What’s New in Weight Loss This Year?…

The title is a bit of a misnomer, “catchy” some might say. In between all the fads what do we know that works? The following details the order of approach that I consider probably the most important. Firstly, diet (or prehaps nutition is the correct phrasing as all diets at the moment seem to beContinue reading “What’s New in Weight Loss This Year?…”

Strength Training and Endurance Athletes…

Strength and the training of strength is still a bit of a misnomer in endurance sports. It is relevant to swiming, cycling and running? Why? Strength training build postural balance and also aims to build efficent movement in the body. There are different facets of strength. Strength endurance is the one most commonly associated withContinue reading “Strength Training and Endurance Athletes…”

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…”

A Question on Fat Loss…

What’s the best exercise for calorie burning? Running? Rowing? Bike? Well they definitely can all be useful. However, the fundamental question is do you need to do cardiovascular exercise to lose weight? Well the physiques of Olympic level marathon runners and cyclists are pretty lean, saying that though sprinters are pretty lean and in comparison,Continue reading “A Question on Fat Loss…”

Why Am I Injured? Fixing the Flaws…

Wondering why your back hurts? Why do you shoulder’s feel creaky? It could be down to your posture. Your training and what you do daily greatly influences how your body changes and adapts- this effects muscle and the connective tissue attached. What goes on at the shoulder is greatly affected by the various muscular attachments.Continue reading “Why Am I Injured? Fixing the Flaws…”

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”

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”