Why You’ll Probably Never Have the Physique of Wolverine or Wonder Woman

I’ve been waiting for quite a while to write this one! Today, we’re getting real when it comes to Hollywood “bods” and how they’re really acquired. It’s time for some myth-busting, “secret”-revealing, truth-spilling insights into the latest obsession that has the silver screen portraying physiques that most of us will simply never achieve. This is a provocative look behind the veil, so prepare to be challenged… Read on more…

Training While Travelling: Keeping Fit On My Honeymoon

Over the Christmas period I was fortunate enough to spend a week unwinding in the Caribbean on my Honeymoon; my family has roots in this part of the world (Cuba and Jamaica in particular), but I got to relax in the lush and beautiful paradise of the Dominican Republic. This year has been insane what… Continue reading Training While Travelling: Keeping Fit On My Honeymoon

Do You Have the Power? Stepping Up to Athlete Status

Power! Some might say it’s only attainable if you class as “elite”. Fact is, there’s no reason you can’t perform like the elite. There are levels to progress through before you can attain such a high level of performance, but if you’re up to the challenge, then step up and reach beyond what you think is possible. Let’s take a look at what you have to do to start implementing power into your routine…

The Misconception of Calories

Today touches upon the taboo of calories! The food industry masks them with “zeros”, and the vast majority of us are so über-concerned about them that restricting them becomes an obsession… Well, I’m here to clear up some of the confusion. In the Sales Industry they have a thing called “KYE” (‘Know Your Enemy’); as the age old adage goes – ‘Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer’. If calories are the enemy, then let’s get to know them inside and out, then that way we might be able to use them to our advantage! But seriously – war-strategy-puns aside – I want to help you better understand calories in a way that we start to appreciate them rather than fear them. Read on for more…

How Many Sets and Reps? Understanding the Effects of Rep Range and Set Volume

We take a big dip into the lifting domains of “sets & reps” as we analyse the different ways that we can teach the muscle to adapt and grow, and evaluate the benefits of each. This post is especially helpful if you’ve just started incorporating weights into your fitness routine, and/or if you’ve had a program whipped up by a Personal Trainer and want to better understand his/her recommendations (if they haven’t already explained them to you). But even if you are a more experience lifter, this may still help to open your mind to changing up how you train, and reap the benefits of having muscles that not only look good or perform longer or simply lift a ton, but kick a$$ at all three!

HIIT Cardio – Top Three Types and How To Implement Them

This post will go over three types of HIIT Cardio that – in my opinion – are the best you can try. If you’re interested in learning more about High Intensity Interval Training (beyond the basic stuff you’ll find being spoon-fed left, right and centre at gyms as well as online), then this is well worth the read. In a way, you could look at these three methods as being something akin to a “Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced” guide, but no matter what your experience is (either as a trainer or general lover of fitness), you’ll still benefit from mixing things up and trying out something new. Don’t expect an in-depth analysis of each – I’ll do individual posts on them another time and evaluate them further; but in this article, I just want to open your eyes to different “styles” of HIIT Cardio, and give you some novel ideas as to how to use them in your next workout.