Predicting your 1 repetition max (1RM)

In the last article, I gave my opinion on the benefits of knowing your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers on a few lifts. However, if you are not used to lifting heavy loads you may like to estimate these instead. We have produced a chart very similar to the NSCA loading chart based on the […]

Know your numbers – 1 repetition max (1RM)

Now I’m no athlete but I do like training like one. If you also like unleashing your potential and seeing what your body is capable of then I recommend you ‘know your numbers’. Particular your 1 repetition max (1RM) numbers. What is your 1 repetition max (1RM)? Your 1RM is the maximum weight you can […]

Gym motivation

Believe it or not fitness professionals will occasionally lack gym motivation too. Sometimes we feel tired and sometimes we feel a bit bored. However, what we have is the training and the knowledge that gives us the ability to change our mind-set and find the motivation we need. Where does gym motivation come from? As […]

Mindset and fat loss

At tomorrows Fat Loss Workshop among other things I will be discussing the importance of mindset for effective fat loss. As with the achievement of any goal, having the right mindset is vital. Mindset for Fat Loss Fat loss requires behaviour change, behaviour change requires motivation and motivation requires the following: The desire for change. […]

Move yourself happy

Move yourself happy - the link between fitness and mental health

The link between exercise and mental health is fascinating me more and more lately. When I think about the happiest times of my life they often involve physical activity. Particularly when shared with others. Country walks with my Samantha 🥰 Kayaking, hiking and climbing trees with my son Jayden 🤟 Dad dancing my girls Lyra […]

Are you doing enough physical activity?

If you are not sure whether you are active enough or you are thinking about increasing your physical activity and not sure what to aim for then our table below will give you some guidance, and a possible target to aim for. How many steps per day should I aim for? What are the health […]

Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) – Resistance Training

In a previous article I discussed how we can use RPE to monitor the intensity of cardiovascular training. This article explains how we can also apply a similar RPE scale to resistance training. Behold the RPE scale for Resistance Training! As you can see the numbers on the left and the emoji’s are the same […]