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Am I too old to build muscle?

Am I too old to build muscle? No! Older clients working out at Life Force Fitness, Northampton Personal Trainers specialising in Strength and Conditioning

“Am I too old to build muscle?”. You may be asking yourself this question. We certainly get asked this question a lot by our prospective clients. The answer is a resounding ‘NO!’. I have to caveat that a little. If you’ve already been focused on building muscle then you may have reached your genetic potential.

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Aug 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat as a dip?

Healthy Baba Ghanoush

“What can I eat as a dip?”. We get asked about what to eat an awful lot by our clients. In this series of blogs we attempt to answer that question. In this second instalment we talk about dips. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of

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Aug 08, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How often should you weigh yourself?

How often should you weigh yourself?

Why is that even a question? Why is “how often should you weigh yourself” a question we should be asking? Because when you’re losing weight it’s never a straight line. You will never find that you are just a tiny bit lighter each day. Your weight will go up some days and go down on

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Jul 27, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for lunch?

Chicken, lentil and broccoli salad

“What can I eat?”. This is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In this series of blogs we’ll attempt to answer that question. In this blog we’re talking about lunch. Read on to find out more.   Why is “What can I eat?” a common question? All our clients get

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Jul 25, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 best calf exercises

Top 5 best calf exercises- standing heel raises

Top 5 Best Calf Exercises This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. Today, our top 5 best calf exercises. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do

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Jul 18, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Simple Salad

Simple Salad

Simple Salad It’s summer and it’s a great time of year to enjoy a healthy simple salad. Do you find salad boring? It doesn’t have to be a boring combination of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber! You can have anything you like in a salad. Here’s an idea for a simple salad that is brimming

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Jul 17, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The Health Risks of Sugar

Lumps of Sugar

I’ll never forget the alarming incident that Samantha and I experienced a few years ago following a high sugar intake. Surely a health-conscious guy like me doesn’t go near sugar? Generally, no, but there is one occasion where it is not just ok, but encouraged. Immediately post-workout it is common practice to down a whey

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Jul 12, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

5 Best Chest Exercises

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do so in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing way. They should work well for

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Jul 05, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The Link Between Diet and Mental Health

A picture of scrabble letters spelling the words mental health

Mental health has become something that people are encouraged to talk about, and you can see that from the number of stories in the news. Reading around, mental ill-health seems to be a broad term covering common associations such as depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD and eating disorders, but also includes anxiety disorders and persistent unhappiness

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Jun 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

5 Best Tricep Exercises

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone, and do so in a balanced, aesthetically pleasing way. They should work well for

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Jun 21, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments