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3 Essential tips to build more muscle without spending an extra minute in the GYM!

Building Muscle is awesome. More food, great workouts, and usually a lot of sessions where you feel like a beast! But unfortunately, most muscle building programmes are a complete failure. Now, we’re told that we need to eat enough, and follow a progressive programme (If you’re not even doing this, then what are you expecting?), but this is only a part of the equation. People get into the finer details of some aspects, and forget the bigger picture- reps vs sets, this exercise is better than that exercise, and people who have the programmes and nutrition plans broken down to...

Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers, PART 2

Again, food is MORE THAN FUEL As discussed in part one, looking at food as only fuel has its limitations- it is a recovery tool, a key component to health, a signal for your body to adapt, and much more. A good nutrition plan isn’t just about controlling energy balance, or about getting enough of any one vitamin, mineral or macronutrient- it’s about all of it. A truly considered nutrition plan should cover the following: Controls energy balance to meet our goals Has adequate protein and essential fats as a baseline Have a wide variety of nutrient dense foods included Focuses...

FX OPEN DAY! Saturday 9th June 2018.

On Saturday 9th June 2018, we will officially open the new facility at FX Fitness Experience Personal Training and Performance Centre. We've been in the facility now Since April 2018, and have already achieved some awesome results in every department. We used the first few months to get used to the new facility, and launch some of our new services, including group fitness, team strength and conditioning, genetic testing, physiotherapy and more, in addition to the great work within the facility done by Your Yoga Experience. And what better way to introduce our new services to not only current members, but everyone...

The Importance of Sleep

The easiest way for an individual to get results without changing their calories or training is to simply have them sleep more. I can guarantee if you sleep more you will lose fat, build lean muscle tissue, have more energy and have a better sex drive. Ideal sleep is between 7-9 hours, especially if your seeking a change in body composition. So what happens when we sleep 5 hours or less?? 1. leptin levels drop, meaning we decrease our key fat burning hormone. 2. Ghrelin levels go up, which is our hunger hormone. So if you want to be starving all day, do this!  3....

Hitting those Macro Nutrient targets! 

What are Macro Nutrients? These are your proteins, fats & carbs. Proteins help build, repair muscle tissue and aid in good liver function. These can be found in meat, fish & dairy. Fats can come in good and bad forms and the good fats are essential in everyone's diet in my opinion. The best forms come from salmon, mackerel , tuna and sardines. Good fats also enable our bodies to burn fat more efficiently and reduce Inflammation through omega 3 fish oils. Finally carbohydrates can aid in muscle growth, energy production and helping with dropping body fat depending on individual goals...

Jamie Kennedy Gives Pre Season Training Advice for BBC Sport

So when BBC Sport need a Personal Trainer who works with Sports Professionals to comment and give advice on getting fit for the football season - who do they call? Our very own Jamie Kennedy - Owner /Manager of Fitness Experience Personal Training Centre in Burnley.  Jamie is an expert in his field and has been Personal Trainer to local football players for the last 3 years from the likes of  Tottenham's Kieran Trippier, Liverpool's Danny Ings, Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Southampton's Jay Rodriguez. So it's no wonder he was asked to comment and advise on this BBC Sport Feature giving tips...

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