Strength Training Guidelines for Over 50s

Strength Training Guidelines for Over 50s

All over 50’s should be doing some form of weight training. It will help slow the ageing process and really improve their quality of life as they age. By setting up healthy habits now, it can maintain youthfulness for a longer and a happier, more active lifestyle.
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8 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Training

8 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Training

Exercise, weight training and specifically muscle building isn’t rocket science. Whilst it is true to say everyone responds slightly differently, there are some general ‘go-to’ rules that will help maximise the results from your efforts. Here are the things I wish a 16-year-old me had known all those years ago which would have certainly sped up my progress.
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Recovering from a heavy weekend

Recovering from a heavy weekend

You are on a diet, fat loss is going well, then out of the blue you have a stressful day or a party invite you just cannot turn down. This leads to an alcohol/fast-food fuelled weekend. So here is how to rescue the diet from the carnage of your weekend and get back on track relatively easily.
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Should I Be Sore After Working Out?

Should I Be Sore After Working Out?

If you have ever worked out hard in the gym or during any sport, then chances are you have felt this soreness. It is a side effect of strenuous physical activity and it tends to be called DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness).
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How Can Marginal Gains Help You?

How Can Marginal Gains Help You?

We use this term when referring to very small improvements (1% or less) in many related disciplines, that when compounded, lead to a much greater improvement in performance.
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How Do I Improve my Parkrun?

How Do I Improve my Parkrun?

Fitness for free is something I really advocate. I personally believe cost should never be a barrier to health and so I want to discuss one type of the many free fitness activities out there, the “Parkrun”.
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The Importance of Warming Up

The Importance of Warming Up

How many of you go to the gym and dive straight into your working sets? I can tell you now, going from sitting in an office to suddenly putting your body under strain is a sure-fire way to getting yourself injured.
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Are You Overtraining?

Are You Overtraining?

Many people who are new to the gym come with a burning desire to change their body, which is fantastic! However, is that passion for fitness hurting their chances at getting their ideal body?
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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Growing

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Growing

For every person that gets great results in the gym, there are probably 10 people who start and fail. There could be many reasons to the reasons why, I will now take you through my top 10 reasons why you aren’t growing (this is adapted from Phil Learney to match my own experiences).
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Dispelling Six Pack Myths

Dispelling Six Pack Myths

There are a lot of myths out there on the internet. I want this blog to dispel a few of these and deliver in a nutshell what you really need to know!
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Unilateral Movements

Unilateral Movements

Why Unilateral Movements are so important for your training. I will go through the 3 reasons why you should not overlook this isolated form of training.
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The Perfect Workout

The Perfect Workout

By keeping the workout FUN you are more likely to reach long-term CONSISTENCY. Combine this with PROGRESSION and I guarantee results.
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Can I Have Both 6 Packs?

Can I Have Both 6 Packs?

This is something I hear (or variations of this) on a regular basis. Believe me, I get it, I really do! A lot of people want to lose weight without having to completely sacrifice their social life. It is here where alcohol plays a big part, whether it is to have fun or just to relax.
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Why bother to exercise!!!

Why bother to exercise!!!

Today I want to talk a bit about the mental side of exercise. Why do you train? Why do you quit? And what keeps you going when it all gets a bit much or results stop coming?
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6 reasons to include resistance training

6 reasons to include resistance training

As a body transformation specialist, I spend a LOT of time in the gym and as such see a large cross section of gym-goers. People clearly care enough to invest their precious time into fitness, either as an enjoyable activity or with a set goal...
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The perfect diet for you

The perfect diet for you

If I had a £1 for everyone that had told me they’ve tried every diet under the sun but STILL put on weight then I’d have at least, hmmmm, £150. Not quite enough to retire but enough to focus the mind and realise that there is a real problem...
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