Do you really struggle to lose body fat? In this article I’m going to discuss 7 reasons why you may not be losing weight, as well as telling you how to fix them!
I bang on about goal setting a lot, the reason being is that I think it is an extremely important aspect of self improvement. Many of us will have said in our lives that we want to lose weight, learn a language or learn another new skill. The key question you need to ask yourself is why you want to achieve this goal. Why is losing weight important to you? What is the driving force behind it? In this article I'm going to help you understand how you can achieve more this year than you ever have previously.
When it comes to fat loss, there are certain things we can implement that are very effective and others that may be less effective. When time is limited and we need to ensure we are getting the best results possible there is a hierarchy of fat loss to follow. Certain things have to take precedence over others.
One of the most common things I hear from new personal training clients, is that they have poor energy levels and find it hard to train effectively or even concentrate all day at work. If you lead a busy life, it is very easy for things to catch up with you and before you know it you’re dead on your feet and running off adrenaline. From a health perspective, this is a nightmare. With this in mind I thought I’d give you all 3 of my favourite tips for improving energy, which will lead to better productivity and better results in the gym.
So the Christmas and New Year period is out of the way and we have all eased ourselves back into work and some semblance of normality. For the majority of us, the most exercise we will have done over the holidays is struggle to get a tin of Quality Street open. We’ve eaten and drunk everything in sight and as a result we feel fat, lethargic and in need of kick starting our body back into life.
In this new series I will be discussing exactly what it takes to change your body considerably and get into the best shape of your life.
Goal setting is one of the 1st steps we'll take in your personal training experience. Those that have clear, defined goals will always get better results than those that do not. If you do not have a clear idea of where you want to get to, how do you know which path to take?
All too often I’m faced with questions by people who worry far too much about the minutia of fat loss, the small details, before they have the macro elements in place first. Questions like “will nuts make me fat?” or “should I be taking X, Y or Z supplement” for instance, when I know that the person in question has drinking habits that make Charlie Sheen look like a teetotaller.
Some people are really pessimistic about New Year’s resolutions, not me, I like them, I think January is a great time to reflect on what went well and what didn’t go so well the year before and then set targets for the year ahead.
However, the stat I found the other day (which is maybe not overly surprising) is that 92% of people fail with their New Years resolutions. In this article I’m going to address how you can change that.
We’re midway through December, Christmas parties are in full swing, and you are probably already a little sick of minced pies and festive cocktails. You’ve already got one eye on January, in the back of your mind you can’t wait to have a sober month and eat some vegetables.
But when January comes what’s the plan? Are you going to turn up at the gym that you joined at the start of the year and have never been to and simply wing it? Or are you going to follow a set plan?
It doesn’t matter whether they are male or female, young or old, a huge percentage of my personal training clients come to see me because they want to lose belly fat. This might not necessarily be because they want abs they could wash their clothes on, especially as in this day and age they probably have a washing machine, it is simply because they need to lose a little bit of the podge after too many months over indulging.
Choosing a Personal Trainer can be difficult. In this article I hope to help you make the right choices when it comes to finding the right trainer to work with.
One of my roles as a personal trainer is being able spell out exactly what is required of my clients in the simplest way possible. I have met countless people that fret over the smallest of details, yet fail to sometimes look at the bigger picture. Clients who stress out over how many almonds constitutes a handful, yet fail to see that it is more likely the fact that they spend more time socialising with Ernest and Julio Gallo, than they do in the gym, that is their biggest issue.
Dealing with personal barriers is a key part of personal training. What barriers are you creating that are preventing your success?
Steve and I have over 20 years experience within the personal training industry and have taken hundreds of clients through tens of thousands of hours worth of personal training. We have seen radical body composition changes in a huge amount of clients and used virtually every method under the sun (firstly on ourselves, then our clients) to test out what works and what doesn’t. We are certainly not experts (in my eyes if you call yourself an expert then you are up your own backside) however we are certainly pretty well placed to make an informed decision on what it takes to lose body fat.
So what is it that our clients, friends and family members who we have helped to change have in common? Desire.