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Why Long, Slow Cardio Is Not The Best Way To Lose Body Fat

There is an extremely widespread misconception that the best way to burn fat is to perform long bouts of slow, tedious aerobic exercise.  Go into any gym and you will find countless overweight individuals plodding away on the cardio machines (treadmills, cross trainers, stationary bikes etc.).  If you return several months later, you will find […]

Breakfast for optimal body composition

Toby has been training with us for six weeks and has achieved some impressive results so far.  The first alteration we made to his nutrition in order to achieve these dramatic improvements in his body composition was to completely change what he was eating for breakfast.   Unfortunately, the most common breakfast options in this […]

Four Simple and Effective Fat Loss Tricks

Several weeks ago I made a few deliberate alterations to my daily routine in an effort to reduce my body fat percentage while still eating for muscle gains. The body is an extremely complex thing. There are many more factors at play than just calories in and calories out when it comes to fat loss. We also store fat in response to chronic stress, hormone imbalances, exposure to environmental toxins and anything else that contributes to systemic inflammation…

The Ultimate Muscle Building Training Programme

Muscle building is an extremely difficult thing to achieve for most of us, especially after the first six months or so of weight training. There is a huge variety of training programmes designed to stimulate muscle growth. What works best is obviously different for each individual: the volume and intensity required for optimal results is strongly influenced by muscle fibre type, body type, training history, metabolic rate etc. Despite this, it is safe to say that effective hypertrophy…

Top 4 Common Mistakes Made When Losing Body Fat

Despite aerobic training being one of the most popular types of training (i.e. marathon running, jogging, cycling etc.), research has proven countless times that aerobic training is an inferior way of losing body fat when compared to high intensity interval training or resistance training. Countless…

Changing The Fitness Industry

Our first proper blog post is a bit of a rant about the personal training industry. It is not meant to offend any of the “fitness professionals” out there; its purpose is to educate fitness enthusiasts and gym users.

The fitness industry has a very bad name. Personal training/fitness instruction is not…