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Stay On Track With The 7-Day Average Method


Consistency over time is key to improving your health and fitness long term. Using the 7-day average method is a great way to stay on track, keep you feeling positive and motivated. Let’s take step count for example. A high daily step count (or high non-exercise activity thermogenesis if we are being geeky) is an important contributor towards fat loss/weight maintenance.  Let’s say you are targeting 12k steps per day. The problem with [...]

Get Motivated With GOAL SETTING


GOAL SETTING TO SMASH 2024 It’s Blue Monday - the most depressing day in the calendar year according to Sky Travel. Are they right? Well this sudden drop in temperature certainly does’t help. Personally, I’m excited about the year ahead and that’s mainly because I have set my goals for the year and have a vision of where I want to be by December 2024. If you’re feeling a little blue about the year [...]

Learn How To Abdominal Crunch


Learn how to abdominal crunch  The abdominal crunch, a popular core exercise we often see botched. People perform crunches way too fast with not enough control and because of this they often end up doing hundreds of reps.  We rarely programme above 3 sets of 6 reps. So check out our coaching points and video tutorial below and you’ll be crunching like a pro. Perform abdominal crunches on a stability ball instead of [...]

3 Core Exercises You Should Be Doing


CORE BLIMEY! 3 core exercises you should be doing ABS…yes abs are the subject of todays rambling. Whilst we all love, or hate the A word depending on where we’re at on our journey. We all kind of want them, in some way, shape or form. Wether it’s a rippling 24 pack like PT Gav or a cute flat back like Simon ‘Ikea’ Jackson. But do not fear, this isn’t a post about [...]

Good Sleep – The Magic Potion For Health


Sleepless in The City  Fingers crossed you catch this post after a a solid 7+ hours of good sleep in the growth chamber. If that’s not the case, never fear the Proathlon Blog is here.  Sleep, that sometimes elusive necessity that we can neglect, or against our will have it stolen from us like the muscle mass that was taken from us during Hyrox training. With all of the magic potions, secret hacks [...]

How’s Your Blood Sugar Looking, Zoe?


How’s your blood sugar looking, Zoe?  So, the new craze is well and truly upon us! If you haven’t seen an advert or a human with a yellow patch on the back of their left arm, it’s time for you to leave the house and get some fresh air!  Zoe is a new ish, and quite excellent continuous blood sugar monitor/education tool. Backed by top investors, it really has taken off…just like your [...]

PROATHLON Takes On Hyrox London


PROATHLON take on Hyrox London! What is it? Hyrox is a new “ish” functional fitness / endurance competition that is taking the fitness industry by storm. The founders created it so that the everyday gym goer…yes you and I, can have a measuring stick to check our progress and strive towards. It’s long and enduring as you might have guessed and can take between 1 hour (if you’re very quick) up to 2-3 [...]

6 Exercises To Improve Posture


6 exercises to improve posture ‘Stand up straight’, ‘Stop slouching!’, alright mum, calm down! Yes, it’s annoying, but to be fair, none of us really want to walk around looking like Quasimodo. So, stand tall Esmeralda and let’s crack on! As humans we sit more than ever and of course many of us have it built in with our work lives but fear not. There is a way to exercise and build lean [...]

The Hidden Cost Of A 12-Week Transformation


What type of progress is more important to you; Immediate progress that’s less easily maintained, or maintainable progress that may not be as rapid? Society has driven us towards wanting things done quickly, done efficiently, done NOW. This is great for productivity and profit but, when it comes to the human body (both physically and mentally) fast isn’t always better. The 12-week transformation is both popular and big business in the fitness industry. [...]

Protein Shakes – Are They Needed?


PROTEIN SHAKES. ARE THEY NEEDED? Important note to begin with team; You don’t need to get your protein from a supplement to increase muscle mass. Protein dense whole food sources like meat, poultry, eggs, and even some nuts are all great protein sources that we will always recommend. That being said, how many of us leave our gym class or personal training session and can quickly consume a well balanced high protein salmon [...]

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