Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King

Last Wednesday I attended a lecture by Ian King on Athletic Preperation Strategies for Elite Athletes given by one of the worlds best strength and conditioning coaches Ian King. Now Ian King is not a name that you may not have not necessarily heard. He isn’t quite as media friendly as a lot of otherContinue reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Ian King”

Types of Body Fat…

Fat cells are distributed all around the body and are not necessarily inert from a metabolism standpoint.  Fat storage is defined in to the following categories: Essential Body Fat        This serves as a protection for organs, the immunity and inflammatory responses, the structure of hormones, insulation for nerves and the brain. This totals around 3%Continue reading “Types of Body Fat…”

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…”

Fat Loss Optimization Introduction

From the number of clients who I have trained and advised it always bugged me that there currently is not one way of training or diet that is better than the other when considering fat loss. It is funny that I admit this now in the opening days of the New Year but consider theContinue reading “Fat Loss Optimization Introduction”

Building Training Programmes for Fat Loss: Part 1…

Lets face it personal training is expensive. Not only is it expensive but if you do a basic search for personal trainer in your local town they are on the increase. In my local town of Ware/ Hertford there appear to be over 20 trainers all plugging different approaches for fat loss from different dietsContinue reading “Building Training Programmes for Fat Loss: Part 1…”

3 Proven Supplements for FAST Fat Loss Results…

Supplements are a contentious issue when it comes to fat loss. Many products suggest rapid results and a fat burning effect but what really works? A lot of the time science and research is used to back up a lot of the claims of supplements. However a lot of these studies are animal based. UnsuprisinglyContinue reading “3 Proven Supplements for FAST Fat Loss Results…”

Why Posture is Important: Part 3- The Lower Back…

The lower back is commonly the focus of “core” training and posture. With around 80% of individual’s experiencing some form of back pain it has become a massive focus for trainers more orientated towards rehab. With national health service initiatives running programs for lower back care for back pain resolution it is an issue for aContinue reading “Why Posture is Important: Part 3- The Lower Back…”

Why Posture is Important: Part 2- A Crash Course in Hip Anatomy…

This is a follow on from Part 1 where we discussed the fundamental benefits of postural balance and keeping the spine in a neutral position. The concept often over viewed in most back care programmes and core training workouts is that specific postural issues such as pain, tightness or discomfort in movement are often notContinue reading “Why Posture is Important: Part 2- A Crash Course in Hip Anatomy…”