Lower Back Stretch Does your back feel tight after a day at your desk or after a heavy training session? Take a few minutes to try this gentle lower back stretch which will ease things off. Lie on your back and bring your legs up - knees over hips and shins parallel [...]
Tuesday Tip - Bicep Curls Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand tall with your core braced. Keep your elbows by your sides throughout the whole movement. Curl the dumbbells and at the top of the rep, give your biceps as hard a squeeze as you can manage before lowering the weights back down. [...]
Gym Etiquette Being aware of gym etiquette is something that will help you feel more comfortable in the gym, as well as help you get along well with other members. A gym, especially a new one, can be a daunting place at first but here are some tips that will hopefully help you settle in [...]
Step Ups I do train other body parts, I promise ? Just so happens that I'm one of those weirdos who especially enjoys leg day (once I get started...) Try this superset during a leg workout: A1 Step ups: 4 x 10/leg A2 Romanian deadlifts: 4 x 10 Step ups are a unilateral exercise [...]
Reality To the left of this text is my face, about half an hour after six round of a conditioning circuit and a walk in this cool wintery air. I should have taken photos just after I finished because these photos that you can see here are a definite improvement. The beetroot has [...]
Training Programmes That face you make when you are writing training programmes that your clients are going to love/hate you for!! ??? Now that my competition is over, I'm really enjoying trying out new training without worrying too much about following a set programme and just having to stick to that. Messing about [...]
This is why deadlifts are awesome. Look at all the muscles you train. Look at them!
Hamstrings are ruined after that workout! I haven't done pyramids in ages and seriously felt the burn. Try this in your next leg workout: Lying leg curl ascending pyramid 4 sets, 1 min rest in between. Set 1: Lightweight, 12-15 reps Set 2: Light/Medium weight, 10-12 reps Set 3: Medium weight, 8-10 reps Set 4: [...]