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

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

Should you train in a plastic bag?

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50 Ways to lose more fat without starving or doing more workouts

CONFUSING ISN’T IT…?
All the different diets, supplements, workout systems and fit-pros all telling you the best method to burn fat and get into shape.
But did you know there’s a super simple method of burning loads of body fat without having to do more and more workouts or constantly reducing calories so you feel starving hungry, miserable and restricted?
Non exercise thermogenesis (N.E.A.T) is probably one of the most misunderstood and forgotten ways to melt body fat off your body and as you can see from the diagram here it will burn more calories day to day than your workouts ever will.
TOTAL … Read more

Why you fall forward when you squat

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How often should you weigh yourself?

FRUSTRATION!
So you’re doing everything you can to change your weight..
Eating clean, training hard, avoiding the peer pressure nights out and bingey weekends and weighing in 1, 2, or even 5 times per week and….
Frustration: the little needle goes up, down or stays still every time!
Its enough to make anyone either run to the fridge, throw in the towel and eat everything in sight or drastically crash diet to get things moving more quickly.
BUT before you do anything drastic, let me tell you a few things..
Weight fluctuations
Daily and even hourly weight fluctuations are common and completely normal because your weight is … Read more

How to warm up properly

Going straight into your first set immediately from the changing room without warming up properly is not only a sure way to get you injured it’s also the best way to make your workout harder.
A proper warmup prepares your muscles for an intense workout by firing up your central nervous system (CNS) which means your muscles will contract quicker, making you stronger and prepared when the real work begins.
A general warm-up is an individual choice. Jogging or cycling is typical but not ideal if you’re warming up to lift weights. It’s very popular to do a few sets of 15-20 … Read more

Get rid of man boobs

Lots of men complain about stubborn fat around their nipple area, which won’t go away! Obviously this can affect the way your body looks and how confident you feel in your clothes because your pecs can lack shape, appear soft and it can be a very frustrating and embarrassing thing to deal with.
The reality is that different people will hold fat in different places, that’s part of who you are and the genetics which make you, (I used to suffer with this problem). The places in which you hold your body fat are very good indicators of what’s going on … Read more

15 Benefits of training with a buddy.

Do you wish you had more motivation, accountability, support & comradery?
There’s likely a reason why you don’t push yourself in the gym, at least not to your maximum & that you struggle to stay consistent or accountable.
Could you be enjoying exercise & getting better results than you currently are?
Stop going it alone!
In this day and age unless you know specifically what you’re doing in the gym and with your diet, have a detailed plan coupled with unfaltering self-motivation and are 100% dedicated to working out 100% of the time I would recommend everyone trains with someone.
Whether it be a trainer, … Read more