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
I have never heard of any woman getting bigger muscles accidentally. Have you?
As a personal trainer I often hear two things from female clients; ‘this won’t give me big muscles will it!?’ And ‘I bulk really easily!’
There is a general misconception amongst female trainees that if they start lifting weights that they will turn into He-man. Women do not ‘bulk’ from weight training; they simply do not have the hormonal production to elicit noticeable gains in muscle mass in a short period of time. Females tend to produce 15-20 times less of the male sex hormone testosterone than healthy men … Read more
From conducting thousands of consultations for a massive range of clientele over the years there is one statement that I hear time and time again:
‘I want to tone up.’
If I had a pound for every time I heard ‘I want to tone up’ I would be a richer man. Another phrase I hear is ‘I want to tone up but I don’t want to lose weight.’
If you understand how to get toned then you will know that this phrase is actually doent make complete sense.
Let me explain
A muscle fibre is made up of two main parts;
Sarcoplasm – The fluid inside … Read more
Crunches, sit-ups, Swiss ball, ab bench, roman chair, ab roller, hanging leg raises…. The list of abdominal exercises is endless but which exercises are best?
Did you know a bad abdominal programme can ruin your physique?
Sorry to say it but this very short article is actually just a personal rant but before you accuse me of being negative and skipping past this let me explain…
THIS DRIVES ME MAD – Have you ever seen this…?
One of my personal pet peeves is watching a personal trainer (or two training partners) getting their client to do crunches or sit-ups whilst they hold or stand … Read more
Did you know that your body is supposed to be aligned in one straight line? Yes you should have a shallow curve in your lower back but when looking at someone from the side you should be able to draw a straight line through their ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. If you can’t, if your head sits forward from the rest of your body or your shoulders are rounded from sitting at a desk too much or focusing on your chest more than your back when training then you are more prone to injury, lower back & joint pain … Read more
There are thousands of training methods at the moment that all claim to be the best way (& better than the rest) at shedding fat , getting you toned & looking like a Hollywood superstar! HIIT, Met-con, Insanity, are just to name a few fantastic systems that will get you great results. However there is one thing that really annoys me, trainers & coaches that make up their own movements or coach movements with no knowledge of biomechanics. The movement that I see a lot of is the ‘power squat’
1st of all I’m not sure where the name ‘power squat’ … Read more