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Sunday 29/03/2020

Posted on 29 March, 2020 at 13:45 Comments comments (370)

I'm writing the date as the title just to remind myself what day it is 8)

1st week of Daily Trainer done and !st week in isolation done. I personally have really enjoyed it. Some of the things I've enjoyed:

  • Being home! I'm never home. I've got a list of jobs to do and really enjoying have the time to do them. Taking pride in your home is a must, especially right now.
  • Spending time with the kids. Not really time in the house because that can be a daily war, es...

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Friday 27/03/2020 - Overview

Posted on 27 March, 2020 at 10:05 Comments comments (686)

1st full week of no gym!


I don't know about you guys but this week my anxiety has been high and spent hours every day on social media. Gradually I've settled into a routine now, thankfully.I feel much more at ease and no pressure to do 1 million things. This upcoming week I will enjoy the process of designing and doing each workout much more.


 A few things that have become apparent to me as I've isolated this week...


 1 - Everyon...

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3 Tricks to get wider shoulders

Posted on 23 March, 2017 at 13:20 Comments comments (449)


1. Wider Grip = Wider shoulders

When performing barbell shoulder presses a wider grip recruits more muscle fibres from the lateral head of the shoulder. Change your grip to 1 and a half times shoulder width and watch them shoulders grow.

 

2. Perform a variety of side raises

Everyone knows a standard dumbbell side raise and your body is probably stale from using it every shoulder workout. Next time you train shoulders try adding in cable side raises, h...

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5 fat burning tricks

Posted on 7 March, 2017 at 7:30 Comments comments (92)

1. Transition To Interval Training

Kick start fat loss with intervals. Skip steady state cardio and alternate between timed periods of all-out bursts an low intensity recovery. This form of training will have you burning calories at lightning speed for hours after the workout is over.

 

2. Switch To A New Piece Of Cardio Equipment

Don't let your workout become stagnant! Abandon your cardio of choice and change things up. Not only will you work a new set of muscles...

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Training To 'Tone Up'

Posted on 1 December, 2015 at 7:20 Comments comments (100)

Tone up.... What is that? 

Most people regard it as the body tightening and firming up giving you a more appealing look.

The truth is, it's used to define losing body fat and gaining lean muscle. Lean muscle being the scary part for most females.

Majority of our clients look to tone up when they join the gym but dont want to do any weight training. Thats ok. There is many ways to lose body fat and shape the body without weights, but thats for another post.

This po...

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How many reps to build muscle

Posted on 18 November, 2015 at 5:30 Comments comments (505)

Building Muscle

Building muscle is a process of stimulation - overload - recovery - growth. We stimulate the muscles by performing an exercise that targets that area. Studies show that a rep range of 6-12 repetitions will benefit us best when building muscle is our goal.

Overload is the next part of that process. To create overload we must improve on strength or exhaust the muscle to failure.

From this point we then recover and grow. Good nutrition and correct ...

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When to train

Posted on 17 November, 2015 at 4:50 Comments comments (1)

Recent studies suggest the best time to train is early evening, between 5pm-7pm. Studies support this with research showing our bodies are naturally warmer and testosterone levels are higher at this time of day. 

But does this work for you?

For some people this is perfect and is their preferred training time. For me, No, I'm taking classes and personal training sessions. Does this stop me from getting a good workout or achieving great results? Definitely not!

Truth is, ...

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