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Blog - Richard Geres Personal Training - Weight-Loss, Fitness, Research

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Mon, 6 February 2012
Wendler 5/3/1: A simple, yet effective strength training programme
If you are looking for a simple, but proven method of how to seriously increase strength, then you should take a good look at Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 powerlifting system. As a former competitive powerlifter he deadlifted 320kg, bench pressed 306kg, and squatted 450kg! His programme is rapidly growing into one of the most popular powerlifting...
Tue, 17 January 2012
Don't fall for these insanities!
Healthy Weight Network  recently released its 23rd Slim Chance Awards highlighting four of the worst diets and diet promotions of 2011.Weight loss schemes are more lucrative and offensive than ever, said Francie M. Berg, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor at the Unive...
Thu, 15 December 2011
Amazing results from the Sept2011 Weight-Loss Challenge!
 In the beginning of December the 10-Week Weight-Loss Challenge came to and end, and as usual we had amazing results!Even though we have been running this programme for a few years now, it never seizes to amaze me how much a body can change in just 10 weeks! See these remarkable achievem...
Fri, 2 December 2011
Unlocking the science of overeating with neuroscience
As obesity reaches epidemic levels, neuroimaging suggests a link between overeating and brain health - and may indicate new solutions for improving both brain function and eating habits.Weight problems may be all in your head - or at least in your brain, according to an emerging of brain-imaging work and related research on cravings, o...
Thu, 17 November 2011
Functional vs dysfunctional exercise
The terms function, functional and functional exercise have recently become commonplace in the health & fitness industries. Most professionals will agree that these terms are generally used to describe exercises or movements that relate to 'real world' situations or are 'transferable', in that their benefits can be transferred to activitie...
Tue, 1 November 2011
Negative effects of diet on your thyroid hormone balance
I continue to be mesmerised by the amount of women that apply for our weight-loss programmes and suffer from thyroid hormone irregularities. Although the causes of hypothyroidism may be numerous, this article highlights the main diet-based factors that may contribute to lowering your thyroid hormone levels below optimum, which may ...
Fri, 9 September 2011
Common Resistance Training Myths and Mistakes - Part 2
Children are too young to lift weightsMany people believe that preadolescent are too young to strength train and that doing so will damage their bones. Nothing could be further from the truth. Numerous studies have shown that children can significantly increase their muscular strength and physical abilities through proper designed progr...
Tue, 30 August 2011
Common Resistance Training Myths and Mistakes - Part 1
There are a number of ever recurring misconceptions and myths regarding resistance training that have been around for the last 40 years and seem to just never want to go away.1.    Fat deposits in certain areas (e.g., the tummy or thighs) can be reduced with specific  strength training exercisesBuilding...
Tue, 16 August 2011
Evening Intensive Personal Training Programmes now available!
Following numerous requests I am excited to announce that as from the 23rd August we shall be having new openings in the evening for 1-to-1 Personal Training sessions and Couple (Groups of 2 people) Personal Training packages!There is simply no better way to get your body in shape and burn unwanted excess bodyfat  than by ...
Fri, 5 August 2011
May-July Weight-Loss Challenge - See these incredible results!
I'm very excited to announce some incredible transformations that were achieved during the latest 10-Week Weight-Loss Challenge held between May and July. As usual the top achievers confirm once again that exercise plays a crucial role in the battle against fat-loss, as all the top contenders put a lot of effort and diligence into their...
Mon, 25 July 2011
The fallacy of always being on a diet
Time and time again I meet people who seek my advice to lose weight, even though they claim to be always on a diet. Isn't this a major contradiction? How can someone who always watches his/her calorie intake be overweight?Well, by digging deeper into the nutritional habits of this person the reasons eventually become apparent.
Thu, 30 June 2011
Summer intensive training programme now available!
If the summer season is offering you more time to dedicate to yourself and you are determined to get yourself in shape and lose that excess bodyfat and flab that has accumulated over time, then we have just the right programme available for you!As from 3rd July we are offering an intensive Personal Training package held i...
Thu, 12 May 2011
Sugar: The sweet killer!
I recently came across a Youtube video by Prof. Robert Lustig giving a lecture called Sugar: The Bitter Truth, which left a deep impression on me. And not only on me. The video has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the nuances ...
Sat, 23 April 2011
January-March Weigh-Loss Challenge: THE RESULTS!
Our New Year's edition of the 10-Week Weight-Loss Challenge which took place between January and March 2011 cam to an end on the 3rd April 2011.As usual we had a lot of outstanding results from our participants! Below are the winners and Top 20 results achieved: 1. The Winner - Andrea Bonnici <...
Wed, 23 March 2011
Cellulite: How to REALLY improve it!
Cellulite:We all know what it looks like. Worldwide, literally Billions of dollars are spent yearly by women (and some men) on creams, lotions, wraps, mud packs, pills  and other treatments in a desperate attempt to remove it.In order to get rid of cellulite for good there are a few facts you should know first, as the ...
Mon, 14 March 2011
How to combat weight-loss plateaus
It is a common phenomenon for people on a weight-loss programme to hit a plateau after 5-6 weeks into the programme. If this is also happening to you, here are a few things you can do to jump start your body's fat-loss system again:1.    Keep a JournalIf you're eating haphazardly and don't keep track of exac...
Wed, 23 February 2011
Kettlebell training for strength and endurance
If you've been following my articles for a while you have probably realized that I like training with unconventional equipment, or no equipment at all. I am not a huge fan of big, bulky, shiny, glitzy gym equipment. Gym equipment tends to isolate a single muscle group while the rest of the body does nothing. My fitness training approach is t...
Thu, 17 February 2011
My Top 6 Leg and Butt Exercises
If you're after developing seriously tight glutes and legs, then you have to include these six favourite exercises of mine in your lower body routine. Besides developing buns of steel, these exercises will tone and tighten your quadriceps and hamstrings for the complete package.Before commencing the exercises below, make sure...
Mon, 10 January 2011
Follow through on your 2011 weight-loss goals!
Every year countless people decide to get fit and lose weight as part of the annual tradition of making New Year's Resolutions that are forgotten by the time Valentine's Day comes along. One of the main reasons for failure is the lack of adequate planning in advance. For any project to be successful, a minimum amount of planning is...
Wed, 22 December 2010
Tips for damage control during Christmas
It would be depressing  to celebrate Christmas  without being able to enjoy good food and drink in the company of your friends and loved ones. However it doesn't have to be a waistline buster if you follow some of the tips below.Tips to Reduce the Calories of your Christmas DinnerIf you conduct a little researc...
Tue, 9 November 2010
The dangers of excessive sitting
Our bodies were not designed to spend half of their life sitting down, yet that is the lifestyle many people lead nowadays. Those with desk jobs typically spend 9-12 hours daily at the office shining a seat with their butt, then go home, only to spend another 2-3 hours slouched on the sofa or over the dining table. This is followed by 7-8 hour...
Thu, 4 November 2010
13 Superfoods you should be eating!
I recently came across an excellent article that described 13 super foods that you should be eating for optimum health. We are not necessarily talking weight-loss here, but long-term improved health, which I am sure is high on your priority. You will be surprised to see 2 or 3 foods on this list! Read the article by click...
Wed, 27 October 2010
The importance of weight-training for fat-loss
When you ask people what kind of exercise they typically do for weight-loss, the most common reply is either walking or 'cardio'. Observe any Health Club at peak operating times and you will see the 'cardio' section jam packed with people, especially women, whereas the weight- training section will be much less busy. 'Cardio' is typicall...
Tue, 12 October 2010
Training intensities and their effect of fat-loss
When it comes to performing cardiovascular exercise for optimum fat-loss, there has been a long ongoing debate as to whether you burn more fat exercising at low to moderate intensity or at high intensity. A low or moderate intensity workout would mean that your heart rate would not exceed 60-70% of its maximum. This would typically be achieved d...
Thu, 16 September 2010
7 reasons why you need to join my Weight Loss Challenge!
Many people make ONE big mistake when they decide to go on a weight-loss programme: They don't plan ahead!And that means they spend all day trying to figure out what to eat, and  so end up   eating the same foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, day after day until they are fed up, and then throw in the towel.Just...