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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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