It’s been about three quarters of a year since I updated this blog. Reason being is simply I decided to take a bit of a rest from fitness and nutrition writing (put it this way- I have probably written 2 to 3 articles a week over the last ten years, not an issue if your mainContinue reading “A New Direction…. Among Other Things…”
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5 Reasons You Should Quit The Gym
I don’t normally post fitness business content but this piece highlights a few points for gym members and “fitness consumers.” 1. If you are a member of a gym, read their website. If the landing page informs you of what equipment they have in the gym then it’s time to quit. Why? There is aContinue reading “5 Reasons You Should Quit The Gym”
Why Sugar Isn’t The Bad Guy: Part One
Just as fat was demonized in the 1980’s sugar seems to be taking a bashing as dietary zealots whipping boy. With sugar avoidance becoming the latest media headline it’s compelling that sugar now plays the role that saturated fat once played and it is now responsible for the obesity epidemic that was once fats responsibility.Continue reading “Why Sugar Isn’t The Bad Guy: Part One”
Burpees: Saint or Sinner?
One of the most poorly programmed exercises in the history of fitness is Burpees. This post looks to examine their placement in training and the rationale for their inclusion in different parts of your workout. Predominant more in bootcamps, outdoor fitness and when working with limited amounts of equipment the rationale for their inclusion inContinue reading “Burpees: Saint or Sinner?”
Things I Learnt From 2013….
Every year I tend to way in with my opinion of a few things that we either do at Results FAST, have borrowed of other people and use at Results FAST or changes in approach to the way we work as professionals at the gym. These often can be translated in to many things whetherContinue reading “Things I Learnt From 2013….”
Research Review: 4 Links To Make You Strong, Get Lean and Perform Better.
L Carn it Doesn’t Supplements claims are abundant and one that is getting a lot of press recently is L Carnitine. It is proposed that it gain help reduce body fat among other things. From a fat loss perspective this study highlights an insignificant changes in fat mass after a period of supplementation And WhileContinue reading “Research Review: 4 Links To Make You Strong, Get Lean and Perform Better.”
Exercise of the Month: The Perfect Press Up
The press up is one of the most commonly used but most abused exercises used in the gym for upper body strength/endurance. We use a lot of press ups in our programmes at Results FAST. The reason being that unlike traditional bench pressing the shoulders are allowed to move freely into abduction (out) and protractionContinue reading “Exercise of the Month: The Perfect Press Up”
High Rep Upper Body Training, Exercise Form and Why Your Shoulder Hurts
Pull Ups are perhaps one of the best upper body strength exercises. Training predominantly your ability to lift your own body weight (plus if you invest in training hard enough a bit more) they are an exercise that deserves it’s place in most strength and conditioning coaches toolbox. That said with the advent of higherContinue reading “High Rep Upper Body Training, Exercise Form and Why Your Shoulder Hurts”