The Overtraining Myth…

Someone who I train on occasion recently said to me was that he thought he was “overtraining.” Now this is not the first time I have had this mentioned to me and I am sure many coach or trainer has had this said to them before. The fact is when someone says they are “overtraining” to meContinue reading “The Overtraining Myth…”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Fat

Okay, I am going to keep this one short but sweet (irony for a post on fat!). Eat too much fat and you will store it as fat, it is the most calorific of the macronutrients. Eat too little fat and you run the risk of harming a number of different metabolic processes in theContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Fat”

Don’t Believe the Hype… How to Get Stronger and Gain Muscle… With No Fads!

In the fitness industry everyone is selling something, be it a “new” programme that provides “instant results.” Indeed type fat loss or muscle gain in to google and you will find a host of e-books, specialist coaching programmes, never seen before methods and a whole host of other BS that basically peddles the same informationContinue reading “Don’t Believe the Hype… How to Get Stronger and Gain Muscle… With No Fads!”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Carbohydrates

When I check the blogs stats for hits I’m expecting this one to go through the roof- Why? Well carbohydrate consumption in relation to weight loss, gain and sporting performance is one of those topics that seems at the moment to be more contentious than religion. Carbohydrate is in effect fuel for energy and thereforeContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Carbohydrates”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Protein

The first point of address in this series of articles is protein. Specifically, what, where and when to eat will be discussed but initially I’ll deal with the sciencey numbers part detailing amounts and the potential issues with the consumption of protein. Recommended daily allowances (RDA’s) are roughly at 0.8g/kg of bodyweight, however for anContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!: Protein”

You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!

The above picture is a big plate of steak and parmesan cheese that I had for my 30th Birthday. While many would hemorage their sides with either disgust at the apparent amount of fat consumed in this sitting or the apparent negativity towards excessive red meat consumption when approaching nutrition you have to be moreContinue reading “You Can’t Train a Bad Diet!”