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Kettlebell Seminar 15/05/16

Last month we welcomed Pete Luffman, Chief Instructor of the Bristol Kettlebell Club and a Strongfirst instructor to Dorchester Strength and Conditioning to conduct a Hardstyle Kettlebell seminar for some of our members. The seminar started with the HardStyle Double Swing, we spent time working on the correct hinge mechanics and bracing techniques which were…

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Five benefits to early morning training

At Dorchester Strength and Conditioning we offer a 6am Strength and Performance class, in this blog I will highlight some of the advantages early morning training offers over the more conventional evening classes. 1) Speeds up metabolism. Exercise boosts your metabolic rate, meaning you’ll burn more calories during the rest of the day after training…

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Lukes Interview

Can you tell us about the background prior to starting Dorchester Strength and Conditioning? I served seven years in the Parachute Regiment where I was deployed to Kosovo, Sierra Leonne, Northern Ireland and Iraq. As most people know units like the Paras pride themselves on their fitness, it’s no exaggeration to say that a lack…

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Defining Fitness

Fitness is a comprehensive overview of fitness including scientific facts and attributes that are observable, measurable, and repeatable. It uses 4 complimentary models to form a definition of fitness. Model 1 – The Ten General Physical Skills cardiovascular/respiratory endurance stamina strength flexibility speed power coordination agility accuracy balance The first six are improved through training,…

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Matt’s story

I was looking to join a gym to start leading a healthier life style as my job isn’t very active. My goals were to loose weight, get fit and to bulk up, I wanted to find a gym that had good equipment and help me out with programming as I was unsure of what exercises…

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Kathy’s story

I was recommended Dorchester Strength and Conditioning by my niece who reassured me that the instructors were very supportive and encouraging. I was very apprehensive that this would be totally out of my league and not a place for a grandmother! I was also anxious that it would be male dominated and full of intimidating…

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