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”

The Health Impacts Of Becoming Physically Fit

The fitness industry is growing quickly and rapidly as more and more people seek ways to become physically fit and healthy. For many who are ready to start their journey towards becoming physically fit, diving into regular exercise can seem quite daunting. Mustering up the will to attend a class or go to the gymContinue reading “The Health Impacts Of Becoming Physically Fit”

Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing

Should you keep the body guessing to see better results?  Mix it up  Chop and change Keep it guessing?  It’s something you often hear and see in people new to training. Boredom, a lack of progress and bad advice has them wanted to change their workout monthly, weekly or even daily to “shock the body”Continue reading “Keep the body guessing – or keep it progressing”

How to build muscle from home

I’m speaking with a lot of stressed out people right now I don’t think people realised how important their exercise was for their mindset, not just the physical progress. As a personal trainer my job has always been to motivate, educate and ensure I get the best possible results with people. But a big partContinue reading “How to build muscle from home”

Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?

The ideal rep range for muscle growth is 8-12 reps.You might have heard mechanical tension, muscle damage, and metabolic stress are the three mechanisms for muscle growth. However, without mechanical tension – tension exerted on the muscles from movement and external loads to reduce, produce, or control force – you don’t create muscle damage orContinue reading “Is there any specific rep range for muscle hypertrophy?”