James Andrews

Hi I'm James and I'm a self confessed fitness fanatic. When I'm not personal training I enjoy multi discipline endurance events, mma and hitting the gym. I also love to write about my passion and I'm a firm believer in healthy body healthy mind.

ProGear 190 Manual Treadmill Review

Lady Jogging

​I’ve tried both types, the automated and the manual, and here’s what I think about the ProGear 190 Manual Treadmill.OverviewThis a basic and budget-friendly treadmill, and it does have some pretty good features. I believe what stands out the most is its compact size and portability. ​Review of:​Progear 190 Manual Treadmill ​Rating Summary: ​A simple design with two levels of height …

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Artist Hand Folding Manual Treadmill Review

Running on a treadmill

​Keeping things simple is often a good choice, right?  Or is it?  It’s open to discussion.  In the market of manual treadmills, it can work both ways. Complex, over cluttered designs can prove too bulky and inefficient, while stripping them down too much can leave you wanting more.  ​Review of:​Artist Hand Folding Manual Treadmill ​Rating Summary: The Artist Hand Folding manual …

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Back Muscle Anatomy And Workouts to Strengthen

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Our back is supported by groups of muscles, which support our posture and ensure stability and balance of the body. Below you can see all the major back muscle groups and there functionality. The major Muscles of The Back Latissimus Dorsi Trapezius Erector Spinae Rhomboid Teres Major The muscles of the back are broadly divided into three groups as given …

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Exerpeutic 100XL Treadmill Review

Women running

​For several years already, Exerpeutic took the title of one of the leading fitness brands on the market – a claim that was justified by several high quality pieces of equipment. One of such is the 100XL magnetic manual treadmill, a design that completely overwrites the usual offerings on the market with its unique design, a variety of options, and …

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Fitness Reality TR1000 Manual Treadmill Review

Man Jogging

​Coming from a trusted brand, the TR1000 is definitely one of the better manual treadmills on the market today.  Fitness Reality is one of established names that takes the creation and the designs of fitness equipment to an entirely new level. And their expertise and attention to detail is really mirrored in this balanced and reliable manual treadmill. ​Review of:Fitness …

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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Review 2019

Man exercising on a treadmill

​When choosing your manual treadmill, there are always a lot of aspects to take into account. Affordability, dimensions, adjustability, efficiency – all of these traits are very important to consider.  And not every treadmill in the market today can achieve a successful balance between all of these details.Luckily Sunny Health & Fitness is a brand with a lot of experience.  For …

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An Intense Lower Ab Workout Routine – Fast Results

Lower abs exercise

If there is one thing I hear more than most in the gym it is how can I strengthen my lower abs. ​Whilst the abs are one muscle group there are certain exercise that really target the lower portion of the abs. ​These are the five exercise we are going covering in this article:​Reverse crunch​Hanging knee rise​Cross body climberRolling plankAb Pulse-Ups​Make sure …

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Weslo WLTL99315 CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill Review

Women working out on a running machine

​A balanced and well-made treadmill can be the key to a successful workout routine, and your first class ticket to a slim, toned down body. Weslo is one of the oldest and most trusted brands in the fitness industry, and their Cardio Stride 3.0 treadmill is the solid proof of their experience. With this well designed treadmill, you can easily add a …

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XMark XM-3305 Adjustable Dumbbells Review

Choosing a Dumbbell

​XMark’s XM-3305 model makes a bold attempt to refine and solidify an already tried design, in hopes of delivering a reliable and efficient pair of adjustable dumbbells. Without too much redesigning, this brand achieved a sleek and modern design that turned out very compact and efficient for its intended purpose. Slightly bulky, these dumbbells are fairly simple in their design and …

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Bayou Fitness Adjustable Dumbbells Review 5-25lb

Man working out with dumbells

​Most of the time, adjustable dumbbells tend to follow the same set of principles in their design. These designs are often reliable and are centered around the same pattern. But with this pair of dumbbells from Bayou Fitness, things take a distinctly different path.At a first glance straightforward and much like the other similar models, Bayou dumbbells are in fact not …

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