Monday, 30 November 2015

10 Ways to Make Your Workouts More "Fun"

I often approach clients and athletes with a slightly sinister smile and ask, “Can I show you how to make that more fun?” They soon realize that I have a different definition of the word “fun”. In fitness we often pursue the wrong fun. Fun is not silly exercise gimmicks or a new workout every time you train. Fun is getting great results and nothing in fitness is more un-fun than getting no results.

Building a great body starts with picking great exercises. However, success is not just about what you do, but how you do it. Here are 10 ways to make your exercises even more “fun” and effective.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Busy? Tired? Why You Need LESS Caffeine

 “Behind every successful person is a substantial amount of coffee.” You gotta love quotes like that. If you are like most people these days, you are busier than ever. As a result, you may turn to the most popular drug in the world – caffeine to get you through your busy days. However, if you are really busy, you want less – not more caffeine. Here’s why:

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Monday, 16 November 2015

The Best Way to Squat

“Squats are the king of all exercises!” Statements like flood the internet and have been written countless times in magazines since the dawn of the fitness industry. Success with any training goal starts with picking amazing exercises like squats. However, once you have picked a fantastic exercise, the next big question is, “what is the best way to do that exercise?” Even a great exercise like squats can fail to deliver the results you want if done wrong. So, what is the best way to squat? If you ask 10 different experts from a variety of backgrounds, you could get 10 difference answers. Well, it’s time to get bottom of this. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

7 More Ways to Make Getting Lean “Easier”

Getting lean is hard work, but not as hard as some people make it. Last time I wrote about 7 Simple Ways to Make Getting Lean Easier. Here are seven more ways to help make your road to leanness smoother and faster!

Monday, 2 November 2015

7 Simple Ways to Make Getting Lean “Easier”

Getting lean is really hard work and there are no magical shortcuts! However, if you are willing to embrace this fact and put in the work (see my previous post The Truth About Getting Lean for details), then I have good news for you. Many people make getting lean harder than it has to be. There are some simple things you can do to make getting leaner faster and more effective.

Monday, 26 October 2015

The Truth About Getting Lean

Do you really want to be lean? Are you sure? If asked, I bet most people would say, “Yes!” However some of those people might change their answer if they knew what it really took to get athletic lean. Even though I sell a book on fat loss, write about fat loss on this blog and work with clients and athletes who have fat loss goals, I don’t want to sugar coat this issue (bad pun I know). Too often the fitness and diet industry tells people what they want to hear instead what they need to hear. If you really want to get lean, its time you know the truth. 

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Best Core Exercise You Are Not Doing

Core training is overrated. On its own it won’t give you a six pack, it will do little to improve performance, it does not require its own training day and despite what some core enthusiasts would have you believe, it will not cure cancer. Also, if you are picking great movements, you are already getting a fair bit of core work. However, for best results a few good direct abdominal exercises can be a helpful addition to a solid training program – if you pick the right ones. The problem is that most “core” exercises are neither helpful or kind to your spine. Here is one of the best core exercises you are probably not doing.