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How to use LBL’s Diet Calories Calculator
Diet calories calculators are powerful tools that help you to effectively plan your diet and work outs. It does this by allowing you to calculate data on yourself using various formulas of your choice. This information has many benefits and...
Why you should use a Diet Calculator
Dieting is hard. Eating healthy and staying consistent with your diet plan is one of the most difficult aspects of living a healthy lifestyle and trying to get fit. One reason for this is the lack of a clear idea...
Yoga For Beginners: 20 Simple Poses To Get You Started

Whether you’re young or old, a beginner or experienced, yoga has the power to bring some truly profound benefits to both your physical and mental wellbeing. The great thing is that anyone can reap the benefits of yoga, so…don’t miss out!

Keep reading as we get to know the basics of yoga as well as take a look at some yoga poses that are absolutely great as well as being beginner-friendly!

Complete Shoulder Training- Target All 3 Heads!

When it comes to hitting the shoulders, one of the most common mistakes is failing to recognise that your shoulders consist of 3 heads - all 3 need to be targeted for complete shoulder training!

If you’re looking to sculpt a set of well-rounded shoulders whilst warding off potential muscle imbalances, then you’re at the right place! Keep reading us as we run through the best way to approach complete shoulder training and take a look at some effective exercises for hitting each of the 3 heads (front, side and rear deltoids).

Weight Loss Tips – Surprisingly Filling Foods That’re Low In Calories!

Calories are absolutely essential for providing us with energy for taking on the tasks of our day to day lives. However, if your fitness goal happens to be based around weight loss, a smart approach towards your calorie intake could be to opt for more low-calorie foods!

In this blog, we’ll explore the relation between calories and weight loss and also take a look at some of the best surprising filling foods out there that are low in calories!

Back To The Future - The Return of Activewear Trends From The ‘90s

Fortunately, many of the best activewear fashion trends from the 90’s did not leave us behind for good at the end of the decade, with many of them making comebacks in recent years! In this blog we’ll explore how you can feel the burn in true 90s inspired style as we look at some of the best 90s activewear trends that are back and better than before!

Fat Burn Zone Vs. Cardio Zone – Get To Know The Difference!

Ever jumped on a treadmill or machine at the gym and seen graphics labelled “fat burn zone” and ‘cardio zone” and had absolutely no clue on what they meant? If you have then here’s a breakdown of what they mean in the simplest of terms.

We have you covered with our easy-to-understand breakdown on the whole fat burn Vs. cardio debate! In this blog, we’ll explore the significance of heart rate for both fat burn and cardio as well as what factors separate the cardio zone from the fat burning zone.

4 things you need to get started with running

Running is by far one of the best cardio exercises you could do to get your heart rate up and to burn calories. Despite this, however, many people do not like running (or cardio in general!) and end up quitting early. There are a few things you should have/be aware of before starting running that will help you be consistent. This article explores some of these things.

8 habits of fit women

Being fit is a lifestyle and maintaining your fitness requires a great deal of commitment, hard work, and consistency. There are some habits that all fit women have and implementing them into your life will positively impact your fitness. This post will explore some of these habits.

Running During Lockdown: LBL’s Tips For Beginners – Start Running Today!

Lockdown guidelines mean no gym sessions, restricted socialising and living life in this weird socially distanced world that we’re currently in. Staying at home all day can be super frustrating and draining, but….luckily, outdoor exercise is still permitted.

Many of us may already be using this as a means for outdoor runs or training sessions, but for those who have considered running but are still yet to take the first steps, this blog is for you!- Keep reading as we explore just how beneficial and wholesome outdoor exercise can be! We’ll also look at some great and really helpful tips for beginners when it comes to running outdoors!

Balanced Arms – Where Are Your Triceps?

A common fitness misconception is that ‘arm training=targeting the biceps’…whether this is down to a great deal misinformation or the common association in fitness imagery and video between arm training and bicep curling…who knows…but arm training without targeting the tri’s will have you on a way road to muscular imbalances as well as disproportionate arms!

Keep reading as we discuss the importance of hitting our tri’s as part of our arm training, as well as how we can sculpt a well-rounded set of guns!

Lower Back Stretches: Reducing Lower Back Pain and Increasing Mobility

Lower back pain has become one of the most prevalent and ubiquitous injuries that has affected people in the last few decades. This injury affects, not only adults and older people, but also young adults and athletes. One way to help reduce this pain is through stretching. Stretching has many benefits and this article will explore some of those benefits, and will look at some basic stretches that you can use to get started with.

Plyometrics: An underrated Leg Workout
With lockdown still in full effect and gyms remaining closed, it’s become harder and harder to make, and maintain, gains in both strength and size. This is especially true for legs. One way to level up your at home leg workouts is through plyometric training.
LBL’s Guide To Picking Out The Best Gym Leggings
In this guide, we’ll be looking at why leggings have become a worldwide phenomenon when it comes to women’s activewear, the features that are super important when considering which leggings to add to your wardrobe and we’ll also be taking at what’s popping right now over here at LBL as we look at our very own range of gym leggings!
Calmness During A Crisis: A Guide To The Best Mindfulness Apps

Many of us may not have been familiar with the term ‘mindfulness’ until recent years….but mindfulness techniques have actually been around for thousands of years. Over the past decade, there’s been a huge surge in the popularity of digital mindfulness tools, with most of these tools now being accessible from the tips of our fingers.

Join us as we delve into the world of mindfulness, explore its profound benefits, understand how to incorporate it into our hectic lives and take a look at some of the best mindfulness apps that’re currently out there!

LBL’s Guide To Deadlifts – A total-Body Targeting Super Move

Deadlifting has an endless list of benefits- from helping to build strength, to packing on muscle, to toning up, to torching calories and burning fat! Join us as we discuss the correct deadlifting form, what makes the deadlift such an effective movement that targets the whole body & how you can align deadlifting with your personal fitness goals!

Top 10 Empowering Female Fitness Influencers To Add To Your Instagram Feed!

The world of fitness is taking over!- and now, social media has become a massive hub for fitness-based content creators and those who enjoy seeing wholesome and helpful fitness content on their feeds!

Join us as we look at some of the best and most empowering female influencers on Instagram who’s content can truly add some inspiration, motivation, fitness guidance, nutritional tips and positive energy to your Instagram feed! Make social media a positive place that adds wholesome value to your life!

Push-Up Variations To Try At Home Over Lockdown!

The classic push-up is an acclaimed bodyweight exercise that targets areas of the upper body through a powerful functional push movement!

However, one thing that’s often forgotten when it comes to push-ups is the versatility offered by push-up variations. There’s no better time to spice up your push-up training style! – Keep reading to check out some great push-up variations that you can use to switch up your push-up approach and challenge your body in new ways. 

Debunking The Biggest Nutrition Myths

Nutritional guidance and information is absolutely everywhere, from health magazines, to websites, to YouTube videos, to the random person at the gym who’s always preaching their nutritional approach which is apparently a flawless blueprint for excellence…basically, a lot of the false chat is present when it comes to nutrition-based guidance!

This can lead to us avoiding something that can actually have a significant positive impact on our lives and fitness journeys due to being under the false impression that we’re successfully dodging things we believe to be negative.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths out there!

LBL’s Guide To Green Tea – The Profound Health Benefits Of Green Tea

For those of us who happen to be tea lovers, green tea will be both a familiar and favourable choice of hot beverage. However, in recent years, the admiration for sipping green tea has transcended beyond the tea-lover’s community – green tea is now immensely popular amongst fitness and health enthusiasts who’re looking to sip away at the assortment of health-based perks that green tea has to offer!

Kettlebell Training – Swing Your Way Towards Your Dream Physique!

In recent years, kettlebells have become an increasingly popular training tool, with their use in gyms becoming a common sight -  we may have all seen gym-goers swing away with their kettlebells, but what actually makes kettlebell training so effective?

Join us as we explore the offerings of kettlebell training and how this training tool can be a great addition to any fitness session, whether that be while we train at home during lockdown or when gyms reopen.