Personal trainer in Nottingham

Posts made in March, 2012

Private Training Studio In Nottingham

By on Mar 26, 2012 in Snippets | 0 comments

RWF have a fully equipped, private training studio in Nottingham: A fully kitted out free weights area, including 2 squat rack/power cages Rowing machine and Schwinn spinning bike Punchbag Kettlebells from 4-40kg and medicine balls Clean, safe changing and toilet facilities City location (just two minutes walk from the train and tram stations in Nottingham city centre) Plenty of free, secure...

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Red meat – it’s going to kill us all…

By on Mar 13, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

A new study, carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health, has claimed that eating too much red meat ‘will increase the risk of death by 7%-19%’. Read the full article here. The UK news media has has picked it up already, and is proudly trumpeting ‘red meat is bad for you’. However, there are some major flaws here: 1) The study itself mainly concentrates on PROCESSED red meat – pepperoni, salami, hot dogs (so, not even what any normal person would call ‘meat’)   2) The closing paragraph: “Sure enough, Pan and his colleagues found that the men and women in the study who ate the most red meat also tended to be heavier, less physically active, and more likely to smoke and drink alcohol than their peers”. The type of people that generally ‘overate’ this processed junk also tended to be the ones that smoke, drink and don’t exercise. We can also safely assume that the rest of the diet wasn’t exactly pristine either. Maybe that’s a clearer indication to the higher mortality rate? 3) The ‘cancer’ link is limited to people who char their meat, producing carcinogens in the charring. Considering that very few people char meat these days, and the current vogue is towards tender cuts of meat, this link is vague at best. These were just a few of the points that jumped out at me.  For a more detailed debunking of the study (for example, the study generally involved people ticking boxes to ‘self-evaluate’ their diets…!) check out this guy’s blog...

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Three little snippets…

By on Mar 12, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Use kettlebells for the RIGHT reasons… Kettlebells are definitely in fashion at the moment, and rightly so – used correctly they’ll torch fat, build a reasonable level of lean mass and improve overall fitness. The problem is, so many people don’t use them correctly. Time and time again, I see PTs getting new clients to use them for side bends, or floor presses, or any other number of exercises that would be better carried out with other equipment. Kettlebells are designed to be used for dynamic moves like snatches, clean and presses, and swings. If your gym PT doesn’t know how to teach those moves, or claims that they are too advanced for you, find a different PT!     New to training? Don’t do a ‘chest day’… This time of year, gyms are packed with new members. You can guarantee that very few will have an effective plan in place; most will have no plan at all beyond bench pressing and curling. Here’s a tip: if you are new to training, train your legs and your back more than your arms and your chest. You don’t need to be doing 5 different types of chest press. The only thing you are gaining is muscle ache the next day, and a ticket to failure.     Going all-out in the gym, and ignoring diet… Everyone knows a guy like this in their gym: he’s in there religiously, works pretty hard, but for some reason he never shifts his belly. Chances are that he thinks that his gym-work alone is enough to stay in shape. The fact is, it isn’t enough. Without addressing your nutrition approach, and tweaking it to meet your goals, you are unlikely to ever make much progress in changing your physique. Sure, you might get stronger and a little bigger, but you’re never going to look good. If looking good nekkid is your goal, spend at least as much time sorting out your diet as you do planning your ‘Ultimate 2012 Summer Beach Body Workout’. Or just be that ‘fat-guy-who-lifts-weights’. Your choice!  ...

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