Welcome to this new 5-part guide on how to get started with your health & fitness journey. Working with experienced coaches from Pinnacle Performance, each week you will discover a new post filled with helpful fitness tips and insights. Ready to start? Let’s look at which exercises you should include in your new fitness routine. Part … More Beginner’s Fitness Guide Part 1: Which exercises should you start with?
As the clock ticks, here’s my weekly update on my preparation for the Arnold Classic Europe – one of the biggest IFBB events! Training With only 5 weeks to the show, my training programme now has a bit of steady cardio after every workout (as opposed to pretty much no cardio during the maintenance phase). … More My Comp Prep – 5 weeks out!
The tire flip is a part of strongman training (ak.a functional training). It improves strength, power development and conditioning. The flip looks simple but don’t get fooled by the size of this tire – it is relatively heavy!!! The movement should be generated from the lower body. Your arms should be slightly bent in a comfortable position, … More Exercise of the Week: Tire Flip
This week we answer a question from Uganda. PT Kim will answer Ingrid’s questions below: Question: Is basic yoga just stretching or does it do something to your body like tone you? And do squats really make your butt bigger and tighter? What the expert says: Hi Ingrid, Thanks for your two questions on yoga and … More Do yoga and squats tone your body?
The walking squat will prepare your legs and core for a typical “leg routine”. This exercise is perfect for the start of your leg workout and a warm up for squats as well as a great finisher during a quad session. The idea here is to go heavy and stay low in the squat position … More Exercise of the week: Walking Cable Squats
The more I think about it the more I start to believe that fitness is like fashion – so many trends, so many styles, so much to try on! Choosing your fitness routine is like building your signature style. You need to pick and mix things which you know you will like for a long … More Should I Follow Every Fitness Trend?
By Adrianna McDonald MYTH #1 I DON’T WANT TO GET BIG. This is a big misconception amongst the ladies. I say it over and over again: lifting weights to build muscles is a long, hard journey, which requires lots of discipline. Weight training is by far the best way to increase lean muscle mass, speed up your metabolism, … More Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 2
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The rear delts function like a back muscle – they help you pull your arms downwards and/or backwards. They get quite involved in your back training but it’s important to add in at least one isolation exercise in your shoulder program to strengthen them. Here’s how to do it: Facing the pulley machine bend over … More Exercise of the week: Cable Reverse Flyes
The Front to Lateral Raise Combo is a great shoulder exercise. This combination can recruit and develop the anterior and lateral deltoid muscles. It’s great as a part of a warm up or superset. Here’s how to do it: Stand straight holding dumbbells or small weight plates in each hand. Keeping your elbows slightly … More Exercise of the week: Front to Lateral Raise Combo