Core Strength – Building a Six Pack

Core Strength – Building a Six Pack

I used to believe that doing as many sit ups and crunches as possible at the end of a workout would give me a rock hard 6 pack.

Throughout my own fitness journey I’ve learnt that this isn’t the case, although it is a very common misconception.  Continue reading “Core Strength – Building a Six Pack”

Killer Arm Workout to Bust Those Bingo Wings!

Killer Arm Workout to Bust Those Bingo Wings!

In recent months I’ve fallen in love with working my arms. Leg day is and always has been my favourite, but nowadays arms is a close second. I’m noticing a lot more progress with my arms which is definitely pushing me to keep it up and see what else I can do!

I find that many women are scared to work their upper bodies. Most are afraid that they’re going to turn into a female version of the Hulk, looking big and manly. But this simply isn’t true. Women don’t have the testosterone to be able to resemble the Hulk, unless you’re powerlifting like some athletes you won’t start to look like them. Continue reading “Killer Arm Workout to Bust Those Bingo Wings!”

A Workout Playlist to Help You Kick Butt in the Gym

A Workout Playlist to Help You Kick Butt in the Gym

The worst part about getting to the gym is realising you’ve left your headphones at home. I struggle to workout to the music played in the gym, I much prefer listening to playlists that I’ve put together. I find my output is much stronger and I am often more likely to beat my personal best because I can really focus on what I’m doing.

So I wanted to share a playlist with you in the hope that it’ll help you too. Continue reading “A Workout Playlist to Help You Kick Butt in the Gym”

4 Tips for Maintaining a Successful Fitness Regime

4 Tips for Maintaining a Successful Fitness Regime

Sticking to a new fitness regime or diet isn’t easy, especially when you first start out. Many people struggle and will often quit within the first couple of weeks. So here are a few tips I’ve put together that helped me (and still do!) keep up my regime, so that you aren’t one of those quitters! Continue reading “4 Tips for Maintaining a Successful Fitness Regime”

Hump Day Leg & Booty Builder Workout

Hump Day Leg & Booty Builder Workout

Some don’t like leg day and many actively avoid it. But legs and glutes are two of my favourite things to focus on at the gym. I can always feel the work that I’ve done and I really enjoy each and every move I’ve added to my routine.

There is a common misconception that in order to get that dream butt, the more training the better. Don’t train legs/glutes more than twice in a week. You’ll slow down the building process because your muscles need time to recover and grow. Continue reading “Hump Day Leg & Booty Builder Workout”

FRIYAY Back & Abs Workout

FRIYAY Back & Abs Workout

I almost didn’t go to the gym yesterday. The sun was shining as I left work, I was going to a gig with friends at my local and my glutes were still aching from my workout on Wednesday. (First day back after a few weeks out is always a killer!) But as I got closer to home the sun went in and my gym bag was in the car giving me a dirty look for not putting it to good use, so I just went on in anyway.

Back is one of my favourite areas to focus on when working out, I added a 5 minute ab workout at the end which I will be doing for each of my workouts. I don’t usually have a strict routine that I follow when working out. Although I tend to repeat a lot of the same exercises, I like to mix up the order, dependant on machine availability and so that my body doesn’t get used to my workouts. Continue reading “FRIYAY Back & Abs Workout”

Weight Training vs. Cardio

Weight Training vs. Cardio

Cardio has always been seen to be the best way to lose fat, but strength training is far more effective.

The weights area of the gym probably seems like a daunting place, full of testosterone and grunts as people pick up and throw down the weights. (A pet hate is people who throw down weights each time they do a set. You can pick it up, so put it back down!)  So it doesn’t seem like the most inviting place and the treadmills are much easier, right? It may seem easier, but strength training has many benefits, for both the mind and the body. Continue reading “Weight Training vs. Cardio”