Failure is your friend!

Is that last half rep more valuable than the rest? …but I was told to do 10 reps?? When writing a programme I usually find it best to specify the number of reps to aim for or a range of reps. This in most cases refers to your “rep max”. If you have been given […]

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The definitive guide to making progress in the gym

Find out how to stop plateauing and start progressing! Do you feel that your results don’t match your efforts? Two major mistakes I see in the gym are repeated workouts and people just winging it. It might do something for you at the start, but it wont be long before you get frustrated at your […]

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Should I hurt like this after training?

What does it mean when you feel pain after a workout and how do you know when it’s a problem? Is pain after your workout a good thing or a bad thing? Often when people talk about post workout pain they are referring to DOMS (Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness). This is commonly seen as […]

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No results in the gym?.. You may have hit a plateau!

What is a plateau? How to fix a plateau and how to avoid them in the future. What exactly is a plateau? What is a training plateau? A training plateau is simply when your exercise methods become ineffective. You seem to be working just as hard as before, maybe even harder, but you feel like you […]

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Muscular development – Am I over-training?

If you want to build muscle how do you know if you are doing too little or if you are over-training? It can be tricky to know what is right and wrong when it comes to exercise as what works for one may give different results for different people. How do you know if you […]

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Never Count Calories Again!

Why calorie counting can stunt your weight loss… Why do people count calories? As the food industry has changed, so has our perception of food and nutrition. What we consider to be food would not have been considered edible by generations before us. The foods seen today as health foods would mostly have been dismissed […]

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Dumbbells vs Bodyweight

What is the overall best method of training? Dumbbells definitely have their uses, but for my own training I choose body-weight every time. So why do more people seem to focus on free weights? Well to be fair, for most people they are the best option at least at first. No matter what your ability […]

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Top 10 Tips For Getting a Toned Physique

The Sculpt & Shape “Firm up checklist”… 1. Forget what you have been told There are so many myths out there. You really shouldn’t believe what you have heard. I hate to break it to you, but “toning” doesn’t exist. There is no method of training that “tones” your muscles. Muscles are not soft… Fat is! If you want […]

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Train Less – Achieve More!

Long workouts just don’t cut it! The Problem I can’t count how many times I have been told “I train so much, but I never seem to get a result!”. If you are struggling to get what you want from your training maybe you are spreading yourself too thin. Big long workouts may cause good […]

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