nutrition

Why I Love Intermittent Fasting

OK, maybe LOVE is overstating it, I mean, I love eating food and if the training wheels were off and no consequences could be had I would almost certainly eat continuously for about 15 hours per day (subtract 8 hours for sleep and one hour for swinging some kettlebells) so I definitely love that more, but there's nothing like a bit of clickbait in a blog title.  It seems, however, that this is most people’s problem. They have no control, they eat more than they need and they get fat and sick as a result.

strength training

Is weight training REALLY good for you?

Everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but despite that too few people do much of it with any real consistency. Beyond walking to the fridge and back or angrily hammering the keypad on their mobile phone while taking part in some kind of pointless argument on social media. But the health benefits of exercise are incredible, to the point that it really ought to be a prescribed by doctors as a first line of defence against almost all forms of chronic illness.

Weight Loss

Calorie Counting Done Right

I’m a nutrition coach and it never ceases to amaze me how little people understand energy balance. I have explained this in some previous blogs like this one (HERE) or this one (HERE). I have also done numerous videos on this topic, one of which you can see lower down this article. So, to help you stop pissing in the wind here is a brief introduction to how Calories work and how to estimate and track your Calories.

Health

Are you taking your mental health seriously?

Time is a very convenient excuse that many people use for not doing things that they really ought to be. This is never truer than the case of health and fitness. Be honest, how many times have you said something along the lines of “I want to be (insert fitness goal) but I don’t have time for (insert process)”? You don’t need someone like me to tell you how important it is to eat right and exercise, that’s common sense and if you are honest your instincts tell you this.

kettlebells

Anatomy of an Exercise – The Hardstyle Snatch

The hardstyle snatch is a full body exercise that develops explosive power, especially in the hips and shoulders. It can be used as a strength/power exercise or a cardio exercise. It also acts as a transition to other more complex kettlebell movements. Its origins are come from the world of Olympic lifting, where the barbell snatch is a staple lift alongside the clean and snatch (also adapted to kettlebell training).