Probably one of the biggest topics for discussion after a hard or long workout is how stiff and sore clients are over the following few days. So I thought I’d just summarise the best methods of recovery. Many experienced athletes will have their own views on this and it depends to some extent on personal… Continue reading Recovery methods (after boot camps etc.)
Just six weeks to go now before the biggest physical challenge of my life – the Outlaw long distance triathlon in Nottingham. This ‘ironman’ distance race consists of 2.4 mile lake swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, then a marathon, all without stopping. The good news is I feel like I’ve got the… Continue reading Ironman preparation, the story continues..
Probably the most important factor in getting fit is consistency. People often throw themselves into new training regimes or crash diets with great enthusiasm, especially in January, only to quickly fall back into old habits within days or weeks. This kind of perfectionism is a recipe for disaster. We would do far better to make… Continue reading Consistency is the key.
Here is a simple recipe for a highly nutritious energy ball snack that I was given recently by a sports nutritionist. The picture doesn’t do them justice – they are actually very tasty and much cheaper than the ones you can buy in the shops and a lot more effective. Simply throw a large handful… Continue reading Recipe for Energy Balls
Most people, once they start jogging or running, reach a point where they want to learn to run faster, especially if they are relatively young, so let me tell you my own story. In my mid twenties I was practically a vegetable. Weighing just 7 stones, I had spent the previous 7 or 8 years… Continue reading How to run faster – from couch potato to podium.
Everybody these days seems to be obsessed with this question, but sometimes asking this question seems to raise more questions than answers. Official government guidelines seem to be out of touch with the latest science on this, but are we any closer to knowing what the ideal diet consists of? Opinions seem to be so… Continue reading What to eat?
In these days where high intensity workouts seem to be all the rage there are many who seem to think that exercise is about suffering and should hurt, otherwise it’s not effective. Instructors telling people that ‘if you don’t feel sick you’ve not worked hard enough’ and the like. Now, I’m not denying that you… Continue reading No pain, no gain?
Over the last few years I’ve developed a real love for spinning classes, in fact almost an addiction, some might say! For example, yesterday evening I did a triple session – that’s nearly 3 hours of spinning classes, back to back. I just love the challenge of this kind of effort, combined with motivating music… Continue reading Spin classes
Although I ‘m not big on New Year’s Resolutions, January 1st is a great opportunity to draw a line under the past and map out a new future, to take stock of life and to determine some fresh goals. It’s not just about weight loss or giving up smoking or whatever, however laudable these targets… Continue reading 2015 – another brilliant year in prospect.
Young personal trainers lacking soft skills, say employers.