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More mental energy

Posted in the Advice category    Apr 20, 2019

So it’s 3 am Monday morning and great, I’m still not asleep! There’s far too many things rushing through my head, too many ideas and too many tasks for me to switch off. Better get them done then! Now, this is uncharted territory for me – working at such an early time. But I was …

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Your social media idols are lying to you!

Posted in the Nutrition category    Apr 18, 2019

Do you use Instagram? Facebook? Let me humour you. You log into your Instagram and the first three posts you see are: Your favourite celebrity “caught” midway into climbing into his/her Lamborghini! It’s all colourful and their message is “work hard, play hard”, or something of that ilk! Your favourite fit person who’s an online …

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Easy (virtually no) exercise for weight loss?

Posted in the Advice category    Apr 15, 2019

A very strange question for a Personal Trainer to ask you think! But honestly, you don’t need to exercise whatsoever! Weight movement – up or down – is a simple balance of calories. More calories in than out = weight gain. Fewer calories in than out = weight loss. Included in this ‘out’ calculation is …

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Don’t like the calories tracker?

Posted in the Advice, Nutrition category    Apr 8, 2019

So I’ll attempt to not contradict myself… But you DON’T have to track calories as a method of making sure you’re eating to lose weight. I’ve got another method for you today. Don’t mistake what I’m saying – eating less calories than your body requires to maintain body weight is and will always be the …

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Does gaming make you a better athlete?

Posted in the Advice category    Apr 8, 2019

So the other day… I was training Josh, one of my younger clients (well, he’s 12!) Josh and his Dad come to see me to keep fit and keep weight off respectively. Josh likes his football, but he also likes his video games. During the session, he asked me about an article he’d read. The …

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The great fat burning debate

Posted in the Fat Furnace category    Mar 19, 2019

***THE BEST CARDIO FOR BURNING CALORIES?*** Is it HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or LISS (Low Intensity Steady State)… Should you believe the HIIT-hype train? Or is a steady run just as good for you as a high intensity cardio session? Here’s some recent research. As always, you must decide what fits you better.   …

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