Quick at home cardio

After a long day and commuting I do not need performing cardio to be long or laborious… so, having taken a bit of inspo from Mr. Ben West (@benwestfit, see photo!) I just smashed out a quick “8 minute and 8 second” mini session in the kitchen. Best of all, no equipment was needed at…

Ladies sculpt yourself a toned bum and legs. Part 3 of 3

Part 3 of 3 (Part 1 Monday, Part 2 Wednesday and Part 3 Friday for example) TRX Press ups 5x 20 Dumbbell row 5x 20 (each side) Kettle bell swing 5x 40 TRX Rows 4x 20 Slide lunge (use slider or keep your toes touching at all times) 4x 20 (each side) TRX Pike 4x…

Female Diet, CV and Home Workout

Female Sample Diet: Meal 1: Water, 5 egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal 1 or 2 cups of coffee Meal 2: Water, protein shake Meal 3: grilled chicken breast, green beans Meal 4: Water, protein shake with an apple and peanut butter or a homemade protein bar Meal 5: Bison steak, 1/2 sweet potato, green beans…

Sweet Potato/Yam Protein Pancake

An oldie, but a goodie! #Repost Why not try out this mean grain free version of a pancake? High in protein, full of good low GL carbohydrates and tastes amazing. You will need: 1. A frying pan 2. A hob 3. An oven or microwave 4. 1 small-medium sweet potato or yam. 5. 125ml egg…

Winter Cardio

For a the fair weather ‘athlete’ like myself, this time of year when it’s cold and wet, pre-snow (I love the snow!! Fingers crossed for it!) Getting out and doing serious cardio becomes an arduous task. So, take to your stairs! Personally I have three flights of stairs in my house, lucky me… Simply sprint…

Simple Macronutrients

   Carbohydrates: Make majority = Build muscle mass. Fats: Make majority = Control insulin. Control levels for easier fat loss. Protein: = Maintain muscle. Keep amounts level with amount of lean muscle. Stop believing the government guidelines. AVOID THE STUPID IMAGE ABOVE! Done.

Fitness shaming… What’s your view?

After a bit of a rant this morning due to reading a post by musclefood, I would love to know what you think… (Please excuse the language, it Really winds me up)      

Cardio Guru App Testing

This App is truly another level! Having your Heart rate (HR) constantly monitored and knowing it will be recorded AND e-mailed to you/your personal trainer post workout pushes you so much harder than just doing a cardio session… I really do miss my Mio wrist strap only HR monitor… Chest straps are a nightmare!  …

TomTom Runner Cardio

This little beauty is an update from the previous offering from TomTom, the Runner. With an updated strap and built in heart rate monitor on the reverse of the face, their is no need for a sweaty, annoying cheat strap any more! It works for cycling as well as running and with a water resistance…

My High Intensity Heart Rate Interval Training

Not only do I use HIIT (High intensity interval training) to burn out fat, I double the positive effects by controlling my rest using a heart rate monitor. This means my time is more effective and I get the most out of what I’m doing. Winner! Of course, the fitter one gets, the lower the…

MyProtein Cashew Butter

Very kindly, MyProtein sent me a tub of cashew butter to try out last week and I cannot recommend it highly enough! It tastes amazing. Couple that with a 20% protein content it’s a mighty accompaniment to any meal… I tried it in hot porridge, I got some chocolate (90% cocoa of course) and dipped…

“Greens Crisps” Nando’s style

I really fancied trying to make some Kale crisps after seeing a recipe online about it, but when I went to buy some, none of the supermarkets have any due to the current weather. Once I have a craving, I have to have it! So I grabbed a Savoy Cabbage to give it a go…