Yearly Archives: 2015

Why resistance bands WILL NOT improve your pull-ups…

From The Fitting Rooms gym in London Bridge, Dave explains why using resistance bands to do pull-ups negatively affects your pull-up strength and demonstrates how to actually improve your strength for this key movement... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAhdXxh8TKI

To carb, or not to carb?

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We've all got an opinion on this seemingly devilish food group, but what are the real facts about eating carbohydrates? Carbs are one of your three main macros and are essential for day to day life, unfortunately however their consumption over recent years has been so badly abused that it has earned them a terrible

Unrolling chest flyes: an effective exercise to fix shoulder pain

Tightness in the shoulders is such a common complaint that most people now just accept it as normal and put up with the pain it can cause. At The Fitting Rooms we have many approaches for addressing the cause of shoulder pain to help remedy and eliminate it, which our clients can attest to. The

Want stronger hamstrings, glutes & lower back? Meet the glute-ham raise!

If you're lucky enough to have access to a glute-ham raise at your gym, then this is one machine you should definitely familiarise yourself with. When performed correctly (which unfortunately it rarely is) the glute-ham raise is a powerful posterior-chain exercise that works your glutes, hamstrings, lower back and calves. It is considered one of

Posterior-chain training

Do you suffer from lower back pain? Are you starting to feel like your big lifts in the gym are stagnating? Or perhaps you don’t feel as powerful on the pitch as you should? If so, the chances are that you’re not effectively training your entire posterior chain! With so many exercises available to train

How to eat healthy on the go!

Your best high street choices for lunch when out and about… At The Fitting Rooms we always encourage taking home-prepared lunches into work, but sometimes life just gets in the way so it’s good to know the best options available to buy on the high street. One of the biggest problems with ready prepared meals

A healthier Ceasar salad recipe

The perfect summer salad... Caesar salads get a bad rap for being unhealthy but there's nothing bad about my healthy home-made version: - Romaine lettuce; - Anchovies (Omega 3, vitamins A & B, calcium, magnesium, iron); - Grilled asparagus (fibre, folate, vitamins A, C, E, K, & chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability

What you didn’t know about hamstring training…

Many people lack sufficient hamstring training from their workouts, which is crazy considering how important hamstrings are for both athletic performance and aesthetics. Here are our top tips for hamstring training: 1. Hamstring curls should be done with low reps and early on in your workout. - The hamstring, when working as a knee flexor

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