Exercise

Static Balance Progressions

Static Balance Progressions: Standing stance, torso rotations on BOSU. This is a more advanced drill in the static balance progressions

Do you find yourself increasingly unsteady on your feet? Or perhaps you fall sometimes? Do you have to hold on to come down the stairs? Or perhaps you feel you don’t have balanced power in your sport? You would probably benefit from some balance training. These Static Balance Progressions would be a good start. Static

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Nov 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

High Intensity Resistance Interval Training

High Intensity Resistance Interval Training is a great way to work the entire body in a short space of time, ramp up the metabolism and burn loads of calories

Most of you will have heard of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s a great form of training, especially for those who are time poor. Below, we put a different slant on traditional HIIT workouts with High Intensity Resistance Interval Training. Do HIIT our way and you’ll be keeping it fresh and working every muscle

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Oct 31, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The top 6 full body exercises

Client Dave midway through a 150kg deadlift with the hex bar. The deadlift is number one in the top 6 full body exercises.

What are the top 6 full body exercises? To some extent, it a matter of opinion. Here, we give you ours. Why should you care about full body exercises? Because they have a lot of benefits that ‘lesser’ exercises don’t have. Read on to find out more.   What do we mean by a full

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Oct 24, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you ready to recover?

Are you ready to recover? Psoas stretch being demonstrated by Jon from Life Force Fitness

Are you ready to recover? When you finish your workout, do you rush outside into the cold? Are you under time pressure, keen to press on with the rest of the day? Just like the warm up, a cool down allows your body to adjust back to resting physiology. But, importantly, it’s a great time

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Oct 10, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you ready to workout?

Are you ready to workout? The right warm up will help you perform at your best.

When you start your workout, are you really ready? The right warm up could really boost your workout performance. That’s going to help you fast-track your progress towards your goals. The wrong warm up could leave you lacklustre and stifle your progress. Which would you prefer?   Why do you need a warm up? You

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Sep 27, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

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

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

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