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.”

Diet Review: The Alkaline Diet

This is the start of a review of a number of mainstream and celebrity based diets. The fitness and nutrition industry is awash with various plans backed with flaky science. In this series I am considering the positives and negatives of each of these plans. Not only do diets now promise weight loss. They alsoContinue reading “Diet Review: The Alkaline Diet”

Smart Programmes V Stupid Programmes

At Results FAST we consider that we write programmes not workouts. What I mean is that you always should have a plan that relates to what you are trying to achieve be it to get stronger, lose weight or rehab an old injury. Smart programming therefore is a product of best possible result with the least possibleContinue reading “Smart Programmes V Stupid Programmes”

Land Training for Swimmers

We work with a lot of good junior swimmers at Results FAST. As we tend to specialize in shoulder and back care with these individuals it’s not surprising that of each of the junior athletes we have seen have some form of back or shoulder complaint or injury. Simply said if your out of pool programme isContinue reading “Land Training for Swimmers”

The Serratus Anterior: The Shoulder Saver?

The serratus anterior is divided up in to three parts. All three parts pull the shoulder blade forward and on to the rib cage. The muscle is an antagonist to the rhomboids which are found between the shoulder blades. When the inferior and superior parts act together, they keep the scapula pressed against the ribContinue reading “The Serratus Anterior: The Shoulder Saver?”

The Deep Squat- Are They Bad For Your Knees?

I like questions to be answered by science. Not that I think that research always defines fact but more because it gives you a trend of evidence to base how you train in the gym. One of the questions that constantly appear in the realms of strength and conditioning is squat depth. The classic squatContinue reading “The Deep Squat- Are They Bad For Your Knees?”