Earlier this week I got to hit an epic lower body workout. Now for some people this doesn’t sound like much to shout about, but for me this was a huge milestone.
I’ve NEVER in my entire life suffered from an injury. I played Rugby to a very high standard for years and never even then had any issues. I might have fractured the odd finger or toe that I never really noticed at the time, but in general I was both very lucky, and I kept myself in good shape and understood the importance of injury prevention exercise from a young age.
By the age of 18 and sitting at around a lean 82kg I was able to deadlift 220kg and parallel squat 180kg for reps. Although these numbers increased as I got older, now at the ripe old age of 29 and a lean 94kg I haven’t squatted or deadlifted anywhere near what I did when I was 18 in at least the last couple of years! 18 year old me would whoop 29 year old me butt in a deadlifting or squatting competition. Continue reading Injury lessons For Lifters | Don’t Make These Mistakes!
10 KNOWLEDGE BOMBS THAT’LL HELP YOU CRUSH IT IN BED – HELP YOU SLEEP THAT IS!
Finally, fitness folks are catching on to how important recovery and sleep are; and it’s about time! Sleep in particular is often something we often don’t talk about, yet something we ALL do every day.
A few years back it was almost ‘fashionable’ to be able to tell someone that you only needed a few hours of sleep each night, and that in particular success in life and in business was because a person only functioned on a few hours of sleep each night. “I’ll sleep when I die” was often misquoted quite a bit. However, besides the few genetic freaks whose body can actually recover and regenerate on just a few hours of sleep per night, the majority of us need to ensure we get the best quality nights’ sleep we can, at least 6-hour’s worth.
ABSOLUTE PROTEIN | BCAA’S THE NEW SUPERSTAR SUPPLEMENT!
It used to be all about post-workout, it was then about pre-workout, and now it’s all about during or intra- workout nutrition and supplementation.
Each individual area or workout supplementation has its own guidelines about what’s most effective, research proven and suggested timings to take supplements, but of these intra-workout nutrition seems to be the most recent trend, and therefore very little research and guidance is out there on why you should do it – and what’s best for you to take during this key time of the day.
If you’re not considering your intra-workout nutrition when trying to build lean muscle mass the Continue reading MYPROTEIN | MAXIMISE YOUR GAINZZZ WITH INTRA-WORKOUT NUTRITION
Have you ever looked around whilst working out, sweat dripping off you, looked over at someone else not putting in half the amount as you are in to their workouts, and thought to yourself “why are they in better shape than me”?
Find out what WHY and what you’ve been missing on, in my recent article written for u Continue reading ABSOLUTE PROTEIN | BCAA’S THE NEW SUPERSTAR SUPPLEMENT!
5 QUICK FIRE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NIGHTS SLEEP
Your sleeping patterns could be slowing down your health and fitness goals! Many of us have heard the “8 hour rule” which deals with sleep quantity; but what about sleep quality?
The truth is when it comes to the 8-hour ‘rule’ it’s not true for everyone. It’s what you could consider to be the average, as how much sleep you actually need to successfully function on is a bit of a black and white area. There’s a small number of people that can function properly, and even thrive on just a few hours of sleep per night. Famously ex British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher both functioned on just a few hours of sleep per night, most nights. And th Continue reading 5 QUICK FIRE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NIGHTS SLEEP