Tag: fitness industry

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The truth about training results

I’ve got good news and bad news for you.  If you’ve been training for a while, it might not actually be news for you, but it might be something you don’t want to hear. It’s something that has taken me a long time to realise and accept.  I’ve been in denial about it for a…
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Who’s right??

The internet could rightly claim it’s place as one of, if not the most, useful and game-changing inventions in human history. I was talking about this with someone the other day.  As an individual today with access to the internet the opportunities open to you are literally endless- no where in the world is too…
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I don’t care about training like I used to

I shut the car door, hands shivering slightly as I turned the ignition and then the heaters to full blast.  As the layer of ice on the windshield slowly began to thin, I shut my eyes for a few seconds, considering whether I wanted to do this. It was 1am.  The past 20 hours had…
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I’m losing my gains!

If there is one take away message the fitness and especially the supplement industry wants you to digest, store and tattoo onto the inside of your eyelids, it’s the fear of losing your gains. This can be applied to any form of training where progressive improvement is involved, but it’s particularly prevalent in the Narnia-esque…
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Hollywood movie transformations: what you should know

Thanks to the older members of The Expendables crew the image of the muscle-bound action hero has become emblazoned across our collective conciousness: in this genre of film (and others) a huge portion of marketing hype is actually built on the ‘transformation’ of actors into someone with a physique worthy of the title ‘hero’. Some…
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How important is your diet really?

What is the most difficult part of getting in shape, or meeting a training goal?  For most people, once they get into a training routine they enjoy, the hard part is not actually going to the gym or hitting the streets for a run. It’s eating properly. This is because while training might be 3…
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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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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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Creatine: does it work?

Before I begin let me just state that this is my opinion, based on my own experience of it and using it on and off over the years.  In case you didn’t know, creatine is one of the most talked about and debated supplements in recent times, with dividing views on both ends of the…
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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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