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FAT LOSS

Is fat loss your goal?

Fat loss always seems to be associated with traditional cardio, hours of monotonous running or cycling in the hope of a better body. But why? Past generations have promoted the use of running and cycling to lose fat for a few reasons. 1- They didn't know any different. 2- It was easy to do. 3- It was accessible. Cardio is an outdated method for fat loss these days. 1- It takes time. 2- It's boring. 3- It doesn't provide optimal results. So what other way is there to optimally lose fat?   Strength training Strength training will help you build and maintain muscle mass while increasing strength and bone density. Increasing muscle mass through...

Wasting time in the gym?

Are you wasting time in the gym? Do you have a training plan ready before you enter the gym? Do you have a trainer that has a progressive plan worked out for you (not just a random session with no aim)? Do you execute your plan to the fullest making the most of every second in the gym? OR Do you get distracted and end up chatting? While talking to other gym members is definitely a huge benefit of training as it creates relationships and helps keep your training positive it can be counter productive. Wasting time in the gym chatting or scrolling through facebook is burning...

Why you should consider cutting dairy

There are many reasons why you should consider cutting dairy from your diet. Whether it's due to a recently diagnosed intolerance or just an overall lifestyle change there are multiple reasons you could benefit from cutting dairy from your diet. Dropping some weight Dairy is high in fats which is the most calorie dense macronutrient holding a whopping 9 calories per gram in comparison to carbs and protein which only contain 4 calories per gram. This isn't to say that fats are bad (let's not go down that rabbit hole in this blog) They are just calorie dense and therefore should be controlled. No more...

Being tricked by fad diets?

Being tricked by fad diets? How would you know if you were? and here's what to do instead! Bottom line, all diets have the same objective, to force you into a caloric deficit. Without this you would not lose weight at all. The difference with fad diets is that they do it while promoting a particular product or service designed to rinse you of your hard earned cash (and lets face it, with everything going on right now we stand need wasting money!). these are often accompanied by an unrealistic and unhealthy weight loss goal. "lose 1 stone in 2 weeks with our...

Post Covid-19 training plan

  With gyms potentially re-opening soon (fingers crossed🤞🏼) I think it's important to get a little message across about your training plan. Do NOT try to start from where you left off before lockdown. Although it may seem obvious, there are many people that will walk back into the gym and not only compare themselves to what they were 3 months back but actually hold it against themselves and feel like they have failed just because they can't jump back straight to that heavy deadlift. Comparing your self to something that you are unlikely to achieve for obvious reasons will just demotivate you...