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“Ooh! I could crush a grape”

Anyone remember CrackerJack?   On from 1979 to 1984 Google tells me.   Kids TV programme it was.   Had a guy called Stu Francis in it.   Who’s ‘catchphrase’ was “Ooh! I could crush a grape”.   He even released a single of the same name in 1983 and 1985.   Kids TV has…

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PEDMAS was right

Who remembers the acronym PEDMAS from maths at school?   Or possibly BODMAS.   For the order operations in a sum.   Parenthesis / brackets, Exponentials / orders, Division, Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction.   Addition before subtraction.   Not the other way round.   When we think like PEDMAS, this whole journey gets a lot…

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Lesson #4 – Not as hard as I thought

Turns out I lied when I said I was going to do five blogs on this.   This is number four and I think I’ll have covered the points I want to make.   People have been asking me about how hard it was to get back into my old shape for my match.  …

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Lesson #3 – A planned transition

Over the last few days we’ve talked about the value of specific short to medium term goals with accountability and ‘skin in the game’.   I know not everyone is a fan of short term goals.   Particularly of the quick weight loss variety.   We mentioned this last week.   The key with the…

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Lesson #2 – Accountability

So, I had my one off return to wrestling match at the Leisure Centre on Saturday.   It went well and I was happy with the shape I’d gotten into for it (you can see it at www.facebook.com/joncwhall/posts/10155525758940219 if you’re remotely interested).   On Friday I covered the value of having a goal to work towards…

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5 lessons from getting ripped # 1 – A goal

I was going to run this series of blogs next week Monday to Friday.   But then I realised pulling it forward gave me an opportunity to plug what’s happening tomorrow night one more time 😉   In case you haven’t seen, I’m doing a one off pro-wrestling match on a show at Macclesfield Leisure…

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Who is quick weight loss best for?

So, yesterday, we explained how, when done correctly, medium fast weight loss followed by maintenance out performs slower weight loss in every way long term for most people.   Using studies and stuff.   Note again the “followed by maintenance” – we’re not talking about crash diets and back to old habits.   Today we’re…

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Is slow weight loss best?

Over the years we’ve been accused of various things.   Usually by unsuccessful local FitPros with a handful of clients and zero success stories.   One thing we get a bit is that we “promote an unhealthy rate of weight loss”.   You know, with the 20lbs challenge and what have you.   I get…

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Why I’m not a fan of taking the stairs

I did a series video on ‘energy balance’ for our members only group the other day.   All about where the energy we consume goes, how we can make sure we stay the right side of the balance if we’re wanting to lose (or maintain weight) and so on.   Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)…

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Michael Fish got it wrong………

30 years ago this morning the worst storm to hit Britain since 1703 devastated large areas of the country, killing 18 people.   The night before weatherman Michael Fish had infamously shot down rumours of the impending devastation.   “Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a…

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