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  • The Best Type Of Training For Fat Loss

    The first principle of weight loss dictates that you must eat fewer calories than you burn if you are going to lose weight. Unfortunately, there is really no way around that. And the two was you can influence that are by reducing the amount of calories you take in AKA: dieting and by increasing the […]

  • How to survive a zombie apocalypse and flip Father Time the bird.

    One of the most common goals in fitness is to become “functional.” Which is generally defined as being in good enough shape to perform the tasks of daily living. And I suppose, as a bare minimum, this is OK. But it’s basically the participation trophy of fitness. Because for 99% of the population, those tasks […]

  • The Truth About Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss: Why You Should Care.

    A lot of the conventional wisdom about weight loss is a little misguided. You don’t need to do a ton of cardio or give up eating carbs at night. In fact, you don’t even need to set foot on the treadmill, and eating carbs with dinner can actually help speed up your results. It’s not […]

  • [Part 2] Lessons On Goal Setting

    Hitting your goal can be a tricky thing. Just ask England striker Harry Kane. For those who don’t know, Harry (or ‘arry as we call him back home) missed a penalty in England’s recent world cup semi-final game. And so we lost the match and went home sans trophy. Harry is widely considered one of […]

  • A Mindset Lesson From “His Airness”

    As a kid, I was never into “proper” sports. The closest I came was a year I spent competing in kickboxing. But back in the eighties, martial arts was still a very niche and quite nerdy thing to be involved with. It had little to do with sports. And more to do with wanting to […]

  • What Rocky 4 Can Teach You About Fitness

    In the classic 4th installment of the Rocky series, the Italian Stallion has to deal with the loss of his best friend, Apollo Creed. And climb into the ring against a 6’4, 260lb Siberian express train that destroys whatever he hits. Nobody gave Rocky a snowball’s chance in hell of coming out on top in […]

  • The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

    I always told myself I hated running. It was one of those things I told myself as a kid and then never really questioned for, oh about, the last 35 years or so. However, in the interests of both my own health and fitness and to have a better understanding of my client’s experiences, I’ve […]

  • Why I skip breakfast and think you should as well.

    Have you ever heard this saying: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Of course, you have. It’s one of those things that gets banded around without anyone taking the time to question it or to look at exactly where it came from. A fella named John Harvey Kellogg popularized it way back […]

  • [Part 1] Lessons On Goal Setting

    The most important step you take in any endeavor is the first one. It’s that one that builds the inertia that leads into the next step, and then the next, and then the one after that. Runners often say that tying your shoelaces is the hardest part of any workout.  Because they know that once […]