Category Archives for Gym Talk

the body coach

With Apologies to the Body Coach

I wrote this article pre-corona virus and have had it in my “to publish” section for a while. Since then, Joe Wicks has done some incredible things. Because of this, an old article I wrote about him is getting quite a bit of traffic. It was not the most flattering! Though I stand by what […]

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What is the heaviest deadlift in history

What is the Heaviest Deadlift in History?

I originally wrote this article in March 2020, and was fairly confident that my answer of 500kg would be set in stone for a while. Oh how wrong I was! So, what is the heaviest deadlift in history? The heaviest deadlift in history is 501kg, it was achieved on 2nd May 2020 by Hafþór Júlíus […]

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quitters incorporated

Quitters Incorporated Sums Up Weight Loss Perfectly

In this article I am going to review a short story called Quitters Incorporated and explain how Quitters Inc perfectly sums up weight loss, and why it can be so hard for some and so easy for others. I love me some Stephen King, one of the greatest writers in history. People often pigeonhole him […]

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changing your sleep routine

Changing Your Sleep Routine Could Help Mental Health

Guest Post on changing your sleep routine and how it could help your mental health by Brad Krause The way we sleep affects so much more than our energy levels. People are finding that by changing their rest habits, they can also boost their mental health. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mood […]

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visible six pack

Visible Six Pack? It’s not for you mate

Nothing better than a big dose of reality to piss people off, but after seven years as a personal trainer I can say this without fear of contradiction … A visible six pack is not worth the hassle. Don’t get me wrong, if you want a six pack to look sexy and are prepared to […]

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health simple strategies

Four Simple Strategies To Improve Your Health

A Guest Post by Jennifer McGregor on four simple strategies for improving your health. Health has been an ever-present worry throughout our history. But especially in the past century, the pressure to be “healthy” is staggering and overwhelming. In 2017, the UK spent £197.3 billion on health care, with £41.7 billion coming directly from its […]

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does your bmi matter?

Does your BMI matter? How best to measure progress

Your body mass index is a measure of your height and weight that is used to determine whether you are within the acceptable limits for your size. It is widely used in the medical world, and can often also be used in the fitness world. There are many benefits to using BMI, but there are […]

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guess whose back

Craving Results: Guess Whose Back?

Hey hey! Guess whose back? Wow, it’s been a while…not even sure where to start (or if I’m actually talking to anyone?) Sorry for the absence, I have to say I have always been pretty sporadic with projects (my 3 boxes of half complete craft works will tell you that!) I guess you have been […]

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chocolate tea pot

Flash sale on chocolate teapot

As a personal trainer and fitness writer I have been exposed to more than my fair share of scams. You’ve got your Herbalife/Juice+/Aloe Vera shite. You’ve got Cambridge Diets, Detoxes and Cleanses, and your Wraps, fat-burners, and diet pills. All about as much use as a chocolate teapot! They target us on facebook, google, in […]

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Uncomfortable truth: God ain’t gonna help you

I am not a religious person, but I was raised Catholic and feel that I absorbed enough of the bible to confidently say that God is not going to personally help you. I’m sorry if this is an uncomfortable truth but nowhere in the Bible does it mention a poor woman with a failing business […]

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