Grand Opening Party

    On the 23rd of May we’ll be having our Grand Opening Party at Alex Backhouse Strength & Conditioning Studios.   The day will be a mixture of classes, seminars, workshops and food. Hopefully you’ll all want to try out a free mini session first before you sample the delights of the BBQ!   […]

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Blackbelt in Swing

So you can probably imagine how hyperactive my brain gets on a ten-hour flight.   I watched a film on the plane to California called Whiplash. If I said it was like Rocky for the drums then you’d know what I meant, but it wouldn’t do the film justice. You’ve probably heard about it as […]

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Marathon Madness

So yesterday was a glorious, sunny day perfect for watching a Marathon. I’m not sure whether it was perfect weather for running a marathon, as it was slightly warm, but I’ll come back to that later. We were watching from a position between the samba band and the first aid lady dishing out Vaseline. She […]

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Masterchef Mindset

So I spoke last week about Mindset and how important this is if you’re going to make some sort of change. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ll always got, therefore something’s got to change- and it starts with what’s going on upstairs. You may or may not have noticed that […]

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The Snot Test

I stumbled across a news article this week about ‘transformation shots’, aka before and after photos; a phenomenon synonymous with the fitness and diet “industries”. Clearly the public are getting sceptical, as this has made the BBC News website. I’m sure you’ve seen similar articles or videos floating around online… A few hundred press ups, […]

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Food for thought…

Recently I was asked to give my opinion on a list of ‘popular’ diets: Atkins, Dolce, Vegan, 5:2. The brief was to read up on each diet, and write a review for a website. As a trainer, I’m constantly asked about nutrition, and over the years I’ve personally dabbled in several different realms of dieting… […]

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"I am Jack's raging bile duct."

  “On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”   “The first rule of Fight Club is: You don’t talk about Fight Club.”   I knew you’d get it from the last one. The year was 1999. The film was apparently a bit of a flop in the cinemas. I […]

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The Magic Bullet!

  Finally, I have the Magic bullet for all your fitness failings… Alex, I need to get stronger- what do I take? Alex, I need to work on my cardio- what do I take? Alex, I’ve got to drop some weight- what shall I take?   TAKE YOUR ARSE TO THE GYM!!!   The physiological […]

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