Physiotherapy: Week 3 

Had my third session today. Didn’t get any gym time because it was occupied. Today was mainly about balance and stretches.  Along with my knee injury, I had some tightness in my right hip/butt. I thought (and the physio confirmed) that it was from extra pressure on my right side. As I’m currently favouring that side when I walk.  So, […]

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Physiotherapy: Week 2 

So, I had my second session of physiotherapy yesterday. I didn’t look homeless this time. Go me!  Started off by taking off my pants… I had shorts underneath so calm down. I haven’t worn my gym shorts since last year, since I have put on a bit of weight since the injury so my shorts fitted like booty shorts. Pretty […]

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Incline Barbell Bench Press 

​   Here’s Rachel demonstrating the incline barbell ​bench press.  Set the bench at a 45-degree incline.  Work with a weight that’s comfortable. Don’t try and lift too heavy as you could injury yourself.  Sit down on the bench. Keep your feet flat, core tight and press the weights up over your head until your arms are straight.  Lower down […]

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Bench Press 

​​ ​ This is Rachel showing how to bench press with the help of her spotter.   She’s working with a light weight in this demonstration but remember technique and form are the most important thing not the weight you’re lifting.  Bring it down for 2 seconds and up for 4 seconds. Remember your breathing. Inhale on the way down […]

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Squats

  Rachel showing a back squat, a front squat and a single leg squat. Squats are one of the greatest exercises for your lower body,  you can do them with or without weights. You don’t need to go to the gym either, so no excuses! Form is the most important part to every exercise. No point stacking on weights if […]

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Meet Rachel 

Rachel will be the main fitness contributor on this website.  Rachel’s passion is fitness. She trains 7 times a week, loves weightlifting and has big dreams to make it in athletics.  She is currently studying Sports and Exercise Performace at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa. She was won national championship medals in Gymnastics Ireland competitions. She has 3 gold medals for balance […]

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