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Healthy Diet, Exercise And I’m Still Fat Part 1

The weekend gone was a big eye opener for me…professionally anyway, I stayed in and ate salad I swear ๐Ÿ˜‰

On a serious note I was personal training men and women in their late 20’s early 30’s alot and it was a change from working with my other ‘trained’ clients.

The ones highly trained ABS lads that have jumping through hoops in the gym

Don’t worry, all the training isn’t like that! haha

It was more of an education for me than them to be honest…Lately I have been taking it for granted that people know that sugary/starchy food is really REALLY bad for them.

I was under the impression that people knew that walking around the place aimlessly for an hour a week will NOT shed serious bodyfat.

For example and initial consultation went something like this: (abbreviated)

Me: Have you been a member of a gym before?

Client: Yes

Me: Whats your current level of fitness?

Client: Good yeah…

Me: oh sorry when was the last time you trained?

Client: umm ehh about 6 months ago…but I walk twice every week

Me: whan was the last time you went for a walk?

Client: ehhh 3 weeks ago.

I am not trying to pick on this person, truth is I know her well and she have me permission to quote her ๐Ÿ™‚

Can you see that she actually thought that by walking once every 3 weeks she was fit?

Even the ACSM (American College Of Sports Medicine) recommendations for a HEALTHY HEART have been skewed and people are taking them as weight loss and fat loss training routines.

’30-60 minutes of accumulative moderate intensity exercise 5 days per week’



Walking the dog

Taking stairs

Seriously this is NOT enough training to burn off serious amounts of bodyfat.

I was down in the ‘Valley’ today doing someย  training myself just today. Yes, it was a nice day and people had an excuse to go out for a walk. My problem was the majority of those people were out there walking for one purpose and one purpose only, to lose weight. Sometimes I feel like running around down there and handing out training programmes and ‘True and False’ statements about training for weight loss! I hate wasting time, especially when I ‘think‘ I am doing something constructive.

I wish I could get through to everyone and show them an effective training programme so they could stop wasting their time too. Yes, they should still walk when it is nice outside but they should be TRAINING too.

Whatever your personal goal is you should be TRAINING for it.

That does not mean that you should be out doing laps of the football pitch and sets of 50 chin ups, but you should be addressing your goals.

Going for long drawn out runs and jogging for hours for fat loss is nonsense.

Think about this…

You run for an hour 3 times this week, Great right?

Losing bodyfat fast right?


Long drawn out cardio is an endurance event. The training stimulus/message to your body is…


What is the first think you think your body does?

It gets economical at performing that exercise. Everytime you do that same run you burn less and less calories and your body becomes more and more resistant to burning calories. You essentially make your body better at burning calories so the same calories you burned last week are now able to take you a whole lot further.

GREAT…if you are training for an endurance event…SUCKS of you are trying to lose nasty bodyfat.

Yes, walking is a healthy PAST TIME but it will do next to nothing for your weight loss goals.

Yes, doingย  something is better than doing no training at all but you will be found out fairly soon when you start training.

This Post got too long so im gonna release the nutrition one in a couple days ๐Ÿ™‚ (that means you @peterc83)

Thanks for reading!


Oh check out my guinea pigs’ blogs for the new ‘Athlete Physique’ programme that me and Ian have been working on.

July 27, 2009 Posted by | motivation, training, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Personal Training Programmes – Frequently Asked Questions

I havent done one of these training FAQ’s in a while but this one is about one of our products ‘Athletic Body System’

I was asked the following question on my facebook page today…It was public and im not making it up.

I thought I would post it here just in case there are those of you who have similar questions regarding the programme.

Here goes…

one size fits all

one size fits all


I finally had the time to go through your website,

I work out regularly but I have never been into real training.

I now have the time and want to do so.

Is your program specifically for those who already have a good fitness based understanding and/or for those who already have a good workout regime?

I thrive on plans and knowing exactly what I need or should do at the gym…

I’m asking these questions because I don’t want to get into something that is way out of the league I am currently in.

Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing back from you…


The person in question was talking about our (Ian and I) Athletic Body System and the question she asked was good and it must not be clear on the site. Forgive me for seeming ‘salesly’ but it has to be said!

This was my answer… This is the actual response i gave on facebook you can go check if you want just add me over there on the right hand side! ————>


Hey Christina,

Well to be honest is for beginners, intermediates and anyone up to advanced trainees…

Reason being; we dont want people to simply get a programme and then after 12 weeks on it they dont know what to be doing with it…

We aim to

‘teach a man/woman to fish rather than give him/her a fish’

or whatever the proverb is ๐Ÿ™‚

There are beginner, intermediate and advanced programmes fully illustrated and printable workout cards

Beginner exercises like:

ian squatting

ian squatting

And advanced exercises like:



There are also fat loss, muscle gain and conditioning plans fun for all! haha

Its That Easy

Its That Easy

There IS a lot of work involved but at the other end you are armed with the info and confidence to actually be able to make your own programme believe it or not…(there are alot of set workouts and programmes in there though)

It does require patience and work..I’m not hiding that but you can also get started right away so you have the best of both worlds…

Does this help?



Yea okay I added some pictures and stuff to make it pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

But I hope it clarifies things for those of you who are wondering about it…

—> Click below to find out more

ABS logo

July 23, 2009 Posted by | training, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gillian Mckeith And Healthy Food… Are you being fooled?

I was in Newry there a few weeks ago with Ian and we strayed into a few health food shops…

I just happened to have my camera with me and as i was in a particularly bitchy mood I decided to OWN Gillian Mckeith’s sugar/ fairy bars!



I suppose im being a bit harsh on Gillian Mckeith here but her products are absolute nonsense… Sugary, ‘Love Powder’ infused nonsense!

Check the video out below to hear my rant ๐Ÿ™‚
(turn the volume up a bit as we were in a busy shopping centre)



Gillian McKeith’s ‘Pumkin seed bar’ translated to 6% pumpkin seeds… unless you are a reall small budgerigar this probably isnt gonna help you… It’s full of sugar, yes there are oats in it and they are not necessarily bad, as a recovery bar or some sort of pre workout snack…

The problem with the marketing is the general public think these are actually ‘healthy’ and eat more of them and at the wrong times… not good news for people seeking weight loss.

Eat you seeds :-)

Eat your seeds ๐Ÿ™‚


Next up to the plate is the ‘Free From’ range of foods.





thanks for listening/watching my rants ๐Ÿ™‚

For more information click the image/link below.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | dublin, Food, heathy food, Shopping | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment