Are Food Diaries Worth It?

There seems to be this misconception that the best way to get someone to lose weight is to radically change their exercise patterns. To have them workout more, join a gym, use the stairs instead of a lift, go for a walk in the morning before work, participate in an exercise class etc etc. All of […]

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Macro Counting TOTALLY Works

As much as I hate to admit it, counting your “macros” does work. It’s always worked. The concept of “macro counting” (I gag in my mouth every time I say that by the way) is a relatively new one, spurred on by the internet about 10-12 years ago as “IIFYM” – if it fits your macros. […]

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James’ Training – Week 20

THE DELOAD IS FINALLY HERE!! 🙂 General rule for my deloads is 50% drop in volume, 25% reduction in intensity. DAY 1 A) Bench: 60kg x5 80kg x4 100kg 2×4 B) Squat (high bar): 100kg x4 130kg 4×4 C) Bench: 60kg x4 85kg 3×4 D) 2x Pause Deadlift: 140kg 3×2 Not counting NBL or any […]

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On Walk Outs and Warm Ups

  If you’ve been reading these posts for a while, you’ll probably know I’m the Technical Director for the Irish Powerlifting Federation, and one of their competition judging team. Every time I come back from a competition I see some things that I feel obligated to share because it hurts so much seeing lifters spend […]

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