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Why Choose thebodydocs

Why Choose thebodydocs

To find a respectable, credible Personal Trainer nowadays has become a much harder job. With an abundance of personal trainers in the fitness industry, what makes one better than the other when searching locally? Thebodydocs – Harrogate team is made up of professionally qualified  trainers who share thebodydocs philosophy, and who possess the right qualifications, attitude, skills and experience. By sharing our knowledge and expertise with one another we have enhanced our individual strengths as trainers and, as a result, what we can offer our clients. By working as a team, rather than individual competing businesses, and by sharing our experiences we have created a healthy training environment. This encourages development and progression for the trainers but more importantly for our clients. Contact us today to book a complimentary Meet & Greet with one of thebodydocs...

Recruit the right muscles with the correct technique

Recruitment of muscle is something we mention often when training our clients. What do we mean when we say “recruitment of muscle”, well its pretty tightly linked with technique. Most of our clients already know a lot of the exercises we incorporate into their programmes, we ask them to perform a squat, press up, lat pull down, bench press etc. they’d perform the exercise and it looks fine. What we mean by “recruitment of muscle” is to perform an exercise, knowing exactly which muscles that exercise is targeting, contract/squeeze those muscles throughout each rep. There is a significant difference between performing a rep that looks like the correct technique and actually using the appropriate muscles to benefit from that particular movement. There are numerous tips that can be used when performing an exercise, ensuring recruitment of the correct muscles. This video is thebodydocs team member, Ollie, at our Harrogate studio, part way through a pull session. The lat pulldown (especially wide grip) is one of those exercises that we often see done wrong; the primary muscles you end up hitting become the biceps rather than the lats (latissimus dorsi). Here are some useful tips for good technique. First, drop the weight; you will benefit a lot more by going down in weight and successfully hitting your lats rather than attempting to get through the exercise in any way possible.   Second, imagine your hands are hooks; most people suffer from loss of grip and lactic burn in their forearms before any benefit has been made on the lats. This is because you’re squeezing the bar too tight.   Third, before you bend your...
thebodydocs – Harrogate Studio Update

thebodydocs – Harrogate Studio Update

thebodydocs – Harrogate, formerly Prospect 1 Fitness, is a team of skilled and expert Personal Trainers located in our Harrogate town centre facility. We haven’t moved although you can click here to find us thebodydocs approach is about avoiding dull, repetitive exercise routines entirely and introduce, progressive, varied and functional programmes for all of our clients. With that in mind, the studio and the wide range of equipment has been selected to ensure that we are not just another run of the mill personal training studio or gym but we offer a carefully designed training space to ensure our clients have the best equipment and atmosphere on offer to train in. Over the coming weeks we will be revealing more about our bodydocs team, who we are, how we differ from the more common personal training studios and what we have coming up over the next few months, plus lots of training and nutritional tips from thebodydocs themselves.       Top Studio Lower...
thebodydocs presents

thebodydocs presents

thebodydocs presents is a series of a series of talks held at Prospect 1 Fitness which will feature experts from the health, fitness and sport sectors delivering FREE presentations on a variety of topics. The first talk on February 24th will be presented by Dave Annett, Harrogate based Osteopath and Ergonomist. To book your place follow the link below and register: thebodydocs...