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    Interested in being the fittest you can be, want to do it in the sun & beautiful countryside of Turkey. This holiday will take your training to new levels whether you are a beginner or seasoned athlete. 

    email holiday@spartanfam.com - places are limited so book now.

    Video by Create.Change & Juozas Bobina.  Thanks to Balistiq for the mix.

    Get ready for the ultimate fitness test. We don’t want you to throw around any barbells – and you can leave the kettlebells at home, too. Our challenge – created in collaboration with body weight exercise maestro Chaka Bars – is made up of primal, functional movements that test your athletic strength, endurance and power in a safe and natural way.

    For your chance to win the title of Fittest Man In Britain and be featured in Men’s Health magazine, visit the BodyPower Expo from 16-18 May 2014. Your challenge commences at the MH stand. You haven’t long to prepare. Get training.

    The Fittest Man In Britain Challenge

    Each of the three tests is to be performed consecutively with no rest period. Watch the video above for a demonstration of all the tests with form instructions

    1. Power

    Standing jumps – Quite simply, two consecutive jumps from a standing start. Your score is the total distance covered from the start position to where you land after your second leap.

    2. Strength

    60 seconds of chin-ups – You have one minute to complete as many strict form chin-ups as you can. Only reps from a dead hang position where your chin clears the bar without you jerking your neck will be counted. Your score is how many full reps you have completed when the clock hits 60 secs.

    3. Endurance circuit

    All four exercises are to be completed consecutively. You can only go on to the next move after executing all the reps with perfect form.

    20 burpees
    20 push-ups (chest to floor with elbow taps) 
    10 wide grip pull-ups
    8 x 5m shuttle sprints

    Your score is the time it takes to complete all 50 reps with perfect form and cross the finish line after the sprints.

    See you at BodyPower!

    We’ll have rankings for men in their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties, so men of all ages can compete for the chance to be crowned champion of their category.

    BodyPower is the fastest-growing consumer exhibition in Europe, giving you the chance to speak with elite athletes, learn from industry experts and meet Team MH. To book your tickets and for more information, call 0844 338 8000 or go to bodypower.tv.

    Follow MH on Twitter and Facebook

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
    • April 3rd, 2014

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    Ahh @tasha_keating has a #nutribullet and is now the queen of smoothies lol this morning I awoke to a beautiful green smoothie. 

Celery
Cucumber
Baby Spinach
Parsley
Broccoli
Kiwi
Apple
Raw honey
Raw almonds

Superfoods: Chia seeds, Maca powder

And goji berries/chia seeds/cashew nuts :)
#famfoods #spartanfam

    Ahh @tasha_keating has a #nutribullet and is now the queen of smoothies lol this morning I awoke to a beautiful green smoothie.

    Celery
    Cucumber
    Baby Spinach
    Parsley
    Broccoli
    Kiwi
    Apple
    Raw honey
    Raw almonds

    Superfoods: Chia seeds, Maca powder

    And goji berries/chia seeds/cashew nuts :)
    #famfoods #spartanfam

    The weather is glorious, everybody just got paid #spartanfamwest is on tonight at paddington rec at 6.30-8pm 
If you bring a friend you get the session for £5 if you are consistent for 3 sessions you get the 4th session free:)  After class  we are going to @redemptionbar to eat afterwards. Soup and a main or a main and a dessert for £10 respect #spartanfam #famfoods

    The weather is glorious, everybody just got paid #spartanfamwest is on tonight at paddington rec at 6.30-8pm
    If you bring a friend you get the session for £5 if you are consistent for 3 sessions you get the 4th session free:) After class we are going to @redemptionbar to eat afterwards. Soup and a main or a main and a dessert for £10 respect #spartanfam #famfoods

    Depends what type of man you are… Children pay attention to who you are not what you tell them. 
@lionman1256 best trainer in Leeds :)

    Depends what type of man you are… Children pay attention to who you are not what you tell them.
    @lionman1256 best trainer in Leeds :)

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
    • April 1st, 2014

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    Put in the work, every time you train. 
Workout until you can’t breathe, then catch your breath and workout some more. 
Your heart and lungs keep you alive, not your money. 
You think this iPhone matters, or who is dating who? 
You think your heart and lungs care about your Facebook, financial or your relationship status? 
Or how many women you have slept with, how much weed you smoke, or what car you drive… 
No, they only care about one thing, keeping you alive. 

So keep them healthy, pop your lungs and push your heart until you remember that they are there. 

Sweat every time you workout no matter who is watching. 
Fitness begins on the edge of your comfort zone, in fact that is where life begins. 

If the only time you become aware of your heart is when it is giving up, you are in trouble. 

If you fail to look after your body, one day your body will fail you. 
It doesn’t matter how good you look but how good you feel. 
Alas one day we are all going to die right? 
Wouldn’t you rather just be here one day and gone the next. 
I see and know sick people, dying slowly through fault of their own. 
I said to my self when I was 17 that wasn’t going to be me, that’s when I stopped drinking. 
Who knows I could get hit by a bus, but at least I will have had an amazing quality of life up until that moment. 
If you have a strong mind but a weak body because you were lazy are you really strong? 
I train my mind and my body everyday, I question everything and I eat healthy food. 
I am better than no man or woman, everyday I try to better myself. 
I surround myself with like-minded people as this makes it always a  pleasure and never a pain. 
You can’t have success without happiness. 
You can’t have happiness without health. So if you can be fit as well, I’m sure happy times will follow :) #spartanfam #spartanfamholiday

    Put in the work, every time you train.
    Workout until you can’t breathe, then catch your breath and workout some more.
    Your heart and lungs keep you alive, not your money.
    You think this iPhone matters, or who is dating who?
    You think your heart and lungs care about your Facebook, financial or your relationship status?
    Or how many women you have slept with, how much weed you smoke, or what car you drive…
    No, they only care about one thing, keeping you alive.

    So keep them healthy, pop your lungs and push your heart until you remember that they are there.

    Sweat every time you workout no matter who is watching.
    Fitness begins on the edge of your comfort zone, in fact that is where life begins.

    If the only time you become aware of your heart is when it is giving up, you are in trouble.

    If you fail to look after your body, one day your body will fail you.
    It doesn’t matter how good you look but how good you feel.
    Alas one day we are all going to die right?
    Wouldn’t you rather just be here one day and gone the next.
    I see and know sick people, dying slowly through fault of their own.
    I said to my self when I was 17 that wasn’t going to be me, that’s when I stopped drinking.
    Who knows I could get hit by a bus, but at least I will have had an amazing quality of life up until that moment.
    If you have a strong mind but a weak body because you were lazy are you really strong?
    I train my mind and my body everyday, I question everything and I eat healthy food.
    I am better than no man or woman, everyday I try to better myself.
    I surround myself with like-minded people as this makes it always a pleasure and never a pain.
    You can’t have success without happiness.
    You can’t have happiness without health. So if you can be fit as well, I’m sure happy times will follow :) #spartanfam #spartanfamholiday

    Master your own body :) 
Shelagh was my eldest client, i stopped training her when I left the gym I was training at. 
Putting most people to shame, this just goes to show bodyweight training doesn’t have an age limit. 
Can you plank for a minute? Try it right now, even if you are at work lol. #spartanfam

    Master your own body :)
    Shelagh was my eldest client, i stopped training her when I left the gym I was training at.
    Putting most people to shame, this just goes to show bodyweight training doesn’t have an age limit.
    Can you plank for a minute? Try it right now, even if you are at work lol. #spartanfam

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
    • April 1st, 2014

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    All I have is because I work hard, not much difference in 2 years. Bit stronger, much wiser, same message. Credibility means longevity. 
Still love people, #spartanfam gives me life :)

    All I have is because I work hard, not much difference in 2 years. Bit stronger, much wiser, same message. Credibility means longevity.
    Still love people, #spartanfam gives me life :)

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
    • March 31st, 2014

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    On your way home from work? Go grab @mensfitnessmag for a review about the crews redefining fitness in the city. #Bartendazuk #bartendaz 
@bar_coach 

#rundemcrew #rdc 
@daddydarkrdc  and of course @spartanfam #spartanfam #spartanfamgymnastics 

Also flick to the back for your monthly gym feats instalment, this time round I am showing you how to one legged box jump to pistol squat. 
Respect :)

    On your way home from work? Go grab @mensfitnessmag for a review about the crews redefining fitness in the city. #Bartendazuk #bartendaz
    @bar_coach

    #rundemcrew #rdc
    @daddydarkrdc and of course @spartanfam #spartanfam #spartanfamgymnastics

    Also flick to the back for your monthly gym feats instalment, this time round I am showing you how to one legged box jump to pistol squat.
    Respect :)