Personal trainer weight loss articles

3 Workouts to get that V-shape

If masculinity had a ‘look,’ the classic V-shape would be ‘it.’
Broad shoulders, narrow waist and flaring lats all can make a male physique look heroic and that might be something you’re trying to attain yourself.
 
So here are three workouts to help you achieve that V-shape.
 
Getting broader shoulders
You getting broader shoulders will be somewhat limited by the length of your clavicle (collar bone). But this doesn’t mean your muscle gains are limited.
The muscles you want to target for getting broader shoulders are the medial (middle) heads of your deltoid muscles.
Your deltoids sit at the top of your arms and the medial … Read more

Sick of the same old? 5 reasons a coach should be your next step

In the journey toward personal growth, building a physique you’re proud of, reclaiming your energy and productivity and sifting through the sea of nutritional misinformation available to us, there often comes a point where your progress stalls or becomes frustratingly slow.
It’s during these times that seeking the guidance of a coach can be a game-changer. Coaches bring expertise, accountability, and a fresh perspective to help you overcome obstacles and break through plateaus.
If you’re not seeing the results you desire, here are five compelling reasons why enlisting a coach might be the missing piece to your puzzle.
1. Expertise and Knowledge
Coaches are … Read more

Sunny Success: Strategies for Staying Lean Amidst Summer Temptations

As the temperature rises and the sun graces us with its presence, summer offers a perfect opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle and unveil the lean physique we’ve been working on.
However, with BBQs, holidays, and social events, it’s easy to fall off track. So  here are a few actionable tips to help you stay lean and healthy during the summer months.
Opt for Lean Protein:
Protein is your first ally in staying lean. Sources like grilled chicken, fish, turkey, lean beef and tofu will help preserve your muscle mass and metabolism if you’re taking a break from the gym. Protein also keeps … Read more

Frustrated? Stop doing these to burn more fat

Are you struggling to make progress with your fat loss goals and don’t know what to do to get you moving in the right direction again?
Your results will ultimately depend on many factors but here are 4 things you should avoid if you aren’t getting the results you want.
Trust me, getting the body you always wanted is definitely possible if you keep a few principles in mind. So if you’re tired with your lack of results here’s 4 to stop right now.
Eating Too Much Junk
You may not think you eat much junk, but keep a food diary for a week … Read more

I can’t feel my chest when training – do this

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
“When I train my chest, I always feel it more in my shoulders than my pecs.”
“No matter what I do I can’t make my chest sore… or even feel it!”
Guys, most of us love training our chest. But its a real kick in the proverbial balls when we put all that effort in and feel nothing for it.
Of the hundreds of guys I’ve coached over the years there is always a common thread for anyone who can’t feel their chest when training, or stimulate growth from it…
MUSCLE ENGAGEMENT
If you can’t engage, contract and feel a muscle squeezing … Read more

How to win at dieting and still have a social life

WE ALL LOVE GOOD FOOD WITH GOOD FRIENDS
That meal out, that trip to the cinema, the glass or two of wine after work at the end of the week. The latte and breakfast meet up with a family member or partner on the weekend.
But can you do all this and still be successful with your physique goals?
YES, BUT…IT DEPENDS
Like most things in health, fitness and nutrition, ‘it depends.’
How often you increase your calories, go off plan with food choices and skip the meals you should be eating for ones you know aren’t exactly a good fit for your goals depend … Read more

How to get rid of muscle soreness

You may love it. You may hate it.
Muscle soreness is one of those things that can leave you feeling like you want to spend the day in a wheelchair or sadistically satisfied…
Either way, everyone wants to know what can you do to bounce back as fast as possible from post workout muscle soreness.
Here are the most effective methods to speed up your recovery between sessions and get rid of ‘delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
HOT / COLD CONTRAST SHOWERS
Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 1 minute cold and 30 seconds hot, showering the water onto the muscle you … Read more

The real reason you have no energy

Trust me
Being knackered all day every day isn’t something you have to accept or live with.
I’ve worked with 100’s of people who all complain of having low energy before they started being coached by me and now have bags of energy they can channel into their careers, families and relationships.
So if you always…

Feel tired
Can’t focus or concentrate at work
Suffer from mood swings
Are too knackered to workout
Struggle to get out of bed
Regularly fall asleep on the sofa
Feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you seem to have…

You can get your youthful energy back and feel great again
Here are a few reasons … Read more

5 ways to flavour your coffee without adding sugar or milk

Do you love a cup of coffee but don’t want the sugar or dairy?
Some of us use coffee as a powerful pre workout, some of us use it as a pick me up on the way to work, some of us use it to get switched on mentally and some of us just love it!
I could write about the pros and cons of coffee spanning a few articles but this is simply for those that fancy a cup without the added sugar or milk and are looking for a way to spice up the flavour.
Coffee with cinnamon
Simply stirring in half … Read more

Should you train in a plastic bag?

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