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As I recently celebrated my first decade at the coal face of fitness and nutrition, I have been reflecting on all those whose lives I/we have changed, mainly for the better!
But, as you would expect, it is not always smooth sailing. To work, personal training, and exercise in general, needs to by physically hard and challenging. Sometimes people just can’t face it. Sometimes they have done the exercise but perhaps have not been totally honest about calories. Or cakes. Or … More
Summer fast approaches, many of us are starting to enter running events, from 5k charity runs, 10k races to one of the many half or full marathons on offer. The best training for running is of course running, but complimenting this with a strength training for running program will help you run faster, run longer, feel fitter and be more stable on your feet. It will also ensure that you stay injury free through your training.
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60 push-ups in one minute
Congratulations to long time suffering PT victim and stalwart Roger Huntingford. Here he is pictured with his trophy, very much in the spirit of Martin Johnson who, as you can see, approves.
Roger not only has a unique combination of meaty biceps and thin legs, but managed to punch out 60 push ups in the allocated 1 minute while still ranting about the state of the nation.
Big ups and congratulations form all the DDW team.
In the UK getting an appointment with a GP can be a struggle. Many adopt a seemingly “make them fight for it”policy including only being able to call and make an appointment on the same day. People are of course then more likely to look up their own issue online, both on Google and Wikipedia. Even doctors and medical students use it too, said a report in the Independent newspaper last week. Scientists have warned however that the online world … More
Physical training suspended from a rope or strapping has recently become very popular and is now an accepted part of fitness training. Often taking its generic name from a specific brand of equipment, the TRX, suspending yourself from an unstable rope or strap during training can exaggerate the effects of gravity, presenting a unique challenge to the muscles and joints. But what are the origins of suspended movement training?
Three types of suspended movement training have been blended together to form … More
British girls under the age of 20 are the fattest in Europe, says a new study by the medical journal The Lancet. Of the 22 countries that were covered in the study only Greece was on a par with the UK; in both countries 29% of girls were either obese or overweight. The study follows recent research that shows about a quarter of the UK’s adult population to also be obese.
The numbers make alarming reading: in adults over 20 years … More
It’s always been a comfort that some luxuries like dark chocolate (with its anti-oxidants) and red wine (with its anti-carcenogenics) are good for you. But unfortunately this may not be true. Researchers at Harvard University have studied the impact of resveratrol, the anti-oxidant in question, and have found it has no health benefits at all.
The study was based on analysis of 783 men and women all aged 65 or over and living in Italy. Although their diets were monitored, this … More
It is fairly well known that a healthy mediterranean diet can give you a healthy heart. Research has begun to show us why.
A new study funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the peer journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that it’s not just olive oil that can give you a healthy heart. The study found that when combined with salads and other leafy green vegetables, olive oil creates a fatty acid … More
For a flat tummy we need to eliminate, as much as possible, sugars and starch. Not fat. When we eat something with a high GI (glycaemic index) it is very rapidly digested by the small intestine and released into the blood stream as blood glucose, or BGL.This is sometimes also called blood sugar.
The glycaemic index, by the way, is a measure of how quickly foods are turned into blood glucose by our digestive system. It roughly equates to the amount … More
If you have trained with us in the past we would really like to know that it was good for you too. Reviews help us to let other customers know that what we do really works and also helps us to rank well on the internet search engines.
So please leave us a review. All new reviews posted over the next three weeks will be entered into the draw to win a fabulous set of kettle bells at the end of … More