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Stuck in the same routine? Time to change

Over the years I have spoken to many people about their gym routines and it really isn’t a surprise to hear them say they have done the same workout for months, even years! This is a common problem which needs addressing! When you begin a workout, at first it may appear challenging, however after 5-6 weeks of the same routine, your body becomes a lot more efficient, meaning the amount…

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Do you eat porridge for breakfast? Don’t do it! Check your packaging.

Porridge is a great breakfast to have as it can make you feel pretty full and nutritionally is pretty good (DEPENDING ON WHICH ONE YOU BUY). I had a look on the back of some branded packaging and actually was surprised myself compared to the supermarkets own brand. Why? The reason is because of the sugar content. You will be surprised how much can be in them.For example, one branded…

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Trade Machine Exercises for Free Weights

Machines are built with a specific path, one that wasn’t designed for you. If you’re too tall, too short or your arms or legs aren’t the same length, that fixed path won’t match your physiology which is potentially going to increase the risk of injury. As a Personal Trainer, free weight training is what I integrate into every program as it is massively effective for all different types of goal…

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Low Carbs diet to lose weight, Do it, or not?

Dieting is a massive factor with losing weight. Cutting out carbohydrates works to begin with, but why does it work?To keep it sweet and simple, Carbohydrates is a macronutrient (like protein and fat) which means we need large amounts of it on a day to day basis for our body to function properly. Cutting this out will mean you will lose weight which is great, right??? No, it’s really not!…

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Work Behind a Desk? What do I need to do?

Are you working behind a desk most days? Many years ago we never used to sit down and were a lot more active then we are today. What does this mean? Sitting places our hip flexors in a shortened, tightened, active position. Shortened muscles that stay shortened for hours at a time get stiff and overactive. Ever feel that pain in the crease between your hip and your inner thighs…

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Use Multiple Joints With Every Move

Single-joint exercises like biceps curls and triceps extensions is not the ideal way to lose weight. Trade these inefficient moves for exercises that work multiple muscles and joints: Squats will build your legs and back, a bent-over row will build your biceps and your back, and a narrow-grip bench press will train your triceps while it sculpts your chest. This is going to increase your heart rate and calories expenditure…

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Lift Heavier Weights

Packing more weight on the bar won’t make you bulky. It will make you stronger and protect you from osteoporosis by increasing bone density. To get the greatest benefits, lift at least 60 to 70 percent of your one-rep maximum for each exercise. Instead of going for complicated calculations, choose a weight with which you can perform 8 to 12 reps, with the last rep being a struggle but no…

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Time to Master the Hip Hinge

As Squats & Dead lifts are so amazing to do why not try this technique if you struggle.When performing a squat or dead lift, you may read instructions or hear someone tell you to “push your hips back” to lower your body. To do this right, imagine that you need to open a door with your Glutes (butt). This is going to help activate the muscles with rounding your back!

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