Blog - Dean MC Menamin

Transforming Your Health, Get Fit & Strong, Being a Better Dad – With James Blackshaw

In this interview, I sit down with a former client and a very good friend of mine, James Blackshaw from Paisley, Scotland. He transformed his health, lost 30lbs, got fit and strong whilst juggling kids, work, travel and everything else life throws at you. James a really cool, down-to-earth guy and I think you’ll really […]

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My Personal Struggles With Mental Health

I struggle with mental health. I’ve spoke about it before but haven’t shared much about my progress. To be fair I don’t talk much about it, I like to keep myself moving forward, but to do so it’s important to reflect on where we’ve come from, extract the lessons and measure progress. I’m in a […]

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Men: What’s The Fastest Way To Get Rid of Belly Fat?

“Is there anything extra I can do to get rid of belly fat?”  “What’s the best exercises?”  “Can I speed things up?”  These are some questions I get a lot from clients and people who follow my stuff. So I’m going to give you some answers in this article to help you understand: What it […]

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38 Rules For Life

We saw the new ‘Zombie Land: Double Tap’ movie at the cinema on Saturday night.  Maybe the best movie we saw this year.  Mostly because it made me laugh so much (I won’t drop any spoilers). It’s about 4 people who’ve survived a Zombie Apocalypse together.   One reason they survive (and thrive) in a land dominated by […]

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9 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat

If you’re frustrated with hard workout efforts but not seeing the changes you want… At least one of these are holding you back. Maybe all 9 of them. Grab a pen, take notes and take action: 1) You’re Eating Too Much ‘Health Foods’ There’s ‘eating healthy’ then there’s eating for your goals.  If there’s 1 […]

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James Blackshaw’s Story

I couldn’t be happier for James. I still remember our first video-call, where he told me his main goal was simply to ‘feel fitter’ as he was tired and struggling to keep up with his 2 young boys after a long weeks work. He also told me how he’d followed the ‘Insanity’ program, which helped […]

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How To Build An Awesome Gym-Free Body

  I recently got the question from one of my readers: “Am I at a disadvantage by not using a gym?”  Absolutely not… One client of mines, James Blackshaw, lost over 20lbs and built his strength up dramatically, training in hotel rooms. He works on trains around England and gets back home to his family […]

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5 Ways To Curb Cravings, Stop Eating Crap & Get In The Best Shape of Your Life

“I eat way too much crap” “my diet’s horrendous” “I have cravings all the time” If any of this sounds familiar? I know the feeling. I used to be the same way But cutting it all out isn’t really as simple as, well, cutting it all out… Because more often than not, there’s good reasons we […]

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How To Win At Life

It’s all good setting goals and New Year resolutions but it’s hard to win at life when you’re not keeping score it’s too easy to focus on everything you don’t have, haven’t done or seen and that’s a mindset that’ll keep you from ever being truly happy so, before you go setting some new goals […]

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Overcoming The ‘Fuck It’ Mentality

I fell off the wagon today  Big time Slept in by 2 hours this morning, lost half the day and didn’t get to the gym. I only did a quick bodyweight workout done at home. But that’s not where I really screwed up… Whilst planning my week in D’nisis cafe over a coffee, I crumbled […]

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