A Primer on Body Fat Metabolism: Fuel Usage…

As a continuation from previous posts to document best practice of fat loss training and nutrition we always feel it is best to educate first so people who train with us understand the principles of fat metabolism. To understand how to burn fat it is important to understand how it is stored. Fat cells are veryContinue reading “A Primer on Body Fat Metabolism: Fuel Usage…”

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)!”

The New Rules of Circuit Training…

Circuit training has been a mainstay in fitness training for decades, some may even say centuries. With the rise of smarter methods being developed to burn body fat, raise our fitness levels and lift performance to new heights it is important to recognise circuit training for the benefits it can deliver. Most people will recogniseContinue reading “The New Rules of Circuit Training…”

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 3…

While this follow up was ment to come sooner due to a pretty stressful house move I have not had much time to write. That said it was great timing for the final week of the 28 day lean down to finish the week before we moved. The 2 previous posts of how the dietContinue reading “Experiments in Fat Loss: Part 3…”

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…”

Stretching Myths…

Dispelling exercise and nutrition myths is one thing that we do regularly at Results FAST. One subject that often comes up is the question over stretching before a workout. A new study released recently highlights that stretching before activity does not help protect you from injury. Twinned with this a recent piece of research inContinue reading “Stretching Myths…”