Tag: misdirection

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The REAL short-cut to fitness results

I was a about 12 when I first realised I liked fitness.   At my school we used to have Wednesday afternoons dedicated to what we called ‘games’; you basically got the whole afternoon off to play sports. I didn’t really appreciate it back then but I know now that at school, if you’re no…
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4 myths the fitness industry wants you to believe

Heading into the festive season, and more pertinently the New Year’s resolution zone, marketing and media departments everywhere are going into overdrive to tap into that annual hysterical cocktail of consumption, commercialism and above all wildly over-optimistic aspiration and ‘self-renewal’ that occurs when one arbitrary number changes to another. We all know advertising is, let’s…
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Nutrition Part 1: it’s not rocket science

This is part 1 of 3 posts focusing on Nutrition and how it applies to training.  Whether you’re new or familiar to the fitness game and the fitness industry one thing you will be aware of is nutrition. Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition.  It is a huge buzzword when it comes to fitness, and it is often…
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You should never go on a diet

Going on a diet. Has there ever been a more often used phrase when it comes to conversations about fitness and exercise?  It’s the go to response to prepare for your wedding day, your summer holiday, after the festive season, as a New Year’s resolution, or for no other reason other than you have just…
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How much muscle can you gain naturally? Disclaimer: may be upsetting for some

“So I’m going to start lifting weights,” “Ok, great what are your goals? Get in shape, for a sport…?” “Just to be in shape. Don’t want to get too big though…” I’ve had this conversation a few times, normally when talking to a friend or someone I have met in the gym. I take it…
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Crossfit is good…?

Chances are, as someone reading this you know what it is or have at least heard of it. Chances are you’ve heard the full spectrum of opinion, from those who think it is the new Christianity to those that label it as useful for real results as doing 1000 crunches a day whilst eating a…
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Training Truths #4: Performance Enhancing Drugs are EVERYWHERE

Drugs are rife in the industry and pro sports: don’t use them as benchmarks- Following on from point 2 is the fact that it is in the interest of business to sell a false façade and keep the consumer buying and the gravy train rolling. The simple truth is that a huge majority, if not…
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The fitness industry is part of the matrix

I’m sure most people reading this have seen The Matrix, where humans are living in a virtual reality façade that mask the ugly reality of the world where they are used as slaves to power the machine overlords. In a parallel I’m sure the filmmakers intended to draw the modern world essentially operates in the…
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