Quitting Gym and Weight Gain – The UNEXPECTED REALITY

This is a real fear that I see with so many people in the gym. Folks are absolutely petrified of losing all of their gym gains and turning into that overweight version of themselves they remember back at the beginning of their fitness journey. That is why it is so vital that you need to […]

LOSING WEIGHT – HOW I STARTED

Weight loss is always a sensitive subject to many. The industry surrounding pills, potions, shakes etc runs into the billions of dollars. Over the years I have tried many of those pills, potions and shakes, not to mention just about every “latest fashion” diet craze I could lay my hands on. The net result of […]

WHY DIET AND EXERCISE DON’T WORK

Sorry to be the one to burst one of the biggest myths of the fitness industry. Diet and Exercise do not work. Yes, you may lose any number of pounds through the combination of diet and exercise, but as a lifestyle it is simply not sustainable. You will not find one elite athlete anywhere in […]

MY BEST CHOICE FOR MARATHON SHOES

The huge running shoe market presents you with a staggering assortment of options to choose from. This generally leads to the question of what is the best shoe for the 5k / 10k / etc all the way up to marathon and beyond. The process of selecting your best choice of running shoe with be […]

WATER FASTING FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It is amazing how many times the infamous water fast comes up as a miracle weight loss tool. While it is true that this will help many to lose weight in the short term, it is something that needs to be clinically managed as more than a few people have landed in ICU as a […]

What You Need To Complete YOUR FIRST MARATHON

The road to your first marathon has been paved by those who have gone before. The single most important factor in your training has to be consistency. When choosing a program, it has to be one that you can stick with all the way to the end. Staying injury free is vital to maintaining consistency […]

THE INCREDIBLE PIZZA DIET – Review

So we’ve had Keto, Banting, Atkins, Fruitarian, Breatharian, Bullet Proof Coffee, and a myrid of various iterations of the Bikini Body diet – so this was bound to happen at some stage. Behold the miracle of the pizza diet. Just imagine your new figure at the end of an unlimited supply of processed carbs, saturated […]

COUCH TO HALF MARATHON IN JUST 4 MONTHS

Many of you will be glad to hear that the road to your first half marathon is not rocket science – it isn’t even a vaguely complex process at all. That said, there will be work and for many of you a lifestyle shift that you will need to make. Let’s take a closer look […]

SHAVING TIME OFF A PR FOR THE MILE MY COACHING STRATEGY

Shaving time off a one mile PR is certainly not impossible. All it needs is a bit of event specific focus to your training. Here I speak from personal experience, doing three PR’s for the mile within 30 days during the STRAVA #MyMile project. If I could do it at my age, so can you. […]

Alberto Contador to hang up his ‘pistols’ at the 2017 Vuelta

Alberto Contador has announced his retirement from professional cycling. The 2017 Vuelta a España will be his final race as a professional cyclist. Contador’s career started with ONCE-Eroski in 2003. It was almost all over just a season later when he was diagnosed with cerebral cavernoma in 2004. The risky surgery left him with a […]