Author Olly

Olly is the Short Motivation fitness and training advisor. He is a level-3 PT instructor, specialising in TRX and kettlebell instruction, and manages his own gym in the United Kingdom.

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Top 5 Tips Towards a Fitter Summer

We’re now well into spring, days are getting longer and warmer and summer is just around the corner, now is the time you’ll be wanting to be fitter, in shape and looking good for your upcoming vacation.

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Become a Superhero

With superhero movies hitting our screens left, right and centre, people wonder what these actors must do to reach the level and shape required for their upcoming big film. It might not be quite as far-fetched as you may think.

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An exercise you should be doing: The Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

When most people think about conditioning exercises for the shoulder they probably think of some sort of rotational movement, whether it’s a Cuban rotation, lateral rotation or something else. Now there is nothing wrong with these, there’s just one that we think might trump them all – the bottoms up kettlebell press

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What is Tabata Training?

Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training (HIIT) which was initially designed to be performed on a stationary bike by Japanese scientist Dr Izumi Tabata.

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Introduction to Battle Ropes

Head down to your local gym and you may see long ropes lying around gathering dust as many people tend to ignore this excellent piece of training equipment and almost never add it to their workout programme. These are called “Battle Ropes” and let us explain why you should use them

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Back to Basics: Squats

Everyone has differing ideas of what they would call their ‘king of exercises’. Walk around your local gym and you probably see lots of people that would place bench presses or bicep curls at the top of their list, but here at Short Motivation we the squat as our premier exercise.

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How to understand and achieve fat loss

Turn on the TV and you see and hear too much information about fat loss workouts, nutrition regimes, what to avoid, and how the quickest way to achieve your goals, as if somehow these plans can apply to everyone. We view with intent, but more often than not try them out and then fail.

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Training: Advanced Abs

Part three of a three-part core series. “Advanced Abs” cranks the intensity up to another level, keeping the workout the same overall time length but adds a few more exercises, giving you even more choice to swap things around and keep you making progress

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