How to squat correctly. The basic squat is one of the most fundamental of all human movements. Every time we sit down and stand up we perform a squat. Watch a young child squat and compare it with most adults attempting the same manoeuvre and you can clearly see the effects of age and lifestyle.… Continue reading How to squat correctly.
It seems to me that salt gets a very bad press generally. Many people do not add salt to their food because they fear high blood pressure will be the result. If you eat lots of processed foods, then you probably are getting an overdose of added salt, but if, like many, including myself, you… Continue reading Salt is not evil.
Next month I will be running the length of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path in Wales – 186 miles in 5-7 days. I don’t usually ask people to donate money to charity and frankly don’t have much time for the methods of the big charities. However, I have decided to support a really worthy local charity… Continue reading Running 186 miles for Team Mikayla.
What’s the best way to recover from hard training/racing? Just before midnight last Saturday I finished a 103 kilometre ultra marathon in just under 16 hours, at the age of 59. It was a very hilly course in very hot and humid conditions. By Tuesday afternoon I felt fully recovered and ready to go… Continue reading Swimming is the best way to recovery.
The vast majority of people I watch and talk to in the gym as a personal trainer have fairly vague notions of what they are trying to achieve in the gym and even less idea of how to achieve it. Most do a combination of some steady cardio, perhaps a few weights machines that they… Continue reading What should you be doing in the gym?
Clients often want to know how to lose weight and feel better but don’t want to listen to me rambling on for hours! So here, in a nutshell, is what works for the vast majority of people; Most important, eat a high fat, relatively high protein, low carb diet. Avoid starchy carbs, base your diet… Continue reading Blueprint for weight loss
Are you pressed for time? Not enough hours in the day to train? Here is an example of a very short, simple session you can perform at home, in the gym, in your hotel room, in the garden, in your lunch break – whenever you’ve got a spare 15-20 minutes. A combination of cardio, strength… Continue reading Quick bodyweight HIIT session to promote weight loss