Author: adam taylor

Survive the big ‘C’ with personal trainer Adam Taylor!

The big ‘C’ is nearly upon us and have you muttered these words yet? “My New Years resolution is…” “Oh this fitted me last year!” Or maybe “After the Christmas holiday I’m going to get my diet sorted and get

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TRX all body workout demonstrated by Adam Taylor personal trainer

What is a TRX? It stands for total body resistance exercise and is a form of bodyweight suspension training. Developed in the late 1990’s by Randy Hetrick a US Navy Seal. Suspension training enables more muscles to be used during

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HIIT bodyweight exercise circuit

High intensity interval training bodyweight circuit demonstrated by personal trainer Adam Taylor So you may or may not have heard about HIIT training? To recap what HIIT training is and what the benefits are. What is HIIT? High intensity interval

Plyometric workout for runners as demonstrated by personal trainer Adam Taylor

Personal trainer Adam Taylor uses plyometrics to improve running performance. Plyometrics are exercises that aim to develop strength and speed by conditioning the neuromuscular and elastic characteristics of the muscle. Plyometrics, also know as “jump training’ or ‘plyos”, are exercises

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Kettlebell workout for runners as demonstrated by personal trainer Adam Taylor

If you’re serious about running and getting better then strength training should form part of your training programme. A personal trainer can help you reach your race potential and reduce the chance of injury by selecting the most appropriate exercises

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I’m just injury prone. Fact or fiction?

By James Cameron BASRaT and Jenny Manners MCSP MSc I’m just injury prone” – A single phrase that is transferable and echoed all the way from elite sport to Sunday afternoon bike rides. It is the assumption that certain, unlucky

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Totley Moor Fell Race – 17th May 2016

Totley Moor Fell Race – 17th May 2016 Well done to our ladies at the Totley Moor Fell Race this evening. Note to all! If you run this race remember the nasty sting in the tail towards the end of the

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Tigers Todger Fell Race

Tigers Todger Fell Race Wednesday 4th May 2016 Well done to our ladies who had a great evening of fell running in perfect conditions. Beth Marney – 98th – 47:36 Karis Hodgkinson – 146th – 51:47 Claire Britt – 152nd

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Plyometric workout

Plyometrics Plyometrics, also know as “jump training’ or ‘plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing (speed & strength = power). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyometrics It’s important that you warm up prior

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The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield 2016

Sheffield Half Marathon 2016 The Plusnet Yorkshire Half (The Sheffield Half) is definitely one of the toughest in the country. However, with the sublime views from Ringinglow Road and Sheephill Road it must also be one of the prettiest, especially

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Suspension training for runners

Suspension training for runners This piece of equipment is great value for money and offers a fantastic workout. This suspension trainer cost £12.99 from Aldi. The numbers of exercises are endless and you can take it and use it almost

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Boost your core strength with these challenging planks

Core Strength I have to admit that planking can be boring as you stare at the floor for minutes on end. So I’ve put together for you five dynamic planks that will keep you moving, interested and really challenge your

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Lose some lbs whilst saving some £’s

Here is one simple strategy to help you lose some excess weight and save money on your weekly shop. This is what I encourage all my clients to do on a weekly basis. Plan their meals throughout the week and

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Sheffield Ten 10 Ten 2015

  Well done to everyone who ran today. Some fantastic performances and PB’s. Anna Howard – 48:27 – 160th (PB) Karis Hodgkinson – 51:04 – 227th Beth Marney – 53:09 – 319th Max Huxham – 56:11 – 435th (PB) Karen

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The winter is coming! – How to top up your vitamin D levels

The mornings are staying darker for longer and the evenings are becoming shorter. Do you get 10-15 minutes of exposure to sunlight everyday? If not, you may have a deficiency of vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in your skin

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Chesterfield Marathon Relay 26.2m

Chesterfield Marathon Well done to all our runners at the Chesterfield Marathon Relay on Sunday 20th September. Here are the results Team 1 – 4:06:26 – 24th Kerry Willams, Kate Kelly, Fran Rayner & Karis Hodgkinson Team 2 – 3:47:51

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The Great North Run – Sunday 13th September 2015

The Great North Run – Sunday 13th September 2015   Well done to everyone who ran the GNR yesterday. It looked like perfect running conditions on tv and a superb effort to all those first timers at the half marathon

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Percy Pud 10km 2015 Race Entry Opens!

Percy Pud 10km road race Sunday 6th December 2015 Entry for this years Percy Pud will be opening slightly later this year; 7pm on Monday 5th October. How To Enter Full results now available: Percy Pud 2014 Full Results

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Marathon Race Day Essentials

Marathon Race Day Essentials For me preparation is key to performing well on the day and leaving nothing to chance. Here’s my race day checklist that I use. Make a list – check it and check it again. Know where

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Marathon Race Day Do’s & Don’ts

Marathon Race Day Do’s & Don’ts There are plenty of things before and on race day that you should want to do and not want to do. Below is my list of what I use. It’s not the most definitive

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Marathon Nutrition

What to eat in the final week? If you’ve ever heard someone mention carbohydrate loading or a.k.a carbo-loading you may be wondering what this is. It can be quite confusing hearing / reading about it, so I’m going to make

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Trust the taper!

Trust the taper! Marathon tapering involves a decrease of exercise duration and exercise intensity before a major race. Depending upon the athlete tapering can start anywhere between one week to three weeks prior to the race. The aim of tapering

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Summer Mackerel and Beetroot Salad

Summer Mackerel and Beetroot Salad This summer fish dish is fresh and simple to make. I knocked this up in 10-15 mins for my lunch last week. A mountain of vegetables and salad and I struggled to finish it!  

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Sheffield Half Marathon 12th April 2015

Sheffield Half Marathon So we’ve been training for this race for the past 3 months now and what a superb day we all had. The temperature had dropped and conditions were almost perfect apart from the slight wind. I’m so

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My Five Half Marathon Preparation Tips

My Five Half Marathon Preparation tips! Endurance Make sure you get enough long runs under your belt so that you’re comfortable running the required distance. This will build up your aerobic endurance enabling you to run for sustained periods of

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Almond Butter Fudge Cacao Bites

Almond Butter Fudge Cacao Bites If you’re a chocoholic then this recipe is super healthy with no added sugar. These are addictive and make excellent everyday snacks and pre / post race fuel. You only need 5 ingredients to make

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The High Peak Marathon 2015

The High Peak Marathon 2015 If you’ve ever thought about running a race of marathon distance or further then this brief account from one of my clients will give you an insight into what thoughts go through their minds whilst running

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Lincoln 10k 2015

Lincoln 10k 2015 Congratulations to Ellen Badger and Amy Mitchell who both ran personal bests today. Excellent job, well done. Ellen Badger – 1:03:25 (NEW PB)!!! Amy Mitchell – 1:06:38 (NEW PB)!!! Full results here >>>>>

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Baked Egg in Avocado Cups

Baked Egg in Avocado Cups Baked Egg in Avocado Cups Here’s a healthy nutritious breakfast idea for you and quite possibly one of my all time favorites, as it keeps me feeling full for ages. Ingredients: 1 large ripe Avocado

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Success at the Dronfield 10k (Sunday 8th March 2015)

Dronfield 10k Race Congratulations to everyone who ran yesterday. Where was the warm weather that we had been promised by the weather man? This didn’t stop us from running our legs off and producing some amazing results and personal bests

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Pre & Post Race Nutrition Winning Formula

Before you race 2-4 hrs before – Eat carbs for slow release energy, plus a moderate amount of protein with 500ml of water For example – cinnamon with jumbo oats with chia seeds or small handful of nuts or flaxseeds

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Healthy snack bars rich in protein

Protein snack bars Struggling to resist the snacks at work? Make sure you’ve always got something stashed in your desk, coat pocket, car for when the snack monster arrives! Gult-Free snacks that are high in protein e.g. Nuts, meat and

Winter Warming Beetroot, Feta and Squash Salad

Beetroot, Feta and Squash Salad Here’s a super healthy winter warming salad to enjoy anytime of the day. Not only is beetroot great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and

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Sheffield Ten 10 Ten success!

Success at Sheffield Ten 10 Ten We had an excellent turn out at our local race in Endcliffe Park yesterday. A number of us ran the Sheffield Ten 10 Ten race. It was fantastic to meet up with eveyone and

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Fight against the winter bugs! How you can get to optimal health by making smarter food choices

So why is nutrition important? Certain foods will help boost your immune system and some will hinder your immunity. In today’s society leading super market giants like Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco have a huge selection of food produce all

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6 ways to reduce body fat and drop a dress size or jean size!

6 ways to reduce body fat and drop a dress size or jean size! Got body fat? I’ve 6 simple and effective ways for you to shed that unwanted body fat. While fat loss can be quite frustrating, these 6

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Sprained Ankle? – Symptoms, Treatment & Rehab!

Sprained Ankles – Ouch! Ankle sprains are a common soft tissue injury not limited to those of us with sporting prowess! Having sprained my ankle myself several years ago I know exactly how painful it can be. The term ‘sprained

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BUPA Great Yorkshire 10k Run Sheffield

BUPA Great Yorkshire 10k Run Sheffield Yesterday was a fantastic day for all of us. The atmosphere was electric and Sheffield did us proud by putting on a great event. Congratulations to all of you who ran and the families

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Sciatica – to run or not to run!

‘Sciatica’ is a common term used to describe pain radiating from the buttock either along the outside or the back of the leg. It is known as ‘sciatica’ because it is the sciatic nerve, which originates from the lower two

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Long Tour of Bradwell blog

Long Tour of Bradwell 50km, 2094m   Rewind back three years ago and we were living in Glasgow, I was running for a local club called Garscube Harriers and enjoying running for them in short cross country, hill and road

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Jane Tomlinson York 10km race report!

Jane Tomlinson York 10km race York 10K is one of the most beautiful city runs in the UK taking in some of this medieval city’s most stunning scenery including ancient Goodramgate, the majestic York Minster and Clifford’s Tower where Henry

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Adidas 24-hour Thunder Run

What is TR24? Adidas Thunder Run is a 24 hour off-road relay race against the clock. Whether you run solo, pairs or teams of 5 or 8 it’ll test your tactics, endurance, speed and team work. It’s an exhilarating, rewarding

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5km time trial results from Monday 28th July!

Thank you to everyone who ran last Monday at our 5km time trial. Great running by all. Please see the results below. Quite a few new personal bests too, great stuff:-) Weston park 5km time trial @ Weston Park –

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Think before you drink!

I saw this image the other week and thought I’d share it with you. Please share this article if you know someone who is always drinking one of these sugary drinks. ‘There is a 10% target when it comes to

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Tough Mudder

Congratulations to James Hope-Gill for completing the Tough Mudder event. Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit. Tough Mudder is Probably the Toughest Event on the Planet. This particular

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Coast to coast cycle in one day

Seascale to Whitby 150m 4,500m ascent Congratulations to Stuart Hindmarch for completing the coast to coast in one day! An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. But how about doing it

Motivational quote

Whilst on holiday I saw this great motvational quote and thought I’d share it with you. Simple isn’t it! Stop wanting things to happen or wishing they would happen just go ahead and make it happen yourself! Grab the bull

Granola Recipe

Resident chef expert Justin Rowntree and Silversmiths Restaurant An incredibly healthy, delicious and simple granola recipe to get you going in the morning or to take with you as a high energy snack on a run or ride. You’ll never

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Passing clouds fell race & Grindleford fell race article

Fell racing I was over near Leek at the Roaches the other weekend racing. The Passing Clouds fell race with 9.82 miles and 1,833ft of ascent to complete. I finished in 4th place with a time of 1hr 13 mins

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The Welsh 3000s

The Welsh 3000s Congratulations Chris Day and Will Day for completing the Welsh 3000s. In order to complete the Welsh 3000s Challenge you are required to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft

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Totley Moor & Blacka Moor Sunday fell run

Fell running Thank you to everyone who came along for the Totley Moor and Blacka Moor fell run yesterday. The weather was glorious. Here are some pictures from our run. We all ran 4.3 miles with 782ft ascent. Great fun

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Introducing our Resident chef expert Justin Rowntree and Silversmiths Restaurant

Introducing our Resident chef expert Justin Rowntree This week I’d like to introduce you to our Resident chef expert Justin Rowntree owner of Silversmiths restaurant. Over the coming months Justin and his team will be sharing with us some healthy,

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Why should we have an easy day/week or planned rest day?

To exercise or to rest? The General Adaptation Syndrome –GAS. You stress the body, you give it time to recover, then an adaptation occurs. Hans Selye is the brilliant man who discovered this phenomenon, and he termed the body’s adaptation

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Coast to Coast Walk

Congratulations to Michael Bedford (pictured on the right of the photo) as he completing 66% of the coast to coast walk. Michael started from Shap located in the Eden district of Cumbria and finished in Robin Hood’s bay in the North

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Achillies Tendinosis

Resident physiotherapy expert Achilles Tendinopathy is the most common problem amongst runners with it accounting for between 6-17% of all running injuries. A quick google search reveals 101 ways to treat it and you could probably come up with a

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Padley Gorge / Grindleford cafe run

Trail / fell fun Here we are at the top of Padley Gorge enjoying a quick water break and enjoying the view. Thank you (from left to right order in photo) Elisabeth, Juliane, Kate, Lilias, Anne, Sue, Saskia, Tanya, Max, Liz,

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Goal setting 5 simple steps SMART

Goal setting 5 simple steps SMART The acronym SMART is a great model to develop, assess and achieve your goals. S – specific M – measurable A – achievable R – realistic T – timescales Specific: Be very clear what

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Stanage Stumble 25 mile walk / Run

Stanage Stumble The three musketeers looking rather relaxed before the start. Tim, Will and Chris. Congratulations for completing this extreemly challenging event. ‘I went in my running gear but planned to walk it. My friend Tim who I was walking

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Leeds Half Marathon

Leeds Half Marathon 2014 Looking happy with finishers medal and goody bag. Well done Baz for completing the Leeds half marathon in a time of 2:06:27. Full results here!

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We did it! (Intro to fell running)

Fell running Here we are on top of Carl Wark triumphant. Thank you (from left to right order in photo) Chris, Tim, Liz, Helen, Lucy, Jonathan, Sarah, Kath, Jenny, Sue, Anne and Kate for making our first fell running session

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Running technique and injury prevention

Running largely involves forwards and backwards movement of the arms and legs with the aim of creating forward motion. This forward movement requires a mechanical rotational ‘locking’ of the hip, knee and ankle joints to support your weight and then

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5 things I wish I knew when I started running!

I returned to running again in my mid twenties, this time taking it far more seriously than in my younger years. I’ve now been running consistently for seven years and learnt a hell of a lot about running and myself

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London Marathon race report

London Marathon Congratulations to all of you who took part in the London Marathon yesterday, well done. It was almost perfect conditions yesterday albeit a little warm, with many runners suffering in the heat. 36,000 runners took part, many running

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Introducing our new resident physiotherapy expert

Resident physiotherapy expert I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jenny Manners MCSP principle physiotherapist and our new resident physiotherapy expert. Jenny is a chartered physiotherapist – qualified 14 years. Jenny also has a post grad certificate & diploma in

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Coniston 14m race

Coniston 14 mile race report Saturday 29th March Congratulations to Chris Day and his brother Will Day for completing the Annual Consiton 14 race in the Lake District. The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain.

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5 tips for first time marathon runners

5 tips for first time marathon runners 1. Taper your training Taper your training three weeks prior to the race. With all those hours and miles of training under your belt, you will need to slowly tone down your weekly

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My top 5 tips for managing your fitness alongside a busy lifestyle!

My top 5 tips for managing your fitness alongside a busy lifestyle! 1. High intensity interval training to make the most of your precious time The post exercise effects on your metabolism are hugely dependant on the intensity you achieve

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10% discount off! Sheffield Up & Running Shop

Up and Running  Don’t forget if you’re after some new running kit please mention my name to Phil and his team at Sheffield Up & Running shop you’ll recieve a 10% discount on anything in store:-) 37-39 Church St
Sheffield
S1 2GL

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Edale Skyline race report

Skyline report Congratulations to Justin Rowntree after a magnificent race. Justin finshed the epic 21.5 mile route with 4,500ft ascent in 4hrs 37mins. The route summits some of the highest peaks surrounding Edale including: Ringing Roger, Win Hill, Lose Hill,

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Dronfield 10k race report

We did it:-) Here we are after completing the Dronfield 10k. I am very proud, well done Tom, Connagh, Chris, Lucy, Helen and Kath.trevordiy.wordpress.comvian34.ru  Weather conditions were cool and fine with a breeze. The course ran through Dronfield Woodhouse and

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