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Maybe exercise isn’t as effective for weight loss as you thought

A new study (Careau et al., Energy compensation and adiposity in humans, current biology (2021)) has been doing the rounds on social media this week, so I thought I’d put a quick post together to discuss the findings and implications of this for MOST people. First off, this paper provides some hugely valuable insights into weight loss, and should be a consideration for all coaches working in the weight loss space. In fact, the main concept should be common knowledge for everyone looking to take control of their own health, and that’s the reason for this article.HOWEVER, before we get...

Strength training and Ageing

Strength and strength training If I was to ask you to define what strength is, what would you say? Being able to deadlift 2x your body weight? Being able to squat 100kg? Being able to perform a pull-up? Being able to jump in the air? Being able to walk up the stairs un-aided?I like to think of ‘strength’ as an umbrella term that includes a few different ‘types’ such as:Absolute strength – think the maximum load that you can lift during a specific exercise Strength endurance – repeatedly exerting force against a resistance Power/Explosive strength – the product of force...

Calories and energy balance: It’s simple, right?

Calories in, Calories out. How many times have you seen this on your social media recently as the holy grail of nutrition? The only thing you need to consider. Generally, this is talking fat loss, and although the message is wholly accurate, it can also be pretty misleading- even harmful if not fully understood. So, here’s something for athlete’s, coaches and gym goers to try to cover some of the key considerations when we’re talking energy balance.  First off, what is energy balance? Energy balance is a simple concept. If energy in (Calories we consume) exactly meets energy out (Calories we burn),...

Building Mindset and Creating Motivation for your fitness goals

Building the right mindset and taking control of your motivation are crucial steps to achieve your fitness goals. Long term, success comes down to not only having the right plan, but making sure you develop the right mindset to move forward. The route to your fitness goals will include slip ups, stumbles, and days where you really aren’t feeling it.THAT’S OK!Your plan won’t be perfect, your progress won’t be linear, and quite honestly, regardless of commitment, you can’t control everything. You need to be comfortable with periods where you feel less motivated, and work to build this back up (I’ll...

Setting goals for fat loss! Map your journey to guarantee success!

Setting the right goals can be crucial to your fat loss success. Can you think of anything more important on your fitness journey than knowing exactly what you want to achieve, and having a realistic plan to get there?This is the foundation of success for fitness and fat loss, and yet time and time again, people set off down a road that will at best take then “the long way”, and at worst, set them further away from their goals than ever! I'll level with you, this is a little longer than usual, simply because I wanted to cover a...

Weighing in on weigh ins for fat loss success!

What you need to understand about your weigh ins to guarantee fat loss success!Weigh ins can be one of the most valuable tools on your journey for fat loss. There’s no doubt about how useful they can be, and how much they can help your progress when used correctly. In fact, for fat loss plans, you’d struggle to argue that overall, they don’t add huge benefits to the plan, and allow a level of monitoring that can have a huge impact on overall success.Why then do people still dread the scale?Unfortunately, without understanding the basics of weigh ins, they can...

6 fat loss habits for a healthier, fitter and leaner you!

This post, 6 fat loss habits, could change your life.I honestly believe that. Because everything discussed here, in just a few minutes of reading, has changed people lives. We’ve seen it over and over again. All you need to do, is read on, and apply the concepts. How would you feel if you were able to get healthier, fitter, and leaner, by following 6 simple habits.Of course, it’s context dependent. Individuals will need different approaches. And long term, monitoring and adapting this will be crucial.But for improving health and fitness (for most people generally- this is not to diagnose or...

The RIGHT way to get back in the Gym!

It’s almost time to get back in the gym! Here’s what you need to know to make awesome progress over the coming months.. It’s almost time. After some hard months of home workouts, one-person garden parties on a Tuesday, and living in a mild form of chaos, we’re almost back at it! As the nation starts to return to higher levels of normality, there’s one thing that WE can’t wait for. Getting back in the gym!If you have a good gym, you know exactly what I mean. Regardless of how great your home workouts have been, they’re not the same. The...

How to Eat more with Less Calories.

Sick of the “just eat less food” Idea? Let's change that. How about eat more food, with less calories?Today’s blog post is a short, simple idea, yet one that is often missed by everyone looking to achieve fat loss. We are constantly being told to eat less food. But do you really need to?Basics again- we need to create a calorie deficit. To do this, we can use more energy, consume fewer calories, or both.Let’s target the consume fewer calories option for this post, as this is where nutrition comes into play. The thing is, the "just eat less"...

Time to put your health first!

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, here's a reminder people, put your health first!  I’ll get straight to it, unless something changes, we’re all f**ked. This was written originally before the world was on lockdown due to COVID-19, but I've updated it, as it's now probably more relevant than ever. If you heard that only those with "underlying health issues" were more at risk, and had a bit of a panic, you're not alone. I've seen lots of questions this week, generally about "how healthy do you need to be for this not to apply?".  Ask yourself, could you do more for your...

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