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How to Track Your Macros

How to Track Your Macros

  There are many ways of managing energy balance, pretty much every dietary intervention works on the basic principle of controlling the Calories in portion of 24-hour energy balance. A diet that cuts out entire food groups like plant-based, that cuts out meat and fish. Carnivore, that cuts out fruits and vegetables. Keto and low carb which cut out carbohydrate foods, intermittent fasting that cuts out all food for periods of time and so on. They all do one thing, they reduce the amount of Calories you consume. But, in health and fitness you will often hear phrases like: 'eat a balanced di...
Mind Your Movement - The Importance of Proprioception

Mind Your Movement - The Importance of Proprioception

By now you should have cottoned on to the fact that exercise is really important for your health, so important that it really ought not to be an option for you. Cardiovascular exercise, as the name suggests, develops the cardio (heart) and Vascular (circulatory system). But it works on the respiratory system (lungs) as well. In other words, if you want a healthy heart, lungs and arteries you should do some cardio, which means getting out of breath for prolonged periods of time. Cycling for example.
Fake News & Nutrition - How to Spot Bad Science

Fake News & Nutrition - How to Spot Bad Science

* (bias confirmed; I HATE the tabloids so may not be diplomatic with my choice of words here) * It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial but unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this. The media can literally swing elections just by telling you not to vote for the other ...
Anatomy of an Exercise - The Hardstyle Snatch

Anatomy of an Exercise - The Hardstyle Snatch

The hardstyle snatch is a full body pull pattern exercise that develops explosive power, especially in the hips and shoulders. It can be used as a strength/power exercise or a cardio exercise. It also acts as a transition to other more complex kettlebell movements. Its origins are come from the world of Olympic lifting, where the barbell snatch is a staple lift alongside the clean and snatch (also adapted to kettlebell training).  The Snatch is an explosive strength-endurance based exercise. Because of this, it can be a great exercise to help reduce back pain, it's excellent for endurance ...
HIIT: Is it Effective for Fat Loss?

HIIT: Is it Effective for Fat Loss?

High intensity training or HIT, often referred to as HIIT which actually stands for High Intensity Interval Training has been presented as some kind of magic bullet for fat loss in recent years - technically any form of exercise that involve high intensity efforts if 'HIT'. This includes resistance training. Whilst HIIT (true HIIT) is very short bursts of very high intensity efforts with a short rest interval - but do they burn more fat? I mean, I was even taught this when I first did my level 3 personal trainer diploma. The main reason we are told that HIIT burns more fat than other form...