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Ladies – weight training will transform you

Weight training will transform you. A lady doing resistance training. Performing lat pulldown

Weight training will transform you It sounds like sensationalism, I know. But weight training really can make a huge difference to your health and the way you look and feel. It doesn’t make any difference if you’re a man or a woman, the benefits can be realised for everyone.   It has many benefits Would

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Sep 12, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Do you need to improve your ankle mobility?

Do you need to improve your ankle mobility? Picture showing dorsiflexion and plantarflexion.

The challenge Do you find walking uphill challenging? Or going up and down stairs? Do you find uneven surfaces hard to navigate? And how about squatting down to stroke the dog? You may need to improve your ankle strength and mobility. So, what do we mean by ankle mobility? Ankle mobility refers to flexibility of

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Sep 10, 2019 / by Samantha / No Comments

What can I eat for…er…drinks

What can I eat for...er...drinks? Picture of supercharged iced tea from recipe book of Life Force Fitness.

What can I eat for…er…drinks? That’s a strange title for a blog, I know. Well, it’s because it’s part of a “What can I eat?” series, you see. Drinks get swallowed and digested just like food. Some drinks offer meal sized calorie content, so drinks really need to be part of the series! “What can

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Sep 05, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 best exercises for abs

Hanging leg raises being performed by Northampton Personal Trainer Samantha from Life Force Fitness, who specialise in weight loss and strength and conditioning. Part of the top 5 best exercises for abs

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. This week we give our view on the top 5 best exercises for abs. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone,

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Aug 30, 2019 / by Samantha / No Comments

What would you choose from this menu?

What would you choose from this menu? Pub meal chosen by Northampton Personal Trainers Life Force Fitness

The eating out challenge If you’re trying to lose or maintain weight then eating out can be a challenge. Most restaurateurs aren’t as concerned with the calorie content of their food as us consumers. They want their customers to love their food and say great things about it. They know that we evolved to love

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Aug 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for a snack?

What can I eat for a snack? Close up of protein jelly from Recipe book of Northampton Personal Trainers Life Force Fitness

“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 talk about snacks. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of the series: ‘What can

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Aug 23, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

Top 5 best exercises for glutes

Hip thrust

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. This week we give our view on the top 5 best exercises for glutes. What are the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises? They are those that build muscle, or tone,

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Aug 01, 2019 / by Samantha / 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