Gym Etiquette 101

From the changing rooms to the weight area, when it comes to gym etiquette there are a few dos and don’ts that everyone should follow. Although most gyms have a basic code of conduct members must follow, I feel there are some points that should be added to the list – please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section if I have missed any. 1. Rack your weights! Your mum doesn´t work here, and nobody wants to tidy up after you. If you are strong enough to load the weights on, you´re strong enough to take them off. 2….

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The ultimate 15 minute morning workout (for men)

Here is a quick workout to help you shake off the cobwebs when you wake up and put you in the best mental and physical shape to start the day! 1.      Push-ups (25 reps) An old favourite! This is a great move for working your chest, triceps and core muscles. Make sure your hands are about shoulder width apart and your back stays straight throughout the movement. If this gets too easy for you, try as many reps as you can in a minute or doing them on your fists rather than flat palms for a greater challenge. 2.      Plank…

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3 Top Tips on staying motivated at the gym

Lack of motivation is the main reason why many people choose the sofa over the gym. Staying motivated over time can be tricky, but to get the results you want continuity is key. So, here are my top-tips for staying motivated: 1. Set goals. If you don´t know where you are going, then how on earth are you going to get there? Set yourself both long-term and short-term goals, and make sure you write them down so you can keep an eye on how you are doing. The trick here is to set REALISTIC goals. There is nothing less motivating…

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