Simple Health Indicators to Keep an Eye On Simple health indicators? What are they? OK, so this is a fitness blog, but why do we engage in fitness? To stay healthy, I’m assuming – it’s … Continue reading Simple Health Indicators to Keep an Eye On
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How To Train For Tough Mudder – By Someone Who Has Done it! It’s that time of year again – Tough Mudder! For the last 3 years I’ve entered the event and I’m going to … Continue reading How to train for Tough Mudder – With FREE Training Guide
Rest Periods in Training – How and Why One of the biggest factors in your training success isn’t actually your training at all – it’s your rest periods. Use your rest periods to your advantage … Continue reading Adjusting Rest Periods in Training
Hybrid Training Programming Tips In this article I want to talk about hybrid training – a style of training where a programme is adapted to make sure there’s both a goal-centred focus and an aesthetic … Continue reading Hybrid Training for Strength and Physique Improvements
Exercise Recovery: When is too much not too much? I’m writing this from a cafe in Fuerteventura. The sun is shining, I’ve got a nice coffee in front of me and I can see Lanzarote … Continue reading Exercise Recovery: When is too much not too much?
The Birthday Workout – Offset the Guinness and Cake!! So today (17th March 2017) marks my 34th birthday. If I was an athlete, it’d be the late winter of my career. Instead, I’m getting stronger, more … Continue reading The Birthday Workout – Guilt Free Guinness and Cake!
How Sport Can be Your ‘Accidental’ HIIT Workout HIIT workout. I’ve written those words a lot on this site. I even wrote a book on them! In this article I’m going to discuss how sport … Continue reading Sport – Your Accidental HIIT Workout
Overtraining and CNS Fatigue – Does it Really Exist? Ever since I’ve been interested in health and fitness, there has been a debate surrounding the phenomenon of overtraining and CNS fatigue. One camp (usually the … Continue reading My Experience with Overtraining and CNS Fatigue
Weight Lifting for Weight Loss In this article we are going to explore weight lifting for weight loss – how we can adapt weight lifting exercises and build a workout designed for weight loss, using … Continue reading Weight Lifting for Weight Loss – Sample Workouts
The 500 Rep Challenge The 500 rep challenge? What’s that? Well, as I write this, it’s the start of a new year. Christmas has just gone by and chances are you haven’t trained as much … Continue reading New Year Workout – The 500 Rep Challenge
More Exercises Doesn’t Mean More Strength I’ve recently started my journey into weight lifting coaching and one of the screaming messages I’ve picked up is that more exercises doesn’t mean more strength. Strength is important. … Continue reading More Exercises Doesn’t Mean More Strength
Strength Building Training Complexes One of the best ways I know to increase work capacity at heavy loads is by using strength building training complexes. This article shows you a few of them I use … Continue reading Strength Building Training Complexes
Fat Burning Workout Finishers – Burn More Calories in Less Time. There are a few simple rules when it comes to training for fat loss – train hard, use plenty of volume and keep the … Continue reading Fat Burning Workout Finishers
General Physical Preparedness – The Definition of Fitness We hear about general fitness all of the time, but what does fitness look like? What the hell is ‘general fitness’ anyway? What we think of as general … Continue reading General Physical Preparedness – What, Why, How?
Simple Ways to Add Variety to Your HIIT Workouts One of the reasons I love HIIT workouts so much is the endless variety they provide. As a personal trainer, it means I can adapt a … Continue reading How to Add Variety to HIIT Workouts