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Intensity is the key to your results.November 1, 2013

  “I have lived my whole life with high intensity.” – Rafael Nadal In order to get the best result from any work you do, it must be done with some intensity. This is none truer than when training. I can give you the best program in the world. All the nutritional information you need […]

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Periodising NutritionOctober 22, 2013

Periodising your nutrition. By now most of you who train with us will have some kind of a plan. At least, hopefully, most of you will. A training plan is essential for evaluating how well your training is going. If you have no map, how do you know you’re going in the right direction? An […]


Hip pain (and what to do about it)October 16, 2013

This is the first of a series of posts from resident physio Joseph O’Connor, Here he talks about hip pain, and what to do about it… Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is a complex disorder that can be a challenge for many patients and manual therapists. Diagnostic difficulties, confusion about where the pain is coming from […]

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Top 5 Exercises – Part 6October 12, 2013

Coach Andy Newall gives us his top 5 exercises. Read on… Back Squat So, first on my list is the back squat. The king of all strength exercises.  Whatever your fitness goals are you should defiantly be squatting! When any of my clients squat I insist on ‘ass-to-grass’ i.e proper squat depth which is basically […]


Top 5 Exercises part 5October 7, 2013

For our fifth installment, coach Keir Williams chimes in on his top 5 exercises… Those of you who have trained with me or seen me train you’ll know that the barbell is usually involved, the reason is simple I feel it’s the most versatile piece of gym equipment there is, you can gain real strength, […]

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Top 5 Exercises – Part 4September 30, 2013

This time its Brett Sizeland on his top 5 exercises. Have a read guys.  Back squat – a well known strength coach once said to me: “you can do anything you want to get strong, as long as its squat.” That’s stuck with me for years. The back squat in particular is the strongest of […]


Top 5 Exercises – Part 3September 23, 2013

Its the turn of Concept Fitness UK newest coach Will Stacey to give you a lowdown on his top 5 exercises. Read on! I’ve decided to incorporate training exercises I use for rugby in my Top 5 as many of my personal favorites have already been covered so brilliantly by my colleagues. The following exercises […]


Top 5 Exercises – Part 2September 16, 2013

It’s the turn of resident Concept Fitness UK coach, Biochemist and MMA superstar  Ben Hajir to give us the lowdown on his top 5 exercises. My top 5 consists of moves I’d recommend for anyone whatever the goal but are also my personal top 5 “desert island exercises” so to speak. Squat – Strength training […]

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Top five exercises Part 1September 13, 2013

In this multi-part series we will be looking at our top 5 exercises. First up is coach Ryan Martin. The Power Clean  The power clean is a full-body movement in which the bar is lifted fast and explosively from the floor to a racked position on the front of the shoulders. I was first introduced […]


Alcohol, performance and training.September 6, 2013

Alcohol is a big part of many peoples lives. Socially as Brits we are keen to reach for the wine or beer more regularly than our European counterparts. Binge drinking is something that takes place most weekends across the nation, it’s something we do particularly ‘well’. But what’s the cost of alcohol on your fitness […]