Tag: Jason Donnison training

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer

Hiring a personal trainer/coach is a good thing. We all know that. But can you tell me why? Sure, there are the obvious reasons but there are also a couple other reasons you probably haven’t thought of which may make you reconsider hiring a PT. Here are my 5 reasons to hire a personal trainer: […]

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All the gear, no idea?

The amount of fancy gym gear out there is ridiculous. Every sports store salesman will tell you that you need to have it all and it’s going to make the world of difference. But does it really? Not really. In reality there is very little you NEED in order to train well. First we’ll go […]

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My 10 favourite bodyweight movements

A little while ago I put up a post explaining how body weight movements are less beneficial than weighted movements (stalk my instagram to see that: @jasondonnisontraining) and while I firmly believe that, there are some situations where you just can’t get to the gym to use equipment. IN times like these bodyweight training is […]

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Macronutrients for dummies

Macronutrients, or “macros” for short, is a term that’s flung around all the time nowadays. And mostly by people who have very little idea of what it means. Some of the more astute will be able to tell you that the macronutrients are protein, carbohydrates and fats but knowledge much more beyond that is limited. […]

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Training when sick: Yay or Nay?

Anybody who has trained for a fair but of time will have had this situation come up at some point. You’re feeling a little under the weather and you’re not sure whether you should give training a miss or if you’re just looking for an excuse not to train. When this comes up, I like […]

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Consistency

Consistency. You hear it all the time. And rightfully so. Especially when it comes to your health. Consistency with regards to healthy habits is the ONLY magic ingredient when it comes to getting results. But this news isn’t new and it’s not what this blog is about. What this is going to be about is […]

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NeW yEaR, nEw Me

“I’m going to be healthier in 2020.” How many of you have said this? Hopefully all of you. But do you have a gameplan of how to actually do this? (Going to the gym to walk on the treadmill and eating a couple salads a week doesn’t count.) Below are a few habits you can […]

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Pump up your pull ups

The pull up is arguably one of the greatest upper body pulling movements around. It’s been used for many years by a wide range of people to achieve a whole host of different goals. Bodybuilders have used them to add slabs of muscle to their backs. Swimmers have used them to increase the amount of […]

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Why should everyone be doing resistance training?

Before I get into it let me first explain what I mean by resistance training. The easiest way to describe it is as any form of exercise that is going to use some form of resistance. This can range from movements like push ups, squats or sit ups (where your bodyweight is the resistance) to […]

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The simplest workout program you’ll find

It’s happened to all of us. We head to the gym. Jump on the treadmill/bike for 10 minutes to warm up and then when we’re ready to get started we realise we don’t actually have any idea what we want to do. Well, below is a blueprint to help you decide what to do in such situations.

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