Turning recreational runners into athletes.

             The Running Gym programme helps you to run faster or further more easily, whatever your current level. An initial consultation and treadmill video analysis identifies key areas to work on; Running form and gait Mobility restrictions Muscular imbalances Nutritional deficiencies Training regime – running and otherwise Other lifestyle factors.… Continue reading Turning recreational runners into athletes.

Training yourself to burn fat for fuel – the key to endurance success (and good health).

  More and more long distance runners, cyclists, triathletes etc. are coming to understand that the conventional advice for fuelling endurance effort is simply wrong. For years they have been told that carbs are the primary fuel source for going long and that anything less than a full blown pasta fest pre race or workout,… Continue reading Training yourself to burn fat for fuel – the key to endurance success (and good health).

6 ways to run a faster marathon with less effort and fewer miles – Mike’s story.

  Mike came to me the October before last, seeking my help. 56 years old, he had taken up running a few years ago for general health and fitness – specifically to destress from his busy but sedentary business life and to lose some belly fat which had been growing steadily for the previous 10… Continue reading 6 ways to run a faster marathon with less effort and fewer miles – Mike’s story.

Fat loss; the simple truth and the evidence.

      Next week, many people will be starting their weight loss journey in earnest. Some will take up running as part of this process and this is great for your mental and physical health. Running in isolation, though, no matter how much you do, will not achieve much weight loss, as these pictures… Continue reading Fat loss; the simple truth and the evidence.

6 ways to become a faster runner.

It’s a familiar scenario. You’ve been running regularly for a while now. When you first started you seemed to run faster every time you went out. Now, although you still get many of the health benefits from running, you’d like to know how to get faster. When you plateau, as all runners do, just how… Continue reading 6 ways to become a faster runner.

Exciting new discovery – stopping eating causes fat loss!

  So when exactly did losing weight suddenly become this massively complex problem? After all, it must be a problem right, otherwise all the scientists and the Government would have come up with the solution by now? The funny thing is that, before the obesity epidemic began in around the 1970’s, everybody understood what caused… Continue reading Exciting new discovery – stopping eating causes fat loss!

Freedom to change – what’s holding you back?

    Freedom is one of our most treasured values and quite rightly. There are many kinds of freedom of course; political freedom, physical freedom, mental freedom, freedom of speech etc. Without freedom we are seriously diminished as human beings. Although we in the Western world are relatively free, at least in a political sense,… Continue reading Freedom to change – what’s holding you back?

18 (yes 18!) benefits of fasting.

Is skipping the odd meal bad for your health?! On the contrary; here are 18 benefits of intermittent fasting, without even trying! Improved mental clarity, memory and focus. Weight and fat loss. Lowers blood sugar levels Improves insulin sensitivity Increases energy levels Lowers blood cholesterol Possible prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Greater longevity. Reverses the Ageing… Continue reading 18 (yes 18!) benefits of fasting.

Slimming World: now the bad points.

Some people saw my recent blog post about Slimming World, pointing out its positive features and concluded that I must be a fan of this organisation. I suppose that in today’s world of very short attention spans and black and white instant judgement that’s not all that surprising. People don’t often read complete blog posts… Continue reading Slimming World: now the bad points.

All you need to know about fat loss.

  Guys, I’ve been through all the diets, seen all the theories about exercise and calories. I’ve been a 52 year old 85 kilo, overweight guy and transformed myself into a 64 kilo ironman distance triathlete and 300 kilometre ultra marathon runner. I know the best way to lose weight and keep it off and… Continue reading All you need to know about fat loss.