In The Gym

  • Six Months of Gym Life

    Six Months of Gym Life

    6th September 2023 was the day that I walked into a gym for the first time in my life – JD Gyms, Thornton-Cleveleys. Exactly six months on and life is very different. 181 Days have gone by since I signed up at JD last September and out of those 181 days I have been in…

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  • German Volume Training (GVT)

    German Volume Training (GVT)

    German Volume Training (GVT) is a weight training method that involves performing 10 sets of 10 repetitions for a specific exercise. It’s often used to promote muscle hypertrophy and endurance. The idea is to use a moderate weight and focus on high volume. Read more about GVT Share this post

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  • JD Gym Away Day – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    JD Gym Away Day – Newcastle-under-Lyme

    Whilst my local JD Gym is Thornton-Cleveleys my membership gives me access to all 70+ JD Gyms in the UK. Today, I was down in Warwickshire at the British Motor Museum for a Jaguar car event. Having previously visited JD Gym in Derby back in September 2023, I am always keen to visit different JD…

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  • Rowing Machine

    Rowing Machine

    Rowing machines offer a full-body workout and come with various benefits, making them a popular choice for fitness enthusiasts. Here are some of the benefits of using a rowing machine: Cardiovascular Fitness: Full-Body Workout: Low-Impact Exercise: Calorie Burning: Muscle Toning and Strength Building: Improved Posture: Joint Flexibility: Time Efficiency: Mental Well-being: Adaptable Intensity: Incorporating a…

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  • Gravity 20kg Weighted Vest
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    Gravity 20kg Weighted Vest

    A new component to my training in 2024 is going to be a weighted vest. A weighted vest can enhance your workouts by increasing resistance, promoting calorie burn, and improving strength and endurance. It’s particularly effective for bodyweight exercises, such as squats and push-ups, adding intensity without bulky equipment. Additionally, it can help improve bone…

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