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Dietchef - What is the plan?

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 13, 2010 at 1:18 PM Comments comments (0)
Ok today is the first day of my Dietchef trial. I think that if this works it could be a fantastic method for people who find it hard to lose weight to shift pounds without comprimising on nutrition. For the next month I will be trialling it and reporting regularly on here - watch this space. My wife thinks I am mad, but I managed to persuade a friend who is looking to lose a couple of Xmas pounds to join me in the trial. So here is the deal.We have each been sent a package which contains al... Read Full Post »


Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 11, 2010 at 6:37 PM Comments comments (0)

I received my food package today.

In the interests of research I am trialling a system called Diet Chef.

Basically, apart from some veg, milk, and a little bit of rice, they provide all the food you need in an easy to use system. This should make it easy for those looking to lose weight as they do not have to worry about what they are eating -you just stick to the plan. I am taking one for the team here, I will try it out for a month and report back on how ...

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Toughguy was on ice!

Posted by RWPT Personal Training on February 3, 2010 at 8:12 AM Comments comments (0)

Temperatures of -7C on the morning of Toughuy and 3/4 inch of ice on all the lakes.

We went out to break the ice first thing in the morning to make a channel through for competitors, but Billy Wilson  -the creator of the race - would not hear of it."It's called Toughguy" he yelled!

There is a great Youtube of my friend Paul Jones breaking through the ice to claim first place.

After a couple of hours in registration making sure everyone knew ...

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Toughguy on ice

Posted by right-way on January 25, 2010 at 12:33 PM Comments comments (0)

My first top 100 place came last winter, but at the expense of hypothermia.

I was down on the farm marking out the slaloms last weekend (a killer hill run where we take a steep bank and make the competitors (including me!) run up and down about ten times. The ice was around 3 inches thick on the lake under walk the plank (if you don't know Toughguy take a look at and easily withstood a concrete block being thrown onto it.

Hopefully over...

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Ice running

Posted by right-way on January 25, 2010 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

After spending 2 weeks doing only indoor sessions, and really missing my running (I did have a go once on fresh powder, but certainly wouldn't take a client out) I ordered some Yak Trax. Thanks to MKW for telling me about them.

Yak Trax are essentially snow chains for trainers. They arrived the other day and I found them easy to fit and they look very good. Now all I need is some packed snow or ice to try them out!

Chances are it will not snow now for anot...

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Ironman UK 2nd Aug 2009 - Do I practise what I preach?

Posted by Rob Woollen on August 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

What a day!


 After my friend and fellow Ironman Alan had tested the water on Saturday, I was really worried about getting round within the cut-off time of 2 hours 20 mins. Swimming is by far my weakest discipline, and although I have done the distance once in the pool, I am not very experienced in open water, or at that distance.


 It is very hard to judge time in the water, and 15 mins can feel like an hour.


 After the fi...

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Manchester-Blackpool Bike Ride 12th July 2009

Posted by Rob Woollen on August 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (3)

This day I decided to get a little extra distance in. The main ride was a little over 60 miles, so I went back to find some friends and finish again with them. My aim was to show my legs what 100 miles feels like, and I got in 96 which was fine.


The ride itself was fairly slow due to the volume of people riding. On the way back, on the open road I got a good speed up.