Author Archives: FitnessUnit

Surviving the Party Season

Surviving the party season Christmas is a lovely time of the year to meet up with friends and family, and enjoy the office party with work colleagues.  It is also a time when most people are tempted to over indulge. With the New Year’s Eve celebrations a week after Christmas who wants to struggle to get into…

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Winter running how to stay safe

Running Training through the winter Around 37,000 people will have received the news that they have been successful in obtaining a place in the next London marathon. For those people this means training through the winter in order to complete the 26.2 mile distance in April. Running is more popular than ever now, it’s a free way…

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Which supplements should you take?

When it comes to supplements, there are many questions that often lead people baffled and extremely unsure of the stuff. In this article i’m going to try and answer the most common questions and curiosities about supplements and whether or not it’s worth investing in.   Myth Buster Firstly I would like to get a…

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Building Lean Muscle Mass

Benefits of Building Lean Muscle There are many reasons to build lean muscle, in most cases it’s just to look aesthetically pleasing however their are many different reasons as to why you should build lean mass including: Strengthening your bones Boosting your metabolism aiding in fat loss Pumping up your natural testosterone levels Sharpening your…

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3 ways to increase testosterone naturally

Increasing your testosterone levels can cause rapid gains in muscle mass and vitality in only a matter of weeks. Testosterone is an important hormone for good health in both males and females but as you age the amount of testosterone that your body produces declines. Women naturally have lower levels of testosterone and testosterone is…

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The effect of exercise on our mental wellbeing

What effect does exercise have on our mental well being? Working within the fitness industry, the term exercise or runner’s ‘high’ is something we hear on a regular basis. Client’s feeling great after a workout is very common and gives us as trainers a great sense of achievement. Research suggests that anxiety can be reduced for…

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Eating too much fruit can make you fat

Fruit is good for you it’s healthy right? so I can eat as much as I want. I know its sugar but it’s a natural sugar. Whilst the above is all true fruit is still a sugar and its addictive! Sugar increases our insulin level which in turn increases our appetite encouraging us to over…

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The best time of day to exercise

When is the best time to train? I often get asked this question and wished there was a straight forward answer as I would pack my gym out at those times. There are several factors that need to be considered not least; What type of exercise are you planning? What is the purpose of your training? and…

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The importance of rest and recovery

The importance of Rest and Recovery “Your ability to get results is dependent on your ability to recover from the stresses you place upon it” – Kev Walker Modelhealth Whilst you all need to stay active and exercise forms part of this whether for aesthetics and or health exercise can be another form of stress.…

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Strongman Training

Strongman Training What is Strongman Training? Strongman training is about true functional strength. It is about lifting heavy, pushing heavy, carrying heavy, pulling heavy, all the primal movements with a heavy load. We use compound exercises like the squat, deadlifts, clean & press, farmers walk and prowler that work several muscle groups at once and that includes the heart…

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