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  1. We asked a PT the strength training questions everyone wants to know the answers to

    We asked a PT the strength training questions everyone wants to know the answers to
    More and more people are starting to introduce strength and endurance training into their fitness programme, which is fantastic news! Strength training is so important. In fact, the NHS recommends that adults perform strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups at least twice a week. Below, I answer some commonly asked questions I receive from clients who are new or
  2. 5 Weighted Bag Exercises You Need to Try

    5 Weighted Bag Exercises You Need to Try
    While dumbbells and other free weights are great for isolating specific muscles, nothing quite matches the unstable, irregular shape of a weighted bag (also known in the fitness world as a sand bag, functional bag or power bag). Utilising your body’s underused stabilising muscles to keep the bag steady, these functional fitness tools help to develop definition and all-over strength. The
  3. What apps does the Schwinn IC8 connect to?

    What apps does the Schwinn IC8 connect to?
    The Schwinn IC8 is a standout performer in many ways. 100 micro-adjustable resistance levels ensure a smooth, quiet cycling experience, a detailed LCD display projects every metric you could want, and SPD pedals mean you can clip in to really push your output. But what truly sets the IC8 apart is its unmatched digital connectivity. Here, we breakdown exactly what
  4. What’s the difference between a racer and an upright exercise bike?

    What’s the difference between a racer and an upright exercise bike?
    We’re big on indoor cycling here at Fitness Superstore. We talk about it a lot – and for good reason! Jumping on a stationary bike and getting a sweat on is one of the most effective home workouts, great for burning calories, building stamina, hitting personal bests and, most importantly, having fun while doing it. Investing in the right bike for
  5. Schwinn Airdyne AD8: The Ultimate HIIT Machine

    Schwinn Airdyne AD8: The Ultimate HIIT Machine
    Ever seen someone going hell-for-leather on that bike with the big fan and large moving handles at the gym? Yep, that’s an air bike! Common-place in CrossFit™ Boxes and commercial gyms, air bikes have begun to crop up in the home gyms of HIIT-lovers and fans of ruthless cardio workouts over the past decade. Fairly simple in design (be warned, their
  6. The JRNY app, now FREE for 12 months!

    The JRNY app, now FREE for 12 months!
    Introducing JRNY, the adaptive fitness membership that evolves with you. Now available with a free 12-month trial, JRNY is your answer to upgraded home workouts. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, everybody is different. Different strengths, different goals and different routines. That’s why Bowflex have designed JRNY for all of us, no matter the body, no matter the
  7. Dumbbells or Barbells – what’s best for your training?

    Dumbbells or Barbells – what’s best for your training?
    Now there’s no denying that free weights are the way to go if you’re after a quality strength session. But there’s an ongoing argument among lifters as to what tool is the best muscle-builder out there: dumbbells or barbells? Both are exceptionally effective at adding value to your workouts, and it’s certainly worth using them both during your training, but
  8. 5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups

    5 reasons why you should be doing pull-ups
    There’s no denying the power of a pull-up. Great for building your back, shoulders and arms, they can be found in almost every top workout programme available. The only issue is, pull-ups can be quite intimidating, at least to the average exerciser! They can be difficult to master, but with some persistence – and the right equipment – the pull-up
  9. Join the home studio class craze

    Join the home studio class craze
    The home studio cycling craze has taken the world by storm over the past few years, and with the online fitness boom here to stay, now is a great time to invest in your home fitness. Always wanted to join in those high-energy classes you’ve seen online and in the TV adverts? Well here at Fitness Superstore, we’ve stocked up
  10. Why adjustable dumbbells are perfect for home training

    Why adjustable dumbbells are perfect for home training
    Adjustable dumbbells help to solve two problems that most home gym owners face: space and budget. Taking away the need to purchase a rack and multiple sets of fixed weights, adjustable dumbbells consolidate an entire range of dumbbells into one compact design. For this reason, Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells are quickly becoming a staple in many home gyms and are making

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