Ah, the hip hinge. The movement where you can go from a position of refined precision to looking like a shrivelled prawn within seconds!! Poor form in this position can cause a damaging injury to the spine.  Of course, this is exactly what you do not want as...

Why is it important to train your back? Your back is made up of so many different muscles (upper and lower) that are often undertrained because a lot of people only concentrate on what they can see in the mirror.  So…why is it important to train...

Have a training buddy Having a training buddy always helps you train so much harder even on those days that you can’t be bothered as it’s been a long day at work, it’s cold dark mornings or just having an off day. Having arranged a...

What exercise is best for you? The answer to this is simply whatever you enjoy that gets you moving. There is no “right” exercise. There are however exercises that will benefit you more than others depending on your goals. For example, if you want bigger muscles then running...

Now, you may look at this and think, what do bear holds even do? Doesn't look too challenging...

PRESS UP WITH A TWIST Now, we all love the classic press up exercise (or you all should anyway). As we know, it's a great chest builder but also trains the triceps, shoulders and core. There are endless variations to the press up from the plyometric...

Plate-Loaded Lat Pulldown We are mostly used to using the cable lat pull down with the bar which is great variation. For me, I certainly find that I feel the contraction so much more with the plate loaded pull down. Latissimus dorsi muscles (lats) seem to...

Wildcard Wednesday - Turkish Get Up (TGU) Want to move better, increase your core strength and build strong shoulders? Try the Turkish get up. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Wildcard-Wednesday-Turkish-Get-Up.mp4"][/video] Although it looks complicated, it can be broken down into these simple steps. How To: 1. From your side - loop your...

Monday Movement: Half Kneeling, Single Arm Cable Row Do you play sports? - Mixed Martial Arts ? - Mua Thai - BJJ - Rowing ? - Rugby ? For me, having experienced some time doing MMA, BJJ and Kickboxing, I find that doing this exercise would help greatly in pulling your opponents...

AB ROLL OUTS Are planks and sit ups getting too easy? Try barbell ab roll outs. These are an advanced core exercise that train your entire body and will leave your abs burning! A strong core is fundamental for improving your training and posture. You can read more...