Health and fitness apps are becoming ever more popular, and with that comes a very competitive market. Luckily for us, this means a whole lot of incredible apps for us to choose from and these apps just keep getting better and better.
Today, I formulate my opinions based on the scientific evidence that presents itself, as well as what I’ve anecdotally observed by working with many clients over the years.
To that end, when working with clients, I ensure before anything else, that they are nailing the basics. Once the basics are set, all the other sexy stuff can be added when/if needed.
So without further ado, here’s my 6 evidenced based muscle building pillars of success:
Motivation is a difficult skill to master, often we find ourselves incredibly motivated and flying through life at full steam, other times just getting out of bed can seem like a monumental task! In this article, I’ll teach you how to harness motivation in order to reach your true potential.
Most people I work with and most people who take an interest in my articles wish to reduce their body fat and there’s a certain amount of empowerment that comes from knowing you’re doing everything right as well as knowing when you’re doing things wrong. So let’s jump into it... the 10 reasons you’re not losing fat.
Can you reduce calories by so much your body goes into “starvation mode” and stops losing fat?
Easter weekend is over and we’ve all eaten an excessive amount of chocolate. With the sun being out, you might have also eaten your fair share of ice cream.
Creatine is possibly the most researched supplement on the planet and is one of the very few supplements I recommend to clients. However, as it’s a supplement the general public are largely unfamiliar with, I often get asked “Is Creatine safe?”.
Fitness, health, nutrition and performance can be a confusing topic of discussion, but you can often read or hear something that just really rings true, massively simplifies things and staples itself at the forefront of your mind.
The short answer in my humble opinion is “Yes!”
The main reasons are:
1- Preventing hunger when in a calorie deficit
2- Optimising protein synthesis ….
They’re not accurate, they don’t take into consideration weight increase from gaining muscle, water retention and most importantly they don’t measure sexy.
All this considered, I still personally think that the scales are one of the most accurate ways of assessing fat loss.
Research has found that high intensity interval training could actually be more effective in terms of weight loss than less intense sessions.
HA recent report has indicated that trying to cram in a weeks worth of exercise into the weekend may actually be counterproductive.
Researchers have been comparing how a low-impact aerobic working with strength training stacks up against a high-impact aerobics workout.
A recent report has found that an increasing number of Brits are becoming worried about the state of their health due to AI devices. Find out more here.
A few years ago, I got invited to a very big prestigious event filled with very important people within the fitness industry….
Many health and fitness experts now believe that the key to improving overall health is to focus on muscle mass.
Once women are over the initial shock/excitement of becoming pregnant and have come to the realisation that they’ll not have a comfortable/full night sleep for the next 2 years and 9 months, they then often start looking at how they can get through pregnancy in the best, healthiest and safest possible way.
A recent poll found that nearly 400 of the 1,102 people questioned would be setting resolutions related to exercise. But how do you stick with it? Find out here.
100’s of recipes now available…..
I’ve been working on this for the past 6 months, it’s still a work in progress, but I think it’s currently looking class!
When it comes to exercise, you need to think carefully about what you’re doing and how it will benefit you. Here's some details about HIIT workouts...
We've found some recent research involving helpful tips about how you can stay in shape over Christmas, without missing out on the fun.
For those of you who don’t know, last week was my last week of doing in person/face to face personal training. I’ve been training people 1-1 along with coaching online for many years and have done over 4000 one to one personal training sessions! I loved it, I really did!
My intention was always to go fully online, but it didn’t make the process any less emotional as I’ve been coaching some of my clients for well over 4 years and consider them great friends.
So, why Online Personal Training?
When I first presented myself into the civilian fitness world, fresh faced out of the military, I fell into a dietary strategy cult known as paleo dieting, so if you would have asked me what I recommend for breakfast, I would have said a nice fat calorific steak! Myself, as well as a lot of people within the industry are young and therefore quite easily influenced (generally speaking), especially if a dietary strategy is appealing to you, and because I love steak as well as consuming a diet powerful enough to help me fight off a sabre-tooth tiger, armed with nothing but a blunt stone and primarily fuelled on ketones, you can see how that diet was appalling to me.
Researchers conducted a study looking at 400,000 people of varying fitness levels using using fitness watches over two years. Read on to find out more.
if you're planning to prioritise your health and fitness in 2019, here are a few New Year’s Resolutions that you might find of interest.
Whichever way you want to look at it...lack of motivation, depleted willpower, loss of drive or lack of self discipline, this is the one thing that stops us in our tracks.
According to Australian running coach Rick Mirabella you can improve your running technique & reduce injuries by running quietly.
You can see from this nifty picture that a lot of people are essentially ‘victims of their environment’, there are a host of reasons why us in the UK along with the USA and Mexico are some the fattest in the world….