All posts by Matt Smith

carlsberg, beer, clients, slipping up

If Carlsberg made clients

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Considering how many overweight clients I have had, I’d say Carlsberg probably did make clients! But that’s not what I want to talk about. Today I’m talking about what it is that makes a good client (in my opinion). It’s nothing superficial. I’m not talking about how amazing it would be to train celebrities, or millionaire businessmen/women (although, I certainly […]

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fat, hungry, nutrition, lying, dieting, deadly

Stop Lying To Yourself

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That’s it Matt, ease into the message … This topic does get on my nerves though! So I’ll start from the beginning. Four years ago I was running a bootcamp in Harrow, and it was struggling. I knew nothing about marketing, and as a result I wasn’t getting enough people to participate. I’d be lying if i said that […]

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beer, bar, pub, alcohol, local, post-beer

Post-beer nutrition

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I’ve written a lot about what to eat before a workout. I have also written in this very blog on post-workout nutrition But I have never before written about the most important meal of any man’s day. Post-beer nutrition. This could be the biggest change to British post-booze habits since Just Eat began running (no I’m […]

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rugby, weight-loss, training, Harrow rugby

Rugby is objectively the best sport for you

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Don’t worry I’m not talking about playing, in my opinion you were either born to play or not. I most certainly was not, which is a shame because I love watching it. But I’ve given it 3 goes so far and every time I’ve ended up with a knee in the jaw. After another missed tackle. But rugby is […]

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colin, deadlift, weights, fat loss

What happened to Colin

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When I first met Colin he was 142kg at 5 foot 9 inches. He was powerful as hell, but had a back injury that had stopped him from any form of weight lifting. His cardio was poor, although he played Hockey regularly. And his diet was shocking! Not a vegetable in sight and way too much snacking on […]

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exercises, resistance, weights, squats

Exercises every man (& woman) should do

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So the following article is my OPINION not a stated fact. So don’t get all upset if you aren’t currently up to my standard. But over the years as a trainer I have observed what the average man can do. And what he should be able to do. These are just some examples of exercises you should be able to do, […]

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pasta, carbs, carbohydrates, nutrition, carb

Carb-free diets make you fat

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Every decade or so, the public’s opinion on diet changes. So we had the anti-fat campaign. Where anything with saturated or unsaturated fat was poison. Then there was the Atkins which promoted fat and protein whilst demonising the carb. Now we have “Healthy fats” which are supposed to be amazing at getting us lean. And SUGAR is the enemy. But […]

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gym, training, weights, bros

Gym Bros. Is your hatred holding you back?

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Nobody gets hated on more than Gym Bros these days (Well I’m sure loads of people do but I’m going to ignore this). Anything that’s performed incorrectly in the gym has Bro added to it. Only training arms today? Bro workout. Eating broccoli and chicken? Bro diet. Giving out bad advice? Bro Science. And don’t get me wrong I’ve used the […]

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protein, powder, workout, nutrition, pre-workout, post-workout

Post-workout Nutrition

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This article looks at what to take post-workout. If you want to find out what to take pre-workout then check out my article for WatchFit.com Post-workout nutrition So you’ve just finished your workout and you’re wondering what you should be doing next? Well to be honest getting a good night’s sleep would be the absolute […]

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weights, gym, motivation

Self conscious at the gym

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Over the years I have heard a lot of reasons why people would rather train at home than in a gym. Now that my coaching program requires clients to be at a gym I am hearing the same excuse over and over “I don’t want to join the gym until I’ve lost enough weight to join”. Which don’t […]

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