I just came across this great resource for 111 kettlebell exercises. There is so much rubbish on the internet it is nice to see an informed and educational post about how to do certain exercises. Two things stand out about this resource: difficulty – there are exercises for all levels and many progressions/regressions videos showing[…]
The Turkish Get Up (TKGU) is one of the best yet most under-used exercise you can find in the gym. This is largely down to the complex, technical nature of the movement. It is a great tool for injury prevention, warm up, strength gains, conditioning, fat loss, movement development and screening. At Actuate Personal Training we[…]
Have you booked your summer holiday? Have you even started to think about getting ready for beach? Perhaps its a bit early to start getting fit, you can start in July, that’s enough time, right? I think you know the real answer. There is simple way to losing that extra bit of fat around the[…]
This month I have read quite a bit (research, books, articles etc) and here is a short list of the ones that I think can really help you. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – this is a catalogue of the authors interviews with some of the most successful people on the planet. I really[…]
The importance of sleep is currently a bit of a trendy topic in the fitness world and rightly so. A lack of sleep can be responsible for increased stress and depression, reduced performance and energy, decreased appetite, fat gain, muscle loss, increased chance of illness and the list goes on. So you can see why[…]
It has been well documented that physical exercise can help with mild-moderate forms of depression. Doctors can prescribe exercise but it seems far easier and more common for them to prescribe anti-depressants. Yet there is a growing body of evidence on the benefits of exercise (not just to mental health but to your general wellbeing!). Structured[…]
Lots of photos of clients working hard at the gym here!
Summer is here (apparently) so more and more people are hitting the gym in a last ditch attempt to get the six pack out. And it’s great to have more people interested in exercise but…this means there are lot more people doing wrong, less than optimum or downright ridiculous exercises. Not everyone can afford regular[…]