It’s probably a thought that enters most peoples heads, rather than something that comes up in ordinary conversation, when considering their weight loss or training options. I think it’s a valid questions and if answered honestly the answer would probably be, not for everyone, no.
You might be surprised to hear me as a personal trainer say something like that but honestly it’s the truth, although that’s a simplified answer and I’m going to delve a little deeper into my thoughts in this blog post.Continue Reading →
Back by popular demand again! Here is what’s now the third edition of myLunch Time Cheat Sheet, this is all about taking way the excuse to go off the rails during lunch time.
Print this out, keep it on your desk and refer to it whenever you’re in a rush. Enjoy!Continue Reading →
I’ve made my fat loss ebook, usually only reserved for 1 to 1 clients, available for all members hopefully to help you keep a little bit healthier food wise during the lockdown. Hopefully you could find it useful for getting back into shape after also if you have let yourself go a little.
Also below are a few more little bits that hopefully you all could find useful at some point, good luck guys!
The sit and reach test is a basic flexibility test that measures predominately the flexibility of the hamstrings and the muscles of the lower back. The chances are that during your school days you will have performed this test, it is also commonly used during an initial assessment when joining a major health club. Continue Reading →
The Bleep Test or Multi-Stage Fitness Test is a test of cardiovascular endurance. To perform this test you will need: a flat 20 metre surface, Tape measure, Cones, The Multi-Stage fitness test CD, CD player. Continue Reading →
This test works best when used with Squats, Dead lifts, Bench Press and Rows.
For example if you wish to train for Hypertrophy then you will need to lift at 70%-85% of your 1 Rep Max and if you wish to train for endurance you need to lift at less than 70% of your 1 Rep Max. Continue Reading →
This test is a quick and simple upper body assessment of agility, stabilisation and speed. As an amateur athlete or just someone who is interested in knowing, you can use this assessment to see if the previously stated abilities are improving on you current training program. Continue Reading →
If you wish to test your body fat percentage there are a variety of ways that you can go about it. Testing your body fat is a better indicator of if your training program is working or not. For a example if your weight is not changing on the scales that doesn’t mean things are not going in the right direction,if you are also weight training you could be building a little muscle offsetting any fat loss, in this article I’m going to discuss the different ways of determining your body fat percentage. Continue Reading →
The T-Bar Row is probably one of the lesser known exercises for the back. There are specific machines for this exercise but you wont usually find them in your average gym and most people don’t know how to set up this great exercise, here I’ll show you how. You’ll need a V grip, an Olympic bar and a corner to put it in. Continue Reading →