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  1. Full Body Adjustable Dumbbells Workout Dial Up the Heat Download PDF Who is this workout for? This workout is aimed at those with some level of experience in the gym. The exercises are relatively simple though, so they can be learned easily if desired. What will I achieve from this workout? The session will hit your legs, shoulders, chest, back, and arms. It's a great way to gain size and strength over your entire body. What equipment will I need? A pair of adjustable dumbbells is all you need to complete this workout.
  2. Adjustable Bench Workout Flex your Routine Download PDF Who is this workout for? This session is aimed at intermediate level lifters who have some previous gym experience. However, the exercises are simple and can be easily learned if you've not done them before. What will I achieve from this workout? The workout hits your legs, chest, back, shoulders, and arms. If you want to get stronger and bigger in these areas, this workout will do the trick. What equipment do I need? To complete this session you'll n...
  3. The Dumbbell Workout for Full-Body Strength When you think about an intense, full-body workout, you likely imagine using lots of equipment. Commercial gyms are packed with barbells, racks, machines, and more to enable you to hit every muscle in your body. But what about at home? In this article we cover: Full body training (what you need to know) Are Dumbbells enough for strength training? Are dumbbells enough for weight loss? How to do a Full-Body Dumbbell Workout Full Body Dumbbell workout Progress...
  4. Personal Training Checklist Whether you’ve just completed your PT course, or you’re an established PT looking to change your setup, having the right kit is crucial for your success. There has been a huge surge in demand for personal trainers since the UK lockdown restrictions were dropped. If there was ever a time to invest in personal training equipment, it’s now. What Equipment do I Need to be a Personal Trainer? In terms of the equipment you need, it varies. Nowadays there are two main types of personal trainers. A m...
  5. How To Set Up A Gym In Your Bedroom Here at MuscleSquad, we want to help you achieve your training goals, no matter your location.Today we're going to talk through some of the equipment that would be suitable for a workout space in your bedroom without turning it into an actual gym.We have a fantastic range of compact training equipment that you can utilise for home training. Let's look at some examples. Adjustable Dumbbells Space-saving, adaptable, and versatile, adjustable dumbbells would be a great place to start wh...
  6. How to Set Up a Gym in your Garage Nowadays, there are so many reasons to want a garage gym. Commercial/chain gyms have become overcrowded due to a surge in popularity. You’ll often spend half your workout waiting for equipment to free up, and sometimes you’ll have to change your workout because of this. The overcrowding in public gyms is also an issue for anyone who has a problem with gym anxiety. This is especially common amongst beginners, who often feel that more experienced lifters are judging their form or how they look...
  7. How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget Home gyms have recently surged in popularity among the lifting community. You may ask yourself, ‘What’s the point?’. With gym memberships being available for next to nothing nowadays, building an expensive and space-consuming home gym may seem pointless. However, a home gym makes it much easier for you to incorporate lifting into your busy schedule. We’ve all experienced the feeling of finishing a 9-5 with zero energy and then driving to the gym, which is consequently packed full of others li...
  8. What Weight Dumbbells should I Buy? If you’re new to fitness and weightlifting, knowing what weight to use can be difficult. This decision is made even harder when purchasing weights for the first time. It’s different to going to your local gym and being able to choose from a large selection of weights until you find which ones are suitable. We understand. You don’t want to waste your money. You’re imagining your shiny new dumbbells arriving at your door, but to your horror, you’re unable to lift them off the ground. As a begin...
  9. How to Use a Weight Bench A weight bench is probably one of the most important additions to any home gym, playing a central role in most workouts. The majority of weight benches have some level of adjustability. Whether it’s only the back rest that moves, or the seat too, we recommend getting yourself a fully adjustable bench for an effective home workout. Take a look at our best selling Adjustable Dumbbell Bench here. Not only are these benches versatile, they’re also affordable, compact, and portable. Everything you...
  10. Jamie: Lost Deposit but Made Gains Jamie has always been a fitness fanatic but found his passion for weight training a few months before the first national lockdown. Whilst stuck at university in a student house, him and his friends had to get creative. They managed to squeeze a home gym into one of the ground floor bedrooms by flipping the bed up against the wall. In the space he created, he was able to train consistently and hard. The bedroom gym got him into the best shape of his life. Aims Where did you start your fitness...
  11. The Dumbbell Workout For Full Body Strength Dumbbells. Whether it be adjustable dumbbells, hex dumbbells, or any old dumbbell set you've had in case of emergency (like the last year and a half), I personally love them, and why wouldn't you? They're extremely unforgiving, isolating weaknesses between sides, requiring additional stability, and the versatility they offer is hard to compete against, all the while being pretty safe when you think about it. How many people have you seen pinned under a dumbbell? They allow for spa...
  12. Top Living Room Gym Equipment With everything that’s happened in the last 12-18 months, I think we’d all agree on the importance of having some sort of workout equipment at home. Whether it's for the convenience of getting in a quick 30-minute workout or just enjoying the comfort of your own home while working up a sweat, there’s a vast array of benefits to having your own living room gym. Your level of fitness, experience, and goals will usually dictate the type of equipment you want to use within your living room gy...
  13. Do I need a Power Rack? The power rack (also known as a squat rack), is one of the most versatile inventions in the history of weightlifting. It can unlock a massive array of exercises, but most importantly, it allows you to do the three main compound movements: squats, bench press, and deadlifts. Power racks are designed for lifters who are looking to workout using a bench, barbell, and plates. This includes other exercises such as the overhead press, bent over rows, barbell lunge, and Romanian deadlift. In other w...
  14. How to do Barbell Squats The barbell squat (normally known as the squat), is undoubtedly the best exercise to build strength and size in your legs. Not only does it work your quads, but it also targets your glutes and hamstrings, whilst also working your core. What is a Barbell Squat? The barbell squat is performed using a loaded barbell. The movement itself is simple. With the barbell resting on your back, you simply squat down and then back up. The fundamental equipment you need to do a barbell squat is: a barbell,...
  15. Warm Up Strategies for Personal Trainers As personal trainers, we need to warm up our clients, but we have to be careful to find the right balance between the best possible warm-up for our clients and the most efficient warm-up for the session time. Most personal training sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes. Warm-ups should take between five and 10 minutes and should include:● Raising heart rate● Mobilising● Movement preparationA key tip from me is to get your clients to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before your session so that they ca...
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