Setting goals and actually sticking to them

So here we are, over a week into the new years and the chances are your feeling more settled and getting back into that routine you had before, the feeling of guilt and bloating is wearing off and all the great ideas and goals you thought about in the previous year are beginning to dwindle down and fade from the memory.

Is this good enough though?  Don’t you really think you deserve better?

I know what you’re thinking though, “Not another New Year’s post with the same processed information”.  It’s not though, I promise, just bear with me here. (more…)

Stuck in a rut? 3 Tips to breaking that plateau

I was sat in my local Starbucks with my black coffee and study materials reading up on the human spine on a Thursday afternoon.  I was happy enough with my progress and enjoying what I was reading which is always a major plus, but then it happened.  I read a whole paragraph and realised that I had literally taken in nothing at all, then re-read it all again, nothing.  After a third and then fourth attempt I gave up, I was literally just seeing a ton of fancy words and my brain just stopped taking it in.

It had hit a plateau. (more…)

Accidental Metabolic Window Discovery

Earlier this year, I decided to play around with IF (intermittent fasting) for a couple of months on the run up to a holiday. There were a number of reasons I did this but it was mainly to learn about this method and to see if it actually worked, of course if it did then I’d have lost some body fat to run around topless on holiday, win!

The previous month I intentionally gained body fat to test out another theory so was keen to see how quickly I could lose it again. Now I’ll spare you the details of my thoughts on IF for another post, but in the time that I did it, I stumbled across a more important theory, a theory the internet warriors rage on about constantly and seem to have quite an obsession over. This is the post workout metabolic window.

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Supplements I Recommend

Due to a number of recently posts on Facebook regarding this subject I thought it would be best to compile them together as one post to make it easier.

Like pretty much anyone who has trained, I’ve tried my fair share of supplements in the belief that they’re going to improve performance, recovery and results and to get some of them muscle gains (No matter who you are, any guy wants muscles, right?).  And like most people, I’ve spent a hell of a lot of money of pursuing these goals and so I’ve compiled a list of supplements that I’ve found to actually be of some benefit to the cause.  Now remember, these are only what have worked for me, some people might say different or have more suggestions, if so, please drop a comment below or through Facebook & Twitter. (more…)

Weight Training For Runners

So you love running? Then start lifting weights, and here’s why!

Its the time of year when all the notifications are starting to appear for this summers running events whether it’s a 10k, marathon or a more mixed event such as Spartan Race or Tough Mudder.

I’ve had a number of people over the last number of months who run often and were curious as to how performing resistance training could help in their performance or even prevent injury. (more…)

What Are Essential Nutrients?

After speaking to a friend in the gym a couple of weeks ago he mentioned to me that he had seen a conversation online with myself and another guy regarding “Macro’s” and had said that although it seemed interesting, he had no clue what we were talking about so I thought I would go into this a little more.

Essential nutrients are nutrients that cannot be produced by the body but are required for the functioning of it so has to be added to it by form of your diet or supplement. (more…)

Progress Begins

Well I’ve finally got round to officially starting up this page and have many things I would like to write about and I will in time but I thought I would start with more recent events of my actual progress since I changed everything around and started a fresh in August.

I wont go into the in and outs of how things were before hand but I had certainly hit a plateau which happens to everyone from time to time, sometimes without even noticing it. I sat an thought over where I want to be and how I want to get there as what I was doing up until that point was only working around 40-50% for me because I was comfortable with it, training 4-5 times a week doing pyramid sets and only (more…)