First of all I hope everyone had a good Christmas and New year.

Now that we have got the end of the year celebrations out the way we can start to get back into our training routine ready to smash 2017 out the park.

However that being said, most of us that are ‘resolutioners’ seem to either set unrealistic training goals for the new year or often find ourselves coasting through the gears a few weeks into the new year.

To help with this problem we help set our members realistic goals, for example progressing from a goblet squat to back squat or a kettle bell deadlift to a hex bar deadlift. This is because we pride ourselves on mastering the basics; the squat, deadlift, presses and horizontal and vertical pulling movements. For example we have our own gym standards board that helps our members set goals towards mastering the basic movements at a beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

Mastering these basic movements will develop full body strength and with some added conditioning it will bring an increased level of performance.

So if your New Years resolution is to get in shape then its not essential for you to do endless amounts of burpees or a single leg overhead squat because it looks ‘cool’ on Instagram. Stick to the basics of strength and conditioning training and you will see the results every single time.

Remember there is no magic pill people, just hard work instilled by small achievable goals, put into place through a program devised to help you progress.

Lets kick off 2017 in the right way people, and have a great start to the training year.


Rob Hodges

Written by: Rob Hodges