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Training with Tom Platz

    For those who are unfamiliar with Tom Platz, he was a successful bodybuilder in the 1980s. He was well known for his leg development that he put down to mainly the squat exercise. He is now regarded as one … Continue reading

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The difficulty of beginning training

Why is it some people seem to be addicted to their training regime and yet others shiver at the thought of exercise? Apparently only 6% of us exercise on a regular basis. This surprises me with the vast amount of information through government funded … Continue reading

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Bad Personal Training

10 bad practices I have seen THIS WEEK by other trainers. 1)      Late for appointments 2)      Wearing casual “going out” clothes while teaching 3)      Leaving clients for long periods during paid sessions 4)      Delivering non progressing workouts 5)      Not correcting … Continue reading

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What is best to eat before exercise?

This is a common question I get asked by clients. The answer can be quite individual as one stomach tolerates certain foods better than the next. All things being equal in regards to food tolerances then there are usually 3 factors: … Continue reading

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juice plus

Much like the pyramid selling supplement Herbalife, Juice Plus is gaining popularity as a weight loss wonder and all cure product. I can confidently say that most of the claims are nonsense and many of the before and after pictures … Continue reading

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Do fat burning pills work?

  Again I feel another product that is hyped up too much and believed to be something special.  That said, if someone asked me to use every bit of knowledge I had to help them lose fat, I would include … Continue reading

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What is my opinion of protein powders?

  I’m all for protein powders but what I dislike is the hype and marketing surrounding them. I’m often asked this question and what bugs me is the number of people who believe that by adding protein powder to their … Continue reading

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