By writing regular and relevant blog posts I hope to help you, the reader, get the results you’re looking for by taking control of your exercise and nutrition. Having been a long time reader of hundreds of health and fitness blogs I have built up a list of requirements for a good post;
- It’s unbiased and not trying to sell me anything! Pushing products leads to biased opinions, which most of the time are crap opinions.
- It’s fairly short. Blog posts can be really long and boring; I like my information obvious and easily accessible.
- It’s fact and evidence based. You’d be amazed at how many nutrition and strength ‘facts’ are actually fallacies spread like Chinese whispers. I want evidence!
- It’s easily understandable. It’s obvious when authors try too hard – there’s way too much science! I want my science distilled.
- It is applicable! This is probably the most important to me. If I spend time reading a blog post, I want to come away with something I can apply to my training and nutrition.
My blog will avoid all of the above ‘faux pas’! You can expect unbiased, bite sized blog posts which are evidence based and understandable, and most importantly applicable.
September 29, 2017

8 Fat Loss Myths

Having spent the whole of my adult life studying everything to do with health and fitness, I can spot a myth a mile off. Here are […]
September 22, 2017

Akrasia

I am an absolute sucker for TV series.  I love them. Sopranos, Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones…you name it I’m seen them. The most recent programme […]
March 14, 2017

FAQ – Is HIIT best for Fat Loss?

When trying to lose fat, it’s essential to burn off more calories than you consume. Interval training is an extremely effective way to do this.   […]
March 10, 2017

5 Golden Rules of Fat Loss Programming

These days there are literally thousands of trainers and programmes that want to help you lose weight. It’s easy to get confused as to whose method […]
March 9, 2017

Recipe – Muffins!

March 2, 2017

4 Exercises for a Big Squat

Good things come to those who squat. A heavy back squat takes a long time to develop. It’s a full body exercise which means you can’t […]
February 28, 2017

6 Common Workout Mistakes

If you think you’re ready to step up and write your own workouts you better have your information right! Having written tens of thousands of workouts […]
February 28, 2017

5 Quick & Easy Protein Lunches

  Eating on the run can be tricky. But getting a decent protein based meal which doesn’t require preparation or cooking IS possible. Hallelujah. Here are […]
February 21, 2017

5 reasons to do weights before cardio…

Should I do cardio before weights? You’re consistently putting in the hours at the gym but you’re not seeing the changes in your body. You’ve stopped losing […]
February 16, 2017

1 Key to Unlimited Motivation

  “Have you got any tips to stay motivated?!” It’s a common misconception that to achieve your goals you need to be constantly motivated, because after […]
February 16, 2017

7 Pillars of Fat Loss

Some of you will know I used to be pretty heavy. I was always a hefty young man but when I hit 20/21 I took things […]
February 7, 2017

5 Best Exercises to Build Your Deadlift

The deadlift – the daddy of all strength exercises. Just you vs. the bar. You either pick it up…or you don’t. The deadlift is a ‘full […]
November 4, 2016

Nachos!

Tasty Tuesday…Low(er) calorie kinda-nachos Try this lower calorie, higher protein version of cheesy nachos next time you’re craving your favourite Mexican snack. Serves 2 – 3 […]
November 4, 2016

To Juice or Blend?!

What’s better – juicing or blending?! If you didn’t already know, I currently reside in Sydney.  The city known for its bridge, opera house, coffee drinkers […]
November 1, 2016

Will lifting weights make me bulky?!

Will lifting weights make me bulky?! One for the ladies… Having spent many thousands of hours training female clients I can safely say I have answered […]
October 28, 2016

Lean Turkey Meatballs!

Lean Turkey meatballs Total calories (serves 2 or 3) – 510kcal Total protein – 80g Total carbs – 11g Total fat – 18g Ingredients: 400g extra […]
October 28, 2016

Understanding Resting Heart Rate

Be smart, understand your heart With the massive rise in popularity of wearable fitness trackers in recent years, step counts and resting heart rates have become […]
October 27, 2016

Improve your pull ups!

How can I improve my pull ups? If you’re not yet able to perform a strict pull up or chin up, give this a go. This […]
October 26, 2016

Why am I not losing weight?!

Why am I not losing weight?! Losing weight is tricky! There are dozens of things to think about and control…here are a few of the most […]
October 25, 2016

Which is healthier – butter or margarine?

Which is healthier – butter or margarine? I love butter. If it was sociably acceptable I’d happily sit and eat a tub of Lurpack ‘slightly salted’ […]
October 21, 2016

Two ingredient pancakes…

Just two ingredients for these simple and tasty banana pancakes. Total calories: 245kcal Carbs: 31g Fat: 9g Protein: 12g Directions: 1) mash up the banana until […]
October 21, 2016

Simple, no frills HIIT!

Here’s a simple, no frills HIIT workout you can do anywhere, no equipment required! 30 seconds rest in between each exercise: 30s x star jumps 30s […]
October 21, 2016

Is real food better than protein powder?

Is real food better than protein powder? If I had a penny for every time I’ve been asked that….I’d buy myself a tub of whey protein. But […]
October 19, 2016

Ab Circuit!

Here’s a simple and quick ab workout to try: 5 x stability ball pikes 20 second plank on the stability ball 8 x spread eagle sit ups […]
October 19, 2016

Should you be weighing yourself?

Should you be weighing yourself? What’s the best method? Or should you just be throwing the scales out of the bathroom window? What is your goal? […]
October 2, 2013

Feel Good Nutrition

Mental health and nutrition are rarely discussed in the same breath and the interactions between the two are often overlooked. Having been directly affected by mental […]
September 3, 2013

Intermittent Fasting – Part Two

Part one of this mini-series outlined the general theories and overall benefits behind intermittent fasting (IF), this second part will outline the differing methods to each […]
August 21, 2013

Intermittent Fasting

Intro Diets come in and out of fashion quicker than hipster trends.  The cabbage soup diet, the master cleansing diet, grapefruit diet…people will try the most […]
August 14, 2013
He has experience playing inside and outside linebacker. You’ve seen and felt the instantaneous friendships get been born when two strangers wear the wholesale baseball jersey […]
August 13, 2013

Easy Diet Analysis

Diets often seem incredibly complicated. There are so many different approaches out there these days it’s easy to get caught up in things that don’t really […]
February 16, 2013

Is Organic Best?

Organic is a term that gets thrown around an awful lot and seems to qualify almost anything as healthy.  Organic chocolate…healthy.  Organic burger…healthy.  Organic tobacco…healthy.  Or […]
January 15, 2013

Protein

Protein intake can be confusing and people ALWAYS have questions.  Am I getting enough?  Am I having too much?  Is it bad for my health?  I […]
December 30, 2012

Hangovers

It’s the time of year – the booze is flowing and the casualties are showing. Hangovers are the worst. Not only in a headachey-vomiting type of […]
December 20, 2012

It’s going to be a lean Christmas

I love Christmas.  Christmas is a time for family, friends, relaxing and inevitably LOTS of eating.  I am blessed with a family full of incredible cooks […]
December 18, 2012

Fish Oils

The omega 3/fish oil issue has been debated time and time again, and I think at the very least most people know that they provide some […]
December 12, 2012

Cholesterol

For a number of decades cholesterol has been labelled as the route cause of heart disease.  Eggs and red meat have been demonised because they are […]
December 10, 2012

Meal Frequency

The optimum number of meals per day has recently become one of the most hotly argued topics in the nutrition field.  From the classic ‘eat every […]
December 7, 2012

Sweetener

Very few nutrition related subjects generate as much fear as the sweetener.  Somewhere along the line sweetener was outlawed and demonised…people hate it.  Frequently people claim […]