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    Darrell Wilson
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Gym tips... get a training partner who calls you out for stopping mid-set 😂😂 legs were on fire after this one! 
Wicked session down at virgin active today. They’ve got some wicked functional equipment too... #gym #fitness #workout #legday #legpress #holistichealth #health #pt #coach #glutes #hamstrings #quads #virginactive #legs #training #sunday
I have a strong belief that the healthiest most powerful expression of ourselves lies within 3 main areas. .
1. The body... everything from the food we consume to the tension held within our muscles... The training we do, and the sleep and recovery we have in order to rebuild and strengthen ourselves. 
Our bodies dictate how we move through the world and how operate on a physical level. .
2. Mind... This involves everything from our thoughts, decisions, what we learn and study, and how we chose to respond to our environment. 
Our mind develops habits and patterns that govern most of the decisions we make on a daily basis. .
3. Our spirit... This relates to how we ‘feel’ through the world, the influence we have on those around us, and the values we share with others. Our spirit dictates how connected we feel, and the instincts we have. .
It is also important to note that these 3 areas all work synergistically together... What affects our mind also affects our body...! and vice versa. 
As well as our spirit, and the connection we feel with our environment affects the way our body and mind feels. .
With that said, the healthiest version of you resides in ultimate balance! We strengthen our body through putting ourselves through resistance... whether we run, walk, climb or lift weight... but how well do you balance this with rest and recovery? are you tipping the balance? .
We also carry out daily activities that add to or stress levels, we burn ourselves out with constant stimulation to the mind... but how often do you meditate or allow yourself to have a break from the things you think about. .
And we move through daily life without an appreciation of what surrounds us, we remove ourselves from nature and remove ourselves from the basic elements, how often do you root yourself back to the ground and feel the earth beneath you? 
Balance and feeling i believe is the root of ultimate health and ultimate joy! 💪🏻
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#balance #root #health #holistic #pt #holistichealth #mind #body #spirit #fitness #healthy #quote #nature #spiritual #earth #healthquote #appreciation #connection
I have a strong belief that the healthiest most powerful expression of ourselves lies within 3 main areas. . 1. The body... everything from the food we consume to the tension held within our muscles... The training we do, and the sleep and recovery we have in order to rebuild and strengthen ourselves. Our bodies dictate how we move through the world and how operate on a physical level. . 2. Mind... This involves everything from our thoughts, decisions, what we learn and study, and how we chose to respond to our environment. Our mind develops habits and patterns that govern most of the decisions we make on a daily basis. . 3. Our spirit... This relates to how we ‘feel’ through the world, the influence we have on those around us, and the values we share with others. Our spirit dictates how connected we feel, and the instincts we have. . It is also important to note that these 3 areas all work synergistically together... What affects our mind also affects our body...! and vice versa. As well as our spirit, and the connection we feel with our environment affects the way our body and mind feels. . With that said, the healthiest version of you resides in ultimate balance! We strengthen our body through putting ourselves through resistance... whether we run, walk, climb or lift weight... but how well do you balance this with rest and recovery? are you tipping the balance? . We also carry out daily activities that add to or stress levels, we burn ourselves out with constant stimulation to the mind... but how often do you meditate or allow yourself to have a break from the things you think about. . And we move through daily life without an appreciation of what surrounds us, we remove ourselves from nature and remove ourselves from the basic elements, how often do you root yourself back to the ground and feel the earth beneath you? Balance and feeling i believe is the root of ultimate health and ultimate joy! 💪🏻 . #balance  #root  #health  #holistic  #pt  #holistichealth  #mind  #body  #spirit  #fitness  #healthy  #quote  #nature  #spiritual  #earth  #healthquote  #appreciation  #connection 
Single leg stability work! 
I’m making sure I find time to focus on maintaining control and balance alongside a heavy lifting programme at the moment. 
Balance is always a skill that will benefit any type of weight training you do... if you think about the stabilisers required to assist you in major movements like deadlifts and squats, then you’ll also note how single leg balance work can be a great supplementary exercise to help you progress on your form and strength. 
This type of work also really fires up your nervous system making it a great warm up before any kind of training session. 💪🏻
#balance #legs #core #stability #band #singlelegbalance #gym #fitness #health #warmup #training #gym #fun #workout #squat #pt #personaltrainer #gymtip
Single leg stability work! I’m making sure I find time to focus on maintaining control and balance alongside a heavy lifting programme at the moment. Balance is always a skill that will benefit any type of weight training you do... if you think about the stabilisers required to assist you in major movements like deadlifts and squats, then you’ll also note how single leg balance work can be a great supplementary exercise to help you progress on your form and strength. This type of work also really fires up your nervous system making it a great warm up before any kind of training session. 💪🏻 #balance  #legs  #core  #stability  #band  #singlelegbalance  #gym  #fitness  #health  #warmup  #training  #gym  #fun  #workout  #squat  #pt  #personaltrainer  #gymtip 
Just the boys hanging out 💪🏻
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#family #boys #sunday #chill #love #happiness #content #nephew #familyday #relax #newborn
The difference between a good and a bad workout starts in the warm up... 1) An effective warm up puts you in the right mindset to train. 
2) Warming up targeted muscles will increase your energy output and decrease risk of injury. 
3) Mobilising  your joints will increase your range of motion, helping you maintain proper form and control during your workout! 
Here’s a few that I use prior to any lower body session, especially before squatting and deadlifting! 💪🏻
#training #gym #workout #fitness #health #warmup #oakleyfitness #lift #deadlift #squat #legs #catpose #spidermanreach #birddog #pt #tips #exercise #mobility #flexibility #inspiration #motivation #gymtip #instafitness
The difference between a good and a bad workout starts in the warm up... 1) An effective warm up puts you in the right mindset to train. 2) Warming up targeted muscles will increase your energy output and decrease risk of injury. 3) Mobilising your joints will increase your range of motion, helping you maintain proper form and control during your workout! Here’s a few that I use prior to any lower body session, especially before squatting and deadlifting! 💪🏻 #training  #gym  #workout  #fitness  #health  #warmup  #oakleyfitness  #lift  #deadlift  #squat  #legs  #catpose  #spidermanreach  #birddog  #pt  #tips  #exercise  #mobility  #flexibility  #inspiration  #motivation  #gymtip  #instafitness 
Couple from yesterday’s pull session! Week 1/12 of a mass building programme. 
Yesterday’s session...
Deadlift 5x5 
Single arm DB rows 4x8 
Inverted grip lat pulldown 4x10 
Seated row 5x10 
Weighted shrugs 5x15
Overhead cable bicep curls 4x12 💪🏻
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#deadlift #strength #5x5 #muscle #pt #workout #training #legs #glutes #back #biceps #train #lift #gains #gym #rows #barbell #fitness #health #holistic #personaltrainer #inspiration #motivation #musclebuild
Couple from yesterday’s pull session! Week 1/12 of a mass building programme. Yesterday’s session... Deadlift 5x5 Single arm DB rows 4x8 Inverted grip lat pulldown 4x10 Seated row 5x10 Weighted shrugs 5x15 Overhead cable bicep curls 4x12 💪🏻 ⚪️ #deadlift  #strength  #5x5  #muscle  #pt  #workout  #training  #legs  #glutes  #back  #biceps  #train  #lift  #gains  #gym  #rows  #barbell  #fitness  #health  #holistic  #personaltrainer  #inspiration  #motivation  #musclebuild 
Wave unload! From the animal flow routine...
A great movement for working on your spines ability to both flex and extend! Morning movement routines can be the difference between waking and starting your day feeling stiff, tight and low of energy.... as opposed to feeling energised, relaxed, grounded and mobile! 
Tension held within our bodies limits our potential to release energy. Movement mobilises energy allowing for a greater sense of well-being! 💪🏻
#movement #animalflow #stretch #exercise #morning #energy #training #gym #pt #holistic #holistichealth #mobile #inspiration #motivation #fitness #spine #healthy #yoga #waveunload #flow #energyflow
Wave unload! From the animal flow routine... A great movement for working on your spines ability to both flex and extend! Morning movement routines can be the difference between waking and starting your day feeling stiff, tight and low of energy.... as opposed to feeling energised, relaxed, grounded and mobile! Tension held within our bodies limits our potential to release energy. Movement mobilises energy allowing for a greater sense of well-being! 💪🏻 #movement  #animalflow  #stretch  #exercise  #morning  #energy  #training  #gym  #pt  #holistic  #holistichealth  #mobile  #inspiration  #motivation  #fitness  #spine  #healthy  #yoga  #waveunload  #flow  #energyflow 
3 cable core twist variations for you to try! 
I’ve always loved using cables for working the core, these types of movements place a greater emphasis on your obliques due to the twisting nature. 
But the greatest benefit comes in the fact these types of movements become full body exercises! 
When performed correctly you will be using everything from your shoulders, back, glutes, quads and hamstrings to aid in the movements. Making them a lot more functional than standard abdominal exercises. 
Have a go in your next training session 💪🏻
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#abs #core #gym #fitness #health #holistic #pt #cable #twist #abdominal #abexercise #oakleyfitness #coretwist #exercise #muscle #absworkout
3 cable core twist variations for you to try! I’ve always loved using cables for working the core, these types of movements place a greater emphasis on your obliques due to the twisting nature. But the greatest benefit comes in the fact these types of movements become full body exercises! When performed correctly you will be using everything from your shoulders, back, glutes, quads and hamstrings to aid in the movements. Making them a lot more functional than standard abdominal exercises. Have a go in your next training session 💪🏻 ⚪️ #abs  #core  #gym  #fitness  #health  #holistic  #pt  #cable  #twist  #abdominal  #abexercise  #oakleyfitness  #coretwist  #exercise  #muscle  #absworkout 
Band assisted kettlebell squats from Sunday’s leg session! A great variation to help with both glute activation, and to assist you in maintaining form within the squat movement! 
Give these a try in your leg routine! 
Added motivation/putting me off... from @hannahpresence 😂 ⚪️
#squat #legs #workout #kettlebell #lift #train #fitness #health #holistic #pt #personaltrainer #glutes #quads #resistanceband #legday #gym #pettswood #oakleyfitness
Flexing those Hammy’s! 
I’ve committed 12 Weeks to making some muscle gains again! Tracking some calories periodising a weight programme... But ive prioritised my upper body and that means I’m only training legs once a week ☹️. Which just means I’m gonna have to train them twice as hard and twice as smart now... power movements at the start, and higher volume at the end! 
This weeks session was ended with some high rep Swiss leg curls. 💪🏻
#legs #workout #fitness #health #legday #train #lift #pt #gym #training #oakleyfitness #holistic #motivation #swissball #glutes #hamstrings
Flexing those Hammy’s! I’ve committed 12 Weeks to making some muscle gains again! Tracking some calories periodising a weight programme... But ive prioritised my upper body and that means I’m only training legs once a week ☹️. Which just means I’m gonna have to train them twice as hard and twice as smart now... power movements at the start, and higher volume at the end! This weeks session was ended with some high rep Swiss leg curls. 💪🏻 #legs  #workout  #fitness  #health  #legday  #train  #lift  #pt  #gym  #training  #oakleyfitness  #holistic  #motivation  #swissball  #glutes  #hamstrings 
Dumbbell Single leg deadlifts! A great movement for working your glutes and hams whilst also working on maintaining balance! Which I lost a little towards the end but managed to style it out 😂
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#glutes #hamstrings #legs #workout #fitness #health #holistic #oakleyfitness #pettswood #training #gym #lift #strength #quads #motivation #inspiration
What a special moment last night was meeting my nephew for the first time! Such a surreal amazing experience. Being an uncle for the first time is a beautiful feeling! 
Welcome to the world Harrison! Congratulations to @louise_evelyn_wilson  and @rickywhitepd  on such a beautiful son! 
The family are so overjoyed and the love that surrounds this little prince is enormous! ❤️
#family #newborn #nephew #special #baby #uncle #love #bestday
What a special moment last night was meeting my nephew for the first time! Such a surreal amazing experience. Being an uncle for the first time is a beautiful feeling! Welcome to the world Harrison! Congratulations to @louise_evelyn_wilson and @rickywhitepd on such a beautiful son! The family are so overjoyed and the love that surrounds this little prince is enormous! ❤️ #family  #newborn  #nephew  #special  #baby  #uncle  #love  #bestday 
First time attempting this and I managed to hold it for a whole 3 seconds before falling flat on my face 😂
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#armbalance #yoga #training #outdoortraining #holistic #health #strength #core #balance #workout #yogapose #train #lift #pettswood #fitness
Imagine waking up every morning to sunshine! Starting the day with the temperature warm, the sun rays hitting your skin... increasing your alertness and giving you the perfect boost for the day! The morning becomes your time to stretch, relax, do yoga, tai chi... whatever sets you up right. Your energy is buzzing from the time you wake to till the time your head goes down again in the evening! 
Yeah well that’s almost over now 😢 why has this summer passed so quickly 🙈, I need to chase the sun this winter 😂.
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#summer #sunshine #yoga #fitness #health #holistic #taichi #stretch #move #sun #london #morning #routine #workout #healthy #vitaminD #nature #holiday
Imagine waking up every morning to sunshine! Starting the day with the temperature warm, the sun rays hitting your skin... increasing your alertness and giving you the perfect boost for the day! The morning becomes your time to stretch, relax, do yoga, tai chi... whatever sets you up right. Your energy is buzzing from the time you wake to till the time your head goes down again in the evening! Yeah well that’s almost over now 😢 why has this summer passed so quickly 🙈, I need to chase the sun this winter 😂. ⚪️ #summer  #sunshine  #yoga  #fitness  #health  #holistic  #taichi  #stretch  #move  #sun  #london  #morning  #routine  #workout  #healthy  #vitaminD  #nature  #holiday 
Being fully aware and living in the moment is the fastest way to instantly gain peace and enjoyment everyday! 
Most of our fear based thinking either exists due to depressive thoughts of the past, or anxious thoughts of the future. Yet the only true moment you can control is right now! Most people miss this precious time because they spend all day focusing on what has already been, or on what they are anticipating to happen... and the truth is what happens in the future doesn’t always turn out the way we expect, rarely if even! 
The most precious moment you have is right now!
Remember that you are always looked after... and that peace, love and happiness can be found where you are right now. 
With meditation you can gain great awareness of the beauty that surrounds you right now. Even 5-10 minutes per day can be invaluable to the energy you can create! 
Have a great end to the week all! 😎🙌🏼 #meditation #present #presentmoment #holistic #health #joy #love #happiness #nature #quote #holistichealth #mindfullness #yoga #relaxation #mind #moment
Being fully aware and living in the moment is the fastest way to instantly gain peace and enjoyment everyday! Most of our fear based thinking either exists due to depressive thoughts of the past, or anxious thoughts of the future. Yet the only true moment you can control is right now! Most people miss this precious time because they spend all day focusing on what has already been, or on what they are anticipating to happen... and the truth is what happens in the future doesn’t always turn out the way we expect, rarely if even! The most precious moment you have is right now! Remember that you are always looked after... and that peace, love and happiness can be found where you are right now. With meditation you can gain great awareness of the beauty that surrounds you right now. Even 5-10 minutes per day can be invaluable to the energy you can create! Have a great end to the week all! 😎🙌🏼 #meditation  #present  #presentmoment  #holistic  #health  #joy  #love  #happiness  #nature  #quote  #holistichealth  #mindfullness  #yoga  #relaxation  #mind  #moment 
Sissy squat are a great movement that require a larger recruitment of your quads due to the nature of the position, so if your looking for development in that area be sure to add them to your routine! They also look slightly cooler than your usual squat 😂😎
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#squat #fitness #oakleyfitnesspettswood #oakleyfitness #legday #quads #workout #lift #holistic #health #pettswood #gym #muscle #legs
If there’s one movement guaranteed to grow your booty, it’s barbell glute bridges... a movement I still see rarely ever performed in the gym, which has so many benefits in building strength in your hamstrings and glutes.
Shout out to @hannahpresence for the expert filming and motivation at the end 😂💪🏻. ⚪️
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#legday #glutes #glutebridge #workout #legs #muscle #lift #train #oakleyfitness #pettswood #oakleyfitnesspettswood #dwholisticfitness #training #holistic #health #barbell #gym #healthy #fitness
If there’s one movement guaranteed to grow your booty, it’s barbell glute bridges... a movement I still see rarely ever performed in the gym, which has so many benefits in building strength in your hamstrings and glutes. Shout out to @hannahpresence for the expert filming and motivation at the end 😂💪🏻. ⚪️ 🍑 #legday  #glutes  #glutebridge  #workout  #legs  #muscle  #lift  #train  #oakleyfitness  #pettswood  #oakleyfitnesspettswood  #dwholisticfitness  #training  #holistic  #health  #barbell  #gym  #healthy  #fitness 
Nice to get together with some of the family last night for mums birthday. Good food, good laughs and nice to catch up with everyone! 🎂
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#birthday #gettogether #family #celebration #health #party #food #goodtimes