Month: October 2020

Boost your workout with Interval Training

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Do you want to get the most out of your gym session or workout? The best way to achieve this is to move out of your comfort zone and try something that challenges you. A great starting point is interval training, as it helps you to increase your fitness [...]

Back squats vs Front squats

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Recently while training my clients at Iconic Fitness Dubai Marina, I was asked what is the difference between the Front and Back squats. One is not more superior to the other because they both target the major muscles in your lower body such as your booty, oh yeah! However, [...]

Am I lifting too heavy?

By Andy on February 25, 2016 As a Crossfit Coach in Dubai Marina, I’m often asked this: "how much should I be lifting and how much should I go heavier?" I have 3 answers for this: If you are new to an exercise: then be sure to lift a weight where you can complete at [...]

10 Ways To Improve Your Burpees

By Andy on June 30, 2016 Now you will also smile after burpees. Most of our members at the Iconic Fitness gym in Dubai Marina (99.99% of all humans) hate burpees. But just because they are tough right? The way I see it there are two ways to make burpees easier : One is to [...]
10 Steps to train as YOU should

10 Steps to train as YOU should!

By Andy on November 11, 2015 A quick and effective way to discover your training weight to achieve your training goals faster! Simply doing 10 or 20 reps of an exercise because you 'feel' like it or 'because that's what everyone does', isn't based on any specific science. If you aren’t training at the correct [...]
9 tips on training while pregnant

Can I train while pregnant?

By Hannes Loubser on March 16, 2017 Here in Dubai, mums often ask me:  Can I train while pregnant? We have a few soon-to-be-mums training with us in the Dubai Marina, and it's super special for team Iconic to have the privilege of being part of this journey. Pregnancy and training is a subject very [...]
7 minute core conditioning

7 minute core conditioning

By Andy on November 11, 2015 The quick and effective routine that prepares you for everything! As the year enters the last quarter there is a variety of outdoor events happening in Dubai. Fitness competitions, triathlons, night runs, and warrior challenges. Not to mention more and more active people running, swimming, and cycling outdoors now [...]
6 tips for your First Marathon

6 tips for your First Marathon

By Hannes Loubser on January 19, 2017 6 additional tips to ensure that all the hard training pays off. It’s exciting to see how many people are entering the Standard Charted Marathon for the first time this year. There are a Million Dirhams up for grabs if you run the fastest Marathon ever which stands [...]
6 Steps to Recovery from the CrossFit Competition

6 Steps to Recovery from the CrossFit Competition

6 Steps to Recovery from the CrossFit Competition By Andy on March 27, 2016 A  couple of weeks ago I shared my 6 top tips on working up to a CrossFit competition. How do you feel, did any of the tips work for you? I bet you asking yourself, so what do I do now post [...]

6 Steps leading to a CrossFit Competition

By Andy on March 19, 2016 Last weekend I participated in an annual CrossFit competition that took place over 2 days and I’m often asked, “How do you prepare for a competition? “ There are many factors that can influence your performance at a competition. PREPARATION is key followed by good food and rest. Here [...]