I’ll wait until I’m fitter… Then I’ll join the gym.

How many times have you said this to yourself? If you take a second to reflect on this, would you give the same advice to someone who wanted to see an accountant or financial planner? Yes, we have some athletes who are “rich” in their athletic ability, but most of them didn’t start like that with us. They walked in as total beginners, learned the fundamentals in a safe and controlled environment and were held accountable to doing the things necessary to achieving their goal.

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Stop using calories burned as your only training metric

Doing any sort of exercise is better than no exercise at all, however, wouldn’t you agree that if you’re going to do the hard work of getting up, getting to the gym and flogging yourself for 45 minutes each day, you would rather the path of least resistance that yields the most results?

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How to attack your first week back at training

15 weeks without the gym requires a strategy. Whilst some of us have trained, it has probably looked and felt a little different because not all exercise and training is created equal (physiologically speaking). Reconsider trying to undo 15 weeks of bad habits in a single week by applying the following steps.

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