The Modern Cycle Of Training (Part 2)

The Modern Cycle Of Training (Part 2)

My last article was one that described a lot of my clients experiences when it came to training and by reading through the email comments, it seems that a fair share of you have experienced the same. That continuous cycle of feeling determined, training hard, seeing...

The Modern Cycle Of Training (Part 2)

My last article was one that described a lot of my clients experiences when it came to training and by reading through the email comments, it seems that a fair share of you have experienced the same. That continuous cycle of feeling determined, training hard, seeing...

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Circuits…. Yes or No? Part 1

Circuits…. Yes or No? Part 1

I'm going to annoy a LOT of people with my next statement. CIRCUITS SUCK! Of course this is only my opinion but before you start attacking me, let me at least defend why I said it. I began my career as a circuit coach and truth be told I was very successful at it. In...

Reasons why I LOVE this job. #1

Reasons why I LOVE this job. #1

I want everyone to say hi to Nuala. She has been my client on and off, for a long time. The reason I say on and off is because for years, she had a reoccurring injury in her glute/lower back that would end up derailing our progress and set us back months. Just over 18...

Great Coaching for Great Results

Great Coaching for Great Results

The fitness industry has mutated into some sort of monster that no one could have predicted and I doubt it will be controlled anytime soon. Social Media has offered a platform for anyone and everyone to voice there opinion and if the stars align, become an authority....

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 5

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 5

So its the final day. Hopefully you are understanding the plan so far but today is the most important part, the key to making a program successful is knowing how to manipulate the numbers (sets, reps and weight) so that it works. This is what differentiates a boot...

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 4

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 4

Dan John said a very simple sentence during his cert last year that struck a cord with me. “Making people look better isn’t that hard, just give them what they don’t have. For men that will usually mean mobility, for women it will mean strength”. He is right. Most...

strength building. A simple approach. Part 3

strength building. A simple approach. Part 3

Shoulder press. Once upon a time the shoulder press was the king of upper body exercises. Now the bench has laid claim to the throne but it doesn't lessen the effectiveness of the good old military press. In my opinion, the military press is a better exercise than the...

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 2

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 2

For the second part of Strength building. A simple approach, we look at some of the exercises involved in the program in more detail. Squats: Choose a weight that is ridiculously easy, if that means only a bar or even lighter, so be it. If you can’t do back squats...

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 1

Strength building. A simple approach. Part 1

I am always banging on about the state of the industry and how bad I think the level of coaching is becoming. Too many personal trainers have become more concerned about how much weight they can get their clients lifting, or how hard they can push their clients,...

Are Personal Trainers killing Personal Training?

Are Personal Trainers killing Personal Training?

Personal trainers, WHAT IN HELL has happened to this industry? When did becoming a coach or PT mean taking endless photos of your abs and posting them on Facebook? What has a gym selfie with a wife beater top on got to do with this job? How does that equate to meaning...

Building your house with either sticks or stones

Building your house with either sticks or stones

“Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.” -Ronnie Coleman- Yes, I know I’m not a fan of Mr Average training like a bodybuilder but I do LOVE this quote. If you are training for physique and shape, make sure you are lifting...

The warm up is the workout  -Dan John-

The warm up is the workout -Dan John-

The weight you can lift or press on a barbell doesn't really matter, if you aren’t able to move your own bodyweight under control. I have witnessed guys who can bench 200kg, not capable of doing 10 strict push ups or men who can pull a full stack and then some for...

7 REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD NOT LIFT WEIGHTS

7 REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD NOT LIFT WEIGHTS

SOCIAL media is full of articles explaining why women should lift weights but there is always two sides to a coin. Before you decide to start a weight lifting journey, that once started, is hard to stop, it may be worthwhile considering the following points 1. A new...

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