A Year Off Writing About Fitness and Nutrition.

This is my first blog post for a considerable amount of time. Well actually pretty much a year. It was a conscious decision to take a step back from something that I had pretty much done part time for the last 12 years. Pretty much I was writing 5-10 articles a week from witty oneContinue reading “A Year Off Writing About Fitness and Nutrition.”

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?”

Fat Loss Fundamentals

I haven’t posted recently due to a busy easter period but the next article is a continuation of a series of posts on fat loss and removal. Fat loss is not just about doing lots of activity or going to weight watchers. It involves a number of complex processes that will result in a netContinue reading “Fat Loss Fundamentals”

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King

Last Wednesday I attended a lecture by Ian King on Athletic Preperation Strategies for Elite Athletes given by one of the worlds best strength and conditioning coaches Ian King. Now Ian King is not a name that you may not have not necessarily heard. He isn’t quite as media friendly as a lot of otherContinue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King”

10 Years, 10 Lessons…

A decade of training a variety of individual’s for a variety of goals starts to teach you a lot of things. I have had the luck to work with some great personal training clients, focussed fat losers, developing athletes, rehab based physio’s, teams and coaches who have gone on to great things. Most importantly IContinue reading “10 Years, 10 Lessons…”

Does Sub-Maximal Training Lead to Submaximal Results?

Training for endurance sports is generally a question of efficiency. Efficiency of good performance though is a product of replicating competition and it’s demands. Competition in itself is performed at maximal or close to maximal intensity. This leads to a question about excessive training volume, lower intensity sessions and how a training programme is structured.Continue reading “Does Sub-Maximal Training Lead to Submaximal Results?”

Hamstrung- Effective Hamstring Training for Performance

Both runners and cyclists in the past have considered the quads to be the primary muscles to develop for performance commonly leading to overbuilt, dominant anterior leg muscles.   The hamstrings are among the muscles responsible for running and cycling fast as they are involved in both knee flexion (bending and hip extension (torso straighteningContinue reading “Hamstrung- Effective Hamstring Training for Performance”

Experiments in Fat Loss: Part 1…

March is a month that I am hitting a fat loss nutrition programme. Every time I do this I like to add some new things in to the mix to draw me back from the dry taste of repetitive protein meals. Some new bits I am bringing in to my plan this month (or asContinue reading “Experiments in Fat Loss: Part 1…”