£2.99 Abs

Hey Guys,

Today we’re going to show you how to get better Abs for only £2.99…
  All you need is an ab roller & your own body.

3x Ab Roll-outs to Failure
Circuit, each exercise to failure, no rest between..3x rounds, 60 seconds rest between rounds
– Jack Knives
– Sit Ups
– Leg Raises
– Heel Touches

Enjoy

Are You Over Training?

It’s normal to be stiff or sore after a workout, however if the pain is severe of you’re just not healing it’s possible that you’re over training.

It’s great to be motivated and hit your training hard but not at the expense of your physical & mental health…

Training hard needs to be met with suitable rest & nutrition to fuel your recovery, without it:
– you’ll feel crap
– be at risk of injury
– won’t make progress

Signs of Over Training:
– severe muscle & joint pain
– persistent aches lasting longer than 2-3 days
– constant fatigue & tiredness
– decreased performance
– failure to progress
– stress, depression or low mood
– insomnia/poor sleep

Avoiding Over Training:
– structure training to ovoid using the same muscles on consecutive days
– if it’s sore don’t train it
– learn how to perform exercises properly
– train with your brain, not your ego
– get 8 hours sleep/night
– protein requirements more than double following resistance workouts (48 hours)
– take the time to understand & learn about nutrition & recovery
– stretch daily
– take at least 2 rest days/week
– invest time in relaxing & de-stressing
– No caffeine after lunch

Follow these key points and you’ll drastically reduce your risk of over training, however if you’re still experiencing symptoms take some rest & deload..If the symptoms persist, see your doctor.

Happy Health,
Tom’s

What is Time Under Tension?

How long are your working muscles actually working for?

Are you getting the most from your reps?

For decades body builders have maximised their time under tension for a very good reason.

Here we have a look at what time under tension is and compare 2 examples..Increasing your TUT will help you to increase the time efficiency & effectiveness of your workout..

Lunge vs Split Squat

Is it a lunge or a split squat?

Both exercises look similar and are great for developing your legs, however there are a couple of differences.

Both exercises see one leg forward, one back and you lowering your hips until your knees are bent to right angles…The difference however is to do with the concentric phase (straightening the legs.

Lunges: place equal pressure on the heel of the front foot and ball of the rear foot
Split Squats: the rear leg rests whilst the lead leg does all of the work

Barbell Leg Workout: For Size!

Have you ever found yourself in a gym with limited equipment?

We can get comfortable in our routine using the same machines & set ups..this isn’t great for progress but also can leave you a little lost when they’re not available.

We’ve put together this leg workout that uses nothing but a barbell & the accompanying plates.

We’ve programmed it using higher (slow) rep ranges to produce a pump (metabolic overload), however you could change this to lower rep, higher weight range for the Squats & Deadlifts for a strength focused outcome.

Enjoy,
Tom’s

Boulder Shoulder Workout

Strong Shoulders.. .

They look great & provide the foundation for all up upper body lifts…

Including shoulder development within your routine will help protect you from injury as well as aid you in continuing to progress in lifts such as your bench press…

We’ve got a simple & super effective shoulder workout for you:

– Military Press: heavy 5×5 (explosive press)
– Dumbell Circuit, slow, lot’s of tension 7reps each x 3 rounds
Front Raise
Lateral Raise
Rear Delt Flye
– Face Pull 3×10-15
– Y-Raise 3×10-15

Enjoy…