Blog - Dean MC Menamin

Age 43, 2 Kids, Stressful Job & A Pandemic: He Got In The Best Shape of His Life

Nick was living a lie. He loves the outdoors. He loves mountain-biking with his friends. He wants an active life with his 2 kids. But he realised his values weren’t matching his reality. He was slowly gaining more fat around the middle. He was struggling to keep up with the lads on their bike-days. In […]

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#1 Exercise You Can Do At Home To Build Your Upper Body (Before The Kids Even Get Out of Bed)

Getting in shape is not easy. Especially if you’re a dad, who’s low on energy and time. Lot’s of guys come to me because they want to lose the dad-belly, and get more definition about their body. I’ve noticed a common worry amongst men in their 30s, 40s, and beyond. They worry it’s getting too […]

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12 Reasons You’re Tired & Lethargic

This is a big read.  But if you’re a man who feels tired and lethargic a lot, if you’re gubbed at the end of the week, or struggle to keep up with the kids, if you’ve looked in the mirror recently and thought “shit, wtf’s happened to me?”, or wonder how long you can keep on […]

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I’ve Experienced The Overweight World & I Don’t Like It

“I’m reaching an age where I see a fork in the road. I want to choose the correct one and see my kids grow old. I’m also starting to feel it when snowboarding. I’ve experienced the overweight world now and I don’t like it! I was never overweight growing up or in my twenties but […]

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How To Reduce Hunger When Losing Fat

Most guys never lose fat and keep it off. It’s easy to slip back to old ways when you fail to nourish your body or change routines. During last weeks live training with the men I coach, one of the lads asked me:   “What’s best to eat later at night? I’m always hungry and […]

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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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