Changing my mind

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  One of my mentors, a man by the name of Mike Boyle and one of the top professional strength coaches in the world, is well known for changing his mind      If he finds a better way of doing things then he'll do that even if it means going against what he once recommended. He's been slated a good bit for this but I have huge respect for him      There's no point in doing something if there is a better, simpler or safer way of doing things      I've changed my mind a few times over the years. But I always did the research and tried it out on myself and some guinea pigs (human ones, not real ones). Once satisfied I would then recommend the new method      Here are a few things I've changed my mind on         1. Eating little and often      If you prefer to eat little and often … [Read more...]

How to lose weight after the summer

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I think it's safe to say Summer is over :-(      With the kids going back to school it marks the end of their summer holidays and possibly the beginning of a new you? The majority of my clients over the years have been mothers with small children.      In that time I've learned a lot from them because, quite frankly, once you become a mother nothing else matters but your kids. This, however, can lead to you neglecting your own health and body. Soon enough the weight starts creeping on as you never seem to have time for yourself.      My first job with any mother is to help them realise that if they want to lose weight then you need to put themselves first for a change.      This is not selfish at all. Anyone that I've helped has ended up with more energy to put into their day. They … [Read more...]

The Irish Are Lazy

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Did you hear the news? According to a study published in the Lancet Medical Journal The Irish are among the laziest nations in the world 58% of women don't get the minimum amount of weekly exercise And men aren't much better at 47% But hey it's ok some bright spark journalist reported in the Irish Independent yesterday that some people may just be "Genetically predisposed to physical activity" What?? BS!!! Look, I get it that people find exercise boring or too hard and yes it's easier to sit on the couch in the evening or stay in bed in the morning  But these people better not complain that they are unhappy with their body shape I got 2 emails recently from people with chronic back pain who would give anything to be able to train with me Here's what I honestly think 1. Not all … [Read more...]

Bert and Ernie Rap

Don't take life too seriously Here's something to laugh and smile at on a Monday morning, I love this... Strength & Health John 21 Day Health Kick … [Read more...]

The Men Who Made Us Fat

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There's been a BBC series running for a few weeks now and last night was the last episode   Basically they implied that big business was responsible for the obesity 'epidemic' and while I agree in part with that we are still in control to make our own decisions   Here are a few interesting points I noted from last nights episode   1. They showed an innocent smoothie and a can of coke   Which is healthier?   Obviously the smoothie   But the smoothie has more calories. Most people would be surprised at that but does that mean a can of coke is healthier?   Hell no, I would argue that an innocent smoothie isn't that healthy because its pasteurised and so all the nutrients get destroyed but a can of coke is certainly far worse   They were simply saying low calories was … [Read more...]