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Fitness for the over 40s

A man in his 40s performing a front squat

Fitness for the over 40s In this article, we look at functional fitness for the over 40s and how to keep making progress towards your health and body goals. Throughout this article, we will cover what functional fitness is, some age-related considerations when it comes to exercise and how you should train for optimal health

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Jul 24, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Five tips for your own Hollywood transformation

People dressed up as their heroes - this is a first step in the Hollywood transformation

Breaking down the Hollywood transformation It’s common practice to aspire to achieve those Hollywood bodies you see on the big screens, on social media and in your favourite magazines. In this week’s article, we look at how these celebrities achieve their bodies and provide five steps you can take to start your transformation. It’s 2013.

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Jul 10, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Sleep and your Health

Two French bulldogs, one mum, one pup, having a nap in the sun. Sleep and your health

Why is sleep important and how to improve it   In this week’s article, we look at the relationship between sleep and health. We also give you the top tips on how to improve your sleep.   We all know sleep is a vital part of our day. When you sleep, your body does a

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Jun 25, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How to manage stress

how to manage stress

In this article, we look at stress: what it is, the types of stress we experience, how it affects our health and how to manage it.   The word stress usually has negative connotations; it’s a bad thing. But, stress is not necessarily bad for you. We need some stress for the release of certain

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Jun 11, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

How do I programme my workouts?

how do i programme my workouts

Athletic training for average Joes: Programme In this final article in the series, we will review the methods discussed throughout and answer the question ‘how do I programme my workouts to train like an athlete?’.   If you are reading this I hope you have followed the series since it started ten weeks ago. I

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May 29, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

What is interval training?

man sprinting - what is interval training?

What is interval training and why is it so popular? Is interval training best for fat loss? And what are the top 3 interval workouts to use?   In this week’s addition to the ‘Athletic training for average Joes’ series, we are going to look at interval training. Interval training has gained popularity due to

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May 14, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Isometric training and the top 5 isometric bodyweight exercises

Man performing gymnastics - top 5 isometric bodyweight exercises

Welcome to this week’s edition of Athletic training for average Joes: isometric training. If you are new to this series, here is the introduction. In this weeks addition to the series, we will introduce you to isometric training as well as the top 5 isometric bodyweight exercises you can use at home. How would you

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Apr 30, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Athletic training for average Joes: the barbell clean

bottom of clean position

Athletic training for average Joes: the barbell clean Welcome to the third instalment of the ‘Athletic training for average Joes’ series. Today we’re talking about the barbell clean. The goal of this article is to learn the barbell clean and a few of its variations. As mentioned previously, I will be limited in including video

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Apr 16, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Athletic training for average Joes: plyometrics

man performing plyometrics

ATHLETIC TRAINING FOR AVERAGE JOES: PLYOMETRICS Hello dear readers! A bit of a different intro than normal to this ‘Athletic training for average Joes: plyometrics’ article. As with the majority of the country, I am writing this from my ‘home office’ (AKA- the kitchen table). This means unfortunately I have no access to any equipment

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Apr 02, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments

Athletic training for average Joes series: Introduction

image of different athletic training for average joes

Welcome to this new series of blogs ‘Athletic training for average Joes’: Have you ever wondered what makes the training that athletes perform different from your own training? Do you ever question how they can perform such feats of strength, speed and skill? How could you could benefit from training like an athlete? Over the

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Mar 19, 2020 / by Haydn Ward / No Comments