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Should we all train like athletes?

Athletes are often the pinnacle of physique and performance. When you want to get really good at something, people will tell you to “look at what the best people at that are doing”. More often than not, people who have achieved success tend to do a lot of things right. So, in context of the post, athletes tend to be the people who we look at for our physical goals. Want to be leaner? Faster? Stronger? Surely this is a good starting point: do what they do? You’d be right, and also very wrong, all at once. For me as a strength and...

How to improve your 5km run- whatever level you’re at!

Here’s some key points to improve your 5km run time! These points are just as important for you looking to make it round in a sub 20 time as they are for those of you looking manage your very first 5km run! The difference is how, and when, to use the tools. So, lace up those running shoes, because you have some new PB’s just around the corner! Lockdown 2020 has been tough, but here’s one small positive- lots of people have spent more time on their health! I don’t mean the usual go “all out” in the gym: I know all...

Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers, PART 2

Good Nutrition is about MORE THAN FUEL As discussed in part one, looking at "good nutrition" only  from a perspective of fuel, calories and macros has its limitations. Food 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 fully considered nutrition plan should cover the following: Controls energy balance to meet our goals Aids healthy digestion Has adequate protein and essential fats as a baseline Have...

Pain in the Gym? Here’s 3 things you should know

Is pain holding you back in the gym? Maybe you have a shoulder flare up every time you bench press. Perhaps you have knee issues when you squat. Or back problems when you deadlift. Or maybe your pain has progressed to the stage where it is beginning to negatively affect daily activities that are meaningful to you, such as the competitive sport you play, or things like holding your grandchildren, doing housework or maybe even walking to the shops. Pain, especially when chronic in nature, can be an extreme physical and emotional burden on ones life, and if not addressed properly can...

The Christmas Diet? Using “diet breaks” and “refeeds” over the festive period

Christmas is great, but the idea of a "Christmas Diet" doesn't really spring to mind. It’s a time to catch up with families and friends, relax, reboot, and reflect on the year. But, the January resolution is an issue. It’s the year-long equivalent of “I’ll start Monday”. It gives you an excuse to hold off on your diet, and by the time November comes around, most people are already thinking of waiting until the New Year. Why? It’s obvious- the idea of a diet over the Christmas period is dreadful. It almost feels like you’re missing out on Christmas, and for those...

The BIG PROBLEM with most gym memberships!

This article isn’t a shock to you. We know that our current “gym memberships” are failing miserably to help people to get healthy. Here’s why, but more importantly, here's your solution.  (Note: If you're just looking for a reason to start your journey with us, and want to take that first step, click here) Before I dive into the things you can do today to make your gym membership useful, let me take you back to the days when I used to work out in local gyms. These are the days before I’d spent over a decade studying how to really make progress....

Why poor exercise execution is destroying your results- AND how to FIX IT!

Exercise execution is under valued by most people looking to make changes to their body. We put all of the emphasis on the training programme itself- the exercises- order- sets- reps……. All crucial components, but without good exercise execution, probably over emphasised. Great exercise execution with a solid programme can lead to truly remarkable results. But, an equally good programme with poor exercise execution can lead to minimal results, and a world of other problems. So, if you want to make progress, let’s dive in….   Interested in building a great physique? Get our FREE 6 essentials to physique eBook here! hit the link...

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 finite...

Why the Perfect Diet OR Awesome Training Programme doesn’t work

How to get in shape… 80% diet, 20% training…… Follow this nutrition plan to shred fat….. This training programme is perfect for fat loss…. All of these statements are fundamentally flawed, as fat loss CAN ONLY HAPPEN when both energy intake and energy output are accounted for. Let me talk you through how fat loss works, and explain that when it comes to fat loss, energy in should always be considered alongside energy out- not just from the training session, but over the entire day, repeated consistently the majority of the time for sustainable results. “Wait a minute… I lost...

How to diet on a body transformation!

Let me draw your attention to the title of this blog, “how to diet on a body transformation”. Not just the macro’s, calories and science of the body transformation- check out the following blogs to help you with this…. Fat loss for busy people!  Simple rules of fat loss!  but this one focuses on three awesome strategies that  make your diet possible, meaning you succeed on your fitness journey. Now, before I begin, let me start with the housekeeping. This WILL ONLY work fully if you have the following in place. You are tracking your nutrition, every day, for the duration of the plan....

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