When it comes to lifting weights, different opinions, techniques and training styles are often shared around the weights floor. But there’s no denying that how you lift is just as important as how much you lift. In other words, don’t sacrifice technique for load. Good weightlifting technique is like learning to ride a bike – […]

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Possibly the most argued and debated question in the fitness industry is this one: How low should I squat? The answer is not a simple one, it truly does depend on a number of factors. So let’s take a closer look. “You must keep your knees behind your toes to prevent injury.” I believe this […]

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When it comes to training our body, one of the most misunderstood areas is how to  prepare it to deal with the stress its about to endure. As a trainer I see many people starting their workouts with a very minimal or inappropriate warm up, if any at all. Recently I asked Fitness First members […]

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Losing fat is the number one reason people get on the fitness wagon. But with so much misinformation out there it can be hard to know for sure whether your workout is burning fat, or just burning your time. Chances are if you’ve tried to shift stubborn fat before, you’ve probably heard one of these […]

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If there’s one thing most of us have over the Christmas break, it’s time. And given a ‘lack of time’ is one of the largest barriers to fitness, there’s really no excuse to stay active on holidays. It doesn’t have to mean sweating it out in the gym. Get outdoors, make the most of the […]

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