Posts by Andrew Murphy

Control is key

Personal Training St Albans & Watford

Control is key when it comes to lifting…so please don’t rush, and be tempted to lift like a possessed maniac. Too often we see people in the gym lifting with bad form – often followed by the sound of equipment rattling or weights hitting the floor.  It’s not through a lack of effort, but a…

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How to be a CrossFit Champ

Cross fit is a high intensity fitness program – which used to be called Circuit Training!! The sessions are varied and can be tailored to the fitness level of the group, but typically involve the following activities: Dynamic warm up – Not jogging on a treadmill for 5 minutes, but jumps, jumping jacks, jump rope, squats,…

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4 For Your Core

First of all what is the core for those who don’t know? It is the lower torso region including the abdominal, obliques and lower back. This is involved in facilitating a wide variety of movements, such as jumping, twisting, etc. It is also important as a power source for many actions. For example the power…

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Workout with others

There’s no better way to stay motivated and enjoy your workouts than doing it with others. Exercising with friends can help you in the following ways: Fewer skipped workouts  Scheduling a gym session with a friend helps hold you accountable for getting your workout in. Meeting someone at the gym not only motivates you to…

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Fitness Your Way

Don’t get confused by all the routines and info out there. As long as you are taking one step at a time and making progress but most of all enjoying your transformation that is key. There is one consistent message – “Doing nothing burns Zero calories an hour” so get up get going and stay…

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Stretch it out

When I’m asked about the importance of stretching I’m reminded of a cat that used to sit on our front wall.  He would stretch out from head to tail in readiness for the day’s endevours.  Nature has an uncanny way of reminding us what we should be doing!! Q.  Why is it good to stretch…

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