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Wedding Fitness Plan Part 2

Wedding Fitness Plan Part 2

Think about how you will look on your big day
You probably want to create an all over defined body for your honeymoon, but I feel you should also pay attention to your wedding dress. What your dress looks like will determine where you need to focus more effort in the gym.
Backless dresses look really elegant but nobody wants to have a bony back… Read more…

 

Wedding Fitness Plan Part 1

Wedding Fitness Plan Part 1

Take a Good Hard Look at Your Body
You are getting married and you want to be in the very best physical shape for your big day. The first thing you need to do is decide how much work you need to do to get your body ready for your big day.
Questions you should be asking yourself are:
How much body fat do I… Read more…

 

Very Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate

Very Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate

Chocolate seems to get a bad press, viewed as a ‘negative food’ and best avoided. However, some of the longest living peoples have consumed copious amounts of chocolate, so what is the real deal? In reality, chocolate in its raw form can offer a truckload of health benefits.
1. Antioxidants – Raw chocolate has the highest amount of antioxidants from any wholefood. Antioxidants are substances… Read more…

 

The Benefits of Balance Training

The Benefits of Balance Training

Most people do not think about incorporating balance training into their fitness regime. I think this is because they don’t understand the benefits of adding it in. Balance is the ability to control the body’s position, either stationary (e.g. complex yoga pose) or whilst moving (e.g. ice skating). Balance is a key element of fitness, along with strength, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility. Balance training can… Read more…

 

The Power of Rest

The Power of Rest

REST is time spent free of action points, or tick-lists. Rest gives you time to slow down, and just relax. Restful activities include slow walks in nature, leisurely hot baths, relaxing massages, journaling, practising qi-gong or yoga, creative visualisation, meditation, or simply taking a quick power nap. Restful activities do NOT include watching television, going to the pub, or going for a run. These activities… Read more…

 

Avoid Getting Injured When Training

Avoid Getting Injured When Training

Having an injury is VERY annoying as you usually have to take some time off from your training, and your fitness level inevitably slips. By adopting the following simple common-sense tips, you should be able to avoid most injuries occurring.
1. Fully warm-up your body before you start each training session. You can warm-up by running at a moderate speed for about 5 minutes on… Read more…

 

Gym Etiquette Some Unspoken Rules of The Gym

Gym Etiquette – Some Unspoken Rules of The Gym

The following list of points outline what I think resembles good gym etiquette. The points focus on creating a safe environment, but also on creating a supportive one too.
Creating a Safe Environment
1. Good gym etiquette says you should avoid walking in front of someone who is using the mirror to check their form during an exercise {this drives me nuts!}. If the exercise… Read more…

 

Adding Muscle Mass Easily

Adding Muscle Mass Easily

If adding muscle mass is a goal with your fitness training, the following 10 tips should be of interest:

1. You want to aim for Progressive Overload when you are training. That means the volume of your training has to be increased as you are adding muscle mass, this ensures you are continually improving.

2. You want to get the right Exercise Selection. The exercises… Read more…

 

Lose Weight Easily by Changing Your Lifestyle

Lose Weight Easily by Changing Your Lifestyle

Lose Weight Easily. The following list highlights the best ways to lose weight easily. By adopting these points you should have everything you need to succeed.

I have devised a three step traffic light approach to lose weight easily, and I suggest you do enough work at each traffic light before you move onto the next one. The three traffic lights cover initial preparations (red… Read more…

 

Reason You Overeat

Reason You Overeat

Reason You Overeat… Overeating is most often a symptom of an underlying problem. Once you realise the reason you overeat, you can deal with the real issue behind your eating habits. The following list outlines my top 10 reasons why you overeat.

1. High Stress ~ ‘The Corporate Animal’

‘The Corporate Animal’ spends twelve hours a day at work and thrives on the adrenaline rush… Read more…

 

Fitness Goals Failure

Fitness Goals Failure. How to Fail with Your Fitness Goals

Fitness Goals Fail…If you want to FAIL at reaching your fitness goals, then stick to the following points. It surprises me how many people adopt some of these points, yet, still hope to achieve their fitness goals. They set themselves up to fail. I have listed the points in the order I feel represents their level of importance, number one being the biggest faux-pas. This… Read more…

 

The Most Stupid Ways to Lose Weight

The Most Stupid Ways to Lose Weight

Many people look to lose weight, which is unsurprising when you consider 20% of men and 25% of women are classified as obese in the UK. However, many people adopt stupid ways to reduce their weight, and thus limit their success.

The following are my top 20 most STUPID ways to lose weight. There is no order of importance, as I consider them all to… Read more…

 

10 Very Good Reasons to Exercise

10 Very Good Reasons to Exercise

The following list represents my top 10 reasons to exercise. There are many other reasons, however, I consider these to be the most important ones.

I have listed the reasons to exercise in order of importance. The first two reasons have longer term benefits and this is why I consider them to be the most important.

1. Creates a healthier body

It is said you… Read more…

 

Benefits of Exercising in Pregnancy

Benefits of Exercising in Pregnancy

An Outline of the Benefits of Exercising in Pregnancy

Exercising in Pregnancy. There are many benefits to exercising in pregnancy. By exercising it will help your body deal with the changes associated with pregnancy, and be better prepared for the labour itself. It will also be easier to recreate your pre-pregnancy body after your baby is born. Some of the practical benefits of exercising in… Read more…

 

Reasons NOT to Exercise

Reasons NOT to Exercise

Do you ever hear yourself using any of these reasons, and if you do, what are you REALLY saying to other people?

1. REASON GIVEN – “I don’t have enough time to exercise!”

WHAT YOU ARE REALLY SAYING – “I can’t manage my time properly”

This is by far the most common reason I hear from people for not exercising (yawn!). What they are really saying… Read more…

 

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