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5 Reasons Why You Should Bench Press

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5 Reasons Why You Should Bench Press

The bench press is a favourite amongst people that lift weights and it's not just so we can claim how much we 'bench' (although that's part of it). I'm a big fan of the bench press being incorporated into everyone's training program and here's 5 reasons why...

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My 3 Marathon Motivation Strategies

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My 3 Marathon Motivation Strategies

I'm attempting to try something new this year - I've committed to running a marathon and I'm aiming to complete it in under 3 hours and 50min. This is very different from my typical training goals that have been very strength focused for some time now and I know in order to successfully achieve this I need the right motivation. I'm still 17 weeks from race day and a long way from claiming any sort of success but I'm laying down some mindset groundwork early and I thought I'd share the process with you. Here are 3 motivational strategies that I'm always asking my clients to apply but now it's my turn to put it into practice...

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Kilojoules to Calories: Conversion & Confusion Explained

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Kilojoules to Calories: Conversion & Confusion Explained

Kilojoules (kj) & calories (cal) are both used to measure the amount of energy in foods and drinks, the same as kilometres and miles are both used to measure distance. It can be confusing having two measurements for the same thing particularly when they're both commonly used. Let's unpack some of this confusion and discover an easy conversion factor to make working with both measurements easier...

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Don't Let Your New Year's Motivation Fade

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Don't Let Your New Year's Motivation Fade

The start of the year is a time for setting new health & fitness goals for many of us, which is great, but setting goals and even establishing well thought out strategies to achieve them is simply not enough. So many goals decided on the 1st of January unfortunately fail and I've noticed that it's because something important is often missing from the start. Don't let your new year's motivation fade, make sure you've considered this... 

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Why Are You Waiting For January?

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Why Are You Waiting For January?

Do you have health & fitness goals that are important to you but pushed to the side just because it's December? Should we accept that nothing great is achieved in the last month of the year and just set a new goal to begin the 1st of January? I hope not! If you're thinking about abandoning your health & fitness goals during December I want you to ask yourself these 5 questions...

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7 Tips To Lower Energy Intake While Drinking Alcohol

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7 Tips To Lower Energy Intake While Drinking Alcohol

Enjoying a drink (or 2) is an important part of how we socialise & celebrate. Unfortunately the energy in alcohol can drastically set back weight loss goals. Try these 7 tips to lower energy intake while drinking alcohol for better weight control over the Christmas & New Year party season. 

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Sports Drinks OR Water - What Should You Drink?

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Sports Drinks OR Water - What Should You Drink?

Staying hydrated during training is important but what role do sports drinks play and are they right for you and your goals? Unlike soft drink which is an obvious poor choice, sports drinks such as Maximus, Gatorade and Powerade introduce a difficult decision for some people. When are sports drinks required or are they are required at all?  Let's take a look..

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5 Tips To Help Stay Motivated During Winter

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5 Tips To Help Stay Motivated During Winter

Do you feel your motivation slowly slipping as the days get shorter & the weather gets cooler?  You're certainly not alone. Training in Winter can be hard but don't let it stop you! Here are 5 practical tips to help you stay motivated to train during Winter.... 

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Nuts: Why eat them? Which is the best? How much?

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Nuts: Why eat them? Which is the best? How much?

Nuts are an easy snack that taste great and best of all they're good for us. They contain protein, healthy fats (mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated) and a variety of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants making them an important part of a healthy diet. Find out more...

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