Category: Training

Exercise is shit for weight loss…

Fat loss is achieved by managing your energy balance & creating a realistic/sustainable calorie deficit. The reality is that you can train as hard as you want, as often as you want, but if you are consuming too many calories, you will NOT lose weight. Put simply, you need to be burning more calories than you are […]

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when you are healthy

When you are healthy…

The health & fitness industry is often guilty of focusing purely on looks. Most ‘fitness content’ is based around a stream of endless topless photos with very little focus on health or fitness. It’s become ALL about how lean someone is or how muscular someone is… The reality is that the health benefits of training […]

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you are not a bodybuilder

You are not a bodybuilder…

Chances are, if you are reading this, you are not a bodybuilder? So why are you trying to train & eat like one? Why try to copy a routine from a pro level bodybuilder when all you want to do is feel better, lose some fat and perhaps build a bit of muscle? Bodybuilders are […]

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Progressive Overload

What is Progressive Overload?

Progressive Overload is one of THE most important principals of building muscle…but sadly it is often misused or confused…

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Stronger Things

Stronger Things…

Stronger Things: Here are ‘eleven’ ( get it ) reasons/benefits why doing ‘Stronger’ Things & lifting weights is a good idea: Burn more calories when you are resting. Better mobility – if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it! Increased confidence & self esteem. Better posture. Clearer mindset (get out of your own head). Stronger […]

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Ladies – no more pink dumbbells!

I’ve been doing this a long time, & I’ve trained 100s of women of all ages/background/abilities and, generally speaking, I believe: The average Woman is FAR stronger than they think they are (and the average guy is weaker but that’s a post for another day 😂). There are many, many reasons for this… Women have […]

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New Years resolutions 2022: a quick guide to doing it right. 

New Years resolutions: a quick guide to doing it right.  Chances are that you have started to think about your new year resolutions?  Here are 15 simple tips to help you out for 2022: 1. Set REALISTIC goals… if you are new to training or looking to resume after a long time off, then going from nothing […]

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Unilateral Training

unilateral training…

Unilateral training: do you include it in your current routine? If not you could be missing out on the benefits of correcting muscle imbalances, whilst building a stronger core! What does it mean? Unilateral is a fancy name used to describe single arm or single leg exercises. What’s the point? We all tend to have […]

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Mondays….  Today is Monday, the start of new calendar week… Mondays are often a popular day for people who like to train. I have a lot of clients who love to train on Mondays because they feel it helps to anchor their behaviours & habits for the rest of the week. Training on a Monday […]

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Log Booking

Log booking & Life…

    I’m a big fan of log booking every workout… Your log book can be your friend, it can help keep you accountable to yourself, it can help keep you focused/on track, and it can help give you feedback if your progress starts to stall… However, in order to examine your numbers accurately you […]

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