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A quickie this morning. I just wanted you to check out one of my online clients. I took on Chris in late August. Chris didn’t have access to a gym and did all his exercise at home. I simply manipulatied the structure of his diet, tweaked a few things and gave him a 3 phase at home workout system, Chris was a pleasure to work with as he listened, questioned me if he wasn’t sure, and took action. See for yourself how well he’s done, still a way to go but a great effort!! I’m now taking on online clients again and [...]

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Winter is upon us and for some, that means no more outdoor exercise (sad face). I know I’m always banging on about how important it is you incorporate resistance into your training, but cardio is also VERY beneficial for fat loss. Whether you do intervals, or low intensity steady state work, it all can have its place. Personally, I still prefer sprints or conditioning circuits, so unless you’re pretty new to the gym, do these However, if you’re a newbie or want to ease yourself in slowly, exercise machines DO have their place. So, my take Well firstly, don’t use [...]

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I was out running yesterday, I was tired, it was miserable and basically I couldn’t be bothered. At least I was doing something I guess. Remember what I say. If you’re moving you’re improving But sometimes, you do need intensity. The more intense the exercise, the greater the benefits; more kcal burned, greater metabolic advantages and generally more bang for your buck. However, the ‘go hard or go home attitude doesn’t need to applied all the time. More intense exercise places a greater demand on your body, which is why sometimes you must listen to it. If you’re exhausted, give [...]

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Eating to look awesome doesn’t have to be complicated. A phrase I often use with my clients is Not see the forest for the trees. SO OFTEN, people focus on the small things when completely forgetting the bigger picture. Micro managing their meals with pinpoint accuracy, when not taking into account what really matters. When we eat GOOD food, it helps with digestion, assimilation, using this food effectively for fuel and what it’s there for, keeping us functioning properly. This is the flaw with being obsessed by kcal and macros. I’m NOT saying that kcals and macros aren’t very important. [...]

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I often poke my nose in and out of How To Win Friends and Influence People, even though it’s old, it has some great advice in it. One of its principles is: Don’t criticize, condemn or complain. Take note when you see people eating healthily. There seems to be a dogma attached to eating ‘clean’, or wanting to look after yourself. How many times have you taken healthy food to work, and been picked on?? Smelly mackerel and boiled eggs are definitely an office faux pas. Likewise, if you have salad instead of Malteser’s, grilled chicken instead of Pret, your [...]

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My brother is probably one of the jammiest people I know. He does everything; goes to gigs, sporting events, trips abroad you name it, all usually through work. He even went to the World Cup in Brazil! Bastard. And now…. He’s been taken to Hawaii!!! One of our friends had a plus one. So he took Scott… I don’t resent it at all, but this ‘friend’ is no longer on the Christmas list. Anyway, for those who follow your endurance sports, may know that the Iron Man World Championship was at the weekend in Kona, Hawaii. Just to clarify, they [...]

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I was in the gym yesterday and was scrolling through my music looking for something motivational, and realised I hadn’t followed up on my music email!! Massive apologies…. So, I’ve made three lists. Happy motivational music!! Gym Oldies Gym Dance and Electronic Gym Hip Hop Gym Rock/Indie And don’t judge my music taste Enjoy!! Need more motivation in the gym? If you haven’t already, then download the FREE Lean Body Blueprint. Simply click on the image and enter your name and email to get download your copy

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I visited my Nan this week and like every woman, she was saying she needs to lose a few pounds. She doesn’t, I just think she listens to too much of what I have to say. But then I spotted this in the kitchen. I hadn’t the heart to tell her why the pounds weren’t coming off! But dieting correctly is tough. 1.     It’s so difficult to refuse Waitrose’s chocolate choux buns 2.     Our bodies are clever and don’t want to see any change For those who did GCSE or A-Level biology you may have heard of homeostasis – basically the body wants to [...]

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A common sight in the gym at the moment is the stringer vest, snapback wearing bicep warrior religiously following Flex magazines 5 day split. Hitting one muscle group a day and consistently coming up short of their magazine idols. Now I’m not ‘mickey taking’ here, but I genuinely feel for people who find it difficult to add size. I too was once what you would describe as skinny fat, hard to put on muscle and soft around the middle :/ But what was I doing wrong? Like many others, I would read Men’s Health and believe the ‘Bigger Biceps in [...]

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