Category: nutrition

Cushions & jumpers… an analogy to female bulking

Lifting weights leads to huge biceps, traps and quadzillas. It creates an uncanny resemblance to the incredible hulk and develops the ability to tear clothes at the slightest squeeze of a muscle Anyone can easily add 10, 20 or 30lbs of muscle in a few measly months by simply eating more protein and lifting a […]

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3 hacks for a more productive day

Make your bed before you leave the bedroom: Let me ask you, how does it make you feel when you oversleep and start rushing around to get out on a morning? It makes you feel flustered and underprepared, right? And this feeling generally stays with you for most of the day. Now imagine flipping this […]

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The ONE secret for successful fat loss

This article is for anyone that is serious about fat loss. If your sole concern is weight loss and what the number on the scales states every weigh-in day then this probably isn’t your bag. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of training and nutrition programs, diets, exercises regimes etc., and it can be very […]

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Weight loss Vs. Fat loss

Whether you require weight loss or fat loss is entirely your call. But before you make the decision be clear on what both are and the results it will achieve: Weight loss: Loss of muscle, stored energy, water and a small % of fat Very little improvement of physique (essentially a smaller version of the […]

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A beginner’s guide to fuel for the GNR

Another year is nearly upon us and many of you warriors will be taking the stand on Sunday to take part in the annual Great North Run (GNR)… First off, well done for taking part… I wish you the very best of luck! Secondly, have you got your nutrition right? Have you done your research […]

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How to lose belly fat

Do you find yourself crossing your arms over your stomach when you sit down, sucking in when company is present or wearing baggier tops than normal, so it doesn’t “cling” to your belly? I bet you have also tried every diet going, every food that “eliminates” belly fat and yet still you’re frustrated. Look, we […]

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One reason you are not seeing results

When was the last time you noted actual progress. Progress that you could say with 100% certainty confirms what you are doing inside of the gym and outside of the gym is actually working? Do you how how it feels to be reassured that what you are doing is taking you one step closer to […]

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When to eat for fat loss…

Spiking insulin in the morning will prevent you from burning body fat When you fast, your body utilises fat for energy therefore you burn more fat If you eat too late at night, it will sit on your stomach and turn to fat   I am going to assume you have probably heard these, and […]

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What is Personal Training?

Sorry, I could resist the opportunity to use a buff guy in cheesy short, shorts… But in reality, this is many peoples perception of Personal Trainers …but what is Personal Training (PT)? Many perceive PT’s to be glorified rep counters or people that are going to get you out of bed at 6am and make […]

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How to create a calorie deficit without tracking calories

On chatting with one of our LIFT members yesterday, he asked how to create a calorie deficit without the need to actually track calories… My response was that it is very specific to each individual, which is why we work with individuals on their specific requirements, and you would need to look at your specific […]

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