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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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