What is Muscle Confusion?

Sometimes I think to myself people will believe anything In passing at the gym I will always say hello and ask people how their training is going. This is not an empty question. From their response, I can surmise a lot How competent their training programming is, their understanding of exercise physiology, and a heapContinue reading “What is Muscle Confusion?”

How to Eat to Maximise Muscle Growth

So you are excited that you have your holiday booked, an assumption I know, but I’m probably right. Although the thought has dawned on you that you will be spending a significant amount of time in minimal clothing. You have your training program and you have your calorie deficit in place. You’re looking forward to feelingContinue reading “How to Eat to Maximise Muscle Growth”

How much protein do I need?

Ever thought to yourself ‘how much protein do I need? And the answer is… …it depends Let’s go through it The first thing we need to find out is how much lean mass we have; muscle, ligaments, organs, bones, etc We need only to take into account lean mass as these are the structures thatContinue reading “How much protein do I need?”

The Genesis of my Fitness

For me fitness has always been about being a good example to others. Helping others become fitter and healthier stemmed from when I witnessed my father go through his heart surgery as a result of his poor health. A negative lifestyle [stress from work, booze, poor diet, lack of exercise] led to his heart diseaseContinue reading “The Genesis of my Fitness”

High reps or low reps

Have you recently recently joined the gym, or have you heard all the hype about the benefits of weight training and you’ve decided to try it out. You’re probably asking yourself ‘should I do high reps with light weights or low reps with heavy weights?!’ Bear in mind that not all reps are created equal!Continue reading “High reps or low reps”

Best of both worlds

Have you thought to yourself I’ll lose weight first then ill start at the gym and exercise?! This is a very typical approach people have to their fitness journey. Maybe the thought process is that it’s simply too much to concentrate on, doing both exercise and diet together. Know that doing both together will makeContinue reading “Best of both worlds”

Getting stronger

Have you ever asked yourself how do I get stronger? Well in order to do that you are going to have to achieve something called progressive overload. Now this may sound complicated but it’s really not. All it means is that you have to lift more/increase volume over time. So if you usually use 5kgContinue reading “Getting stronger”

I just can’t put on weight!

If you’re struggling to put on weight and thought ‘it must be my fast metabolism’. It’s not! This is like blaming your heavy shoes 👞 for you speeding in your car! Listen up, you are not consuming enough calories for weight gain to occur. You are probably very active through the course of the day, or your appetite is small so you are not eatingContinue reading “I just can’t put on weight!”

Concurrent training

We are going to talk about concurrent training. Concurrent training is what so many people do when they visit the gym. You might be one of these people?! When you go on the treadmill, sweat it out and then finish off with a few weight exercises. Or  the other way round. The reason it’s notContinue reading “Concurrent training”

Weight loss and weights

Today we are going to go through why you should be doing weight training when you are losing weight. So your plan is to lose weight first then after you’ve done that you’re going to start weight training to build muscle. People usually do this due to a preconceived notion that you have to do cardio toContinue reading “Weight loss and weights”

How hormones help and hinder

Men, you have got it easy compared to women when it comes to exercise. As men it’s pretty simple with regards to your training, your gym program can be pretty similar and you can yield good results from it, as men’s hormones are pretty steady. Women on the other hand, your training schedule will have toContinue reading “How hormones help and hinder”