Personal trainer Old Street intermittent fasting.

Personal Trainer Old Street

The following is to be done in-conjunction with my Bigt-fitness diet.

You are going to choose one day a week, ideally mid week. A Wednesday or a Thursday. On this day you are going to fast for 24 hours.

I recommend you do it this way. On the evening of the day before your fast day you have a meal as normal from the “Bigt-fitness Diet”. Then your next meal would be 24 hours later the following day, at the end of your fast day.

Example:

 Monday: Bigt-fitness diet.

 Tuesday: Bigt-fitness diet (last meal at night, before fast).

 Wednesday: No food all day. Only water.

 Wednesday Evening Meal: Bigt-fitness diet.

 Friday: Bigt-fitness diet.

 Saturday: Bigt-fitness diet.

 Sunday: Cheat day.

 INTERMITTENT FASTING

You may build up to a total day of fasting. If you feel uncomfortable doing it straight away with no food. It can be completed by taking 500 calories in on the day with water.

Then you build up to the total 24 hour fast. This must be done with the insulin diet you have received in the pack for best results. For even better results come and down see me. I’m a personal trainer based in East London near Moorgate, in the borough of the City of London. 

Results sort the strong from the weak. personal trainer Old Street.

The fitness industry and your London personal trainer contained within that are expanding fast.

 

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Gone are the days when you would go down to your local leisure center for 50 p and go for a swim or the odd karate class when you felt like it.

The choice of gyms and ways to keep fit are now vast.
But I’m Big T and I’m “Your London Personal Trainer”.
The personal training sector is splintering off from the main stream gyms. In the last 2-3 years I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of privately run PT studios completely independent from corporate national chain gym.
You no longer need your membership to the likes of virgin active, fitness first or la fitness. You can now just go straight to a personal trainer and there private training studio. For me personally the standard of London personal trainers in these studios is higher than the national chain gyms without a doubt. There are of-course exceptions to this rule (see my other blogs about cowboy/cowgirl trainers) which is why you have to research your trainer thoroughly. Cowboy and cowgirl trainers I cannot stand, they have no program no clue and no result for you!
However ……..
Number 1 reason people quit or never use there gym membership?
They didn’t get a result of any kind. Simple as that.
If you pay for something that implies a result you expect to get one right?
See my testimonial page for my before and after pictures they range from semi-pro athletes to guy an girl off the street – some of the results achieved in as little as 2 weeks. Results are easy when you know how to get them.
Does a national chain gym want you to get a result?
Or does it want your regular direct debit that goes out monthly without you using the gym?
I know how to tailor your personal training program and diet regime just for you and your particular goals.
What works for one might not work for the many – hence why 1 generic training plan with no adaption, observation or testing at the beginning, during and end will achieve very little.
The client needs regular retesting and assessment to asses what I’m doing is working ….. While I have you reading this let me make it very, very clear – any trainer that body fat tests with an electric machine or just puts you on the weighing scales is a COWBOY / COWGIRL and they know it!
My qualifications and education are the gold standard in my industry – continuing education gives me the edge and the ability to answer and solve many of my clients questions and problems. Don’t be fooled by a trainer who can run off a list of pretty sounding qualifications like “Advanced, expert or master personal trainer” these are titles that carry weight, recognition or relevance to the job or industry. London Personal trainers who use these terms are rarely actually the words used.
Top things yourLondon personal trainer should have.
1) Public liability insurance £5 million plus.
2) Holds a, or works with someone who has a valid and up to date first aid cert.
3) They have the gold standard of education and they continue to educate themselves.
4) Most over looked aspect … A personality.
5) A documented history of results
For info on personal training and starting with London personal trainers please contact me via the the contact page.

 

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Female weight and fat loss.

So this is in response to an article that was written by a London personal trainer in the fitness industry in relation to female worthy and fat loss…
The trainer in question states that; “It is my personal view that women are better suited to training women”. This is based on what I’d like to ask her?
 
Then in the article gives no scientific or research based evidence to support this. 
 
So let look at a few factors.
 
1) There are between 730-850 gyms inside the M25.
 
2) Every single one will have a team of personal trainers. 
 
3) Average personal training team is made up of say 8-12 trainers in a gym.
 
4) Female trainers will make up a 2 of those sometimes 3.
 
It is well known in the industry that there is a shortage of female trainers. So statistically looking at the numbers above if women were apparently far better off training with a female trainer, why have so many male trainers full books? With some of them having a 60-70% female client base ratio. Surely there cant be thousands of women out there all wishing they had a female trainer but just putting up with a male one until one comes along.
 
In my 11 years of personal training i’ve heard of one inquiry from a woman asking specifically for a female due to religious reasons only. It wasn’t based on the understanding of her “psyche” or her “emotional state”. 
 
What a client does want and what this trainers website seems to lack (how funny) is hard proof of results of any kind. No before or after pictures, no body stats of clients over specific time periods. No hard evidence that what they do with there client  creates results.
Now i would like to pick up on a point made in the article which brings into question the intensity of training received from male trainers
 
It is rare to see a man training a female client hard enough”
 
I ran this by the majority of my female clients (while they had time to take breath from being pushed to the edge of there fitness) and guess what they strongly disagreed…………. shock! This really isn’t a male or female thing, this is basically good or bad trainer thing. If you are leaving the gym fresh as a daisy and lightly perspiring while your trainer appears to be sweating more than you from chatting to his colleagues vigorously or from the piping hot cup of coffee he / she carries around like a comfort blanket, then chances are your with the wrong “person”, “personal trainer”, “trainer” – take your pick just don’t say male or female!
 
Now to my two favorite quotes of the piece that truly speak volumes about the article writers desperation to bang out a non scientific or researched based piece so they can try and claim a few SEO brownie points.
 
“Women don’t want to look like there male trainers”
 
Hold the phone this must be where i’ve been going wrong for the last 11 years. There was me thinking female clients wanted to look just like me, with the short brown hair and 2 day stubble effect! On a serious note women should train like men simple as that. It doesn’t work like this:
 
Boys lift weights
Girls run on treadmills / cross-trainers
 
They should be lifting as much as they can, controlled with specific protocols for their goals. For more info on these and training see here.
 
Quote two:
Why find someone that talks German if you talk French?” (By the way i haven’t grammar corrected this quote, especially as my grammar isn’t Oxford degree level)
 
Well if you want to learn to speak German whats the best thing you can do? Find someone who speaks German, live in Germany and immerse yourself in the culture and the language. Throw yourself in at the deep end.
 
In conclusion, this is not an article about male of female trainers or a battle of the sexes or very clever twist on the “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” theory. I am simply saying that its about the quality and standard of the trainer and the result that you get as a client, not their sex. 
 
For more info on what makes a good trainers read here.

Why am I still fat? Personal trainer Old street answers.

why am i still fat? personal trainer Old street answers

Why am I still fat? Personal trainer Old street answers.
You work hard in the gym, you watch what you eat, you go running every morning, but you’re still not as lean as you want to be. What gives?

Here are the top 10 suggestions as to why you may not be as lean as you’d hope to be (or take a short cut and get in touch for a free consultation!)

You Eat Too Much Fruit

“Fruit is healthy,” I hear you cry! Sure it is, but it does diddly squat for your fat loss efforts. In a nutshell, the sugar from fruit (fructose) does a very bad job at raising insulin levels. Insulin is required to shove fructose into the muscle as stored energy (glycogen).

Instead, it just lingers around wreaking metabolic havoc via a process known as glycation, whereby the fructose binds to amino acids leading to such lovely things as fat gain and metabolic ageing. Renowned clinical nutritionist Robert Crayhon has said that “Fructose is the guest that won’t go home once the party is over.”

My fantastic diet and meal plan is now available for sale online – it’ll cost you less than a meal out, and is a big step towards shifting that excess fat. So – Why am I still fat? Personal trainer Old street answers.

You Are Lazy

You have been sold the story that a few easy jogs and some low-calorie meals are all you need to be lean. Get real.

If you are aspiring to become a Men’s Health cover model, then you need to graft and work at it — every single day. Three-times-a-week sessions in the gym just won’t cut it, and some of you may even need twice-a-day training. To look extreme, you have to train extreme.

You Obsess Too Much

There is a fine line between dedication and obsession. The former is necessary to transform your physique; the latter will ultimately lead to burn out, elevated cortisol levels and poorer overall condition.

Take a leaf out of the book of men who maybe knew a thing or two about getting in ridiculous shape, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronnie Coleman. Two totally different characters united by their ability to focus completely on the task at hand, and then switch off and relax outside of the gym.

You Don’t Lift Heavy Enough Weights

Heavy weights build muscular physiques. Yes, I know that Olympic gymnasts look great but they are genetically elite midgets who are in fact capable of astounding feats of strength. Don’t pump out sets of 25 reps in the gym; instead, strive to always get stronger and spread out your repetition ranges.

Do workouts of 6 reps per set one week, then 12 reps the next, then 5, 8, 4, and back to 6. Trust me, when I tell you that this is one of the very best ways to develop an impressive body. So – Why am I still fat? Personal trainer Old street answers.

You Have No Knowledge of Hormone Control

If you are overstressed, under sleeping, eating too much sugar, and never have any downtime, then chances are that you are not looking too hot right now. If you can’t get a handle on your own hormones, then good intentions and hard gym work will be for naught.

Educate yourself on insulin, cortisol, growth hormone, and testosterone, and the best ways to optimise your own natural production. I have undergone training in Charles Poliquin’s on his BioSignature Modulation theories — which can really fast-track you down the path of physical excellence – read my post on increasing testosterone and reducing oestrogen for more information.

You Think Fortified Cereals Are “Health Foods”

If you really think you’ll get lean eating cereal, then I have some swampland I’d like to sell you:
Cereal is bad in pretty much every way, bar the taste of course. All the studies from the 1980s that espoused the health benefits of cereal were sponsored by one very large, very well-known cereal manufacturer.

Instead, have eggs and steak for breakfast, and go and buy the excellent Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes. Or even better, buy a copy of my diet plan.

You Do Too Much Regular Cardio

We have all seen them, the cardio bunnies toiling away on their treadmills. What we usually don’t see, however, is any change in their physical appearance. This is because the body is a very clever organism and adapts to most forms of cardio in a matter of weeks.

Sure, you will still be working hard, but your metabolism shifts a gear and goes into cruise control rather than working too hard. So, instead of wasting too much time worrying about cardio, simply lift a few more weights, sprint a few more hills and eat a few less carbs.

You Party Too Much

We all need a quick lifestyle check once in a while. If your physique goals are not progressing the way you want them to, then it often pays to examine what is going on in your social life. Just because your buddy is ripped and can get away with a few brews every Saturday night doesn’t mean that you can. In fact, he is the exception and the only thing that counts is you and how different factors impact upon your body.

Late nights, drinking, smoking — all of these will substantively negate your otherwise hard work in the gym and in the kitchen. If a great physique is your goal for the summer, then it’s time to knock the vices on the head f

or a little while. And then, when you do party, think how much fun it will be sporting a new six pack.

You Think Abdominal Training Is Easy

No, it’s not. If done correctly, abdominal training can be excruciating. The concept of banging out 50 quick sit-ups disappeared along with the ozone layer in the 1980s.

Abdominals are actually fast-twitch muscles and this means that relatively low (40 seconds) time under tension is optimal for development and muscular growth. This means 15 reps max.

You Believe the Myth of Discipline

There is no such thing as discipline, all we have is love. Either you love being lean and ripped, or you love burgers, fries and doughnuts. Stop making excuses about having a “lack of discipline” and man up — what do you love the most?

I’m a London personal trainer offering great value training, specialising in fat loss, and health and fitness for women. I can come to you, saving you time and money, or come to our City of London personal training studio.

 

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Personal trainer Moorgate.

Meet Raj

Age: 27

From: Uxbridge (via Australia)

Profession: IT Consultant

Training goals: Gain as much muscle and lose as much fat as possible in the shortest possible time

Results: Amazing! 4.6% fat loss and 3kgs of muscle gained in the first 5 weeks!

Personal trainer Moorgate had this to say; Before Raj started training with me, he used to train at the gym, but the results had been disappointing. His cousin recommended me, so he got in touch and started training with me in February 2012.

The goal we agreed at his first session was for Raj to lose as much fat and gain as much muscle as possible in the shortest time – really to push the boundaries and see what was possible. A challenge for Raj – and for me as a trainer.

Personal trainer Moorgate – We embarked on my intensive muscle gain programme (buy a copy of this workout plan here) – splitting muscle groups into upper and lower body parts – and a hard low carb diet. We trained at my personal training studio in Shoreditch, and Raj put in the hours at home too.

The results were astonishing – Raj completed a 12-week programme, but the picture above shows the transformation after just 5 weeks, exceeding all expectations. Fantastic Raj – well done!

This is the second in a series of personal training case studies. Spread the love and help Raj win the most ‘likes’, by clicking the Facebook ‘like’ button (below)!

Get in touch to discuss your own personal training needs, or book a session online. You can see what other clients have to say on my testimonials page, or find out more about personal training and personal trainers in London.