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.

Continue reading 10 KNOWLEDGE BOMBS THAT’LL HELP YOU CRUSH IT IN BED – HELP YOU SLEEP THAT IS!

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

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