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Exercise of the Week: Jump, Push, Slam Circuit 1

19th September 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

This little circuit’s another good way to end a workout (you can find out more about workout ‘finishers’ here). For this I completed 10 repetitions of each exercise with minimal rest. then 8 reps of each, then 6, then 4, and finally 2 reps of each. Dropping 2 repetitions each time somehow makes it motivating […]

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Exercise of the Week: Plank Walkout

13th September 2013 by Lyz Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

An intermediate progression on from the plank – essential for developing a firmer core! – Begin in a push up position with hands directly below shoulders – Walk your hands out, keeping your hips still – imagine you’ve got a glass of water on your back that you don’t want to spill – When you’ve […]

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Diligent Fitness Live (Event)

We know exercise can get a little samey. And we also know that music can help keep us going during a workout (or at least distract from the strain!). So this weekend we’re holding a test run for a new workout idea we’ve been working on. I’ve put together a varied workout for the session, […]

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Exercise of the Week: Plank Row

6th September 2013 by Lyz Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

Doing the plank for firmer abs can get pretty boring. And once you can hold for a minute it means you’re ready for something a little more challenging to take your abs to the next level. So today’s exercise of the week is a challenging progression – the plank row! Level: Advanced Areas worked: Core, […]

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Exercise of the Week: Barbell Complex 1

30th August 2013 by Lyz Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

At the gym we finish workouts with something called a ‘finisher’ (OK, so we ran out of creative names). Basically it’s an exercise or group of exercises that get the heart rate up, burn some calories and tend to be more fun and engaging than using cardio machines. If you’re up for mixing up your […]

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7 Hidden Benefits Of Walking I Never Expected

21st August 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

Ask me a year ago if I’d consider my self a walker and I would’ve laughed. I didn’t walk anywhere. I even used to drive to the tesco express that I could see from my back garden. That all changed January this year; with the goal of getting on top of my aches and pains […]

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Exercise of the week: Stability Ball Plank

17th August 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

Give the Stability Ball Plank a go to firm up the abdominals and improve your core stability! – Start with your forearms on the ball, knees on the floor – Lift your knees and hold. – Keep your whole body in one straight line from head to foot – You should feel in your abdominals, […]

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5 ways to keep fitness interesting

10th August 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

One of the main battles people have is staying engaged with fitness overtime. Because our business relies on helping people achieve sustainable results we’ve had to come up with ways to make keeping fit as interesting and enjoyable as possible. So, If you’re tired of the same old routine and need some ideas on mixing […]

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If You Don’t Like Running (Or If It Hurts) Try This Instead to Keep Fit

7th August 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

Running is one of the simplest, most convenient ways to keep fit. We can do it almost anywhere, we don’t need a great deal of time and it costs no more than the price of a pair of trainers. For these reasons running is pretty cool. Problem is, for many it causes aches and pains […]

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10 Minute Home, Holiday or Hotel Workout

5th August 2013 by Kieran Igwe Exercise 0 Comments

You’re keen to keep fit over the holiday season, but you’re either away on holiday, stuck in hotels, or you’ve got to stay home with the kids. Fortunately I’ve got a quick fix to help you keep your foot in door. Even if you’re limited for time, equipment and space. Enter the 10 minute Home, […]

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