body composition, Fitness & Exercise, Health, nutrition, Sport Nutrition, Weight Loss

Fake News and Nutrition – Bad Science 101

It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial nut unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this.

body composition, Fitness & Exercise, Health, nutrition, Weight Loss

The Carbs Make You Fat Myth

I sat there as a young, impressionable, budding nutritionist, absorbing all the information I was being told by a nutrition guru I looked up to at the time. Information that I now know to be complete BS.

Fitness & Exercise, strength training

Exercise programming for idiots

OK, you’re not an idiot not as much as me anyway. But, I want to explain a really simple template for programming your workouts. It’s super easy to over complicate these things, so this blog is going to be a basic step by step guide on how to put together your own training plans, why you should program it that way and also how a trainer can involve their clients in the process.

Back Pain, body composition, Corrective exercise, Fitness & Exercise, kettlebells, strength training, Uncategorized

Mind your Movement – the importance of proprioception

By now you should have cottoned on to the fact that exercise is really important for your health, so important that it really ought not to be an option for you. Cardiovascular exercise, as the name suggests, develops the cardio (heart) and Vascular (circulatory system). But it works on the respiratory system (lungs) as well. In other words, if you want a healthy heart, lungs and arteries you should do some cardio, which means getting out of breath for prolonged periods of time. Cycling for example.

Back Pain, Corrective exercise, Fitness & Exercise, Health, kettlebells, strength training, Uncategorized

The best exercise for lower back pain #2

Whether you are sedentary for most of the day or a highly active person it is possible to develop back pain. If your pain isn't the result of a specific injury but is the kind of pain your doctor may term "non-specific" then you need corrective exercise.