Posts by Daniel Masters

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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Lifting Weights

People usually workout and go to the gym (or fitness classes) because they want to feel fitter and more confident about their body shape. If you want immediate results and to burn fat fast then you might be thinking a few workout cardio workout sessions a week is the answer. We’d argue against that thought.…
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19 Common Gym Mistakes to Avoid

If you go to the gym often then you might have seen some other people doing some things that aren’t exactly correct. It happens, even at Masters Fitness gym in Blackburn. Here is a list of nineteen of the more common mistakes we’ve seen people make that could cause them harm or put them at…

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Stick

It’s 2020! A new year! But, how to make sure that the New Year’s resolutions you make this year you’ll be sticking to them in a few weeks time? We all make resolutions, to get fitter, lose weight and get healthier! It’s the time when we all think about starting a fitness regime and decide…

Exercising When Sick: Is it Good or Bad?

Is exercising when you’re sick actually bad for you? Feeling under the weather, whether that’s having a cold, flu or a bad cough this time of year can mean you’re not motivated to stick to your plan to exercise. If your muscles are sore from being sick then you’re not going to have the energy…
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The Connection Between Exercise and Mental Health

Lots of people focus on exercise and going to a local gym near Longridge because they want to either lose weight (fat loss) or build muscle (bulk up). Working out is more than working your muscles, becoming tired and sculpting your new body shape though. Research shows that regular exercise lowers the negativity of mental…
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Seven Gym Workout Tips for Beginners

If you’re a true beginner in the gym – or you haven’t trained for a while and you’re just getting back into things – then you’re probably both excited and nervous. You can make some fairly rapid changes to your body in the beginning and this should have a positive effect on how you feel…
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When is The Best Day to Start a Diet?

Diets. We’ve all done them. You might have tried, Atkins Paleo Vegan Low carb Ultra-low fat Intermittent fasting Cabbage soup Whatever one (or more) in the above list you’ve tried you’ve probably come “off the wagon” and potentially put back on any weight you’ve lost over the course of the diet. Realistically, this is because…

How To Eat Out and Still Change Your Body Shape

If you’re training in the gym, or doing any type of exercise, then you’re most likely tracking your calories in an effort to either lose weight to gain muscle (or both). Now, it’s important if you goal is fat loss then you need to be watching what you’re eating and ensure that the right amount…

Our Top 10 Nutrition and Fitness Tips

The world of health, fitness and wellness is vast. There’s much advice out there and some of it is incorrect (or, at best, misleading). Here we provide ten nutritional tips that will help you excel in your weight loss or fitness journey and sculpt the body shape you truly want in life.   1 –…
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