My first experience counting calories was in 2013 when I had burnt off what muscle I had, and lost almost all the fat from my body. I stood just under … Continue Reading Is Calorie Counting Worth ANYTHING In 2021?
It’s funny how a word can have different associations over the years. Between the ages of say 8-20 ‘recovery’ for me meant recovering a car as I was living and … Continue Reading The 5 Most Important Recovery Markers For 2021! (Make More Gains)
It was Januray 2019 when I achieved an 80 kg weighted dip courtesy of 4 kettlebells. What was most funny about that was I only tried my max for ‘shits … Continue Reading How I Got A +90kg Dip & A +60kg Pull Up (Review of Micha Schulz’s ‘KOW’ Strength Program)
I remember reading Paul Carter’s blog, LiftRunBang, many years ago where he coined the line: ‘80% of your workouts will be forgettable and run of the mill. 10% of your … Continue Reading Sh*tty Training Days: Go Lighter Or Abandon Altogether?
The age old MYTH of calisthenics exercises being inferior to weight lifting for muscle building has virtually died a well deserved death, with so many great transformation stories floating around … Continue Reading How To Switch To Calisthenics & Keep Building Muscle!
YouTube fitness is absolutely massive. As I type, ‘Six Pack Shortcuts’ has 3.9 million subscribers at present. They are by far the biggest fitness YouTube channel around. Although they’ve actually lost a … Continue Reading Must see fitness YouTube channels
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Give a man a pre-workout supplement … Continue Reading I’m nothing without my ‘pre-workout’?!
Whether you like calisthenics, whether you respect them, whether you rate them, whether you snub them, you cannot deny their significance in the fitness world. Many classic bodyweight movements are … Continue Reading Improving bodyweight movements in minimal time?
Strength comes in many aspects. There’s mental, physical, emotional and strength of will – to name but a few. The most over appreciated form is physical strength without a doubt. … Continue Reading Strength was, is, and always will be relative
Branched chain amino acids are supported by a wealth of research. Perhaps only inferior in terms of scientific support to creatine. Study after study backs creatine. BCAA’s are backed by … Continue Reading Performance enhancing supplements – a primer on BCAA’s (with experience)
I step under the bar, I have a 5/6 rep max loaded up. I’m doing 5×5 on high bar squats. The setup is tight and correct as always. Unrack the … Continue Reading Handling bad workouts and sub-par performances
Few people know the standing overhead press was actually included in Olympic lifting right up until as recently as 1972! It’s as primal and basic as it gets, pick a … Continue Reading Overlooked movements: Standing overhead press
It’s a fact that many weight trainee’s have never actually performed a ‘true’ one repetition maximum lift. Maybe they just don’t see the value? Or have been mis-informed that there … Continue Reading Testing your 1RM’s (One rep maxes) safely and accurately!
We all have goals in life, these goals can often be divided into categories: Financial, educational, spiritual and more often than not; physical Physical themed goals stem from the principle of improved health. … Continue Reading The most paramount factor to achieving your goals!
Lets set the scene, we join up for a training session. It’s the very first session working together and I ask you to perform a front squat……….with only the … Continue Reading The MAGIC of the front squat