Blog Archives - Life Force Fitness

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

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

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

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