Category: General discussion

Fitness. Diving. Lifestyle.

What sort of physique can I get?

Naturally when people train, an underlying or even principle factor in doing so is for appearance: how can I get a good physique?  Or if I train in a certain way what sort of physique can I obtain?  Can I look like celebrity X or model Y? Do you even need to be in the…
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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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8 things all fit people do

If you want to get into shape and make 2015 the year where you start to get the body or performance you want you have to change your habits. Long-term health, fitness and performance comes from following a lifestyle and acting in a certain way, not from following fads, ‘transformation’ programs or looking for the…
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My New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year’s resolution.  Either one of the strongest or most fragile things in existence. As I mentioned in my post on New Year’s resolutions mistakes I believe that resolutions should be specific, realistic and accommodating, if they have any chance of surviving past February. I also believe they should be recorded somewhere, so that you…
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FREE T-shirt!

I’m proud to announce that in the quest to spread the message of no nonsense, real information The Training Template will soon be selling merchandise. I’m starting off with a muscle-building supplement and a branded medicine ball… I’m kidding.  But as a way of saying thanks to those of you reading this now who have…
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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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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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Why your goal should be strength, not muscle

After you have been training consistently for more than 4 to 5 years you will find that progress comes a lot slower.  The days when you could keep putting 5kgs more on the bar each time are long gone. No matter what you do your weight in terms of lean muscle mass won’t go up.…
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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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