Category: Training

Why You Shouldn’t Static Stretch Before a Workout

Why You Shouldn’t do Static Stretches Before You Workout! At CD Fitness, we always take our clients through a great 8-10 minute warm up at the start of the session whether that be a walk in to a run, cycle or a row. You may notice that we never include any static stretching in our […]

10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine

1.Commit Don’t straddle the line between wanting to get fit and actually doing something about it. Take the first step towards healthier habits and commit to a training plan/program. 2.Make a plan Without a good game plan, a trip to the gym can quickly become a complete waste of time. To avoid wandering aimlessly from […]

Great Foods to Eat After You Workout

Great Foods to Eat After You’ve Worked Out The primary goal of your post-workout meal is to supply your body with the right nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout. Eating protein after your workouts will help repair and build muscle and eating carbohydrates will help restore your energy balance. […]

When’s The Best Time To Eat Before You Workout?

When’s The Best Time To Eat Before You Workout If you eat too much before your workout—or too soon before it—you won’t have digested your snack by the time you start moving. And unfortunately, since both your digestive system and your muscles need blood to function properly, they’ll end up competing for it. As you […]

How To Do a Deadlift

Are you doing Deadlifts Properly? Deadlifts are one of the best compound weightlifting movements you can do in the gym! They are a great way to build muscle, strength and also burn fat at the same time. However, if they are performed with the wrong technique, its quite likely you could injure yourself. For those […]

10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine!

10 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workout Routine! 1.Commit Don’t straddle the line between wanting to get fit and actually doing something about it. Take the first step towards healthier habits and commit to a training plan/program. 2.Make a plan Without a good game plan, a trip to the gym can quickly become […]

Why September is the best month to start a new fitness plan…

The majority of people see January as the best time to start a new fitness plan, however did you know 66% of people quit their new year plan within one month! Any new fitness plan is hard to stick to but in my opinion January isn’t the best time to be trying to get into shape. I have been Personal Training […]

Can You Target Fat Loss?

A question I have been asked a lot recently is can you target a specific area for fat loss? The most common example of this is doing hundreds of sit ups hoping to reveal your six-pack abs. TV adverts and fitness magazines would certainly like you to believe so. Scientific studies, however, suggest otherwise. It […]

Planking – 5 Reasons Why You Should

Planking has become increasingly popular for core strengthening, and for good reason: it works – in large part because it engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. What are some of the benefits you can expect from adding this exercise to your regular routine? 1 – A toned belly 2 – Reduced back pain 3 – Helps […]

What’s best for fat loss? Cardio or Resistance training?

There is lots of contradicting information out there regarding what training is best for fat loss. A lot of people believe cardio is best for fat loss and even your Fitbit tells you that an hour of cardio burns more than an hour of resistance training. This is true, if you did an hour worth of cardio […]

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