Tag: consistency

Fitness. Diving. Lifestyle.

Do it for the right reasons

You hear it, far away, like you’re under water.  It’s the alarm on your phone.  Your bed feels warm; it still feels like the middle of the night.  With irritation, you roll onto your back and get accustomed to the dark pattern of the ceiling, your annoyance growing that there’s not even enough light from…
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Muscle: 5 real facts

The word ‘muscle’ is quite evocative in the fitness media. Muscle is good, fat is bad.  Every fitness promise is built upon the guarantee to build, sculpt, tone, lengthen, strengthen it. The flexed bicep is a universal symbol for strength, power and vitality. From a biological and evolutionary perspective it makes sense that muscle is…
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New Year’s resolution mistakes

Even if you’re not really one to make resolutions, January 1st is always a significant date: you can’t help but feel that you are turning a fresh page, opening a new book or writing on a new sheet of paper. The idea of a resolution can be quite seductive, and I think it’s human nature…
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What do I know anyway?

As you might have seen in my About page, I’m not a fitness professional and I don’t have any ‘pieces of paper’ to back up what I’m saying. So, where is the visual evidence of my results? To be honest when I started this blog I deliberately tried to avoid having to post pictures of myself…
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Training for the 80

Firstly, for those of you that celebrate it I would like to wish you Merry Christmas! For anyone who has taken the time to read any of my posts, for those of you who have subscribed and messaged me in support I truly thank you for inspiring me through these early days of the blog.…
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Click for the SECRET to SUCCEED at training and life!!

If you’re reading this then firstly: thanks for coming.  Secondly: I apologise for the use of caps lock and a promise to make you click, it was a cheap move. Thirdly: I’ve lied to you, there is no secret. Wait, before you hit the X button I do actually have a real message. There is…
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Train while you sleep!

I have some good news for you.  Sleeping builds muscle and helps you lose fat! The adverts were right: you can actually make progress by just lying down and closing your eyes! Sleeping: the forgotten piece of the puzzle Sleeping and downtime get a pretty bad press these days when it comes to being a…
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I don’t have time to train

Something I hear a lot is, “I really want to train and get in shape, but I don’t have time”, or something along those lines. Now, I understand that everyone has different pressures and deadlines in their lives and I’m not going to try and pretend I know what any of your lives are like;…
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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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Intermediate Template 1

Experience Level: 2-4 years Frequency: 3 days a week, 1 hour each session Type of template: Training splits, compound and accessory movements This template is for those who have completed around 2 years of training, (consistently going 3 times per week and training with intent and intensity, if you spend all your time in between…
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