Training whilst travelling

Travelling

Being able to exercise whilst on the move is difficult at the best of times. I have been on the road a lot over the past couple of weeks. Well, actually, it was more like in the air and on a track (plane and train).

So it has been difficult for me to workout whilst I’ve been travelling. Last week I was in Dublin, this week I am on my travels to London. So how am I fitting this into my workout routine?

Well, that’s simple; you don’t find time for working out. You have to make time! Continue reading “Training whilst travelling”

Why you should train with a partner

Work out partners in the gym

Today I got thinking about the pro’s and cons of having a workout partner. In many respects a workout partner becomes family. You see them on a near enough daily basis, you spend time together where many people would be uncomfortable. You push and support each other.

Things can get tricky with workout partners though. This is especially true if you aren’t after the same goals.

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New Diet, New Me – My challenge to confront HIIT and low carb diets

Clean eating - small portions

I have recently decided I needed to find out what all the hype is with HIIT workouts and low carb diets. You may have seen my recent blog on HIIT workouts so you’ll already know this.

Anyway, I’ve set myself the task of losing 4kg (8.8lbs) in 4 weeks. It’s going to be tough!

In my first 5 days I have lost 1.1kg (2.3lbs) So I’m on target for now – lets see how my body reacts in the long run.
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Body scan machines

Me using battle ropes

Over the past couple of months I have used the body scan machine in the gym. You know that expensive machine near (or in) the changing room that gives you a full body reading of your body fat percentage, BMI and everything else. Over the past month, I have seen my belly get flatter and flatter.

I have seen my arms and my back muscles get more defined. But for some reason, the reading of my body fat percentage won’t fall below 24%. Yet if I use my scales at home I get a reading of 22.8% and if I use the skinfold calipers I get a reading of 22%. This seems a lot more accurate! Continue reading “Body scan machines”