Random Training Thoughts From This Week.

This is more of a thought board of random statements that I saw on the gym floor this week. Tempo is a useful tool on the eccentric¬†or “lifting” section of a movement if the goals are rehab, muscular endurance or hypertrophy. If the goals are strength and speed slow work is redundant. You can notContinue reading “Random Training Thoughts From This Week.”

Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.

HIIT or high intensity interval training is becoming the “cardio”choice of the instagram generation. While it has some time saving benefits it means that low level/ low intensity work has gone out ¬†the window. Here’s why you should consider not condensing all our workouts down to a series of 30 second smash ups. There areContinue reading “Don’t Hate Steady State- Why Going Slow Can Help You Go Fast.”

How to Lose Weight and Why Television Could Be Confusing You

I always highlight that reading more won’t make you stupid… However, if you principally read stories that are not true then the likely hood is that you may believe that life works in the way as described in what you are reading. The same could be said of television- as I highlight to my wife.Continue reading “How to Lose Weight and Why Television Could Be Confusing You”

In Other News…. Part 1.

In a way of consolidating some of the interesting things I have been reading/ looking at and also to avoid the constant stream of social media I have put together some of the interesting articles/ bits of science that I have found interesting over the last week. Hopefully these will dispel a few myths inContinue reading “In Other News…. Part 1.”

From the Gym Floor…. Part 3: Beginners Press Ups, Fat Loss and Speed Deadlifts.

In this months thrilling installment we wrestle with the questions that count! 1. Learn to do full press ups. It’s not about being sexist but this applies to both men and women. On a full press up you are lifting¬†approximately 75% of your body weight an impressive achievement either way. One mistake we find isContinue reading “From the Gym Floor…. Part 3: Beginners Press Ups, Fat Loss and Speed Deadlifts.”

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….”

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”