Mar 202012

Fat loss is easy, all you have to do is eat fewer calories than you burn or so many people would have you believe. If you aren’t losing weight then you are either eating too much or not exercising enough.

Unfortunately the human body is a little bit more complicated than that and the calories in vs calories out model of fat loss has some serious flaws.

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Mar 052012

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has recently been in the press as a revolutionary method of training that gives you greater results in far less time when compared to low intensity training.

It is based on the concept of short high intensity efforts followed by periods of recovery and then repeated a number of times. The research shows that it can improve both speed and endurance, reduce your risk of heart disease, increase your metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and increase fat loss at a greater rate than conventional low intensity training can. Continue reading »

Feb 132012

Whether you are training to run a marathon or lose weight, tone up and get fit there are three basic training errors that can hold you back from reaching your goals. Every client I have ever worked with has been making at least one of these. Have a read and see if any of these apply to you.

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Jan 052012

January is a time where the the new year still has a myriad of new possibilities and many of us have thoughts of making positive changes in our lives. Unfortunately by March most of us have fallen back into our old routines and the new year becomes much like the old. Our best intentions have fallen by the wayside, that flash of inspiration we had at the end of last year where we caught a glimpse of what might be has gone. The motivation we had for a few weeks in January has faded away and we are left with the routines and habits of 2011.

Every now and then though you here about someone who has managed to maintain their motivation and has created a new version of themselves, different to that of last year. Continue reading »

Dec 052011

With summer coming up the focus in the media appears to be on how to develop great looking abs. Every health and fitness magazine you read explains the latest in abdominal exercises that promise to give you abs you can proudly show off at the beach. Unfortunately these types of exercises are among the least effective ways to develop a six pack.

Everyone has a six pack!
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