Category: Gym

3 Reasons Banded Pull ups Aren't Enough

CrossFit: 3 Reasons Banded Pull ups Aren’t Enough

We all know pull ups can be really tough. Yet it's a movement just like squats, deadlifts and presses that need to be part of any person's training regimen. Admittedly it is the toughest one to conquer. Many of us resort to banded pull ups as it seems like an easy way to finally conquer that [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]
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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 [...]

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 [...]

Burn your abs with just 1 effective exercise

By Andy on December 17, 2015 Substitute your whole abs exercise routine with just one exercise. I am often asked by our members at Iconic Fitness, a gym in Dubai Marina, if there is one exercise that can be done at home, in the hotel, or just quickly during lunch at the gym that caters [...]
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