (1).  If you are exercising regularly, well done and keep it up, but if you're not then it may seem daunting to start! Getting started can be the hardest step,...

Strength Training for Runners

Running is the foundation for many sports and daily activities, therefore becoming relatively good at it will have its benefits. If you're a recreational runner or a competitive runner performance can always enhanced. Run More to Improve Your Running Abilities? Having a regular running routine will improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. This may occur when someone is new to...

Top 5 Lower Body Exercises

Looking to build your lower body strength? These are five of the best exercises to strengthen and build your lower body. Barbell Hip Thrust  Improve the shape, size and strength of the glutes whilst becoming more athletically powerful! Master the lockout of the hips before trying to go heavier with this one. Try 6-12 repetitions 3 to 4 times, with...

Why Cardio Sucks

There's no denying that cardio is great. But what are the core reasons behind why we are training Cardio?   Why are you performing cardio in the first place? To keep healthy? To lower your resting heart rate?  To improve your blood pressure?  To reduce stress?  To improve cholesterol?  To manage your weight?  There are many benefits that come with...

Three Exercises to Help Your Posture

Looking to improve your posture? These three exercises you can do at home to help strengthen your muscles and improve your pose. Glute Bridge on Heels Strengthen your glute muscles to help stabilise the hips and stop unwanted pelvic tilting. Try to hold this position for 30-60 seconds, 2 to 3 times with a brief rest inbetween.   Superman Squeeze...

Maximise Your Walking!

There are numerous ways in which we could improve our walking capabilities or walking fitness. The more obvious tactics are to walk more often, walk for longer or a combination of both. All three of these strategies are excellent, and you may have already tried those approaches. But let's discuss Intensity. Simply put, how hard is your body having to...

Feeling fit, fit, fit!

Brits went on a fitness drive in 2020 with millions maintaining their regime for the ENTIRE year - driven by a desire to stay fit during a global pandemic.  The ‘New Year New Me’ trend is traditionally difficult to keep up during the wet and miserable months with many quitting after a short period.  But a survey of 2,000 UK...

Exercise to Fight Covid-19

Does physical activity have an impact upon your susceptibility in contracting Covid-19 and can physical fitness control the severity of your symptoms? The latest studies are suggesting that this could be that case (1).  With the most recent social restrictions and people staying at home, accompanied by the gym closures, are we reducing the opportunity to increase our body's immune...

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