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Personal Training makes you look good and feel great. My role is to provide you with the tools for you to achieve this. If you are committed and have the desire, try your best, think outside of the box and have a bit of fun you can achieve your health and fitness goals. Live life in the active lane. Little active steps taken today, lead to giant progress strides tomorrow.

Matt

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  • Posted on: 10 Dec 2011 - 12:48
    The follwing is an analysis of their lifestyle from one of my successful and valued clients. I asked them to bullet point how they felt their training, nutrition and whole lifestyle was before we started training together and then to do the same since we have been training. This makes for interesting reading.   BEFORE PT TRAINING (PAST) Training was becoming more of a chore and boring, something that I wanted to do quickly and get out of the way. No direction and strategy in what I was doing e.g. I had no overall goals or targets, therefore I could never move forward. Training was very unstructured and I would often be doing the same exercises each time at the gym e.g. bench press, sits ups. A lot of sustained effort doing the wrong...
  • Posted on: 7 Dec 2011 - 20:49
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Beginners guide to weightloss. LIfestyle and the impact on health. Nutritional erros. Burn calories and body fat at home. Breakfasts under 300 calories. Get fit where you sit. Food myths? Professional Sportsman interview and advice. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will find the articles valuable and worthwhile and hopefully you will be able to use the information to help you achieve...
  • Posted on: 3 Dec 2011 - 15:41
    Please see the attached PDF document which shows the fantastic progress that Paul Ellis has made in the 6 months we have been training together. Paul has lost nearly 10kg in body weight/fat and 3.5 inches from around his waist. He now has much more lean muscle especially in his chest, shoulders and legs and as he said to me recently – he can finally feel and see muscular development in his abdominals. During this time we have trained a minimum of 2 times per week focusing on high intensity sessions of around 45 minutes. The sessions have been based around compound exercises e.g. press ups, squats, lunges, boxing, shoulder presses etc. In the time we have been training, not one of the sessions has been at a gym – they have been either...
  • Posted on: 1 Dec 2011 - 20:39
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Achieve your Goals . Mood Boosting non-alcoholic drinks. Healthy snacks for every craving type. Week of muscle building meals. Lean muscle building meal. Formula for a better nights sleep. Why you are not losing weight? Resist comfort eating. Professional Sportsman interview and advice. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will find the articles valuable and worthwhile and hopefully you...
  • Posted on: 28 Nov 2011 - 21:19
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    Please see my resources section for interviews with various professional athletes and sportsmen/women. http://mattswaz.co.uk/resources Keep up the great work, Matt    
  • Posted on: 27 Nov 2011 - 21:05
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    One of the keys to success is eating a 'clean' and nutritious healthy diet 80% of the time, whilst treating and rewarding yourself 20% of the time. The trouble is that many people often do this with the percentage figures the other way round. Below are some examples of 'popular' foods and treats and their calorie counts. By all means, if you exercise effectively and eat well nutritionally 80% of the time e.g. Monday to Friday, you can treat yourself on say a Saturday to a chocolate bar. However, bear in mind some of the below values next time you go shopping and/or for a meal: Bar of 50g milk chocolate = 260 calories Chocolate digestive biscuit = 85 calories Fish and chips in batter from chip shop = 950 calories Full English (1-2 rashes of...
  • Posted on: 24 Nov 2011 - 20:54
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Burn bodyfat by using your body's natural engines. Abs workout to build muscle faster. Total body workout toolkit and guide. Workout for busy people. Training with injuries and advice. Health boosting meals. Tips for big weightloss. How to eat clean and healthy Professional Sportsman interview and advice Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will find the articles valuable and worthwhile and...
  • Posted on: 20 Nov 2011 - 21:25
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    This meal from the book 'Cook Yourself Thin' (by H Eastwood et al and published by the Penguin Group in 2007) is low in saturated fat, provides protein and healthy fats from the fish and a great taste from the mango styles sauce. As with any meal, experiment with the ingredients and remove/add the paste/sauce ingredients to your liking. Ingredients 1 large clove of peeled garlic 1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon of dried chilli flakes 1 tablespoon of unrefined light muscovado sugar 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1-2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 x 150g salmon fillets 1 small ripe mango, peeled and finely chopped Handful of chopped coriander 1/4 small red finely chopped onion 1/2 small peeled and finely chopped cucumber 1/2 teaspoon...
  • Posted on: 17 Nov 2011 - 20:45
    The following are the most 'valuable' and 'beneficial' articles that I have shared with my clients and my followers on Twitter this past week (in no particular order). Please click on the blue link to read: Your Diet for your goals. 5 Minute Fat Burners to help reveal your abdominals and lose body fat. Everyday ways to become more active. Good health at any age. Post workout snacks for muscle recovery and to boost energy. Healthy late night snacks that won't inflate your stomach. Truth about belly fat and the impact on your health. Please keep looking at my website for future blogs on the best articles that I have read and shared. There will be a mixture of nutrition, training and general lifestyle articles. You will find the articles...
  • Posted on: 15 Nov 2011 - 20:21
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    This meal from the book 'Cook Yourself Thin' (by H Eastwood et al and published by the Penguin Group in 2007) is low in saturated fat, provides protein and healthy fats from the fish and a source of energy from the noodles. Ingredients 100g think rice noodles Thinly sliced spring onions 5cm lump of peeled and chopped ginger 1 deseeded and finely chopped chilli Small handful of chopped coriander and mint 150g mixed cooked seafood 100g cooked peeled king prawns 2-3 limes 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and sweet chilli sauce 50g of spinach Serves 2 people 365 calories per serving Bring a kettle to boil and put the noodles and boiling water into a pan for 5 minutes, stirring to ensure the noodles do not stick...

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