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“MEET THE BODY ENGINEER: THE ATHLETE, SUPERTRAINER AND BIOMECHANIC WHO HAS LONDONERS RETHINKING HOW THEY WORKOUT”

Worthington, is a personal trainer, qualified sports scientist and head of trainer education at Third Space, a former world record holder in endurance rowing and a former Harlequins rugby player.

Full article on Standard.co.uk

“Meet the body engineer”

One injury can lead to another. The body is connected: hip injuries beget knee injuries, which can trigger ankle sprains. At which point you can feel like your body is the enemy.

But according to Luke Worthington, all it takes is a bit of breathing and flexing to fix your aches and pains.

Worthington, 38, is a personal trainer, qualified sports scientist and head of trainer education at Third Space, a former world record holder in endurance rowing and a former Harlequins rugby player.

Full article on Standard.co.uk

“MEET LONDON’S NEW MALE FITNESS ELITE”

According to recent research by PureGym, 60 per cent of gym selfies snapped in December were taken by men. That won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ventured into a London gym in the past few years; scratch below the surface, though, and you’ll discover that aesthetics are no longer the only thing driving men to work out.

Full article on Standard.co.uk

“MEET LONDON’S NEW MALE FITNESS ELITE”

According to recent research by PureGym, 60 per cent of gym selfies snapped in December were taken by men. That won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ventured into a London gym in the past few years; scratch below the surface, though, and you’ll discover that aesthetics are no longer the only thing driving men to work out.

Full article on Standard.co.uk

“HOW TO RECALIBRATE YOUR BREATHING”

In 2016 musculoskeletal problems accounted for 30.8 million sick days in the UK, at a cost of £7.4bn to the economy. Back and knee injuries, we’re told, are inevitable as we age and our bodies succumb to wear and tear; however earlier this year the Guardian highlighted the increasing epidemic of untreatable conditions.

Full article on Esquire.com

“HOW TO RECALIBRATE YOUR BREATHING”

In 2016 musculoskeletal problems accounted for 30.8 million sick days in the UK, at a cost of £7.4bn to the economy. Back and knee injuries, we’re told, are inevitable as we age and our bodies succumb to wear and tear; however earlier this year the Guardian highlighted the increasing epidemic of untreatable conditions.

Full article on Esquire.com

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How To Get Match Fit Again

Super-Trainer Luke Worthington helps a squad of middle-aged ed-pro footballers to hit their fitness goals.

As one of the UK’s leading fitness trainers, Luke Worthington enjoys a challenge, and here is one of his biggest yet: get a bunch of middle-aged former England football legends back in shape for a match against Germany. In just 12 weeks. And all of it on film for a new ITV1 show, Slimming for England.

‘In their heyday, these guys were world-class,’ says Luke, ‘but now they’re middle-aged blokes with middle-aged blokes’ issues: dodgy knees, dodgy ankles and dodgy lifestyle choices.’

The Fitness Gurus To Follow Now

One of the biggest influences on how an individual behaves is something called “social proof”. What that means, in a roundabout way, is we are influenced by what we see others doing or not doing. Although it’s often said that you’re the average of the five people you associate with the most, research suggests that the effect is far more wide-ranging than that. And also, to some extent, subliminal. So, if your friend gets puts on a few pounds, you’re 57 per cent more likely to bulk up. And if a friend of your friend gets fat, your obesity odds still go up by 20 per cent – even if you don’t know them.

But forget the scary figures – you don’t need to be a behavioural psychologist to grasp that we’re highly susceptible to the examples of our environment, good and bad. To help you get in shape for the year ahead, and get some practical advice along the way, we tracked down the most influential fitness gurus to follow on Instagram.

Another Royal baby? Megan Markle, Prince Harry and the 1 per cent pregnancy plan

Meghan won’t be reaching for the biscuit tin. It’s punishing workouts and heels for the A-list..

A work out? No, I came to the gym for a lie-down

If you’re a member of a hardcore gym, don’t get too smug about it. Fitness trends move faster than a HIIT session and it’s no longer considered enough to hammer your muscles in one studio without joining another that promises to help you to repair and rebuild them for exceptional results. This new breed of gym occupies the middle ground between high-end training centre and luxury spa, offering recuperation workouts that complement all those hardcore sessions and sweaty effort.

Instagram’s top 20 male influencers

Think you’re hard enough? These men have primed CEOs, pumped iron with pro footballers and whipped flabby actors into shape. Meet the capital’s new fitness elite.

Forget the plank, try the Turkish Get-Up

The human body is a machine. Some machines have better specs than others, while some soldier on with imperfect operating systems.

Meet the body engineer

He’s the athlete, super-trainer and biomechanic who has Londoners rethinking the way they work out.

The healthiest way to sit at your desk – and it isn’t what you think

We’ve all heard it: sitting is the new smoking. But when it comes to how we sit, it appears not all positions are created equal.

Harry’s Heores: a moving reminder that middle-aged men are in denial about their health

An assortment of ex-England footballers putting their aging bodies through a rigorous training scheme in preparation for one last hurrah against Germany.

The workouts you should be doing to stay fit in your 40s

Super-Trainer Luke Worthington helps a squad of middle-aged ed-pro footballers to hit their fitness goals.

Why Fitness Goals Shouldn’t Just Be About Aesthetics

When it comes to fitness we’re often so focused on the end result that we can’t wait to get off the starting blocks. But fully assessing our body’s capability before starting a new training plan can help reach goals quicker and prevent injury.

Tour De France 2017: This Is What Happened To Pawel Poljanski’s Legs To Make Them So Veiny

A Tour de France cyclist has revealed the impact racing has on his legs – and the internet is pretty concerned about it.

Cyclist Pawel Poljanski shared an Instagram photo of his legs, covered in bulging veins, and explained that after 16 stages of racing they “looked a little tired”. (Understatement of the century.)

What It Was Like To Train Harry’s Heroes

Esquire fitness columnist and Third Space supremo Luke Worthington was asked to get David Seaman, John Barnes and other ex-pros in shape for a new TV show and a big showdown with Germany.

Harry’s Heroes: Trainer Luke Worthington reveals ITV show secrets on England legends

EXCLUSIVE: Mirror Football spoke to Luke Worthington, who helped Harry Redknapp get a team of England legends fit for the ITV show.

Trainers to stars fitness programme

Luke Worthington is the man who gets the stars fit.

He’s worked with the likes of Mesut Ozil, David Haye, Surrey cricketer Stuart Meaker and 110m British hurdle sensation Liam Collins to list a few.

Yet while his services continue to attract the A-listers, he wants to help change the face of general fitness. And he may have just cracked it.

Devil’s Advocate – Only Calories Really Count

Tallying kcals may be out of fashion – now replaced by modish macros – but when it comes to weight loss, it’s the only strategy that adds up.

The best bodyweight core circuit

Lying back and wrenching your head towards your knees is doing little more than working a small section of your 6-pack – poorly.

Score a bench press PB on chest day

Bench press plateaued? Your warm-up needs a rethink.

Devil’s Advocate – Yoga is stressing you out

Stop yoga tying you up in knots. To many, a spot of downward dogging is the remedy to all your physical and mental woes.

The 50 Best Fitness Instagram Accounts To Follow in 2018

As the dust from Christmas settles, we all start to realise that our health may have taken a blow during the festivities.

With the new year come resolutions and, inevitably, fitness resolutions.

In order to spur some fitspiration, Business Insider has compiled a list of the best fitness Instagram accounts to follow in 2018 that will motivate you to keep on track in the year ahead.

Experts Give Their Top Tips For Running During Winter

In the colder months, those who run regularly may feel deterred from going on their usual outdoor jogs.

But exercising outside during the chillier part of the year can be extremely beneficial for your wellbeing, providing you with an effective cardiovascular workout and a rush of endorphins.

When planning for a run during winter, it’s essential that you take certain precautions in order to ensure that you don’t put yourself in harm’s way.

6 Questions To Ask A Personal Trainer Before You Fork Out A Shed Load Of Money

You know the deal. It’s Sunday morning. You’ve just woken up with the mother of all hangovers and start scrolling through Instagram to find out how your friends and favourite A-listers spent their weekends.

But it’s not the perfectly-poised mochas in Wes Anderson-inspired coffee joints, or Zara changing room selfies that fills you with that mid-morning dread. No, it’s the #fitspiration snaps of athlethically-blessed gym bunnies deadlifting alongside expertly-trained (and undoubtedly ridiculously expensive) personal trainers.

How to get in shape like the Victoria Secret’s models

The worlds most beautiful angels are going to be floating down the catwalk today at the annual Victoria’s Secret show in NYC.

To become a VS angel, you’ve got to be able to plank like a pro in order to get that athletic shape that doesn’t come simply from starving yourself and partying.

And celebrity PT Luke Worthington knows all about what it takes to become an angel because he’s trained some of them.

The #1 Secret to Getting Better Results at the Gym

I’m sitting in a small room at the back of Third Space, a luxury gym in the heart of London’s Soho. Opposite me is Luke Worthington, an ex-rugby player turned sports scientist and biomechanics genius, as well as a trainer at the elite gym.

“If you don’t know your starting point, you won’t know how to get to your destination,” he says cryptically. “How do you get to Birmingham?” he asks, waiting for me to answer. “Erm, well, it’s north from here,” I reply. “Yes, but what if I told you we’re actually in Scotland? Then it’s south.”

Cycling and Back pain

Last week I popped up to London for a meeting and decided to tick a few things off a list of things I’ve been planning to do for a while.

One of the things I was most excited about was visiting Third Space to meet Luke Worthington, who I’m loathe to even refer to as a personal trainer because he’s so very more than that. I first came across Luke through my friend Sophie Everard’s Instagram where she mentioned Luke was helping with her some imbalances caused by snowboarding and surfing, and after following a little Instagram trail and reading Luke’s piece on Sophie’s blog ‘Mad To Live,’ I became convinced I needed to see him.

The Exact Workout Used By Victoria’s Secret Model Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow stormed the catwalk in her first ever Victoria’s Secret show yesterday – after training hard in the gym for one of the biggest fashion event’s of the year.

And now, the exact workout used by the Canadian model, 24, to get into shape for the catwalk show in New York has been revealed.

Winnie visited the gym up to three times a week in the run-up, focusing on full body strength training followed by low intensity cardio exercises.

Elite personal trainer Luke Worthington at Third Space London explained how he developed a six-move workout especially for the Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Harry’s Heroes Coach Luke Worthington Explains How To Keep Fit In Your 40s

On ITV this week elite performance specialist Luke Worthington teamed up with ex-Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp to get a team of unfit England football players from the 1990s back into shape on Harry’s Heroes: The Full English