When you make the decision to start a new fitness programme, one of the first questions you should ask is how are you going to measure your progress? Doing this will make it easier to achieve your overall goal.
When it comes to losing weight, fasted cardio is a popular method, but does it work and is it actually superior to exercising after a meal?
Do carbs really deserve their much maligned reputation? Or is it time that we changed our thinking and embraced carbohydrates in our daily diets?
When looking to cut down, it's helpful to have a few healthy sweet treats in the bag to get you through any cravings. Here are eight of my favourites.
Three weeks to shredded! Get beach-body ready in two weeks! Six pack in seven days! How realistic do these sound? Clearly not realistic at all. Yet, following a chat with a fellow PT this week, there are many people who think and want it to be otherwise.
Cardio is awkward. It's energy sapping, it's sweaty, it eats into valuable weight training time and it can make you feel completely awful, yet, it's essential to maintaining a healthy heart. So, is there any way to cut the amount of cardio you do without losing the benefits of longer sessions? According to some research, the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
There's no shortage of advice when it comes to diet and weight loss; in fact, it's an industry that was recently valued at £2 billion in the UK alone. From diets that claim to help you shift multiple pounds in one week, to the pills and potions that promise to get you the body you want, there seems to be a helping hand at every corner, waiting to take your money. So, what actually works?