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I am Fat & Unhealthy, HELP! By Martin Silva

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I am Fat & Unhealthy, HELP! By Martin Silva

I know I just used a word which will offend some people, but we are the fatter and unhealthier than we have ever been right now, on a global scale. Check out my 3 facts on why you cannot seem to lose weight and keep it off.   So the main thing I have learnt having been a Personal Trainer for over 10 years, having coached well over a thousand people, is this: People who are out of shape (fat & unhealthy) try to do way too much at once, ie smashing the gym every day and then cutting back...

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What food/drink should I consume before training?

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What food/drink should I consume before training?

The top 2 questions I get asked in regards to people having the right fuel in the tank for a productive workout.   Do I eat before training? Most of us are under the impression that we need to eat something before training in order to fuel our body, which in turn will get us maximum results right? Not necessarily, unless you are an elite athlete who will be performing extremely explosive movements and competing against other athletes, then the chances are you will be better of training on a light stomach. Remember we have tens of thousands of calories...

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Yo yo Dieting

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Yo yo Dieting

Yo-yo dieting is a term to explain the unhealthy patterns a lot of us have experienced such as partaking in diet fads such as liquid diet regimes ie slimming world, Herbalife etc which is not sustainable long term, Therefore a lot of people ‘Yo-Yo’ up and down and fail to create sustainable health.   An interesting blog below explains why mindset is so important when it comes to your goals whether weight loss or muscle gain.       We have all been guilty of this in the past going from extreme periods of restriction where we cut out our...

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Most of our calorie expenditure is done when we are unaware which is why focusing on moving more as a whole is so much more important than doing cardio.

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Most of our calorie expenditure is done when we are unaware which is why focusing on moving more as a whole is so much more important than doing cardio.

NEAT- non-exercise activity thermogenesis, explained below to help you understand the science behind calorie expenditure.   Neat used to be a term thrown around as being tidy, slick, sleek or well kept but is now more popular in the Fitness Industry known as “non-exercise activity thermogenesis.” In laments terms, it’s physical activity that is performed daily that is not formal exercise. This may include housework, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and even fidgeting.  If you are some form of performance athlete and training for a specific purpose and require planned cardiovascular exercise to improve performance, then it makes...

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Is the bathroom scale hindering or heightening your progress when it comes to weight loss/muscle gain?

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Is the bathroom scale hindering or heightening your progress when it comes to weight loss/muscle gain?

Read below for some compelling facts on the science behind weight fluctuations.   This has been a hotly discussed topic in the fitness industry for a while now and one that seems to be never-ending, alongside most points of concern such as diet, training protocols and nutrition a one size fits all attitude shouldn’t be taken when it comes to weighing yourself regularly.  Now if you’re anything like me and your fitness journey has led to anxiety/depression in the past surrounding body image, weight fluctuation and eating disorders then weighing yourself daily may be another unhealthy trigger and lead to...

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