It’s that time of year… Cake, alcohol, chocolate and cheese have been liberated to become part of your regular diet and you have decided it has to stop. Welcome to January- this is where epic goals are set, intentions are at their greatest and fear of failure is outweighed by the desperate need to detoxContinue reading “The Seven Most Effective Fat Loss Strategies”
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Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work…
You have made that commitment… You are willing to forgo all treats… You have changed your Facebook profile picture to Linda Hamilton/ Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator 2: Judgement Day or someone equally bad ass…. Your life is about to become a Nike commercial… But…. that was yesterday and now you are hungry. It will payContinue reading “Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work…”
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.”
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”
Diet Review: Low Fat Diets
Low fat diets are as much part of the dieting landscape as bad behaviour is to premiership footballers. That is that there is a perception that fat is bad and consuming a diet low in fat is good. But is that true? Low fat diets really are a product of the 1980’s- a bit likeContinue reading “Diet Review: Low Fat Diets”
4 Overated Exercises (And How To Make Them Better)!
What goes in an exercise programme is usually a mixture of opinion, fact and experience of the person writing that programme. Now that does not mean the more experienced you are the more relevant your exercise choices are. In turn qualifications mean nothing without practical experience. What follows are 4 exercises that you may commonly seeContinue reading “4 Overated Exercises (And How To Make Them Better)!”
Train to be Better- Not Just Tired…
When exercising we all want to be pushed. Indeed fatigue is a good thing. Fatigue effectively shows that we are working at our physical limits for a given attribute. However, the issue I have with higher repetition work is that often form is compromised. When form is compromised the body places undue stress on itsContinue reading “Train to be Better- Not Just Tired…”
Experiments in Fat Loss: Part 2- Cheating and Training…
Two weeks in to a low carb 28 day blitz and quite frankly I am suprised how easy I found it. Cheat day proved to be the highlight of the week and I found after two weeks of focussed eating that I didn’t really want to go overboard from generally eating bad stuff. Every weekContinue reading “Experiments in Fat Loss: Part 2- Cheating and Training…”