motivating personal trainer articles

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

How to win at dieting and still have a social life

We all love a night out with friends. That trip to the cinema, the glass of wine after work at the end of the week. The latte and breakfast meet up with a family member or partner on the weekend but are you “allowed?”
Of course you are.
That’s what you want to hear right? YES you can enjoy your social life and still get fantastic results from your exercise and the rest of your eating habits.
First things first
Like most things in health, fitness and nutrition, ‘it depends.’
You have to seriously ask yourself, what do I want and what condition am I … Read more

How often should you weigh yourself

So you’re doing everything you can to lose weight. You’re eating clean, training hard and avoiding the peer pressure nights out and take aways. You’ve had a good week and jump on the scales…….
You haven’t lost any weight.
The disappointment and frustration you feel for a few hours after this will likely make you contemplate throwing in the towel and eating your body weight in pizza and chocolate or it might make you drastically restrict your calories in an effort to force weight loss to occur.
These are all completely normal feelings but before you ‘hit the hut’ have a think about … Read more

The best and worst types of motivation

Read more

Perfect Preacher Curls

Read more

Intelligent back building

Read more

Frustrated? Stop doing these to burn more fat

Are you struggling to make progress and don’t know what to do to get you moving in the right direction again. Your results will ultimately depend on many factors but here are 4 things you should avoid if you aren’t getting the results you want. Sometimes it takes somebody from the outside to highlight these points to you before you see for yourself these are actually the real issues preventing your progress.
Trust me getting the body you always wanted is definitely possible if you keep a few principles in mind…
Eating Too Much Junk
You may not think you eat much junk, but … Read more

How to warm up properly

Going straight into your first set immediately from the changing room without warming up properly is not only a sure way to get you injured it’s also the best way to make your workout harder.
A proper warmup prepares your muscles for an intense workout by firing up your central nervous system (CNS) which means your muscles will contract quicker, making you stronger and prepared when the real work begins.
A general warm-up is an individual choice. Jogging or cycling is typical but not ideal if you’re warming up to lift weights. It’s very popular to do a few sets of 15-20 … Read more

Motivation is BS 3. What’s your why?

Be brave enough to write down every goal you have, no matter how weird or outrageous other people may find them, write them down and look at them frequently. This in itself is a powerful tool to keep you on the right track. But is it powerful enough? Will these goals simply become a list on a scrap of paper under some other pieces of paper on a desk or in a drawer somewhere? Why keep looking at them at all? How important are they to you?
What is your ‘why?’
If I asked you where the richest place on the planet … Read more

Motivation is BS 2. Who do you want to be?

External motivation is bu****it I’ve got the real secret to success with your physique. The secret to getting you into fantastic shape quickly, the secret to getting you results that people won’t believe, the secret why my clients consistently achieve better results than a lot of the other trainers in the industry.
THE SECRET IS….
There is no secret. Except perhaps one, the complete and absolute dedication and relentlessness to get a grip of your life, your training and eating habits and force your body to change. The one paramount key to getting a physique transformation or even dropping a few pounds … Read more