Training

How To Get a Body Like Brad Pitt (In Snatch)

So you want that lean, wiry, athletic look of a pikey bare-knuckle fighter do ya? Well I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. The bad news first. Mr Pitt is “one of them” When I say one of them, I refer to those guys that are classic hard gainers, can eat all the food …

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Training

DO THIS, But Only If You Want Results…

I was in the US a few weeks back and I went to “24hr fitness” and got a week membership for $50. I managed to squeeze four training sessions so I got my moneys worth. I like to train a lot when I go away as it helps firstly to offset the extra calories that I …

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Training

Full Body Fat Burning Circuit

A very effective full body fat burning circuit for you guys. Warmup as required. Then… A1 – Squat and press x 10 A2 – Reverse lunges x 10 A3 – Press ups x 10 A4 – Jumping squats x 10 Rest 90 – 120 seconds and repeat x 4 for a total of 5 rounds …

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Training

Meet Richard

Meet Richard…   “I met Gav three months ago after reading his newsletter for some time and being impressed with the level of knowledge and insight in his articles. We met over a coffee and Gav, straight away, was amenable, friendly and, pleasingly, explained he could help. Like many thirty-something year-olds in the City, over …

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Bodyweight

Training

20min Bodyweight and Skipping Fat Burning Routine

All you need is a skipping rope, a little space and your own bodyweight. Set your timer for 20min, skip until you mess up and then perform 15 bodyweight squats. Keep skipping until you mess up again and then perform 10 press ups. Keep alternating like this for the full 20min. A great full body, …

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weight training

Training

The Reason You’re Not Getting Results in The Gym

You know what frustrates the hell out of me? It’s people working hard in the gym but just doing the wrong things. I see it all the time and I’ve written about this several times before but it’s worth looking at it again. I was in the gym yesterday actually, trying to minimise the excess …

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Motivation

Mindset

Don’t Be Like Jayne…

“Shit, I’m late again. Damn trains, why are they always late when I’m in a hurry?” she says to herself… Jayne takes a quick glance at her watch. It’s 8.45 now and she was meant to be in work at 8.30 but it will be 9am at least before she gets there. She has a new …

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Training

The REAL Reason You Ain’t Burning Body Fat

You want to know the answer? Well assuming your diet is clean most of the time, high protein with good fats and carbs when needed, the exercises you select in the gym will play a MASSIVE roll. We see it in gyms all the time. People working hard on exercises that just don’t work. Allow me …

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Training

9 Reasons How Weight Training Will Improve Your Life

  It will make you faster. If running is your thing, weight training will increase your speed, whether its 100m or up to a marathon. Contrary to what many “runners” believe, weight training will not make you slower and muscle bound. Read this for more detail specifically for runners. Makes you stronger. Weight training will increase …

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Nutrition

Save Money, Lose Weight

“Save Money, Lose Weight” Was the name of the TV programme that aired last night on ITV and will no doubt be mentioned in today’s papers. Anyone see it? The programme examined the cost effectiveness of many popular diets, which of course so many people are using at this time of the year. It looked at …

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6 pack

Lifestyle

6 Pack Abs – Results in 11 Days

You really want to know the way to get 6-pack abs in 11 days? Yea me too so when you find out let me know as I’ve been looking for that answer for 27 years 🙂 I don’t want to mention the name BUT this was a headline on a popular health & fitness magazine targeted at …

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Fish oil

Nutrition

Benefits of Taking Fish Oil

Fish oil. You have all heard of it, many of you use it but do you realise how amazing this stuff is? Probably not. It is actually easier to say what fish oils don’t do, but that wouldn’t help you today so here is what they will do and how and where you can get …

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Tony Robbins

Training

12 Week Transformation Package

Let’s look at what YOU will get in this programme:  36 x 30min sessions over 12 weeks with either Tom or myself. (Intense sessions designed specifically to burn as much fat as possible) Full body analysis/measurements/body fat testing at the start, middle and end to track your progress. Full diet and supplement plan for the whole 12 …

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Smoothie

Nutrition

Fat in a Bottle

So I hope we are all in agreement that most smoothies aren’t that great for us right? Don’t believe me? Let’s look at a situation that occurred just two days ago. Allow me to explain myself; Wednesday 730am. In walks Lucy, my 730am client. “Gav, do you want this greens smoothie, they are giving them …

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Orange juice

Nutrition

Orange Juice is Healthy Right?

Orange juice… They told us it was healthy. They told us it was what you need EVERY day. What about the vitamin C and it being 1 of you 5 a day? That’s just clever marketing and a complete lie.  It’s all just sugary nonsense. It’s packaged wonderfully. Large, bright oranges, literally bursting full of liquid …

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women weight training

Training

Train Like a Man To Look Like a Woman

What do I mean when I say this? Well having successfully trained hundreds of males and females over the years I have made a very important observation when it comes to achieving results. Before I get into this let me take you through a scenario that is played out every day across most gyms across …

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Weight training

Training

7 Reasons Why Women Must Weight Train

Here are my 7 Reasons why women “MUST” use weights or resistance training as part of their fitness program. Many women (not all) are stuck in the mindset of using cardio to get results from their gym efforts and find themselves not getting the results they desire. First of all, lets look at some of the …

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fish oil

Nutrition

10 Reasons To Use Fish Oil

Do you use fish oil? Keeping it simple today Some benefits of fish oils- Faster metabolism so body fat/weight loss Reduce inflammation so reduced soreness after a workout Joint lubrication and can aid in the prevention of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Brain food. Makes you smarter and slows brain ageing. Can reduce symptoms of depression and …

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Body fat

Health

9 Reasons You Ain’t Losing Body Fat

Midweek already… …are you  crushing it or is IT crushing you? I see lots of people training hard and eating clean-ish yet still they are scratching their heads and wondering why that last bit of stubborn fat won’t shift. Come to think of it, most would be happy with losing some body fat at all. Here …

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Eggs

Nutrition

One Egg For Breakfast Just won’t do.

“Will one egg do for breakfast?“ …twas the question I was asked last week. The resounding answer to that my friends is no, it won’t do. One egg provides on average about 60-80kcals depending on the size of the egg.

 A mixture of protein and fats make up those calories, the egg is one of the most perfect …

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lies of health & fitness

Health

The Top 6 Lies of Health & Fitness

There are many more but here are my top 6… 1) Cardio is the best way to “Tone up” and burn body fat 2) Sit ups will give you a flat stomach or 6-pack abs 3) Protein shakes will “Bulk” you up or make you big 4) When you stop weight training your muscle turns …

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egg white omelette

Nutrition

The Egg White Omelette

Today I want to talk to you about something that really bugs me. It’s something that I see every week in the popular media and particularly in fitness circles which makes it even more frustrating. The egg white omelette. I guess that it was borne out of the idea that the yolk has fat in …

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High reps vs low reps

Training

High Reps to Burn Body Fat Right?

Should you use high reps and low weight or low reps and a heavy weight? The answer is very simple Both. But it depends what your goals are. Let’s look at the number of reps as a continuum. 1-15… If you can lift a weight only once and not even get two reps that is considered your …

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Mindset

Super SKINNY Doesn’t Always Mean Success

This post came about after a new client of mine in the gym said she was “desperate” to get back into her skinny jeans. My client told me that she had previously achieved great results from running and restricting her calories and was concerned that resistance training would make her bulky. It’s always fascinating to …

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Health

6 Things Killing Your Fat Loss

So many myths in and around the gym… …so many people not getting the results they desire. Here are 6 myths that are seriously killing your results from the gym and your fat loss. #1 Eating carbs after 7pm will make you gain weight (fat) Fact – it’s the overconsumption of calories that causes weight …

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Nutrition

The Best “Fat Burning” Foods

Morning all… I often get asked by clients in the gym, “what are the best foods to eat to burn fat?” The answer to that is quite complicated so allow me explain: Certain food and beverages supposedly contain “fat burning properties”. Foods like green tea and chili peppers to name a few, and actually it turns out …

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