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Month: May 2020

Understanding Maximum Heart Rate (MaxHR)

Perhaps you have just acquired your first fitness tracker, or maybe you have decided that it’s time to use more of the data that you have been “wearing” for some time. Or maybe you have been hearing a lot about “Heart Rate Based Training”, but not quite sure where to start? In this post I […]

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Muscular Endurance – Running

For an endurance runner (which would be anyone that runs 5k or longer, building muscular endurance is one of the fundamental levers associated with improving performance. If you are looking for something a little more imaginative to include in your weekly training schedule, you might like to experiment with this set.

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Gyms opening in July? Socially Distanced Swimming?

Hmmm… “Social Distanced Swimming” and enhanced sanitisation. Really?!?!!? I have heard some crazy ideas during the lockdown, and I thought “5G masts” had found new depths of crazy, but then I read an article on the BBC site suggesting gyms could re-open in July.

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Making Sense of Macros

In this, the third part of “Eating Clean & Getting Fat”, I will describe a simple approach to allocating your Total Daily Calorie Expenditure across Macronutrients. Sounds far more technical (and perhaps complicated) than it actually is! Understanding a few key principles will enable you to set daily goals for yourself and identify a sensible […]

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The Aftershokz Reality

I loved them! Nothing like getting to the point… And yes I know I am a bit late to the party, the rest of the world already has them, but just in case you are still thinking about spending a few pennies then here are my thoughts.

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Boris to launch ‘war on fat’…

I’m sure I read a previous study (circa early April 2020) that had found 70% of CV patients in intensive care were clinically obese. Not sure if that was global or UK. 

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Open For Business!

Pleased to say that from the 13th May I will be resuming one to one Coaching Services for both Runners and for people seeking help with General Fitness. As you can imagine, in order to comply with current Government guidelines, there will be some modifications to the format of services that I can offer. But […]

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How Much is Enough?

Following on from my previous post in this series, Eating Clean & Getting Fat, which debunked the notion of Unicorns whilst also suggesting two key principles that if followed will provide control over your weight, guaranteed. In this post I will start to fill in some of the blanks. The first question we need to […]

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Runners S&C (fb) 30 Minutes

I fully appreciate that the Internet is currently full of everyone and their dog throwing  workouts at you! However, I thought I would share one that I wrote for myself and used this evening. No really, you are welcome 😉 

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