HOW TO USE THE LEG PRESS

HOW TO USE THE LEG PRESS

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Sit with your feet hip-width apart on the foot plate with a 90 degree angle at the knees. Push out and straighten your legs, leaving a slight bend at the knees. Slowly return to the start position being careful not to allow the weights in the stack to touch to maintain the resistance on your muscles. Read More

WHY REST DAYS ARE IMPORTANT

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When you’re really ‘on a roll’ in the gym and find yourself smashing PRs left, right and centre, the last thing you might want to do is take a rest day – or even worse – take a week or more off training. Read More

HYDRATE NATURALLY DURING EXERCISE

HYDRATE NATURALLY DURING EXERCISE

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When it comes to hydration and exercise, one size does not fit all. Not all bodies have exactly the same hydration needs. But one thing is for sure, when we are hydrated we feel at our best: our muscles, heart and the brain work at their optimum. Being hydrated also keeps us cool when we need it the most. Read More

HOW TO MEAL PREP FOR THE WEEK

By | Nutrition

Sherpa Personal Trainer, shares her top tips on stepping up your meal prep game.Meal prepping is all the rage, and for good reason: it saves time and money, while helping you stick to your healthy eating habits, it’s as delicious as you make it (pre-packed sandwiches for lunch? I’ll pass, thanks.) and it helps to keep hanger at bay (hunger + angry = hangry). Yet, if you’ve thought about embracing this healthy eating habit, only to be derailed once you realise the time and effort – not to mention all the plastic containers involved – I don’t blame you. Read More

WHAT FOODS ARE GOOD FOR A POST-GYM WORKOUT

By | Nutrition

When you push yourself through a tough workout, you’re not actually becoming fitter. What you’re doing is stressing your body and priming it to grow and adapt, in response. If you want to enjoy the best fitness results possible, you’ve got to give your body sufficient rest and nutrition to grow and recover after each workout. Read More

HOW TO EAT HEALTHILY

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Shopping for healthy food has got a bad reputation of being expensive. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Now I know what you might be thinking, that its always the unhealthy snacks that are on offer, but with a few simple tricks healthy eating can be done on a budget. Try following these tricks and see if it makes a difference for you. Read More