Booty call (test your legs with this leg routine)

April 15, 2016

I’ve got the rugby curse/blessing of a phat (fat) ass. Beyoncé esque but with a little less insurance. Why? Well the simple reason is the sport and the exercises’ associated to leg exercises have allowed me to reap the benefits. Since losing most of the muffin top (and muffin supply) I’ve worked hard on my legs and bum. Main reasons ‘for me’ being; They’re the biggest muscle(s) in your body –…

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Coffee – let’s make it better

April 14, 2016

As stated in a previous post I use coffee as a #FitnessHack for two reasons; Energy, and; Judge me as you will, to stop food cravings. Though it should be noted coffee does help burn fat and improve physical performance… However, even with it’s benefits, and being true to trying to constantly better oneself and with a little help from my friend… Google, I’ve changed the way I drink Coffee,…

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Reward yourself with a post-work out feed

April 12, 2016

The age old dilemma of what to actually eat and what is most beneficial for your body and muscles? I always liken this to something I got told when I was in PE at school, “your body is like a sports car and needs high quality ‘fuel’ to keep it going… you wouldn’t put cheap crap in your new car so why would you do the same to your body”? This…

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Parklife – staying fit with friends

April 11, 2016

As we sat there panting away in the grass, at a time when we mostly defiantly should have been stretching- It occurred to me and my flatmate Mary, that we were four months into the year and had managed to stick to our new year’s resolution! Finsbury Park Parkrun felt like an easy new year’s resolution to make, not too intrusive, easy to register and its right at the end…

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The Benefits of the Black Stuff

April 8, 2016

As yesterday was National Beer Day I thought I’d shed some light on the Benefits of the ‘Black stuff’ AKA Guinness. Chances are your local watering hole will do you pint often described as ‘a meal in a glass’. Want to impress your friends? Buy them a round, and then set them straight on these common myths about the black beauty. Myth: Guinness is high in alcohol Guinness Isn’t any…

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First past the post – 15mins workout

April 4, 2016

No – for the political nerds out there – I’m not talking about the British electoral system. I am proposing a 15 minute interval training work out. It’s pretty grim to honest but I really enjoyed it so thought I would share. All you need is a safe, quiet, road with lampposts (and clothing and shoes). The work out is as simple as this… sprint to a lamppost walk to…

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Mindful eating – raisin the roof

April 1, 2016

What is mindfulness? It’s a word that’s used a lot at the moment. A  psychological fad we see discussed day to day. The whole ethos of mindfulness is encouraging one to live and be present in the moment; connecting with our 5 senses and centering ourselves…. realigning us with our beliefs, motivations and values in a meaningful way, and consciously separating them from your superficial impulses. The theory The theory goes that we are…

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HIIT me baby one more time.

March 29, 2016

The last week and a bit I have eaten like a pig at a buffet (trotters and all) and done little to no exercise. But that’s alright. The previous Harry, like a radical catholic, would have beaten himself up and ironically would have eaten worse because of it and probably stopped exercising. I think the fear of failure can became a fear of success. So like a self-fulfilling prophecy I…

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Inspired by Batman Vs Superman I give you…..Caffeinesam!

March 25, 2016

Hello this is Sam AKA Caffeine Kidson……you can keep that one! This cheeky little number is a great idea for injecting life into a dull, tired complexion. What with all the thick heads from the bank holiday, the coffee mask will not only remind you of your morning cup of the dark stuff but it’s actually an ideal mask for all skin types – with a few substitutes depending on…

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Is it time for a well-being check-up?

March 23, 2016

You may have seen Sarah’s recent recipe… but this piece truly reflects her expertise and career path. Therapy. We hope you enjoy! (Ps ignore if you find a typo… we’re both dyslexic so it’s like the blind leading the blind) How do you measure your fitness? What about maintaining it? How do you check in with yourself that you are were you want to be? By your endurance, diet, strength,…

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