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Belgian beer

Beer N Biceps Podcast. Episode 1: An Introduction

This is the first ever beer n biceps podcast created by myself and my good friend (and ex-client) Todd. Hopefully this will be the first of many weekly podcasts between the two of us, walking you through how we both approach training and leading a healthy lifestyle. You can listen to it here: Who Are […]

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herbalife

No I won’t be buying your Herbalife products

So I have a LinkedIn account and until last year I kind of did nothing with it. But since January 2016 I’ve been more or less active. Adding connections, posting articles, generally keeping myself occupied. But with added connections comes the constant barrage of Herbalife MLMs (Multi-Level-Marketers), if you don’t know who these people are … […]

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helped my client

How I Helped My Client To Beat The Opposition

Stefan was an online client of mine who participated in my 12 week program. He came to me with the novel goal. To beat his wife …. In a fat-loss competition they had together! He was a hard-working client who was already in pretty good shape when we started, but was stuck in a bit of a rut. Here […]

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marathon, training, running, race, run, marathon coach

Marathon Man Ashley

Recently I was trying to work out who my longest running client is. And I realised that my client Ashley “Marathon Man” Rubinstein had been training with me for over 3 years. Which is awesome because I’ve only been working in my current gym for 3 and a half years. So he was pretty much there from the […]

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colin, deadlift, weights, fat loss

What happened to Colin

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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pasta, carbs, carbohydrates, nutrition, carb

Carb-free diets make you fat

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

Post-workout Nutrition

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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calories, diet, nutrition, personal trainer harrow

Calories – Counting for Beginners

Counting calories has been one of the most controversial methods of dieting in the fitness industry for the last decade, with public opinion shifting between both extremes. For every trainer who tells you that it is dangerous and wrong there is another trainer who swears by it. I hate to sit on the fence when it […]

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