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Life after 40: Top tips for building muscle

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Life after 40: Top tips for building muscle

Whether you like it or not, whether you celebrate or hide away from birthdays, you’ll have to face the facts of life – we inevitably grow older. With just a few changes listed in our top tips, you can be as strong and healthy – if not even fitter than you’ve ever been.

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Top Tips for a Defined Core This Summer

Clients come to FFA with a variety of goals from individual fitness goals, weight loss and toning through to training for a specific event.  However, many clients also come with unique aesthetic goals – and most of those are centered on defined abs.  By training smart and staying focused, here are my top 3 tips for the ultimate 6-pack.

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Achieving the Ultimate Summer Body

Summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to work off the last of that Easter chocolate and start getting your summer body ready. Roel Jansen from Fit For Anything shares how he gets his clients ready for summer:

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Top Tips for Overcoming Disappointment    

Life could be described as being something of a rollercoaster. There are ups and there are downs. This is to be expected. The same is true of your fitness journey and so if you want to succeed long term you need to learn to overcome disappointment when it occurs and forge on. These top tips will help with that.

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Getting SMART in 2018

SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely - all of which are important in reaching your fitness objectives. SMART goals can help keep you on track and remind you of your priorities.

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November Winter Warmers

Fit For Anything is here to help you in your quest for recipes that are light in calories, fat, and carbs but are still high in flavour this winter.

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Overcoming Mental Blocks

A mental block is something that may actually prevent an athlete from progressing. It’s not the same as being anxious, scared or unmotivated. We look at what mental blocks in fitness might look like and how we may overcome them.

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Building Endurance and Stamina

It is no wonder that people are looking to boost their endurance and stamina. With the barrage of obstacle course races, triathlons and extreme running events popping up across the country and around the world, encompassing short sprints and Herculean distances alike, these two traits are key. 

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Triathlon Tips for Beginners

A triathlon can be a fantastic event to train for and to take part in. Some of my favourites in the past have been the Race to the Stones/King/Tower events. With preparation and a willingness to really focus there’s no reason why someone who already has a reasonable level of fitness (and who can both swim and ride a bike proficiently) can’t do really well and most of all enjoy taking part in a triathlon.

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3 Fitness Myths

If there is one thing that the media are fabulous at it is extending the truth (or fibbing altogether). Fitness is a hot topic and so many blogs, articles and more share falsehoods which can and will seriously affect your health and fitness journey. I explore three of these myths today.

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Love Hiking but Hate Sore Knees?

There are so many fantastic ways to exercise yet few compare with hiking. Not only is this something you can do with the family, with friends or with a hiking group, it’s a really nice way to get the blood pumping outdoors while enjoying the fresh air. The downside, however, is that pesky knee problem many suffer with when hiking downhill.

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There's No Such Word as Can't

You might be surprised by the many reasons people come up with for not working out, not being able to exercise, to commit to a healthier lifestyle. This post is about helping people recognise barriers (physical and mental) and push past them. In short, there’s no reason why you cannot exercise.

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Building a Positive Mindset with Exercise

There have been many studies over the years regarding exercise and specifically how being more active may have a positive effect on your mood and your mental health. This is a huge topic however; the general consensus is that exercise can help you achieve a more positive mindset.

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The Benefits of Working Out with Other People

When you see people working out in magazines or on Instagram you quite often see people training alone, earphones in, eyes ahead, their face full of determination. Working alone has many benefits (certainly more than no working out at all) however working with a fitness buddy or a group offers more.

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TOP TIPS FOR STAYING MOTIVATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

In January you set New Year resolutions or make plans. Monday is a new diet day. THIS month is the month. It’s easy to get motivated about things in the short term but longer term you might soon find that the novelty wears off and your enthusiastic promise to yourself to stay true to your health and fitness goals start to waver. If you want to stay motivated all year keep reading…

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Training Tips: Boosting Strength During Powerlifting

Powerlifts if done right can look effortless, they certainly do when you see those who have made their name within the athletics community pushing further that anyone else! The trick behind these effortless looking powerlifts isn’t luck or good fortune of any kind; it is hard work (and the right kind of work).

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