Dean McMenamin, Author at Dean McMenamin

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Why I Quit CrossFit.

If you’re one my readers who’ve been here for years, you’ll know I was into CrossFit some time ago. And I get clients and followers who either: 1 – have tried it before themselves. 2 – are curious whether it’s right for them. So I’m gonna share my experience and why I eventually left. First, […]

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The Problem With The Keto Diet & Fat Loss

Recently I was talking with a new client who’s been struggling with his weight. He’s a fit lad though. In the gym at least 3 times per week, gets 10,000 steps every day, and does a bit of cardio, too. He even does fasting and follows a keto type diet (most of the time). So […]

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Do This When You Lose Motivation

A lot of guys struggle with motivation on their fitness journey. Getting started is easy, it’s keeping going that’s the problem. So they’re always in a cycle of starting and stopping. Whether with just training or eating, or both. Maybe you know the feeling? If so, today we’re gonna get to the bottom of this. […]

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5 Lessons From 1.5 Years Fat Loss & Muscle Gain Progress

When someone comments on how well you’re looking or notices changes in your physique, it’s hard to beat that feeling. You’ve been putting in the hard yards and finally, you have that confirmation it’s all paying off, because people are noticing the change. It takes a while into the process, but when the comments start […]

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9 Reasons You Can’t Stay Motivated To Get In Shape

Struggle with motivation? Good at getting started with fitness and eating better, but always fall back to old ways? Wish you could just stay motivated for long enough to see the body you want in the mirror? After a decade of coaching hundreds of men to better bodies, and formerly training Infantry soldiers to high […]

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The Best Workouts For Busy Men Over 35 (It’s NOT HIIT)

One of the biggest mistakes I see guys making when trying to lose belly fat, is doing too much cardio or HIIT. In fact, the single biggest mistake you can make, is exercise being the main focus of your quest to burn away unwanted body fat and get lean. It’s largely going to come down […]

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Age 43, A New Found Energy For Life & A Physical Transformation – How Simon Got In Shape…

Ever look in the mirror and wonder ‘how the f*ck’ did this happen? That’s often something a lot of the men who come to work with me experience. All too often guys who were fit, did lots of sports or active stuff when younger get less active after settling down and starting a family. Nothing […]

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The Time Effective Workout Plan For Busy Dads

If you want to not only lose the dad bod, but also be physically strong, and look as good as you feel, but just don’t have hours every day for fitness, here’s a simple (and brutally effective) training program for you. You can put this to work at home or in a gym. So you’ll […]

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42 Ways To Be Fitter, Stronger, Healthier Than Everyone Else

Over 60% of men in the UK and Ireland are obese or overweight. It’s normal to have high blood pressure and pre-diabetic. Auto-immune conditions are becoming normal. The number of fat kids are rising too – when I was in school in the nineties and early 2000’s, there was like, three. They need more healthier […]

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Age 42, A Physical Transformation To Emergency Surgery, To Cycling The Alps – David’s Story

Imagine getting in the shape of your life and then suddenly, you’re struck down with pain and find yourself under the knife in the operation theatre… 5 weeks before a once in a lifetime cycle trip through the Alps with your mates. That’s what happened to David Hills, one of our clients and Inner Circle […]

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