Having spent the majority of my formative years in fitness working in a couple of large commercial gyms with a wildly varied membership base I’ve seen it all; the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly. One thing I have very rarely seen is an on-point warm up from a member without them being scrutinised … Continue reading Don’t Just Warmup, RAMP Up!
So I wrote this for a friend of mine who suffers from psoriatic arthritis at quite a young age, it was a personal research project I took on to help her out in whatever way I could. It's not much to read but I can safely say that the things I learned while putting this … Continue reading Alleviating arthritis via diet & exercise changes.
In the latest in our series of fitness mythbusters I want to tackle the mistaken belief that long bouts of steady state cardio are an efficient way to burn fat, or healthy in any way for anyone bar endurance athletes who actually need to train like this to compete. Steady as she goes. First … Continue reading Fitness Mythbusters; The Cardio Fallacy.
On January 6th, 2013 I was a guest on Near 90.3fm's Relaxation room, an archive recording of the show should be available in a couple of weeks but until then please enjoy this transcript of the questions & answer session we provided to listeners: EDIT: Listen to the full show here: http://www.mixcloud.com/ColmMarren/the-relaxation-room-january-6th-2013/ What are the … Continue reading Appearance on Near FM’s Relaxation Room
I remember when I was a young boy it was a “scientifically proven fact” that a person shouldn’t eat more than 3 eggs in a week. To even think of such a thing would result in catastrophic heart failure & certain death. It makes sense seeing as eggs are delicious, versatile, cheap & convenient that … Continue reading Fitness Mythbusters; Eggs Kill People!
What is joint mobility? Mobility refers to how well a person is able to move their body in its full range of motion. It differs from flexibility in that it is an active movement the body achieves without the aid of gravity or other external forces. Think of mobility as flexibility + strength. Joint mobility … Continue reading Mobility & You
Debunking fitness & nutrition myths one blog post at a time seems like a fairly arduous process, so I’m not going to delve too deep in any one of these posts into the research which has led me to my beliefs, just trust me that after spending a couple years of my life in college … Continue reading Fitness Mythbusters; FAT!
Why Hire a PT?! In the modern world we outsource a lot of our responsibilities to other people who may be more skilled than us in certain areas, from the decoration of our houses to the repair of our cars, we do this to achieve the best results in the quickest time. The upkeep … Continue reading Why hire a Personal Trainer?!