How To Build Lean Muscle Mass

When fitness training first piqued my interest as a teenager, the conventional narrative was to spend half of your time ‘bulking’ and the other half ‘cutting’. We really didn’t pay too much mind to the quality of mass gain we were putting on, so long as we were getting bigger. We gave ourselves a licenceContinue reading “How To Build Lean Muscle Mass”

WHY DO THE SCALES FLUCTUATE?

WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT, FLUCTUATIONS ON THE SCALE CAN MAKE OR BREAK SOMEONE’S DAY, WEEK, AND EVEN THEIR DIET. Unfortunately, your scale weight can be a very misleading metric when measuring fat loss progress. There are a multitude of factors that can cause a plateau or changes anywhere from 2-10lbs within the space ofContinue reading “WHY DO THE SCALES FLUCTUATE?”

Exercise & Fitness

Exercising regularly, every day if possible, is the single most important thing you can do for your health. In the short term, exercise helps to control appetite, boost mood, and improve sleep. In the long term, it reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia, depression, and many cancers. The Centers for Disease ControlContinue reading “Exercise & Fitness”

WAYS TO EAT ON THE GO

Going on holiday? Running your children to and from their football match? Being away from home is one of the most common nutrition challenges I hear about. So here are some tips and tricks you can use to eat well on the go. Below, 20 ways to stick to your plan, no matter where lifeContinue reading “WAYS TO EAT ON THE GO”

4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods

​Think of last-minute demands at work meaning that you have to stay late, children becoming unwell and needing you at home unexpectedly, or the small matter of a worldwide pandemic and going into a lockdown that put a stamp on all areas of life in 2020. Being able to respond to these highly stressful periodsContinue reading “4 Tips to stay active during stressful periods”

You were born an intuitive eater!

Let me tell you a story… You were born to eat when you were hungry. And stop when you got full. You were born with the instinct to choose foods that satisfied you. You were born knowing how to take care of your body. And your body has a natural, instinctual way of healing itself.Continue reading “You were born an intuitive eater!”

3 WAYS TO NOTICE A FITNESS IDIOT MIGHT BE GIVING BAD ADVICE

1 – Do they take steroids? Or at the very least look like they probably do based on their stats and pictures? Now this isn’t me suggesting that someone who has made that choice can’t give out good, sound advice to anyone. BUT, and its a big but, most individuals I have encountered who takeContinue reading “3 WAYS TO NOTICE A FITNESS IDIOT MIGHT BE GIVING BAD ADVICE”

weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners

With over 52.9 Million Americans working out in a health club, less than 13% work with a certified fitness professional and 44% who quit working out annually claim it is related to lack of results because they “don’t know what to do” or an injury they acquired while exercising (IHRSA, 2014). It was this statistic,Continue reading “weight training fundamentals – A Basic Guide for Beginners”

BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are essential amino acids (ones we need to get from our diet), and non-essential ones (ones our body can make on its own). Branch-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the most important amino acids in the muscle-building process. However, the other amino acids are still needed, so ifContinue reading “BCAA VS WHEY (OR EAAS) — WHICH BEST SUPPORTS MUSCLE GROWTH?”

SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION

Ok, to keep things straight this is inreference to immediate pre-workout nutrition. So this means less than an hour before you go to the gym. We want to ensure you train at your best, possibly include a simple protein source and maybe even add to your overall varied diet. There are some pre-workouts on the marketContinue reading “SERIOUS GUIDE TO YOUR PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION”