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Do You Want To Train For Aesthetics Or Performance?

This is a good question to ask yourself when aligning your training with a certain program or trainer, as not all is equal. For me personally I have never been into aesthetics based goals, yet have also never had an issue with my body image. Because my background has always been in sport & performance these objectives have always consumed my focus. I have found being consistent and disciplined to achieving at sport, hard work, as well as having correct nutrition to meet these goals, and the aesthetics just comes. I know when I feel heavy, and I know when

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Training Mask – First Review

First review Training Mask...if ever a time it is now! Did various intervals using a rower with easy, moderate, fast and sprint. On first round through felt a bit claustrophobic but this forced me to really focus on controlling my breathing on the easy periods and not freaking out. Only lost about couple of secs on my expected times. Heart rate was quite similar to normal. The main notable difference was the extra work the diaphragm and intercostal muscles were having to do. The way I see this tool on first glance is not to mimic altitude but purely resistance

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‘Weight Loss’ Vs ‘Fat Loss‘

When it comes to weight loss, many people seem to want to shift those excess kilos as quickly as possible and they see this as the gold standard of results. But whilst losing weight may be a sign that we are heading in the right direction, it does not always mean that we improving our body composition. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some people who would benefit from weight loss, and others who would benefit from both weight loss and fat loss. In this post, I want to shed some light on the differences between attaining these two

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Unbiased Nutrition Review – Plant-Based Diet

After reading various books and hearing claims of the benefits for athletes of a 100% plant-based diet I tested this myself for 8 weeks strict. Below are my findings of the pro’s and con’s I felt following this... PRO’s - Made all-round healthier food choices due to select food groups of diet - Lost 2-3kg and felt much leaner - Noticed small improvements in skin & complexion - Had more endurance & energy for cardio/light-moderate load workouts - Was much cheaper to live on CON’s - I lost a large degree of strength for my weightlifting - Was naturally craving

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Staying Accountable

Lots of people struggle with staying accountable to their health and fitness goals and we know those reasons vary from person to person- because your all different 🙂 At FitLife we want people to understand themselves; their motivations to succeed as well as their triggers to quit because when you know these things about yourself you can work them to your advantage. What’s your most common reason for losing track of being accountable? Not seeing results? Losing motivation? Making excuses? These triggers to let it all slide away happen to all of us… even the most committed health and fitness

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Nutrition For Performance

Because of the number of queries I recieve around nutrition I thought I would share some insights into what I have learned about fueling for performance. One of the most crucial aspects to a sound nutiriton plan is CONSISTENCY. Getting caught up in our day-to-day routine is so easy with work, family, training and other commitments but acknowledging this rule and, more importantly, honouring it, will be one of the best decisions you can make to fuelling for performance. A chaotic plan just drains and disables you physically, which will ultimately impact upon your output in the gym. Below I

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Do You Need A Remote Coach?

Everything I write here on topics will be off the cuff, no research books, no referencing or boring material that will make you feel like you are back at school (and make me sound really clever) just discussion on points I have learnt from hands-on practical experience. Remote coaching is quite a new initiative, but something that definitely has its place for athletes looking for an individualised approach to help them develop at their chosen sport. This is something I learnt years ago in football when I moved back to Jersey from UK, where the standard of coaching was way

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