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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More news and views from Results FAST: Foam Rolling, Social Media and Fitness Industry Professionalism.
1.Someone asked me about why everyone foam rolls at our gym. In summary here are the benefits: Pre- workout: evidence currently suggests that there is an improvement in joint flexibility as well as no negative effect to performance (in comparison to just stretching which can see decrements). Short-term (in session) recovery: evidence suggests foam rollingContinue reading “More news and views from Results FAST: Foam Rolling, Social Media and Fitness Industry Professionalism.”
5 Reasons You Should Quit The Gym
I don’t normally post fitness business content but this piece highlights a few points for gym members and “fitness consumers.” 1. If you are a member of a gym, read their website. If the landing page informs you of what equipment they have in the gym then it’s time to quit. Why? There is aContinue reading “5 Reasons You Should Quit The Gym”
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?”
Fascia, Pain and Corrective Exercise
A recent study has found that individuals with recurrent lower back pain have 25% thicker fascia in the lower back area than those with no pain. This was also reproduced in the neck area where increased fascial thickness of the scalenes (front of neck) was found in those with neck pain. Also it has beenContinue reading “Fascia, Pain and Corrective Exercise”
Deconstructing the Deadlift
I like deadlifting…. Mainly because I am good at it. This is a common thing for a lot of people who lift weights or perform any form of structured exercise. We tend to master the things we are better at, be it squatting, bench pressing, sprinting or marathon running. We develop excellence by specialization. FirstContinue reading “Deconstructing the Deadlift”
Back to the Future… The Last 10 Years of the Fitness Industry
In this post I thought I would review the fitness industry’s evolution. Now from a historical standpoint I have been immersed in fitness and nutrition for over a decade. With a background in both commercial fitness and small start ups and have a unique insight in to both ends of the market. As tradition dictatesContinue reading “Back to the Future… The Last 10 Years of the Fitness Industry”
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”