Heart rate training

We have all seen our heart rate flashing up on the cardio machines at the gym but how many of us actually know what it is supposed to be? If you Google heart rate training it is a minefield so this article is going to simply cover how to work out your very own heart […]

Predicting your 1 repetition max (1RM)

In the last article, I gave my opinion on the benefits of knowing your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers on a few lifts. However, if you are not used to lifting heavy loads you may like to estimate these instead. We have produced a chart very similar to the NSCA loading chart based on the […]

Know your numbers – 1 repetition max (1RM)

Now I’m no athlete but I do like training like one. If you also like unleashing your potential and seeing what your body is capable of then I recommend you ‘know your numbers’. Particular your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers. What is your 1 repetition max (1RM)? Your 1RM is the maximum weight you can […]

Move yourself happy

Move yourself happy - the link between fitness and mental health

The link between exercise and mental health is fascinating me more and more lately. When I think about the happiest times of my life they often involve physical activity. Particularly when shared with others. Country walks with my Samantha 🥰 Kayaking, hiking and climbing trees with my son Jayden 🤟 Dad dancing my girls Lyra […]

Are you doing enough physical activity?

If you are not sure whether you are active enough or you are thinking about increasing your physical activity and not sure what to aim for then our table below will give you some guidance, and a possible target to aim for. How many steps per day should I aim for? What are the health […]

Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) – Resistance Training

In a previous article I discussed how we can use RPE to monitor the intensity of cardiovascular training. This article explains how we can also apply a similar RPE scale to resistance training. Behold the RPE scale for Resistance Training! As you can see the numbers on the left and the emoji’s are the same […]

CrossFit at MVMT42 – Part 4

Now that my 12-week challenge is over I can finally say goodbye to my obsession with fat loss and move over to a new goal. Don’t get me wrong dropping some bodyfat has been just what the doctor ordered. I feel healthier, more athletic, and as with the achievement of any goal, I feel a […]