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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...

DUMBBELL FLOOR PRESS The dumbbell floor press is a shoulder-friendly upper body pressing exercise that strengthens the chest, shoulders, and arms. Utilising the floor removes possible strain being placed on the shoulder joint. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Monday-Movement-Dumbbell-Floor-Press.mp4"][/video] How To: Grab dumbbells with an overhand grip and lie flat on...

BENCH PRESS [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Monday-Movement-Bench-Press.mp4"][/video] Bench press - after all it is International Chest Day, right? So it’s only right that we have another chest exercise in there this week. The staple of your chest day has to be the Bench Press. There are several variations using dumbbells,...

Keep track Measuring yourself and taking progress pictures are a great way to keep track of your progress. Make sure you take measurements and photos before you start any exercise programme and do this about once or twice per month. If you have a trainer, it's important to...

Sissy Squats [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Monday-Movement-Sissy-Squats.mp4" poster="http://www.theclubgym.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Screen-Shot-2017-06-19-at-13.37.48.png"][/video] Do not be fooled by the name, sissy squats. This little exercise is certainly a very EFFECTIVE exercise!! It’s such a simple movement but when done correctly it is a great finisher for the quads - great to superset with...