Author: Andy Harper

Making the most of your time at Iconic Fitness

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Trust us, Iconic Fitness 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 [...]

Improve your squat with this squat complex

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Improve your squat with this squat complex The answer is yes! There's 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 [...]

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, [...]
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How to break a Plateau

By Andy on April 03, 2016 Is it possible to break a plateau? 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 [...]

Glute Bridge – Hip Extension

1 exercise to super power your strongest muscle By Andy on April 21, 2016 Glute bridge targets the strongest muscle in our body, the glutes which we 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 [...]

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 [...]

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Cardio Fitness Training

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Cardio Fitness Training "Cardio" is a term that gets thrown around a lot whenever the topic of weight loss comes up. But cardio has more than just weight loss benefits. Cardio fitness helps circulate your blood, and research has shown that regular cardio exercise can actually slow down the [...]
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