As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1
Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutritional value and health benefits. Getting these into your diet over the Christmas period will be an easy way to help yourself and the health conscious family members stay on track without worry. Close enough to 100 studies have been published regarding Brussels sprouts and nearly half of them are studies on health benefits. … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables
Having tried many supplements over the years thinking this is the answer to all my fitness goals, I have dwindled my list down to just a few that I have found which actually work for me and I firmly believe that the list below will help any serious gym user reach there target that little bit quicker. Whey Protein Over the last 10-15 years nutritional … Continue reading The only supplement guide you will ever need
We’ve all heard the quotes. “You can’t out train a bad diet”, “abs are built in the kitchen”, “you are what you eat”. It’s all true, you can train as hard as you want in the gym but if you do not have a solid nutrition plan to go along with all the hard work you can say goodbye to achieving your fitness goals. … Continue reading Macronutrients – What are they?
If your goal is to gain muscle and keep it on, you’ve got to work out hard and eat the foods that aid recovery. We recommend the following basic compound programme to be completed 3 times weekly, sets and reps change for each daily workout, follow A for Day 1, B for Day 2 and C for Day 3. Keep a day in between each … Continue reading Bulking for Beginners
Those who are trying to shed weight and achieve a leaner physique—a.k.a. “cutters”—have it harder. But you don’t have to compromise getting lean or staying that way to have a good time. The day after a cheat day will be a great opportunity to take advantage of the caloric overload. You’ll be prepared for some high-intensity training. Combining H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) instead of … Continue reading Intro to Cutting