Feast and famine – not little and often (for most people).

Eat little and often has been the official mantra of the fitness industry for a long time. They claim it boosts the metabolism and that, if you go for a long time without eating, a starvation response will set in whereby the metabolism slows down, making your workouts less effective and causing you to gain… Continue reading Feast and famine – not little and often (for most people).

It doesn’t have to be scientifically ‘proven’ before you try it!

        After just about every post I make, especially those concerned with nutrition for some reason, there are always one or two people who immediately start asking for scientific proof. Listen guys, there are a lot of so-called scientific studies out there on this subject, most of which are sponsored by vested… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be scientifically ‘proven’ before you try it!

Weight management and physical fitness for the older population.

          Working with the more mature client requires a good understanding of the difficulties they typically face; Weight gain around the waist, hips and buttocks in the case of women and high visceral fat levels around the middle in men, caused primarily by a diet high in refined carbohydrates. This older… Continue reading Weight management and physical fitness for the older population.

Strength and conditioning sessions can help your young footballer to improve.

Early this season I had a call from a concerned father. His son was a promising footballer on the books of Oxford United and previously Southampton. He was worried that, although his son had plenty of skill and speed, he was getting too easily bullied off the ball. He wondered if I could help him… Continue reading Strength and conditioning sessions can help your young footballer to improve.

Intermittent fasting – a useful tool or a dangerous fad?

Recently I have been experimenting a lot with intermittent fasting with great results and really no downside at all. I thought I’d share my experiences with you. Since time immemorial people have fasted; every major religion refers to fasting as beneficial and indeed we all fast every night when we sleep until we have ‘break… Continue reading Intermittent fasting – a useful tool or a dangerous fad?

Does your teenager have poor posture? It’s not terminal – a case study.

  Is your teenager suffering from poor posture? Recently I’ve been working with a teenager who had really poor posture. Now to a teenager poor posture pretty much goes with the territory. I remember my own teenage years when my father told me repeatedly to ‘put my shoulders back’. As a teenager, this was not… Continue reading Does your teenager have poor posture? It’s not terminal – a case study.