Coconut Oil has been used for centuries by the natives in many of the Tropical countries around the world and in more recent years it’s been rapidly growing in popularity throughout the western world due to it’s amazing health benefits and it’s almost unending list of uses.
Another interesting point to mention is that studies on these native cultures that consume large amounts of Coconut oil show decreased incidence of many of the modern illnesses and diseases experienced by those consuming more western style diets and that these native populations are generally in good health.
Today my aim is simply to make you aware of a few of the more common uses and health benefits.
One thing I will mention though is that to get the most benefit from your Coconut oil you’ll want to make sure that it’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.
So with that in mind, today’s 8 awesome uses are:
Often we hear that in order for our nutritional intake to be optimal, we should eat seasonally and ideally it should be locally sourced in order to ensure freshness and nutritional density.
That’s great advice but there’s rarely any indication of what vegetables are actually seasonal and with the fact that so much fruit and veg is imported these days, almost all fruit and veg appears to be constantly ‘seasonal’!
Of course, this isn’t the case. Here in the UK we’re only able to grow certain varieties of fruit and veg due to our climate and we now import anywhere up to 60% of our produce.
Because of this some of our ‘fresh’ fruits and vegetables can be anywhere from 6-12 months old. Particularly the likes of apples and citrus fruits.
So just how can you ensure your fruit and veg is actually fresh and seasonal?
This weeks F.A.Q. is a question I often get either just before or just after a new client signs up with me: When will I see results?
This is always a great question because it creates a perfect opportunity to begin the process of managing my clients expectations.
When I take on a new client they are given several forms and questionnaires to fill out to give me an overview of things such as what they’re after, what they’ve tried and where they currently are in their life and health so that I can design them an effective programme to get them the quickest, safest and most sustainable results possible.
One of the questions I ask is: Which type of progress is more important to you? Immediate progress which is less easily maintained or Maintainable progress that may not be as rapid?
Just this question alone gives me great insight into the type of personality the client has and their mentality towards achieving their goals. It also gives an indication of how ‘aggressive’ our approach may need to be in order for the client to be happy with their results.
This week rather than give you guys another Grappling & Ground Fight or Exercise video I decided to address one of the performance related frequently asked questions I get from people when talking training and how to plan their workouts.
This weeks question is “How many exercises should I do in each workout?”
This is a great question and like many health and fitness related questions there isn’t a single black or white answer.
There are many things I take into account when designing my clients training programmes. Things such as:
- Their training experience
- Their nutritional status
- Their weaknesses and/ or imbalances
- Their goals
- Their likelihood of programme adherence
- etc, etc, etc…
As you can see, a lot of thought goes into programme design.
That doesn’t mean things have to get complicated though.
90% of the time my clients programmes will have between 4 and 8 exercises in each of their training programmes.
For instance, I may have an advanced client in the third or fourth phase of a Body Transformation programme and one of their programmes may be a heavy Lower Body workout that looks as follows:
As mentioned last week, I get many of the same questions from each of my different clients.
This weeks frequently asked question is “Should I do my Weight Training or my Cardio Training first during my workout?”.
Now to be honest, it’s a debate that could go on for hours and depending on the perspective both parties would be right in their arguments.
However, for me personally there are 3 main reasons why I recommend one over the other.
It has nothing to do with me preferring this style of training, it just simply makes the most logical sense based on my studies and how I get results with my clients.
Check out the video now to find out whether you should be training your Cardio or your Resistance Training first.