ARTICLES

Burning Calories!

In most homes they have the one item that burns more calories than any other! Your Stairs! Stair walking or running is by far the most beneficial when it comes to burning calories. If you don’t have stairs at home and you are heading back to the office a few times a week then walk up 3-4 flights of stairs...

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Build Muscle Burn Fat!

You don’t need to do some crazy CrossFit workout to produce crazy fat loss results. You don’t need to do some crazy diet for short term results but then pile all the weight back on as soon as you eat a normal diet. The Method Build muscle and burn fat with this simple bodybuilding method. The method we are going...

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Train Like a Strongman/Strongwoman

We all have seen it at Christmas time the world’s strongest men battling it out for the title of the world’s strongest man. As we watch we tell ourselves I’d like to give that a go and trust me it’s a lot of fun flipping a massive tractor tyre or lifting an atlas stone. Well let me tell you using...

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Blood shunting!

Oh Ben what is that I hear you saying. Basically blood shunting is doing a leg exercise and then an upper body exercise straight after. By doing this it forces the heart to work harder by transferring the blood flow from the legs to the arms and vice versa. Burn More Calories This is a great way to burn more...

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Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food?

In my time as a coach/personal trainer I have come across a lot of people who have an unhealthy relationship with food. The most common ones I have encountered is "eating more food will make me fat" and "if it tastes nice it must be bad for me" This is absolute twaddle. Most people I meet don't eat too much...

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My favourite Hypertrophy method

There are many ways to build muscle, most people know the traditional 3x10 system and I guarantee any of you reading this have tried it. It's great for a beginner with little gym experience but the days of 3x10 are dead if you want to build some serious muscle. Heavy to Light method Heavy to light methods are amazing for...

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Physical and mental benefits from strength training in over 50’s

Strength training in older age has so many physical and mental benefits.  We will cover simple strength exercises but also the daily activities you can do to keep your body and mind in good condition.  On Saturday 19th September The Times had an article called Midlife muscle: the secret to a good brain (and body) after 50. The article went...

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What we can learn from the Italians when it comes to health!

Italy has the lowest obesity percentage in Europe, Why? Well in this article I am going to go through what they eat, drink and their lifestyle to help you be healthy, look and feel amazing. I don't know about you but I love Italian food. We all know they love their pasta and pizza but you hardly see a fat...

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Sprinting vs Jogging

Sprinting or Jogging which one is for you? Both have their benefits to your cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance/power and weight loss (calorie burning) but depending on your goal which one benefits you more? Now this only popped into my head because of my plans with my own training and seeing the amount of people running more due to the situation...

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To achieve weight loss, muscle mass or strength it only takes 3 simple steps.

We are a generation that likes to over complicate the processes of daily life, not just our weight loss goals. I love to read about strongmen/bodybuilders from the late 1800's and early 1900's, how did they achieve such feats of strength and have muscular physiques that would rival today’s lifters. The answer is they kept it simple and we can...

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