9 Reasons You Don’t Have a Six-Pack

Fat loss can be so simple… but not when you’re doing most things wrong! Whether it is due to misinformation from magazines or well-intentioned ‘bro science’, there are plenty of common reasons why a six-pack remains elusive. Here are the top nine: 1. You are not eating 30g of protein with breakfast. If you are […]

What’s the One Thing I Need to Do for Weight Loss?

When I attend parties, I know two things are inevitable. First, I will likely be offered (and will consume) more alcohol that I typically recommend. The second is that, upon being introduced as the best personal trainer in the city/country/room, I will be asked the above question. My answer usually disappoints. There is no tablet, […]

Low-Calorie Diets: Don’t Be Stupid This January

A man called Albert Einstein defined stupidity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result’. Come January, millions will start the same low-calorie diet they did the previous year. And the year before that. All will hope for a different result; that this time, they will keep the weight off. […]

Is Hemp Protein the Whey Forward?

Our protein requirements have changed little in the last few thousand years. However, the options at our disposal in meeting this requirements continues to grow. If you have recently scanned the pages of any fitness magazine or browsed through the website of any supplement distributor, you can be forgiven to being confused by the vast […]

Protein Intake: Modern Times, Same Requirements

If you are one of the many health-conscious individuals in search of reliable nutritional advice, you can be forgiven for feeling confused. There is a vast array of both opinions and interpretations on what you should be eating, most of it conflicting. This conflict is especially apparent when the subject matter is protein intake, namely […]

What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?

Ever heard that ‘X’ is the best form of exercise’? Live in the real world and its very likely you have. Whether the source is media drivel, a well-meaning friend, or a news feature, we are forever being told that some dietary choices are ‘the best foods’, that a certain type of golf clubhead is […]

Run-Away Success… Or Just Running?

Why do so many gym-goers head instinctively for the treadmill? Is it because they want to improve their aerobic ability? Sometimes. Because they envy the carcass-with-lungs physique of long distance runners? Not in my experience. No, its because they want to burn as many calories as possible in their gym session, in the hope that […]

Stress: Can It Make Me Fat?

Britain in 2008 is a society that is wrapped up in triple ‘epidemics’ of stress, obesity and chronic disease. None of these issues were considered a problem in society 100 years ago, or even 30 years ago; unfortunately, whilst we are regularly bombarded with the status quo recommendations – don’t get stressed, don’t get fat, […]

Identifying Obstacles to Fat Loss

The majority of my clients come to me because they have a desire to make a change in their lives and physique; often, there will be a specific target (invariably weight loss) that jolts them into action but, in the main, I recognise a desire to improve their lifestyle above and beyond fitting into a […]

Five Mistakes Men Make in the Gym

Without wishing to generalise, most men and women share one overall aim; to achieve a leaner, more ‘desirable’ body. However, due to differences in caveman genetics and physical differences in the final product sought, it is only logical that there be differences in the way that men and women use the gym. But this brings […]