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Should women weight train?

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

Staying active on lockdown!

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

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How To Do The Single Leg Hip Thrust

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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

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Core Strengthening Ab Circuit

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Core Strengthening Ab Circuit Here’s a killer ab circuit that will not only help to sculpt and strengthen your abs, but also works your deep, inner core muscles for a strong and healthy body! - 10 seconds rest between exercises; - 1 minutes rest after completing the circuit; - Repeat the circuit 3 times.

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The Fitting Rooms Outdoor Gym launched in London Bridge

The Virtual Home Workouts have been great, but things just got a little more exciting! Last week we opened our Outdoor Gym offering 1-on-1 and Shared Personal Training, just 2 minutes’ walk from The Fitting Rooms Gym in London Bridge. Be it rain or sunshine, the old crew have been getting back together and

Top Exercise to Relieve Neck and Back Pain – Prone TWYI

The Prone TWYI is our top home exercise for neck and back pain! If you're starting to notice a stiff neck or sore back from all this extra sitting indoors, you're not alone! Working from home with less than ideal desk setups, participating in regular Zoom catch-ups and longer-than-ever Netflix sessions are not exactly

Build Muscle with Mechanical Drop Sets

Mechanical Drop Sets are a highly effective way to build muscle and can easily be implemented during home workouts, even without weights. A standard drop-set involves you performing a set of an exercise, almost to failure, and then dropping the weight to achieve more reps. A Mechanical Drop Set requires you to use the

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What’s better: dumbbells or barbells?

"So, which is better, dumbbells or barbells?"🤔 Of course, there is no simple answer as it will largely depend on your training experience, your strength level and your current goals; but below are some guidelines of when to use each to maximise your results… If you're new to training, it is important to create

Should you use dynamic or static stretching pre and post workout?

Whether you should use dynamic or static stretching pre and post workout is a hotly debated topic. Both types have their benefits, but most research suggests that dynamic stretching is preferential before training and static stretching after. Stretching helps to support muscle flexibility so that we have a healthy range of motion in the

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