Why training abs won’t give you a flat stomach… Targeted fat loss, or “spot reduction”, is a widely misbelieved theory that a person can reduce fat from one specific area of their body through training. Dropping belly fat tends to be the most common ambition, with many people believing that they can lose fat
What’s the difference between “Fast Twitch” and “Slow Twitch” muscles and how does it affect how we should train? Every body is made up of a mix of both fast and slow twitch muscle fibres, but will generally have a bias towards more of one type. Fast twitch fibres are used to generate power,
New Year, New You? How to track, and stay on track, with your new year resolutions… When it comes to training, seeing physical changes in your body is the greatest motivator to keep going; however, we can often be our own worst critic, so here are some tips for monitoring your progress. Don’t rely
Middle Eastern Chicken & Chickpea Stew Recipe… We all know chicken breast is a great way to pack in some lean protein, but it’s hard to be inspired with it sometimes. This simple Middle Eastern Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a great way to liven up the humble white meat and is high in
How to perform the barbell Romanian Deadlift (RDL)… The RDL is one of our favourite go-to exercises for hitting the posterior chain hard! As the knees are less bent than with a conventional deadlift, greater emphasis is placed on the hamstrings, glutes and lower back; and the reduced range of movement at the knees
What are BCAAs and why do we need them? Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which play a critical role in maintaining muscle mass. They occur naturally in protein but cannot be produced by the body and must therefore come from your diet.
Squats during pregnancy: why squat when pregnant... Squats are a hugely beneficial exercise to perform throughout pregnancy and can be continued right up to birth. TFR director Yasmin has trained countless women throughout their pregnancies, including herself up to days before giving birth. Here are 3 of her top reasons for squatting when pregnant...
Should Women Weight Train? Cardio rooms, HIIT classes and running groups across the world used to be full of women avoiding resistance training for the fear of “getting too bulky” or looking “masculine”. Trust us, if it was that easy to build muscle, supplement companies would be struggling to make ends meet! The idea
If you found that your activity levels decreased substantially during lockdown, you’re not alone. Studies in the UK have shown step counts are down 50% as a result of not doing our daily commute or leaving the house as much as before. Our daily movement plays a huge role in our physical and mental
The Single Leg Hip Thrust is an excellent posterior chain exercise that makes a valuable addition to home workouts since it works the glute muscles very effectively, even without additional weight. To perform the Single Leg Hip Thrust: Elevate your shoulders so that you can pivot around a point on your back just below