10 ways to get better sleep, today

Sleep deprivation is becoming an epidemic in modern society. Over the past 8 weeks mine has been a mess. I’m not joking, I got up every single night of those 8 weeks. I didn’t have any problems with falling asleep, however, staying asleep was a whole different topic. When I woke up in the middle…

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Maximise your Training: Individualise your Training Volume

You want to maximise your training right? That means you need to get the right dose of training volume. Well I would like to introduce Coach Pascal’s first article for the website, and it’s a cracker at that. We get a lot of questions about ‘how much volume I should be doing’ and above the…

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The ‘Primer Phase’ – the unsung hero of nutritional periodisation

What the hell is a ‘Primer Phase’? It’s something that without an exciting name like ‘primer’ most would turn their nose up to. — but they really shouldn’t. It’s what most would call maintenance. Maintenance….isn’t that another word for stalling? Staying the same? Not progressing? No, kinda, no — when we maintain weight, we’re not changing our…

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F*ck Motivation, Do This Instead

It’s the New Year and there is lots of discussion about making resolutions. Motivation is often cited as crucial to achieving goals. In this article Emma Green argues that it’s not only unnecessary to be motivated to achieve your goals but also efforts to boost motivation are largely a waste of time. Emma will provide…

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Podcast 27: Dr. Mike Israetel – Variation within Micro, Meso and Macrocycles & more

You’re in for a treat this week as I ask Dr. Mike your questions, in particular variation across your macrocycles. Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus some free content by clicking here. Mike goes over many mis-conceptions within training such as muscle confusion, over training/development of the front…

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4 Variables That Impact Your Training Volume [MRV Series Part 3]

Training volume is a key driver for strength and size gains. By understanding the following you’ll be able to get the most from your training. In part 1 we learnt what Maximal Recoverable Volume (MRV) is and why it’s a powerful training concept. In part 2 we then took this further and touched on the…

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Podcast 025: Jeff Alberts – The Do’s & Don’ts of Natural Bodybuilding

This week Steve talks to Jeff Alberts of 3DMJ. Jeff is a Natural Pro Bodybuilder with over 30 years of training experience under his belt. He has been through it all when it comes to bodybuilding, we go over the good, the bad and the ugly. What Jeff has learnt over his time training and…

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The Ultimate Guide: Using the scale for body composition management

You dig out your weighing scale… I think the scenario above presents a legitimate problem, a problem I am going to solve. You see, I weigh myself every morning. I do it, my clients do it, and I am going to recommend you do it too. There seems to be a lot of huff about…

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Peaking for Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding with Merat Tafreshi

I love Bodybuilding. But I also love Powerlifting. Both require a lot of effort, dedication and determination, however for Bodybuilding you’re peaking for a particular look (shredded and muscular) whereas in Powerlifting you’re peaking your maximal strength. So both require different strategies and that is what todays podcast is all about. On todays show I…

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