On Sunday at rb5 Personal Training, Nottingham we ran an educational seminar for Personal Training, bootcamp members and guests about nutrition and how calorie counting can be very negative and misleading.   The main concept that head personal trainer, Ricky Berry, was trying to make people understand was that our bodies need quality calories and…

Quadriceps The ‘quadriceps femoris’ (quads, quadriceps) is a large muscle group that includes the 4 muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the group of muscles that extend (straighten) the knee, forming a large fleshy area covering the front and sides of the femur (thigh bone). They are vital in walking, running, jumping…

The Psoas The Psoas is another problem area that not many people know about, unless they have had problems in the past with tight hips and bad backs. The psoas muscle is made up of the ‘psoas major’ and ‘psoas minor’, and originates on the lumbar region of the spine and inserts on to the lesser trochanter.  In other…

The second key area is one of the most important and is the strongest muscle group in the body “the glutes” (or bum muscles to you!). These are broken down into the gluteus maximus (the biggest muscle that sits on top of the rest), gluteus medius (located to the side) and gluteus minimus (located underneath…

Following last weeks brief introduction to Trigger Point Therapy and foam rolling, this week we will be covering each of the six main sites that impact on everyday people…just like YOU! The first area is the lower leg – in particular the Soleus (located below the main bulk of the calf). This is a problem…

Today we have our first guest blogger and personal training client of rb5 Nottingham Liz Cumberland .   Liz has overcome great adversity with mental illness which had locked her away in her own home like a prisoner.   Please read and be inspired by a remarkable transformation.   Want to get your life back?  …

Lots of our members come to us with aches and pains and we show them the wonder of the foam roller…also known as trigger point therapy.  We thought that we would share our in depth knowledge with you and explain how to do it, when to do it and why! Here is part one from…

Most people who train with us at rb5 Nottingham know the importance of selecting the right cooking oil, so below we have listed a variety of cooking oils best used at certain temperatures. Salad dressings, condiments and drinks. (Do not heat) Flaxseed Oil Hemp Seed Low Heat cooking 100 C Pumpkin Seed Medium Heat cooking…

So we all grew up being told “eat your veggies or your not leaving the table or having pudding.” Your Mum is right and do you still listen to that memory? Most people do not!   With so many more appealing foods than broccoli its very difficult to get 5 servings a day in (although…

Member of The Month Every month the staff at rb5 Nottingham review and assess all of our members statistics and training, and we choose one member who we decide has done the following.   1.Adapted to change – This is essential to from and create new and long-lasting habits such as diet and exercise. 2.Numbers-…

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