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What And How Much Cardio Should I Be Doing?

All of our clients do some form of cardiovascular training. The health benefits are endless, however we are often asked; “What sort of ‘cardio’ should I be doing?” Exercise, or exercise activity thermogenesis (EAT) as it’s termed from an energy output standpoint accounts for on average about 10-20% of our overall daily/weekly energy output (less…

Killer Carbs: 6 reasons you should eat CARBS!

Let’s get one thing straight! The only thing, YES the only thing, that will make you put on weight/fat (outside of genetic and metabolic issues), so for 99.9% of the population….  IS EATING TOO MUCH!!! Putting yourself in what is called a calorie surplus, consuming more energy than you’re consuming! Carbohydrates DON’T make you fat,…

Fats, do not make you fat!

This week I was having a chat with a newish client of mine. She’s a lovely, bubbly Irish lady who is going from strength to strength with her training. Her goal is to improve her total body strength, as she’s struggled with daily lower back pain and discomfort over the last few years. She’s now experiencing much less…

5 Reasons You’re Not Motivated

Hi Team,  Feeling demotivated and struggling to get motivated? Getting frustrated at not progressing? If yes, here’s five reasons you’re most likely not motivated momentary:  1) YOU ONLY JUDGE PROGRESS THROUGH WEIGHT OR ONE MEASURE – There are many ways to measure progress such as; weight, body fat %, muscle mass, strength, body circumferences, confidence, progress is training, better…

Can you out-train a bad diet?

In theory yes, you could out-train a bad diet (calories in vs calories out). However, in reality, I don’t know anyone who would have the time to out-train a bad diet.  When I was 20, at uni, and training for an Ironman, I could literally eat what I wanted and not put on weight. So,…

Processed VS Unprocessed Food

Hi Team,  “A processed food is a food item that has had a series of mechanical or chemical operations performed on it to change or preserve it.” (Sidney Fry, 2015). Its important to remember that processed foods aren’t just microwave meals and other ready meals. A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation.  A non processed…

Your Priorities Suck!

Hi Team,  Today I want to pose a question to you. What are you prioritising in your life? Everything in life is about priorities, and what you priorities will dictate what your life looks like and what direction your life is going in.  Here’s some comparisons that may get you thinking:  Weekly Healthy Food Shop…

Mindset

Lets talk mindset! This morning (Monday) I did 8 hours of Personal Training back-to-back. What has come to be my normal Monday morning, and it seemed that today a lot of my clients were struggling with personal/work issues going on in their life… A few seemed down and defeated, so this is for anyone who…

Lower Back Pain

I’m going to get stuck into this episode with some frightening stats!  – “Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.” (NHS)  Multiple studies have found that lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition, affecting nearly 1 in 10 people, and becoming…

OBSESSION

Watssssup Guys, This weeks topic is OBSESSION. Firstly, I want to have a little rant about this topic. #rant  One thing I cannot stand is when someone who doesn’t value their health and fitness, says to someone who does value their health and fitness… A lot of you would have all experienced this… “You’ve gone…
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