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I often talk to clients and friends about the difficulties of maintaining a good diet in the workplace. Is it acceptable to break open the tupperware box and start eating chicken during a board meeting? Can you have a protein shake when everyone else is having coffee and cake? Can you refuse to go to [...]
Is stretching necessary in a workout and what type of stretching should you do?
This is a guest post from Giles Greenwood, weightlifting Commonwealth Games gold medalist, now coach at Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club. Giles runs a REPS-accredited weightlifting instructors course aimed at fitness professionals who want to perform and teach the olympic lifts. I have been coached by Giles for the last few years, and during that time he has [...]
Strategies to deal with negative comments about your healthy diet
For me, the key to success in changing your life can be summed up as: learn, aspire, believe. Learn If you want to be slimmer, fitter, stronger and healthier, learn how to do it. What else in life did you achieve without any learning? You had to learn to read, drive your car, play your [...]
If you are reading this article, on this website, you are already craving something more than a run-of-the-mill training experience. Being different is a good thing, but that is often one of the hardest things to convince people when they start training. There’s an interesting assumption that what everyone else is doing is right – [...]
Confused about protein? Read this brief overview of protein shakes and their uses, helping you to decide whether you need them to achieve your health and fitness goals.
Once again the issue of too many people wanting to use the only squat rack in the gym rears its head on an internet forum. This old chestnut crops up time and again but I was inspired to write about it because it reveals an example of what I think is one of the great pleasures of strength [...]
Win a £50 voucher to spend at active wear retailer simplysweat.com. Find out how below. When kit goes wrong Ever had an embarrassing ‘wardrobe malfunction’ while at the gym? Or tried to shield your eyes because you’ve just seen one and it’s putting you off your workout? Here are my top gym wardrobe malfunctions and how [...]