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What’s happened to your body during lockdown?

Man looking upset because he has become weak, showing biceps. What’s happened to your body during lockdown?

What’s happened to your body during lockdown? For almost everyone, there has been an enforced change in activity levels and activity choices. And for a lot of us, there have been changes in eating habits. How have these changes affected your body? We discuss the changes that you may have made and how they might

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Jul 31, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How does fat burning work?

How does fat burning work? Image of close up of roll of fat with a lit match underneath

How does fat burning work? Most of you will be familiar with the term ‘fat burning’. And why wouldn’t you be? It’s used – over used – everywhere! Fat burning pills, fat burning workouts, fat burning drinks, fat burning exercises. Fat burning this, that and the other. Each of these products or methodologies will claim

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Jul 17, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The most effective biceps exercise – a biomechanical perspective

The standing barbell curl done strictly is a great exercise, but the intense core engagement can be distracting. It may not be the most effective biceps exercise.

The most effective biceps exercise – a biomechanical perspective   The biceps muscles Which muscle do you most often imagine when strength or weight training comes up in conversation? It’s usually the biceps. Most people will raise their arm to the side and show their guns. They’ll flex their biceps, or at least mime it.

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Jul 01, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What are the best low GI foods?

Picture full of varied coloured beans. The best low GI foods

What are the best low GI foods? That might not be a question you ask yourself currently. Maybe you don’t give Glycaemic Index a second thought? You’d probably should, though. You’d be able to improve your health if you did. What is the Glycaemic Index (GI)? And why is it important? We look at those

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Jun 19, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What fitness equipment should I buy for home?

View looking down a rack of dumbbells. What fitness equipment should I buy for home?

What fitness equipment should I buy for home? Have you been asking this question since the start of the lockdown? Several clients have asked me this question. And I bet tens of thousands across the country are asking the same thing. It’s not that easy to figure it out. There’s a bewildering array of fitness

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Jun 06, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten things you can do to prevent niggles

Regions of mobility and stability in the human body.

Ten things you can do to prevent niggles If you had to narrow it down and choose just ten things you can do to prevent niggles, what would those things be?   The most common niggles We’ve all had the odd niggle I’m sure. A little niggly pain that distracts you when you’re working out.

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May 22, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 10 tips for mature lifters

Client doing lat pull downs. Top 10 tips for mature lifters.

In this post, we present our top 10 tips for mature lifters. Who or what are mature lifters? If you decided to take a closer look at this post, then you probably classify yourself as one. You like lifting weights, being fit and looking fit. You’re well past 40, but you don’t feel you need

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May 07, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Cardiovascular Exercise or Strength Training?

client performing both cardiovascular and resistance exercise

Is cardiovascular exercise or strength training better for overall health and longevity? In this post, we talk around this subject and provide our answer. But first, some questions. Do you want to maintain good health? Of course you do. And you want to be active? Unquestionably. How about remaining healthy and capable to a ripe

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Apr 24, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How can I stay healthy during the lockdown?

How do I stay healthy during the lockdown. Coach doing alternate shoulder taps mid

You may be asking, how can I stay healthy during the lockdown? And given that it is going to be extended and may last a good few more weeks, it’s an important question.   What’s the problem? The problem is that most of us have become less healthy since the government locked us down. Weight

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Apr 09, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Improve your mental health

Improve your mental health - we'll listen and support - client feeling positive with a coach

Would you like to improve your mental health? We’ll show you how you can make improvements to your health and fitness to improve your mental health. Mental health is extremely prevalent in the news these days. The BBC website has a page dedicated to it. And at the current time, with everyone stuck at home

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Mar 26, 2020 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments