As part of the New You program I asked the participants to undertake a DEXA body composition scan before and after the 8 weeks of training and good nutrition.
The reason for this is that I wanted them to be able to see how changes to nutrition and training can result in more muscle and less fat. As we age we want more muscle. It is a way to avoid the “spread” – that layer...Learn More
If you are like me – a child of the seventies – you will probably remember your parents telling you: “Go outside and play. Don’t come home until dinner”. The hours that were spent in the backyard, the neighbours’ backyard on the old fashioned spring trampoline, the nature strip at the front good for games of cricket, the narrow strip of concrete driveway...Learn More
Hi it’s me still going on about protein. My theory about why most of us are not eating enough protein (.8 grams per kilo of body weight per day) is because it is not as accessible to us as other food groups.
A quick snack on the run – most of us think of fruit, crackers, chips, a milky coffee or even a sneaky chocolate bar. Not many people I know seek out more protein rich...Learn More
How to make protein more accessible? The key is preparation and planning. I suggest that you work out how much protein you need each day (.8 grams per kilo of body weight or double that for fat loss). Next plan your meals and snacks for a day or two with a conscious effort to reach your protein goal. One you have made a plan do some preparation so that you will be able to stick to the...Learn More
I have asked the participants doing the 8 week “New You” program in the park to make an effort to attend 3 training sessions a week. The reason I have asked them to train 3 times a week is because I want to get them RESULTS.
How can you make sure you will attend training 3 times a week? Here is the secret:
On Sunday night look at the week ahead and think about when you will be...Learn More
For many people a 6am training session is absolutely unthinkable. ” I am not a morning person”… “I could never make it there that early…” ” I don’t get up until 7am…”
I wonder sometimes how many of these “non morning” people have actually given it a try. What does it involve? Well if we break it down it means...Learn More