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