Tag: truth

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Hype and reality don’t mix

The motto of this site is: debunking the myths and making fitness simple. Why do I focus on these two aspects when it comes to training?  Well, it’s because they are a direct counter to the two biggest reasons why so much time and money is wasted in the industry. Hype and gimmicks. I’m fully…
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The most important factor for progress

If you’ve come for a secret to training, I’m actually going to give you one. But it’s only a secret because it’s something people don’t consider when they approach their training.  It’s not a secret in the sense that it’s hidden or magic in any way. As I keep saying, no matter what anyone wants…
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Bench press alternatives and my routine

This is a continuation from the post Why you don’t need to bench press. In the post above I outlined the reason why despite its status as THE gym exercise you don’t actually need to bench press to get great results. Sure, you won’t be able to answer the ‘how much do you bench then?’…
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6 myths about Squats

As those of you who follow this site know, I’m a big fan of squats.  I truly believe that they have a part to play in everyones routines, regardless of your goals. I don’t mean everyone should be low-bar powerlifting as much as they can handle but the movement is such a fundamental ingredient of…
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Blame your parents

You know the old adage of as you get older you realise everything your parents told you was right? In the main, I’ve increasingly found it to be true: a lot of the stuff that had you rolling your eyes when you were a teenager turns out to be pretty spot on as you get…
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How to ACTUALLY get toned

If you went around a typical gym and took a survey of what people’s aesthetic goals were, the chances are you’d find this result: Men want to build muscle and be bigger Women want to be toned If the buzzword in men’s fitness is ‘size’, the equivalent for women is ‘tone’, at least when it…
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Body transformations: the truth

Advertising loves the word transformation.  It’s evocative and inspiring: it makes you think of fresh new pages, leaves turned over and new possibilities. If you search fitness articles, websites and YouTube channels a large emphasis is placed on this word.  It’s a hook, along with the well-worn before and after photos. Sometimes even I can’t…
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The importance of knowing what’s possible

“Shoot for the moon, and you’ll land among the stars” It’s a nice saying.  Aim high and you’ll get further than you thought. But it’s equally pretty important to aim realistic, as well as high.  Shooting for one of Jupiter’s moons is not really a goal, because you’re never going to get near it. How…
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A revolutionary new training system?

One thing I used to do a lot, and still do sometimes, is Google search a particular fitness topic I happen to be interested in at the time. For example I used to be overly concerned with improving my bench press, so I would type phrases like “how to improve your bench press” and “best…
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The Top 10 ways to build muscle

For the volume of material that is and has been written about it, you might think that building muscle is a highly complicated process. Certainly when it comes to trying to eek out the last one percent of performance at a high level it can get quite scientific and complex. But for most of us…
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