Body Weight Exercises

Body Weight Exercises are great as they can be done any where any time. You don’t need a gym membership and you don’t need to commit to any schedule.

A great measurement of relative strength, you’ll see a lot of big guys in the gym throwing around the 45kg dumbbells who put to the test wouldn’t be able to perform 1 chin up with their own body weight. Continue Reading →

Another 20 minute Workout

This is a guest post by Jenny Man

Are you too busy with no time to go to the gym?  To be fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to spend hours exercising.  You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve in as little as 20 minutes with just your own body weight.  To save valuable time, superset exercises i.e. perform exercises back to back without any rest.  Note: Supersets are best performed with exercises that use opposing muscle groups or totally different muscle groups, so you don’t pre-fatigue any muscles unnecessarily. Each exercise is performed with fresh un fatigued muscles.  E.g.  Push up – Chest followed by Squat jumps – hamstrings, glutes, lower back. Continue Reading →

Stretching

The debate about stretching seems to be a never ending one. Also the advice from health professionals seems on stretching seems to change faster than the British weather! So what I want to do is barge in with my to cents worth and tell you what I think. Continue Reading →

7 Tips to Relieve Stress

Stress is a normal part of life and mild stress can actually be helpful. But for millions of people, stress can seem insurmountable. If it is not handled and dealt with properly, it can cause much more serious ailments like panic attacks, anxiety and depression. There are many causes of stress and each one of us handles it differently. Financial worries, loss of a loved one, a demanding job and much more can cause varying degrees of stress.

Below are some ideas for relieving stress and getting back on the road to health: Continue Reading →

Russian Kettle bells

Russian Kettle bells have been around for hundreds of years but it is only recently that they are going through their second round of popularity. Obviously by the name you will have gathered that they originated in Russia where a standard Kettle bell weighed 32 kilos, thankfully you can find them in most gyms in a variety of different weights. Continue Reading →

The 7 Worst Things In The Gym

Being a personal trainer I’ve seen a lot of bad behavior in the gym over the years. Carry on reading to find out the things that really get on my nerves.

Guys training in groups of more than 3: You’ve all seen them, they stay on the same piece of equipment for 30 minutes performing sets at a rate that would make a snail happy, spending most of their time chatting between themselves and scaring most of the girls away from the weights area. Guys this is not a turf war! You don’t need to bring your whole crew to the gym! Your rest periods are too long and your training intensity is non-existent so if you’re serious about results split into pairs and do your own thing. Continue Reading →