Recent figures suggests Britain is the fattest nation in Europe. Now there’s talk of the NHS paying for more weight loss operations. According Cancer Research poll in UK estimates that some people alone drink 4,000 calories in the run up to Christmas.
I am writing this as we approach Christmas and a New Year. It’s a time when people often put on weight. But whilst it can be a great time for food, family and fun, I don’t think it should be an excuse to put on weight. After all, lots of turkey or other lean meat and plenty of vegetables are good, not bad, for you. It’s all the extra snacks and particularly the booze that have the “empty” calories. It’s all about choice really. We live a much more sedentary life style now. I was reminded of this when I revisited Georgia.
Exercise is important, but you can’t exercise your way out of an awful diet. You need exercise and nutrition, working together. And talking about nutrition, it’s not just the total calories, but the quality of those calories and how much is protein, carbs and fat. “Fit not thin” is a good mantra and that’s about getting the right exercise and the right nutrition.
I find that many of my clients struggle to find the time to train. This is partly about time management and making use of peak energy.
Harriet Green, a businesswoman in the news recently, was famed for her early morning workouts.
I’m planning to set up a 5am club in the New Year. The idea is, working with a time management expert, to provide real motivation, effective exercises and positive energy.
I had a great summer time in Budapest. It’s a lovely city and I was impressed with the architecture, cafés and spas. My holiday reminded me how effective bodyweight exercises are for developing strength, power, balance and flexibility. I have included a selection of bodyweight exercises that you could try. Please see below.
Here I am, holding a human flag on the famous Chain Bridge, over the Danube. In my opinion, the hardest bodyweight exercise I’ve tried so far.
I attended development courses on Human DNA testing and its effects on sports performance at The Royal Society of Medicine.
I also went to the UK’s largest fitness event to pick up the latest fitness training techniques. Here I am with the American trainer, Todd Durkin.
I’ve included a sample of 12 bodywieght exercises, just to give you an idea.
I’m celebrating five years at as fully qualified fitness coach: Here are the five most common mistakes I see people making in the gym:
#1. Nutrition: it is no good exercising hard and eating stupidly.
#2. Boredom: no variety and no motivation
#3. Measurements: not measuring start point and progress
#4. Mismatch: between your goal and exercises you are doing.
#5. Incorrect form: not doing the exercises right, so you are not seeing the benefits.
Are you making any of them? Want to find out? I’m offering a free 30 minute nutrition and fitness review to celebrate my five years.
Please call me on 07531 701 638 or Email me on info (at) getbodyfit.co.uk
We are Back for another TRX workout Video. Training Charlie Burman to get his body in Top Shape. Take a look at his training:
Featured Exercises in this video are:
- TRX Roll Out
- TRX Roll Out w/ alt Pull
- TRX Forward Lunge w/ Side Tilt
- TRX Upright Rotation
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