Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

We’re all really busy people, and trying to fit everything into such a short amount of time.  Exercise is no different, and it really is a case of quality over quantity. People always ask how much exercise they should be doing per session and per week, but it really depends on the amount of time… Continue reading Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

Fat – be gone!

We’ve all been there, weight is coming down and changes are happening, but there’s fat that just won’t budge.  Stomach fat, bum fat or that little bit of fat on the back of your arms (pleasantly known as bingo wings), it’s all annoying. Although targeting particular muscle will help with hypertrophy (muscle growth and size),… Continue reading Fat – be gone!

Here’s what you need to know about Emotional Eating

Losing weight is a tough business. Keeping a track of foods, exercising enough to burn calories….. the cycle feels endless sometimes. I know plenty of people who treat themselves at the weekend, a cheat meal or day, which helps curb their cravings for the rest of the week and keeps them on track. Others plan… Continue reading Here’s what you need to know about Emotional Eating

How to start marathon training

So, you’ve signed up to do a marathon (or half marathon) and you don’t even know where to start with your training. You know the scenario; you have a few drinks and agree to run a marathon….. now what? Motivation and willpower can only get you so far; adequate training, nutrition and a proper recovery… Continue reading How to start marathon training

Why we don’t need to ‘detox’

The start of a new year is a perfect time to start something new.  Plenty of people use January 1st as a target date where changes happen and everything falls into place. It’s also the perfect time to go on a detox diet. Not. People advertising detox teas (teatox), shakes, drinks, gels and pills that… Continue reading Why we don’t need to ‘detox’

Hydration Hydration Hydration

Chatting to a friend this morning after our weekly run, and they were talking about recently having really bad cravings for junk food, feeling lethargic and short of energy, and not getting results in the Gym. We went through bits about the mental side of nutrition – dealing with late night cravings, eating to fill… Continue reading Hydration Hydration Hydration