I HATE Exercise

A couple of weeks ago I tweaked my back doing an exercise. Made me realise something… There are times that I can actually HATE exercise, despite the fact I’ve done it my whole life. But what if you haven’t done it all your life or you’ve had gaps of months and years in your exercise […]

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What we DON’T want at the wedding…

Imagine being asked what you DON’T want as a present at Christmas. Wouldn’t be very helpful would it? (unless the person asking always gives you the same rubbish present that is). There are times though, when deciding what you DON’T want can mean big progress. Example… Laura and I have had a lot of wedding […]

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Dumped then Engaged in 10 seconds

Got engaged on Friday – wahey! But only after the usual Hogarth style wind up. Just couldn’t resist. My now fiancée Laura and I were in her lounge all done up for a big fancy shin dig, we were going to, with her family and friends. I told her I needed a serious chat – […]

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It’s a LIE

No Pain, No Gain!   I used to think that but today I’ll tell you why I now think it’s one of the worst expressions in fitness.   In fact I cringe every time I hear someone say it.   Here’s my gripe…..   When you’re a relatively inexperienced exerciser then you can easily mis-interpret […]

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Red Lining it

Each week i’ll do 2-3 workouts where at least once, during that workout, I briefly ‘red line’ it In other words I go to my limit or certainly very close so I actually HAVE to take a recovery. That’s cool to do that, especially when you’ve been training for a while But what about the […]

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We love to swing…Oh…er…;)

Had a pretty epic day on Sunday with some FBF members, their friends and family Part of being an FBF member is the opportunity to take part in fun events that may also push you out your comfort zone This time 16 of us headed off to Peebles to take part in Go Ape… – Balance […]

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The Rabbits put me on my backside

Rabbit chasing was a bit of a drunken past time for me back in my Uni days. If you’ve been to Stirling Uni you’ll know that you can literally walk past a patch of grass and they’ll be 20 of them just chilling out. Stay with me, there’s a point to this. So one night […]

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11 Ways you know you’re are winning WITHOUT stepping on the scales

Is the number on the scales or your clothes size your main measure of success with your programme? If it is then you’re very likely in for some good short term results followed by a downward spiral resulting in you being heavier than you were before you started Llast week I was speaking to Debbie […]

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Ever done what Iain did? Bet you £5 you have….

Ok, so look, I’m gonna level up with you right now, before I crack on I’ve DONE this. Plenty of times in the past, before I ‘saw the light’ Being beaten, by yourself, before you’ve begun. People do this ALL the time. In life, in fat loss/body composition goals, in fitness goals, in sports. In […]

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What’s your Everest and how close have you come?

Everest. Great Film. Saw it last Friday I didn’t realised that you have to spend like 3 weeks at base camp acclimatising to the lack of Oxygen It goes something like this…. During week 1 the climbers go up from base camp to Camp 1 Then on week 2 they go up and down from […]

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