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…”

New Year Tips- Balance the Scales…

1- Eat Small Meals at Regular Intervals. Rather than eating 3 large meals try to eat 5-7 smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. This will help you regulate your hunger and provide a steady flow of energy meaning you will not be so tempted to start snacking. 2- Drink Water or Green Tea. FruitContinue reading “New Year Tips- Balance the Scales…”

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…”

What you do in the gym sucks… Do this instead!

As a follow up to my last post I received a few queries on what I was actually talking about! Well keeping in line with the practical nature of this blog I thought I would give some samples. A couple of people have asked how this translates to performance in respect to strength levels andContinue reading “What you do in the gym sucks… Do this instead!”

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…”

Lessons from an Olympic Medalist…

On Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at a motivation day for Hoddesdon Swimming Club. Hoddesdon for such a small club have a very professional setup and an excellent coach who likes to give her athletes the best possible support. I have been working with some of their junior athletes thereContinue reading “Lessons from an Olympic Medalist…”