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Matt Richardson Personal Training > Articles by: Matt

Cardio. It’s become something of a boast for me that I never do cardio. I lost 22% body fat (from 28% to 6%) without ever running on a treadmill or doing any endurance cardio. At work I see people running for so long it makes me tired. I can sit through a 7 hour tattoo and […]

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So I made a program for a member the other day. I took her through it all but it was a 3-day split and she was worried she wouldn’t remember it all. Which is a fair point, it’s difficult to learn a load of different movements in one go. That’s probably why so many people […]

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So maybe its too late for New Years resolution. Maybe life has ground you down already and you’re thinking, ‘what’s the point?’ or ‘nothing ever changes’. Well, sometimes it does. The only person who can make a difference in your life is you. Working in a gym I see a lot of people who are […]

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What makes a workout plan good? Since working in the fitness industry I’ve considered the importance of having a structured workout plan. I often see people come into the gym, go on the cross-trainer, treadmill or bike for an hour. Or, just work their way through the resistance machines.  That’s great, don’t get me wrong. It’s […]

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Let me begin with this simple fact: I am scared of heights. I can be impulsive and overconfident and sometimes people have misinterpreted this as being ‘fearless’. I’m not fearless. I like to think that most of my fears are rational and that I don’t usually let fear get in the way. ‘Fearless’ as a […]

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 I had to wait for the video to be released for this as I remember about 10 seconds of the fight. I remember certain things but in no particular order. Stepping in a ring always requires a great deal of cardio. Luckily this time I did enough training and my weight cut went well and […]

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