Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tuesdays Health choice

what is your motivation?

Often enough we go through life just crawling along with no solid direction.
No Health or fitness plan in place.
No thoughts about your wellbeing or your families wellbeing.
I thought I would write this post today to share with you some fun  health tips that will not take to much time out of your day.
I hear week in week about how bored people are about their current eating habits.
This is due to consuming the same foods weekly and not being open to new ideas.
The super markets are filled with a varied selection of fantastic fruit and veg, not to mention herbs, spices and foods from around the world, to be honest we are spoilt for choice, if only we were open to CHANGE.

What stops people from Change is FEAR.





How often do you tell yourself you do not like something, when in fact it has been years since you last tried it.
Our taste buds change as we get older,  here at GM-Fitness we advise that you try new foods, or foods that you previously didn't like as you may pleasantly surprise yourself that you now like them
Tuesdays Health Tips
Pick brightly coloured Fresh vegetables.Vegetables are important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Options like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and garlic provide additional benefits, making them a super food!
Potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Dietary fiber from vegetables helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
Folate (folic acid) helps the body form healthy red blood cells.
Consume Water
Help your body stay hydrated throughout the day, by consuming good quality H20, We lose water throughout the day by breathing,  exercising and  It keeps things moving, digestion-wise.
Water helps us, you know, go by helping dissolve fats and soluble fibre. Drinking enough water prevents constipation  and also reduces the burden on the kidneys and liver by helping to flush waste products.

Take a lunch Time Break
Its approaching 1 pm and your planning to take your lunch at your desk. BIG NO NO.
If you want to be just as productive in the afternoon as you have been in the morning, then take a break, step away from your desk head outside and clear your mind.
The fresh air will do wonders for de-stressing and getting a bit of gentle exercise.

Change your Lifestyle Habits.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Maximum Results Minumum Time spent in the gym. THE DEADLIFT

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Maximum Results Minimum Time Spent in THE gym, The Deadlift.

The Deadlift is one of our favourite exercises here at GM-Fitness.
whether it be the Straight leg Deadlift or the Bent leg deadlift the benefits truly are phenomenal.
The Deadlift when preformed with correct technique is by far one of the best exercises to do, This of course is my opinion.
A deadlift session uses many of the major muscle groups.
The Legs.
The Glutes
Your Abdominals
Chest and Back.
Why would you not incorporate this exercise if you can hit so many muscles in one smooth movement.

The deadlift can be preformed with an Olympic bar, Free weights even kettle bells, Also if you are training at home or in the park and wish to train without carrying heavy weights, The deadlift is just as effective if you choose to use a resistant band.

Below please find a break down of how to correctly preform the Deadlift.
I personally recommend you use a mirror to watch your form, Or if you are training with a partner please ask them to watch your posture.
  • Walk to the bar. Stand with your mid-foot under the bar.
  • Take hold of  the bar. Narrow, about shoulder-width apart. …
  • Bend your knees. Keep going until your shins touch the bar. …
  • Lift your chest. Straighten your back. .. brace your abdominals
  • Pull. Take a big breath, hold it and stand up.

The benefits we achieve from the Deadlift
Fat Burning  ( Big smiles all around)
Improved Posture ( Stronger Core and back muscles, Hopefully no more rounded shoulders)
More muscles worked ( Compound exercise, Exercising several muscles in one movement)
Will increase your overall strength( Functional fitness, Lifting those shopping bags will hopefully appear easier)
The exercise is safe as long as its preformed correctly ( No getting stuck under the bar)
Deadlifts are known for their ability to build  grip strength, and for good reason. Your fingers are literally the only things connecting you to the weight of the bar. Your forearms have to work incredibly hard as you progress in weight to keep the bar from falling out of your hands. Subsequently your grip strength grows by leaps and bounds.” ( this is something my clients are finding out)
Deadlifts help to increase hormones, promotes tissue healing, bone strength, muscle growth and fat loss.
The deadlift is great For overall Health, fitness, and wellbeing.
You truly feel great after a deadlift session.

I hope you have enjoyed todays Read.
GM-Fitness will return Soon.
Thank you.
Coach Mel Myles