Author: Andy Harper

Making the most of your time at Iconic Fitness

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Trust us. We understand busy schedules. In fact, many of the members we have here at Iconic Fitness, initially joined because they needed a more efficient workout that didn’t require them to be in the gym for hours at a time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of [...]

INCREASING PERFORMANCE THROUGH STRETCHING

By Andy on November 11, 2015 We often receive this question from our members at Iconic Fitness, Dubai Marina;  ‘Does it matter when I’m stretching? ’ So today we will look at dynamic stretching which is preferably done at the start of the workout. Dynamic stretches involve movements that resemble the actions and exercises one [...]

Improve your squat with this squat complex

By Andy on November 11, 2015 A routine that will dramatically improve your squats in a wide variety of rep ranges for shape, strength, and all-round good looking legs! This is the 2nd post that forms part of the series where we simplify movements in order to help you perform better. Check out how to [...]

I jiggle when I run

I jiggle when I run.....but at least i'm running By Andy on November 11, 2015 Each and EVERY ONE of us has the amazing ability to adapt, you only need to do one single thing, and it all starts with just one step, one single step, just SIMPLY GET STARTED. Don’t see PERFECTION, it’s important [...]

How to train children correctly.

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Children aren’t young adults, so you can’t train them similarly to adults. Children need specialized training and the development is much more than just physical improvements. As a coach at Iconic Fitness, Dubai Marina, I'm surprised how many trainers train children / young adults as though they were adults, [...]

How to break a Plateau

By Andy on April 03, 2016 Our members at Iconic Fitness Dubai Marina, often asked this question on a weekly or monthly basis. Plateauing means you stall out on progress despite continuing to do “all the right things” which the majority of the times mean “eating right”, “exercising properly” etc. Naturally, our bodies go from [...]

How long can I rest before I lose all my hard work in the gym?

By Andy on April 28, 2016 5 ways to prevent any serious losses from all your hard work. So you have been doing all the hard work. Getting out of bed early or heading straight to the gym after a long day's work. You have stepped out of your convenient zone of training only now [...]

Glute Bridge-Hip Extension Blog

1 exercise to super power your strongest muscle By Andy on April 21, 2016 The Glutes are the strongest muscle you have and used in so many movements, exercises and performance activities, so why neglect it? If you could choose 1 exercise to do the rest of your life then squats may just be it. [...]

From couch to marathon – Making full use of the Dubai Marina

By Andy on November 11, 2015 4 excellent ways to train for your first run using the Dubai Marina. Last weekend thousands of people took part in the annual Standard Charted 42 km and 10 km runs. It's a massive emotional paycheck for us coaches here to have helped so many people train and prepare [...]

Energy system specific training

By Andy on February 18, 2016 Conquer any exercise by incorporating energy-specific training. We all train for certain goals right? Why else would you train? Even just training to be healthy or feel good is also a goal. I do see individuals in the gym/box week after week sticking to the same weights or exercises [...]
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