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Weir Mill, Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside,Manchester, OL5 9QA, UK

Monday – Friday 6:30am – 20:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 19:00pm

Weir Mill, Manchester Road,
Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, OL5 9QA
UK

07851 140 218

This is no ordinary personal trainer training session. In fact it's not a personal trainer training session at all. At Area 5 Fitness in Tameside, Manchester, there is no time to waste. We are not your usual private gym. We are not a boxing centre. We’re not even personal trainers. But by using Muhammad Ali boxing techniques, Mayweather boxing style, speed pads, kettlebells and intensive whole body exercises, we are everything you need to get in the best shape of your life. Area 5 Fitness in Manchester is not a gym. It’s not a personal training thing, we're not here to make friends. Our way of training is definitely not easy and not for everyone. But it is the best way to get yourself feeling and looking ultimate fit without all the bullsh*t.

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Mayweather Boxing Speed Pads in Manchester

Deadlifts

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Can be performed with a barbell or kettle bell.


If you were to vertically jump as high as you can, just before you jump take note of your foot position. Why? Because that's the best position in which you can generate the most power, and pretty much the position you want to be in when performing the Deadlift.

Hands on, chest tall, spine neutral.

Snap the bar away from you, suck armpits closed and keep your shoulder blades in your jeans pockets.
Barbell/kettle bell should travel in a straight line.

 

My biggest tip.......push don't pull.

 

Push the world away with your feet as opposed to pulling the weight up, focusing on extending through the hips.
Make sure you clear your knees on the way down, loading your hamstrings before you sit into the start position.


Deadlifts are dead good.

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Boxing Event Manchester

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Massive Well done to my Client Sean Clarke on winning his @kopromotionsuk Boxing event held @bowlersmanchester.

Sean has been training with myself for six years now and had often mentioned how he fancied getting in the ring. Work commitments, holidays and traveling had stopped him in the past, but we found a ten week period where we could commit to training for such an event.

This, alongside training with @magicmatthewhatton @magichattonboxingandfitness and the @kopromotionsuk team lead us to a victorious night at Bowlers Exhibition Centre Manchester on Friday 4th May.


Big thanks to the ever reliable Tom Callan and my, "been there and done it man" Martin "Mouse" Fielden for helping me do the corner. 

Well done Sean on the split decision win. 

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Romanian Deadlifts

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Can be done using a barbell, kettle bell (pictured) or dumbbells.


Set up:

- Knees soft in the start position, lock your scapulae back and down, shoulder blades in your jeans pockets. Imagine somebody is trying to tickle your armpits from behind and you're using your upper arm to pin the area closed resulting in a proud chest.
- Rather than thinking of lowering the bar down, visualise pushing your hips back trying to press a button behind you with your glutes. This should help ensure that the movement is coming from your hips rather than your spine. Once you've reached the end of the eccentric (lowering) portion of this exercise, instead of "lifting up", visualise driving  your hips forward and pushing the world away with your feet. Remember to maintain tip number one throughout this motion.
- Throughout the exercise, imagine somebody is standing opposite you trying to pull the bar away from you, apply force in the opposite direction by pulling the bar towards you. This will ensure the bar stays over your base of support and allow you to generate more torque around the hip.

Common Mistakes:

- This isn't a squat! Your shins should remain vertical throughout this exercise, do not push the knees forwards, this reduces the amount of torque at your hip extensors and shifts some of the tension to the knee extensors. If you're unsure, warm up with an empty bar side on to a mirror and ensure your knees remain still as your hips travel back and forth.
- Rounding the spine. There's a difference between hip flexion/extension and spinal flexion/extension, keep your back flat. Once in the starting position, imagine your entire spine is a steel beam attached to a hinge at which the motion occurs.
- Exceeding ranges. The goal of this exercise is not to lower the bar as far as possible. This may mean the bar travels all the way down to your lower shins, it may mean that it barely reaches your knees. Individual variances in anatomy and mobility will dictate this. Go as far as your hamstrings will let you.

 

Happy hinging. 

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Bulgarian Split Squats

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Its not all about the back squat! 

As well as testing your balance to the max which will improve core strength, the more back friendly Bulgarian split squat is a powerhouse of a leg workout.

We all have strength inbalances (one leg stronger) that's why it's important to do unilateral exercises using the muscles independently and developing overall symmetry.

 Almost every sport in the world requires that you drive off one leg at a time, hence why I'm big on moving Clients around a lot when doing Boxing Padwork.

Back squats are a great multi joint compound exercise, and definitely have their place. In my experience though, Clients can feel more muscle recruitment when doing any form of split squat as opposed to a back squat. They're great for hip mobility too.

Set up : 

  1. Find yourself a step, bench or any other contraption that you can rest a foot on, it needs to be about knee height.
  2. Get into a forward lunge position with torso upright, shoulder blades back and in your jeans pockets, back foot elevated on the bench. Your leading leg should be half a metre or so in front of bench.
  3. Lower until your front thigh is almost horizontal, keeping your knee in line with your foot. Focus on your hips going up and down in vertical plain.
  4. Drive up through your front heel back to the starting position, squeezing the rear glute for stability. 

All aquats are good.

Do the ones that work for you. 

 

 

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