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?”

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”

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”

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?”

HOW TO EAT OUT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT?

With the party season well on its way here are a few helpful hints to help you prepare for all the food and drink and celebrating heading your way. You really don’t have to overindulge. So have a read, follow the guidelines and know that you will be able to enjoy yourself without ruining allContinue reading “HOW TO EAT OUT AND STILL LOSE WEIGHT?”