Exercise of the week #4

Exercise of the week #4
This week, we will be looking at the dumbbell push press. This is a great fat burner that works the legs, shoulders and core for an effective, efficient workout that also helps to build all-round strength. Ideally, you want to use a weight that is fairly heavy but not so heavy that you find it difficult ...

Exercise of the week #3

Exercise of the week #3
The following exercise is my favourite new legs exercise and is called the Genie press. It is useful if you don’t have a leg extension machine but unlike the machine, it makes you work the core as well as the thighs. The following video explains how to do the Genie press. Remember to try to ...

Exercise of the week #2

Exercise of the week #2
This week we will look at the Bulgarian squat. This is a great exercise for working the glutes and thighs as well as your balance. It is useful if you want to strengthen the legs and don’t have access to a barbell and squat rack or don’t have enough weights to provide enough of a ...

Exercise of the week #1

Exercise of the week #1
Whilst consistency is important when trying to achieve your fitness goals, it’s always good to try other exercises to challenge the body in different ways plus keep your workouts interesting. Every week, I will pick an exercise I find interesting with a video link plus my own comments on it. Some of the exercises will ...

Strength training for beginners

Strength training for beginners
What is strength training? Strength training is about building a stronger body by making the muscles, ligaments and tendons stronger so they can move heavier loads. It is different to bodybuilding which is about hypertrophy – making the muscles bigger. A side effect of strength training can be bigger muscles but this depends on your ...

How to lose weight and keep it off!

How to lose weight and keep it off!
Over the years, I have seen a lot of people lose weight and attempt to lose weight. The key reason why they fail is down to the on diet/off diet mentality. What they should be doing is focusing on changing their lifestyle, rather than “losing weight” or “getting fitter”. When you focus on changing your lifestyle, ...

How to create your own fat-burning workout

How to create your own fat-burning workout
As you’ve probably noticed, there are hundreds of great exercise DVDs out there that can all provide you with hours of fat-burning motivation. The problem comes when you end the 30 day challenge that a specific DVD is designed for. Where do you go from there? You could repeat the DVD from the start but ...

Tips for motivation to get fit

Tips for motivation to get fit
When you start out with an exercise plan, you’re often highly motivated to start training but after a week or two, you may find you’re making excuses to avoid starting the session. With these simple tips, you’ll stay on course and more likely achieve your goals. Depending on the exercise, you could read a book or ...

The healthy snowball

The healthy snowball
You’ve done it before, maybe several times – you’ve cut out everything, gone on a mad healthy lifestyle craze doing lots of exercise and eating lots of healthy food, and seen the results after a few weeks of hard work, then you go on one sudden binge or something time-consuming comes up and you skip ...

The gentle art of weight loss

The gentle art of weight loss
Whenever people want to lose weight, they immediately think about doing some very intense exercise such as running, cycling or aerobics. However, just thinking about leaping around the room or pounding the pavement mile upon mile is enough to make you tired! And while these are very efficient ways of burning fat and something fitness ...