fbpx

Category Archives for Uncategorized

How much training do you need to actually see results?

Have you asked yourself this question at some point? I know I have but there’s a problem here. How much time do YOU actually have to spend on fitness. If there’s a mismatch between how much time you’ve got and how much time you think it would take to get results then what’s the point? […]

Continue reading

Do we overthink fitness?

How did it all get so complicated? Tempo, strength curves, frequency, intensity, duration… the list goes on. Evidence based training is here to stay and rightly so. But just consider that much of the experimentation and empirical proof we now embrace is borne of what trainees were already doing in the gym.  And your typical […]

Continue reading

Fitness Accelerators

Usually I talk about sustainable fitness. Making small incremental changes to make a lasting change but in a way that you can integrate into your life seamlessly. There’s a problem with this though. Results will take a long time to mature and not everybody has the patience to wait, me included. Ideally we would all […]

Continue reading

I’m Over Forty – Will it work?

What if I put my heart and soul into this programme and it doesn’t work? Am I too old? I’m over forty for God’s sake! Is it too late, too much accumulated damage done? Do I have to stop drinking entirely and give up all of the foods that I love? Must I train so […]

Continue reading

Fitness: What would it look like if it were simple?

Fitness: What would it look like if it were simple? Approximately thirty four years ago I walked into my first gym. As you’d imagine it looked nothing like the gyms we are accustomed to today. This was back in Dublin in the late ‘80s and I grew to know different neighbourhoods by what gym was […]

Continue reading

Struggling With Fitness Past Forty

Fitness past forty can be as simple as removing obstacles and stripping away the unecessary parts that are preventing you from progressing. You’ve probably read a ton of these kind of articles before and so I’m going to bear that in mind and try not to retread old ground. I’ll present some of the common […]

Continue reading

How we sabotage ourselves

How we sabotage ourselves by comparing ourselves to others How many times have your had this tiresome little conversation inside your head?Perhaps you’ve had it aloud with a friend, partner or coach. “It’s ok for them they like going to the gym but I can’t stand it…” “It’s alright for him / her but I’ll […]

Continue reading

10 Gym Habits That Need To Die

10 Fitness habits that need to die These habits may not build the body of your dreams but they will however prevent you falling foul of poor gym etiquette and incurring the wrath of other irate gym goers. Over the last thirty years of being around various gyms I’ve witnessed a lot of strange people […]

Continue reading

#1 Exercise For Fitness Past Forty

The Best Exercise You Can Do In The Gym Short on time If you’re over forty (and if you’re reading this then I hope you are) you probably have increased responsibilities at work and commitments at home vying for your time.  Spending hours in the gym on a daily basis might have been something that […]

Continue reading

Fitness Past Forty – What’s Realistic?

Building Muscle After forty? As a personal trainer here in Tunbridge Wells many of my clients and prospective clients ask me just how big and muscular they can get bearing in mind that they are past forty, their prime too perhaps. So here is my take on how I see things. Movie Star Bodies Let’s […]

Continue reading