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Meet kirsty :)

Happy Monday.

Let me tell you about Kirsty.

Kirsty came for a nutritional consultation with me a few months….

…she wanted to look at her diet and see what we could do to optimise her energy.

If we could help her “obtain a six pack then that will be OK too” she said.

I suggested she come along to our “Why Supplements” event as I felt she would benefit from this greatly.

I will let Kirsty take it from here.

“I have now been taking the healthpak from USANA for almost 3 months and the differences are significant. I attended the nutrition seminar and listening to the evidence presented and I was convinced.

There have been 3 significant changes that I have noticed since taking the supplements;

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Just Like Riding a Bike

Hands up if you can ride a bike?

Yes, everyone reading this can do that but what if we changed just one simple thing on the bike…

…like the steering.

What if, when you turned right the bike turned left and when you turned left, the bike turns right?

Destin Sandlin is an engineer who runs an educational video series on YouTube called “Smarter every day”

His team designed the “backwards brain bicycle” and he took it all over the world to many conferences to see if anyone could ride the bike.

Still think you could master the bike?

Do you think you could even ride the bicycle ten feet?

Or even three feet?

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The BEST Breakfast in The World!

The good ol’ meat and nut breakfast…

…with a twist.

You’ve heard me talk about it many times, too many times for many I’m sure but for those that are not sure what, why or how, let me break it down.

steak

The pic above was my breakfast on Monday morning.

Rump steak, steamed spinach and sixteen macadamia nuts.

Why sixteen?

Coz that’s how many I grabbed!

Duh!

So what are the benefits of the meat and nut breakfast and why would you want to do this whenever you can?

This concept came originally from Charles Poliquin about ten years ago.

I’ve written about this before but I want to update you again as I had forgotten how effective it can be as a tool to have in your “fat loss arsenal”

I’m a big believer in a carb free or a low carb breakfast for most people.

Note that I say most.

Some people can tolerate carbs in the morning or rather, are able to process them effectively.

We can all tolerate them.

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Tim Ferris & Charles Poliquin

I was listening to a great podcast the other day with Tim Ferris and Charles Poliquin.

For those that don’t know Tim Ferris, he wrote the “4 hour workweek” and the “4 hour body”

He is basically looks at successful people, people like billionaires, top sportsman and entrepreneurs and examines what makes them tick, their morning routines, picks apart how and why they are so successful in their field…

…and then tries to improve on that.

This is commonly known as “life hacking”

Basically getting something done in life, quicker, easier and more efficiently.

Charles Poliquin is considered to be one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world.

He has had Olympic medalists in about 18 different sports…

…suffice to say he knows his onions.

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HIIT is The Way To Go!

Page 27 of the Evening Standard on Monday night said…

“How to burn twice the calories in half the time”

Anyone read the article?

To summarise very quickly, it said that “HIIT” or high intensity interval training was the way to go.

No SH*T Sherlock!

Tom and I have been mentioning this for about fifteen years and four years on this newsletter alone.

But I’m pretty positive most of you reading this are keeping your workouts short and the intensity high…

Aren’t you? :)

The scientific data is actually fairly ambiguous to be honest but let’s say that the results in terms of fat loss were exactly the same…

…do you want to spend 1hour on a treadmill or in a PT session or would you prefer to be done and dusted in 30mins or less and back at your desk within the hour?

I think we know the answer to that.

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Meet Mike :)

Friday is upon us once again,

I want to continue the series of testimonials from recent weeks.

Mike is a guy I’ve known for about ten years.

He’d been getting the newsletters like many of you and never taken action with what we talk about.

He’d dip his toe into something now and again but not fully commit.

However, his 50th birthday was fast approaching and Mike remembered that I looked to get into the best shape of my life when I hit 40.

It took hard work, but he did it and I was happy with the results.

Mike decided he was going to go all in for a few months but does not live close enough to train with us. However he was committed to being a great student and here is his story and video;

“A little over one year ago, just as I turned 49 noticed that I was not a slim as I thought I was.  That is the strange thing about having a picture taken when you are relaxed and topless…  It is never as flattering as when you are “prepared”.    So I committed publicly (on Facebook at least) to the following:

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When You Feel Like Quitting, Think About Why You Started!

Tom’s off to Majorca this weekend with Jess, his fiancee for a friends wedding and I’m going to Centreparcs in Sherwood Forest with Alex and Mia…

…what are you guys up to?

Whatever you do, make the most of it :)

Over the course of the last 15 years, I have seen many clients that want to lose body fat or lose weight.

Weight loss can be easy if you have a plan and follow that plan.

It’s like any plan in life.

All you need to do is follow it to achieve great results.

This is true to a certain extent.

Everybody has access to the same information at the touch of a button, but I guess if it was just information then everybody in the world would be skinny, rich and happy :)

So what is it that makes some people achieve their weight loss goals and others achieve, well, quite frankly, nothing!

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11 Ways To Improve Your Health, Fitness & Fat Loss

I was listening to a great podcast the other day with Tim Ferris and Charles Poliquin.

For those that don’t know Tim Ferris, he wrote the “4 hour workweek” and the “4 hour body”

He is basically looks at successful people, people like billionaires, top sportsman and entrepreneurs and examines what makes them tick, their morning routines, picks apart how and why they are so successful in their field…

..and then tries to improve on that.

This is commonly known as “life hacking”

Basically getting something done in life, quicker, easier and more efficiently.

Charles Poliquin is considered to be one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the world.

He has had Olympic medalists in about 18 different sports…

…suffice to say he knows his onions.

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This is So SIMPLE, Anyone Can Do it!

How was your weekend?

Who watched the tennis?

It was a fantastic game from two great champions.

I have to admit, I’m a fan of Roger Federer…

Not to take anything away from Djokovic of course…

..he is clearly no 1 in the world at the moment, evidently from his display yesterday, but there is something about Roger’s style and the fluidity of his shots that appeal to me.

He carries out his duties on the court with such aplomb, it’s like watching poetry in motion :)

As you read this newsletter, I will be playing tennis for the first time in about 20 years.

My old partner in grime, John Hewitt, trainer at LAX on London Wall, is an avid tennis fan and player.

He has challenged me to a game this morning over at his tennis club on the Olympic park.

The odds don’t look that good for me right now.

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Eat Like This = Look Like a Pregnant Water Buffalo!

I had a great response from Monday’s newsletter.

It would appear that many of you have left if to the last minute before your holiday this year to get in shape,

So the “one week last desperate attempt to shed some fat plan” went down a treat :)

If you missed this then catch up here <<<<====

BUT…I made a big mistake which was pointed out by two people and no doubt noted by several others…

I said to eat 75kg of carbohydrate when I should have said 75g.

BIG difference.

Like a 1000 times bigger.

Now I know you all like carbs…I love carbs, but if you eat 75kg of carbs in one day, which so happens to be enough carbs for nearly 3 years…

…you will be more bloated than a pregnant water buffalo which is not a good look, trust me :)

That aside, a few people asked why I had a mix of low intensity and high intensity cardio in the plan

And why was low intensity cardio even there when I always seem to favour high intensity

Good question.

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