It can be hard to know how hard to push while you’re exercising. When you’re just starting out, almost anything you do can leave you breathless with burning muscles. But, after a while, if you’re not challenging yourself by upping your weights and increasing the intensity, you might start to cruise though. And, why not?…

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Have you ever heard people say that your metabolism starts to decline when you hit 25? While you’re young, you might be able to get away with eating and drinking your way through the weekends without much effect on your waistline. But, as get older, the foods we eat and the activity we do (or…

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Skinny fat. It is an oxymoron but, unfortunately, it is a reality for a lot of people who follow the ‘typical’ weight loss advice that’s plastered around everywhere. When you do a lot of traditional cardio and cut calories, the usual result is a body composition that’s high in fat and low in muscle. Luckily,…

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Are you tired of being skinny fat? Had enough of being told that you have nothing to worry about because you aren’t overweight and your body fat levels are acceptable? And whilst you might not be tipping the scales, no matter how hard your work out your body remains soft… undefined… lacking tone… with no…

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That row of kettlebells in the gym might look like old school gym equipment, but they are not to be underestimated. Kettlebells, being incredible versatile, can be incredibly effective in helping you achieve all sorts of health and fitness goals. So just what are these fantastic kettlebell benefits? These kettlebell benefits outweigh any doubts you…

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AMRAP is a training technique favoured my many personal trainers. It stands for As Many Rounds/Reps As Possible, which you have to complete within a set length of time. It can be regarded as a type of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Whether you want to lose weight, rehabilitate, or look more toned and sexy,…

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Have you ever stopped to consider what exactly is meant by an effective workout routine? Probably the simplest answer is the gym workouts that deliver the results you are looking for. The thing is, not everybody is looking for the same results. Sure, we’d all like to be healthy and fit, but how we interpret…

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In a previous post I debunked the myth that weight training will lead women to look big, bulky and masculine. Ladies, if you want to lose weight and look lean, toned and sexy then you need to build muscle. Build muscle without fear The first important thing you need to do is let go of…

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Weight loss is a very real issue for many women. As is getting lean, toned and fit. So I’m always surprised by how many women focus their training exclusively on cardio workouts. Sure, beating it out on the treadmill or attending cardio classes will get you fit. But it won’t get you that body. You simply…

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