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High Intesity Interval Training – what you need to know

Long jogs not getting you results?


New client consultations often reveal that people tend to favour long duration exercise such as jogging and cycling as a prominent part of their exercise regimes. But, there may be more time effective forms of cardio exercise that could yield better results.

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Client of the month – Richard Lane

Trained by Jamie Nichols, Richard has been making great progress despite a hampering knee injury and a hectic travel itinerary. Richard is a great example of what can be achieved despite crazy work hours and niggling injuries. With the right training programme, and a sensible nutrition plan, anything is achievable.

Richard lost nearly 20lbs and 4.5 inches off his waist.

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The Science of Napping

I love a nap. Even a nap as short as a few minutes always makes me feel rejuvenated. I’ve been listening to my body and taking naps for years, convinced they improve my health and mental alertness. Now the science is starting to back me up…

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Deadmills – The ultimate HIIT

I was asked the other day about a cardio finisher, well, this is my favourite!

You can add these to the end of a workout to give you a high intensity blast, or add them into a quick session if you’re struggling for time. You won’t need long..

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Should women be lifting weights? Part 1

If you’re female, and you want to change the way you look, this could be the most important article you’ll read this year.

I’ve spent many a consultation explaining to a new female client why they should be weight training. Listening to their responses over the years has highlighted a number of myths and misconceptions. Todays post will concentrate on debunking the most popular ones.

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Client of the month – Anthony Sharpe

What made you want to start training with James and The Body Blueprint?

“I had put on weight over the course of a couple of years and really wanted
to get back in shape. I also used to model and really wanted to get my
physique back into a condition where I could do this again. I also wanted
to start to eat healthier as part of an overhaul of my lifestyle. I had
also noticed a massive drop in my energy levels over the years where I
hadn’t been training and eating poorly.”

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Q & A’s

“Are Greens (as in MegaGreens powder for example) as a supplement, not as a meal replacement, worth the taste or the money? Only because a Gorilla has 3% body fat, weighs 250kg, are ripped, shredded and only eats vegetation and small bugs 20 hrs a day”.  Paul Hodgson.

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