So you want to lose some belly fat and gain some rock-hard muscle? Want to improve your athletic performance or just look and feel like an athlete? If so, you came to the right place. A few weeks back I posted My Top 20 Female Body Transformation Tips. Well, it is time we look at what the male body needs to look, feel and perform at its best. Guys, here are my top 20 body transformation tips for you.
Monday, 3 March 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
Effective training can be summed up with 3 simple steps: 1) pick a goal, 2) find the best exercises to get you to your goal and 3) get better at these exercises. While this seems simple enough, many people struggle with part 3. You can use the best exercises in the world, but if you do not get better at them (i.e. increase the weight you use for them), then you will not reach your goal. The problem is that most people either stay with the same weight all the time (and then complain about not getting results) or try to increase the weight too quickly and as a result get injured, make false gains or hit a dreaded plateau as the body can not adapt fast enough to keep up with the rapid weight increases. The secret to success it to patiently and as Stuart McRobert would say, steadily coax the weight up. Follow this simple strategy and you will be on the path to hitting your training goals!
Monday, 17 February 2014
"How many days a week do you workout?" I'm always tempted to answer that question with, "None, I've never worked out a day in my life - but I train 4 days a week." Now, of course the terms "training" and "working out" can be used interchangeably, but they are two very distinct forms of exercise that I like to refer to as "training and "working out". You of course are free to call them whatever you want, but if you are serious about getting great results, you better exercise in a manner that I affectionately call training.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
As a trainer and strength coach, I have had the privilege of working with countless female clients, athletes and students. I have always enjoyed working with you ladies because you are so teach-able and coach-able. I also enjoy the opportunity to give ladies the truth about how to get them to their training goals. It breaks my heart to see so many women trying so hard to reach their goals, but going about it in all the wrong ways. You already know you need to watch what you eat and train hard. Here are the 20 tips you need to know so you can go about reaching your goals and transforming your body in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Monday, 27 January 2014
When it comes to blog posts, a topic like deadlift technique may seem rather bland. However, when it comes to your training - you have to make a decision - do you want results or fitness entertainment? If you want results, you need to follow this simple formula: 1) select a specific goal, 2) find the best exercises to get you to that goal, 3) learn to do those exercises in the safest and most effective way possible and 4) get better at those exercises. In addition to the technique strategies I mentioned in Part 1 of this post, here are some additional strategies that will help you maximize the benefits of the deadlift while minimizing your risks.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Whether you are training to improve sport performance, daily life function, build lean muscle, melt off unwanted body fat, or be as time-efficient as possible, you would be hard-pressed to find a better exercise than the deadlift (yes, you could make a great cause for the squat here). In my previous post I sang the praises of the deadlift, but then concluded with a warming: deadlifts are hard work and if done wrong, they can wreck you. My personal relationship with the deadlift has not all been honeymoon blis. I have tweaked my back many times and spent more trips to my chiropractor than I would like to admit. However, my journey with the deadlift has taught me a lot about how to deadlift without wrecking your back. Now, you can learn the easy, free way.
Monday, 13 January 2014
While I hate hypothetical questions such as, "If you could only do one exercise, what would you choose?" I would have to answer this silly question with, "deadlift". For years now the deadlift has been a staple in my own program as well as in those of my clients and athletes. The deadlift is truly a big-bang-for-your-buck exercise that offers numerous benefits. If you are not deadlifting, here is what you are missing out on.