I’m aware that this post will not go down well with many people who are loyal ‘customers’ of these brands and it is just my personal opinion. However, I feel it is necessary to point out a few things. These are big brands who have ultimately a vested interest in keeping people overweight in the… Continue reading Slimming World and Weight Watchers
You can achieve whatever you want if you can harness the power of your mind. This is by far the most important aspect of fitness and life in general. Whatever shape you are in right now you can transform yourself very rapidly if you can get your head in the right place. Whatever disease or… Continue reading Mind over matter.
As I’ve noted before, so many people go along to the gym and drift aimlessly through the same steady comfortable routine they perform every session. Don’t get me wrong, they may still work up a good sweat and are undoubtedly way ahead of those sitting on the couch at home. But is there a clear… Continue reading Every training session should have a clear purpose.
Yesterday I had a really revealing body composition case. Big muscular guy came to me for a body composition check back in November. He was carrying a lot muscle but also a lot of body fat. Yesterday he came back to me because he was pleased that he’d lost a lot of weight and wanted… Continue reading More evidence against steady state cardio.
We all know that regular exercise is of enormous benefit in a multitude of ways. However, a lot of people fail to achieve their full potential despite mammoth workouts day after day, week after week, month after month. They become frustrated because they feel like they should, by now, be super fit, but instead feel… Continue reading Are you overtraining?
As a personal trainer, one of the most frustrating things is to see the same people doing exactly the same workout day after day and being disappointed when nothing changes. They remain exactly the same weight and, after initial gains,have exactly the same level of fitness. They don’t get faster or stronger, nor do they… Continue reading If you keep doing the same workout you will get the same results.
Once again today the media is awash with ‘news’ of the dangers of obesity. Once again we hear the same tired old ‘solutions’ to the problem: consume less calories, exercise more, eat less fat. These are all myths. Time for a reality check: the massive increase in obesity in the US and UK from… Continue reading It’s the sugar!
What price your health? It always amazes me that people think nothing of spending thousands on a new car or gadget and hundreds on jewellery or clothes or a new handbag, yet ask them to spend a few hundred pounds on their health and fitness and they think it’s money wasted. They sometimes commit to… Continue reading What price your health?
There may be many people out there who are doing the London Marathon or other marathons next Spring/Summer who have never done a marathon before and are wondering just how to go about preparing for such a challenge. Here are a few guidelines: 1. Remember above all that for the vast majority this event will… Continue reading Marathon Training for Beginners
I must admit that I’m struggling to find motivation right now. For the last 6 or 7 years everything has been focused on achieving the impossible dream. Every session, every race was but a stepping stone to the main event. Now the dream has been achieved I feel an enormous sense of achievement, a feeling… Continue reading Post Ironman blues – what happens after you’ve achieved the dream?