Gareth

Gareth Sapstead (MSc CSCS) is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, sports performance and conditioning coach sports performance and conditioning coach and one of the UK’s leading Personal trainers.

IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR TRAINING! The Fitness Maverick

IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR TRAINING!

We all have the same 168 hours in each week. So why is it that only a small number of us achieve what we set out to at the beginning of every new quest for that ideal fit body? When it comes down to achieving any goal, most successful people go through the same thought process; whether they realise it or not:Read More »IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR TRAINING!

5 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL CHEST EXERCISES YOU HAVEN’T TRIED The Fitness Maverick

5 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL CHEST EXERCISES YOU HAVEN’T TRIED

HERE’S a link to the latest fitness article published on MyProtein.com. If you’re looking to inject a bit of life in to your chest training programme then you need to check out this article. Some great ideas and some innovative exercises await!.

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QUICK 4 SECOND TRICK FOR BICEP GROWTH! The Fitness Maverick

QUICK 4 SECOND TRICK FOR BICEP GROWTH!

Okay, I think we all know that no body part can grow bigger in 4 seconds (Apart from maybe a certain male organ, if you’re lucky!). Sexual innuendo aside, this exercise will help you to grow larger biceps using a technique known as ‘Accentuated Eccentrics’. In short, you are going to pick a weight that is roughly 20% greater than what you would normally be able to do a strict bicep curl with, ‘cheat’ the weight up, and then perform a controlled 4-second eccentric on the way down.

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ADD AN INCH TO YOUR ARMS IN 4-WEEKS! The Fitness Maverick

ADD AN INCH TO YOUR ARMS IN 4-WEEKS!

ADD AN INCH TO YOUR ARMS IN 4-WEEKS!

Most guys in particular wouldn’t mind adding a bit of meat on to their arms; and this routine will do just that. Now I always think that it’s better to under promise and over deliver on results, rather than the opposite. So although I’m saying this routine can add 1-inch to your arms, those thRead More »ADD AN INCH TO YOUR ARMS IN 4-WEEKS!

SHOULD I DRINK A SHAKE BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT? The Fitness Maverick

SHOULD I DRINK A SHAKE BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT?

Most of us probably consume some type of protein-based drink after our training sessions, but why? And could having that same protein drink pre-workout versus post-workout be a more effective strategy for promoting recovery and increasing lean muscle, size and strength?Read More »SHOULD I DRINK A SHAKE BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT?