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Benefits Of Good Morning Exercise For Hamstrings, Glutes & Lower Back…

Benefits Of Good Morning Exercise For Hamstrings, Glutes & Lower Back... What are the benefits of the Good Morning (barbell) exercise? Do you sit at a desk all day? Run? Play pretty much any sport? Strive for a perky behind? If you answer yes to any of those then you need to make posterior

Hex Press Chest Exercise

The Hex Press is a great chest exercise that is usually performed with two dumbbells squeezed together, but can also be done with one for a slightly easier regression. The main benefit to the Hex Press is that the inward squeeze on the dumbbells activates the pectoral muscles and helps to take pressure off

The benefits of menopause exercise & weight training

Menopause exercise & weight training Why women will benefit from menopause training Almost every women will go through the menopause at some point in their lives and whilst each experience will be different, it is often an anxious and uncomfortable time. This is perhaps exacerbated by the lack of information provided to women, leading

Why training abs won’t give you a flat stomach & what to do instead…

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

How to track, and stay on track, with your new year resolutions…

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…

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 Do A Romanian Deadlift

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

BCAAs – what are they and why do we need them?

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…

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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...