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…”

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…”

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”

The Quick Warm Up…

Let’s face it most of the time we want to get in to a session as quickly as possible. Preperation is vitally important but how do we get a session rolling if time is short? Why is time short well life gets in the way- because people are running late, chatting or thinking what armContinue reading “The Quick Warm Up…”

What’s the point of personal training?

Not something you would expect a full time trainer to say. The role of personal trainers in the UK has almost gone completely over to being a sales executive rather than a health and fitness expert. Bigger companies push their staff to sell rather than focus on what they got in to the industry forContinue reading “What’s the point of personal training?”

Timed circuits for conditioning..

An effective way of maximizing gym time and to get enough volume in to your training is to perform timed circuits. I quite like this approach as it not only burns calories at the rate of knots but also if specific you can see some strength gains carryover. My approach this month is to useContinue reading “Timed circuits for conditioning..”