Pulp Fiction: 5 Fitness Myths Never Explained Properly

Welcome to a number of themed articles based on popular media comments and preconceptions that continually are circulated in the popular press. The fitness and nutrition industry is a wacky world where science and opinion are blurred.   This means that opinion often leads fact when there is no relevant science or data. What IContinue reading “Pulp Fiction: 5 Fitness Myths Never Explained Properly”

The Tabata Lie

Tabata training is an example of how science has been used to skew a training protocol in to a weight loss regime- even though they are not related.  Tabatas are based upon a study where the participants performed a programme of high intensity/ low volume training peaking out at 170% of their VO2 Max. TheContinue reading “The Tabata Lie”

Shock Training…

Methods to stimulate the body to attain a higher performance level in training are regarded as an effective way of lifting functional performance. The principal of gradual progressive loading over a period of time sometimes needs a little bit of a kick to enhance strength and progress. Indeed when performance hits a plateau it isContinue reading “Shock Training…”

Good Programming Vs Bad Programming

Justifying the way we write our gym programmes at Results FAST is important to me and our personal training clients. The fact is how you do something when you are training matters. Someone once said to me and I agree… “It is very easy to make someone tired… Any monkey can do it!” With theContinue reading “Good Programming Vs Bad Programming”

Single Leg Squats: 4 Fatal Errors…

The Single Leg Squat (SLS) is an advanced exercise for the lower body. Although it is advanced there are a number of errors in it’s performance as people rush to master this advanced exercise while still not having enough lower body strength to complete the movement succesfully. If you are a regular reader you willContinue reading “Single Leg Squats: 4 Fatal Errors…”

Hertford and Ware’s Premier Gym and Fitness Training Facility

Do you want to look good, feel great and perform better? Are you looking for a gym or personal trainer that get you great results? Then Ian Mellis and the team at Results Fitness and Sports Training could help you. Results FAST is a gym and fitness training center with a unique and proven approach to helpingContinue reading “Hertford and Ware’s Premier Gym and Fitness Training Facility”

Training Programmes- Critical Non-Essentials and Finding 5% Extra

Training by it’s general nature is the repetition of something to get better at a given task. This often can lead to a lot of repetion of certain exercises or types of training which can lead to staleness, boredom and sometimes a loss of motivation. In our training centres we pride ourselves on having anContinue reading “Training Programmes- Critical Non-Essentials and Finding 5% Extra”

Strength is a Skill…

In any physical endeavour the ability to perform at your best is oftren desirable. In fact challenging yourself to hit new goals be it pull ups, press ups or any exercise is pretty much the driving force of all the programmes I write. Even for those with the goal of just looking better if youContinue reading “Strength is a Skill…”