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Three Reasons Kettlebells Are Awesome

Three Reasons Kettlebells Are Awesome

Bias declaration. I love kettlebells. There, I said it! So let me just clarify one thing. Resistance training of any kind is great. I don't care if you are a bodybuilder, powerlifter, CrossFitter, kettlebller (is that a word?) or a Calisthenics guru. If you are performing repetitive movements under load you are doing resistance training and you are, therefore, strengthening your bones, muscles and mind and I applaud you! But seeing as Kettlebells are my personal favourite and the tool I use the most with my clients to help them become physically and mentally better versions of themselves, t...
Kettlebells & Beers! What's That All About?

Kettlebells & Beers! What's That All About?

I’m assuming you know what a kettlebell is and that you also know what a beer is but why are these two, seemingly diametrically opposed, items combined into a fitness program? I’ll answer that question in a moment. But to clarify, Kettlebells & Beers is an online group fitness coaching program aimed at men over 35. Before getting more into what the program offers and how it works, let me answer some common questions.
Fit Over 40 – Is Your Training Career Over?

Fit Over 40 – Is Your Training Career Over?

Age-related physical decline will happen to us all, that’s just a fact of physiology I’m afraid. But, can you slow down the physical and cognitive decline by changing your lifestyle? The answer to that is a big fat juicy YES! Basically, a big reason why so many people gain weight and experience an increase in health complications from the age of 40 onwards, isn’t so much that getting old makes them sick, but that they become less active, experience more life stress and don’t pay attention to their diet. In January this year, I turned 49 – this isn’t a boast but… I’m currently the fittest, s...
6 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

6 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

How can being stronger help you to be a better runner? I can answer that by directing you to this blog from my archives. Basically, being stronger helps to improve power output and sprint speed. It can reduce injury risk, increase stride length and improve oxygen economy. Those are the main evidence-based benefits. So why don’t more runners compliment their running with strength and conditioning?
Why Should I Hire a Coach or Personal Trainer?

Why Should I Hire a Coach or Personal Trainer?

People often ask what the benefits of a coach or personal trainer are. For some people, it seems, they believe they can cut corners and just do it all themselves, and in some cases that might be true. If you have a high level of knowledge, are highly motivated and don’t struggle with autonomy then great do what you need to do. But most people aren’t like that. The number of times people ask me for free advice (please stop doing that this is my livelihood) tells me that they don’t have the knowledge or autonomy to govern their own health journey.