Coffee & Training – An Overview of Caffeine use

A review of caffeine levels in hot beverages in the United Kingdom generally show a broad range of 15– 254 mg caffeine per serving across all high street coffees, including espressos, long blacks, lattes, filter and cappuccino style coffees. Coffee strength varies depending on the way it is prepared. Espresso coffee provides the highest concentration (but is served in much smaller quantities), percolated or boiled coffee provide higher concentrations then drip, filter or French press…

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Black Friday Offers!

Offers on Education, our fantastic, AfN Certified online course and our private and group coaching services are on offer for the next week, simply click the banner image for the service you are interested in, sign up through go-cardless and we will get in touch with you right away to help you begin your journey!  

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Fasted Cardio for Fat Loss – Fact or Fiction?

Fasted Cardio for extra shreds? It’s still very common to see people perform their morning training (cardiovascular) in a semi-fasted state (after an overnight fast, before their breakfast) in an effort to increase their fat-burn. . The general theory behind fasted training is that glycogen is partially depleted overnight and during the training bout, along with the sense of insulin from a feed allows for much easier mobilisation of stored body fat that is then…

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Foundations of Nutrition Course (AfN Certified – CC041)

  The Foundations of Nutrition short course is now available through Norse Training Principals, it is comprised of three modules, that contain 3-6 lessons per module. At first, in Module one, you will look at the role of the nutritionist and the nutrition professional and cover topics such as the expected qualifications routes, what a Nutritionist is in the UK and what you might be expected to cover in your work. You will look at data…

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Calories or Quality? – What’s best for weight loss?

Context, speaking in absolutes and Strengthening the False Dichotomy that exists: The most simple way to win someone over is to present two situations to chose from and demonstrate the superiority of one or the other, When in reality the two choices are not mutually exclusive, nor are they the only path – oh – but we do like to promote the extremes, no one buys into “balance” and “mediocrity” In many arguments, only two choices…

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Don’t Disagree With Me, You Troll!

Let’s talk about “Confirmation Bias” because it’s absolutely rife in the world, not just our industry alone. “THE TENDENCY TO SEARCH FOR, INTERPRET, FAVOR AND RECALL INFORMATION IN A WAY THAT CONFIRMS ONE’S PREEXISTING BELIEFS & HYPOTHESIS.” A confirmation bias is often emotionally charged, causing people to hang onto or search for ambiguous events or facts in order to justify a belief. Being wrong can be a bit of a stressful experience for some, so…

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The Gameification of Fitness – How Pokémon have helped people lose weight.

A lot of people are asking if the “game/fad” is actually getting people moving and arguing the good points and the bad points, well a glance at various social media will clearly show there are a lot of people who have started moving around who never used to before, the Pokémon GO craze is, well, crazy. But does it have what it takes to actually help people lose weight, either deliberately or as a side-effect of…

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