Tag: exercise

SHOULDER WORKOUTS: ONE MOVE FOUR WAYS

Our feature in Health and Fitness magazine by Jean-Claude Vacassin.   1. STANDING DUMBBELL SHOULDER PRESS   BENEFITS:   The overhead press is the best shoulder exercise you can do. It works several muscles of the upper body and offers a host of benefits that improve daily functioning. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, take […]

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I wrote a weekly newsletter for the gym today, the topic being one that seems to be getting a lot of attnetion recently, so I thought I’d share it here also. Here’s my (and the www.w10performance.com) take on conventional cardio vs intervals for fat loss: “We’ll lay our cards on the table from the off […]

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I’ve just spent two week in the US.  Specifically Chicago and LA.  The purpose of the trip was mainly work, meeting people and researching best practice for the gym.  (Picked up a tonne of great stuff).  Although I must admit that I did also manage to sneak the odd half hour by the hotel pool. […]

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Training in a ‘health’ club this week whilst I’m away has been interesting.  I’ll admit that I have an aversion to these big box gyms so I’m unlikely to paint a rosy picture, but I had genuinely forgotten some of the stupid sh1t people do when they workout! Above all else, I’d forgotten how much isolation […]

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I’m am advocate of high fat, high/moderate protein and a lower proportion of carbohydrate nutrition.  And other than the occasional ‘off-day’ where we indulge, I firmly believe that we should stick to food in their natural state.  And we should eat these foods to satiety rather than counting calories. Most people who count calories are […]

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The argument about traditional steady-steady cardio vs higher intensity interval training is still gathering momentum….. Have a read of this article about interval training that a friend of mine sent me from the Sydney Morning Herald. As you know I advocate the latter for fat loss.  Why?  Because given the research to date, the goals, […]

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There are times when we’re all reminded that we’re not quite the smart-arse we thought we were.  This happened to me last week.  It’s in part unsettling, but overall it’s an exciting reminder that there’s plenty more to learn. A couple of my clients ski seriously.  Not professionally, but seriously enough to include extreme off-piste […]

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