Paradigm shifts – how to shift your thinking to actually lose weight

Is this a duck or a rabbit?  37 total views

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Do we need supplements?

  At RISE Group and 1:1 Personal Training in Macclesfield we occasionally get asked why we recommend supplements. The usual comment is “if we eat a balanced diet we can get everything we need from food”.   We used to think this way too. It’s a nice idea. It was probably true 100 years ago. However the food we eat now…

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Are you training for weight gain? Things you may be doing that are unknowingly making you fatter

One of the most important lessons I have ever learnt in life is that “everything that ever happens to us is a consequence of our actions”. Whilst I will always accept the actions of others and natural variations in life play an important role, everything that happens to us is heavily influenced by our choices…

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Who should you listen to?

Who should you listen to?   One thing expressed to us by nearly every new client that comes starts with our 1:1 and Group Personal Training services is the level of confusion they feel at all the seemingly conflicting advice and information there is in the public domain. When advising on nutrition to lose weight,…

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What is fat?

In this article I will quickly cover what body is. Body fat is an often misunderstood thing. I’d like firstly to start with what body fat IS NOT: A separate, external ‘lump’ attached to the body The inevitable result of calorie imbalance – consuming more calories then you burn off  7 total views

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Animal Health vs. Human Health

This article is inspired by a recent conversation with Ian, a long term 1:1 Personal Training client at the RISE Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire. Ian is a cow nutritionist. A very good one too by all accounts. He was nominated for Farm Advisor of the Year last year at the Farmer’s Weekly Annual Awards ceremony,…

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Red Meat Bad for you? Assessment of a study.

Hi guys,   Over the last few days we have had a lot of our clients at the RISE Group and 1:1 Personal Training Studio in Buxton, Derbyshire ask us about the study released this week that supposedly showed the eating red meat is bad for you. The study, by Walter Willett colleagues at  Harvard…

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Cake or slim?

Over the years we have had variations on the following conversations with dozens of 1:1 and Group Personal Training clients:   I want to exercise so that I can eat what I want I don’t see why I can’t eat cake / chocolate / bread / pasta if I exercise regularly My friend eats this…

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Why aren’t my muscles getting bigger / more defined?

Just a quick one today for those of you wanting to put a bit of size and / or definition on. If you’ve been lifting weight in the gym for a while now and you’re wondering why you aren’t making the progress you would like, here are some common reasons. These are common mistakes we…

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False economies of fitness

When I was at University (over a decade ago now) two of my house mates were studying economics. One of them would often use the term “false economy” in conversation in reference to things that people were doing to save time or money, which, in the long run would have the opposite effect overall.  …

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