Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; Episode 5 On to Dale, the dreaded Power Station and Freshwater West and East.

Another long hot day in the sun, concluding in the beautiful big harbour at Dale, boats of all kinds glistening in the setting sun by the time I got there. Well over 50 kilometres of the usual ascent followed by descent all day long. By now, this had become totally habitual – this is what… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; Episode 5 On to Dale, the dreaded Power Station and Freshwater West and East.

The most important part of any training regime.

  What is the most important factor in any fitness programme? Is it the right programme, a good trainer, the right equipment, the right nutrition? No, the most important factor is a positive attitude. If you believe in your success and are prepared to commit to it wholeheartedly then you will almost certainly get there.… Continue reading The most important part of any training regime.

Free detailed fitness test with report and recommendations.

For the month of April, I am offering free comprehensive fitness tests at the White Horse Leisure Centre. The test will include; Body composition (weight, body fat, muscle mass, hydration, metabolic age, bone mass, visceral fat level etc.) Waist to hip ratio. Blood pressure and resting heart rate. Postural analysis and movement screening. Cardiovascular fitness.… Continue reading Free detailed fitness test with report and recommendations.

The benefits of high intensity training??

These days we hear everywhere about the benefits of high intensity training – ‘more work done in less time’, ‘more calories burnt during and after exercise’, ‘get fitter faster’, ‘work hard for 45 minutes and you’ve earned yourself that bottle of wine or bar of chocolate’ – these are some of the supposed benefits of… Continue reading The benefits of high intensity training??

Zero scientific evidence for calories in vs calories out theory.

Can anyone anywhere produce a single shred of scientific evidence that calorie counting theory has any validity whatsoever? Practically everybody, especially the authorities, will tell you that if you create a certain calorific deficit by reducing calorie intake or increasing activity, then you will lose a specific amount of weight. Indeed, if you question this… Continue reading Zero scientific evidence for calories in vs calories out theory.

So which type of training is best for weight loss?

People frequently ask me what kind of training is best for weight loss. Should I be doing high intensity interval training, low or steady state cardio or resistance training, or perhaps a combination of these? The truth? It actually makes very little difference which method you choose in terms of weight loss. Physical activity of… Continue reading So which type of training is best for weight loss?

Full details of weight loss programme, costs, options etc.

Weight loss programme – January 2017. Thanks for your enquiry. Here is a quick rough guide to the various options which can be discussed further at an initial totally free, no obligation, consultation. This programme follows a number of basic tried and tested principles that results consistently show leads to better weight management, improved physical… Continue reading Full details of weight loss programme, costs, options etc.