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What is Creatine Monohydrate?

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Every so often you get curious to what supplements someone you know is using. Creatine Monohydrate will definitely pop up 90% of the time. But what is this substance and what does it do?

It is known as a sports ergogenic for both physiological and nutritional. It is produced in the liver and kidneys from amino […]

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An introduction to Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)

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What are BCAA’s?
BCAA’s make up 35% of your muscle mass and in order for your muscles to grow and develop BCAA’s must be present. BCAAs are made up of Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine. Proteins are made up of amino acids and are a simple form of protein which is easy for the body to break […]

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Benefits of Whey Protein

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Whey Protein powder is often associated with body building, this is due to protein is the biggest requirement for your body to generate more muscle mass. Other benefits of whey protein powder is somewhat overlooked, here is what a lot of people do not know.

There are a variety of types of whey including whey protein […]

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What is Re-Feeding?

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In our bodies we possess a hormone called leptin, which is a huge fat burning hormone. On most if not all diets, leptin levels drop as the body attempts to spare body fat. Re-Feeding can raise leptin levels and help you to continue to burn fat much more efficiently and effectively.

The importance of Leptin –

Leptin’s […]

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Leg day

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Give this leg session a go! (1 minute rest between everything)

How hard do you push yourself when you train??

As you can see, I was half dead during my leg session today! (thanks for the stalking Nick!)

Most personal trainers will agree with me, that if you cannot put in the work yourself then what right do […]

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Carbs in the evening

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For years now fitness and health “experts” and all those carb based foods/drinks you see on TV programmes try to drill it into your head that eating carbs as part of a “balanced” breakfast keeps you going throughout the day and is a healthy option for breakfast.

My clients will tell you themselves this is not […]

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The negative effects of Soy

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Soy is often used by fitness enthusiasts all over the world and is seen as a “healthy” alternative to a number of food products due to it being high in protein and low in calories.

I am here to tell you completely the opposite! There are a number of reasons Soy can be VERY detrimental to […]

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Is Fat Really Bad?

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For decades now the media, government and other individuals with a basic knowledge and understanding of fat have supported the idea that having a Low-Fat diet is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving body composition.

Fat is not our enemy when it comes to getting ready for the summer, a wedding, social events etc. […]

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The most important meal of the day!

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Breakfast is widely regarded as the “most important meal of the day” and I have to agree with this completely! Any time a client asks me what should I eat for breakfast, you can guarantee that I say the same thing to everyone regardless of what their goal is.

This is “AVOID CARBS!”

There is substantial research […]

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Cardio Vs Weights?

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I get asked plenty of times by family, friends and clients.. “Is cardio better before or after lifting weights”

Where there is arguments for both methods, it all comes down to your goals. The majority of the population have a similar goal which is to drop body fat. Therefore I always suggest to do cardio after […]

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