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Category Archives for Over forty athletes

How To Blast Through A Plateau

Have you been training progressively? If you’ve been training for a reasonable length of time you are going to hit a plateau. In this short post I’ll show you how you can blast through it using some very simple strategies. German Volume Training I’m going to steal from Charles Poliquin and utilise one of his […]

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Priorities In Fitness Past Forty

Gym is just one factor in Fitness Past Forty. Considering what I do for a living (I’m a Personal Trainer in Tunbridge Wells) this is a pretty risky thing to say. Sleep Much has been written about sleep and its importance. Matthew Walker wrote an informative book ‘Why we Sleep’ you can get a precis […]

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The Result Of Your Choices? – You!

“A fit body is never a choice, it is a series of choices.” – James Clear Running a fitness business I’m bombarded daily by emails, posts and videos from business gurus who promise to deliver success on a platter if I just do this one thing… buy their thing! So I can understand how you […]

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Eat lightning and crap thunder!

“You’re gonna eat lightning and you’re gonna crap thunder!” Stolen from a famous coaching relationship, can you guess which one? Why on earth would anyone bother hiring a coach? You can find virtually anything about whatever obscure pastime you engage in online. And it’s FREE! But… IMHO Free advice is worth every penny‼️😬 Being a […]

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Win At Fitness

How Smart Amateurs Over 40 Win At Fitness Let’s take a look at health and fitness ie building lean muscle mass and stripping away unwanted fat whilst training our hearts to make them more efficient pumps. Bringing common sense to bear on fitness and health. This is not the same thing as evidence based which […]

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Ladder Against The Right Wall?

Is Your Ladder Against The Wrong Wall? It’s difficult to form an accurate picture of what is going on in the world. The media would have us believe that Covid 19 is the rise of The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse. Without getting too political I’ve been doing some investigation this morning. I’ve been scouring […]

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Less is More

Hey, Something has been bugging me lately and it’s this trend of having to do more, be more have more. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying I think being lazy is a worthy badge of honour to strive for but what about working smarter. I’m interested in finding the minimum amount of work that I […]

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How To Protect Your Wrists Whilst Pressing

Training at home is sometimes seen as being inferior to training in a gym or purpose built emporium. After all they charge the big bucks so they must be effective right? Not so fast. If you know what you’re doing and with a little bit of equipment you can achieve fantastic results. Working at home […]

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Why The Biggest Losers Can’t Keep The Weight Off

A recent article in an American Newspaper blamed a broken metabolism for the stars of The Biggest Loser not being able to hold on to their slender physiques. Can you mess about with your diet so much that you actually damage your metabolism? Well I’m afraid that this is one of those yes and no cop […]

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Squats: How they may save your life one day.

Think bodyweight exercises done at home are the poor relation of gym workouts? Then think again. Why should you squat? Squatting is one of the most important movements that we perform as humans and maintaining the strength and mobility necessary to complete this movement will assist in later life. You may think I’m being a little […]

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