Tag: programming

Fitness. Diving. Lifestyle.

Do what you hate, more

So, you’ve got over the initial hump of making the gym a habit.  You’ve been past the honeymoon period where lifting that first weight felt amazing, and you’ve got past the 2 month sticking point where most people give up (normally around the middle of February). You can call yourself a regular gym-goer and you’ve…
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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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A ‘trick’ to increase your lifts

Everyone knows about the power of the mind.  Mental attitude and belief are fundamental ingredients when it comes to making things happen, and although obviously there are physical limits, you’ll probably never get near them because you don’t believe that you can. I’m not saying that ‘if you believe it you can do it’ because…
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Running: how to enjoy it

I concentrate a lot on weight training on this blog, because it’s what I know and what I’m passionate about.  But I’m equally interested to hear and learn about training philosophies in general: to make training a lifestyle you have to first find something you enjoy and then explore it. This is a guest article…
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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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My training philosophy: why I do it

I realise that when you read this blog you might be asking yourself: who is this guy and what does he have to back this up with? Well I’m going to try and give you a brief résumé of my motivations and my belief behind training, in the hope that you understand my intentions and…
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Training Truths #7: Stick with a program

Find a program and stick to it- This is a principle that can easily get lost in the waves of information and misinformation flooding the average gym-goer.  As I keep stating it is consistency over time that will generate a favourable result.  Again this is where the industry is working against you- it wants you…
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