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How Does Caffeine Affect Your Workout?

Caffeine can provide a useful boost to training sessions, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re thinking of introducing caffeine to your gym sessions you need to consider how and when to consume it.

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Weight training such as doing deadlifts is incredibly effective for weight loss

Why You Should Be Weight Training For Weight Loss

Weight training is incredibly effective for losing weight. It helps you lose fat, keep it off and improves your quality of life.

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How Many Hours Of Sleep Should You Be Getting?

Getting enough sleep is important for strength training, fat loss and general health, but how many hours do you really need?

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The Best Protein Powder For Everyday People

You don’t have to be a gym junkie to benefit from using protein powders. But what is the best protein powder and how should you be using it?

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Core Training: The Benefits And Best Exercises

Core training is a vital part of any exercise program. By strengthening your core you will be able to perform everyday movements and lifts in the gym more easily and reduce your chance of injury.

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How Does Drinking Affect Weight Loss?

You don't have to give up drinking to achieve your weight loss goals. It's possible to enjoy a glass or two and improve your body composition.

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Swap It, Don’t Stop It: 8 Foods With Hidden Calories

Making healthier choices doesn’t have to mean cutting out all your favourite foods, even if they are harbouring some hidden calories. Sometimes it’s as simple as opting for lower calorie options. Here are 8 foods which might be making you put on fat and their alternatives to try.

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Katie doing the leg press to strengthen her knees and help her arthritis

Should You Do Strength Training With Arthritis?

Strength training is not only safe for people with arthritis, but it is beneficial. It builds muscles which support joints, is low-impact and you can gradually increase the load, reducing the risk of injury or increased pain.

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How To Effectively Track Your Fat Loss

It's important to track your fat loss journey so you can get the best results. Here are our top tips to help you on your road to success!

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Nutrition Essentials Pt 3: How to Track Calories and Macros

Learning how to track your calories and macros is the best way to understand nutrition, so you can achieve your body composition goals and live a balanced lifestyle. The idea of tracking may seem exhausting, but with the right approach it can be both simple and effective.

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The Best Exercises To Get You Strong

At Plexus, we train all the major muscle groups using four key movements, rather than specific strength exercises. This allows our clients to get stronger, improve body composition and energy levels, regardless of their age or ability.

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How to Overcome 5 Common Diet and Exercise Mistakes

Achieving your goals can be easy if you approach them in the right way.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they start training is they assume they need to immediately make drastic changes to see results. If you take this approach, you will likely exhaust yourself, lose motivation and quit.

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Nutrition Essentials Pt 2: How to Lose Fat and Build Muscle

How to lose fat or build muscle is one of the most hotly debated topics in the health and fitness industry, but achieving your goals doesn’t have to be complicated. If you eat a balanced diet that follows a few key nutrition principles, combined with regular strength training, anyone can achieve and maintain these goals.

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James doing seated lat rows to train around his back injury

The Best Way To Start Training After An Injury

Just because you have an injury doesn’t mean you have to miss out on training. Getting back into the gym as soon as possible can improve your recovery, and prevent an injury from happening again.

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Health and Fitness goal discussion with Julie in her consultation at Plexus

5 Steps To Achieve Your Health & Fitness Goals

Achieving your goals can be easy if you approach them in the right way.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they start training is they assume they need to immediately make drastic changes to see results. If you take this approach, you will likely exhaust yourself, lose motivation and quit.

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