Calories Don’t Count at Christmas

Oh the weather outside is frightful, And the food is so delightful, And since we’ve got no abs to show, Let the food Flow! Let the training Go! Look my belt buckles about to Blow! I love the holidays, the food, the drink, the parties…I love it all. However, I also love staying lean, keeping fit,…

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The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 6 (Fat Loss Mindset)

Dropping fat, achieving a six-pack, getting shredded, isn’t just calories in, calories out. Something often disregarded is the mindset required to get there. Anyone who has got seriously lean in the past knows there is a mental battle involved. “Go on eat that extra serving of potato” “You’ve worked hard this week, sack off that…

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Perfect Peaking ‘Peak Week’ – Coaching Interview

So over the past few weeks I have been sharing with you tools to ‘Get Shredded’. Today I am going to take a break from the series and go into something you might get shredded for. A Bodybuilding Show, Physique Contest or Photo-Shoot. These are all things you will want to look your best, and that…

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The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 5 (Supplements)

You know what’s going to make the smallest difference to your fat loss results? Supplements. They are as they sound; supplemental. No supplement that is legal and easily accessible can replace the need for a solid diet and training plan. I don’t care what the advert tells you or what the most shredded dude in…

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The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 4 (Weight Training)

You’re getting really well set up for shreds. You know what foods you should be going for. You have cultivated an environment that streamlines your journey for getting lean. And you now know how sleep can make or break your progress. But there are so many more things to consider, and I want to get…

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The Bigger The Base, The Bigger The Peak (Phase Potentiation)

When we first begin lifting we get strong real quick. This is because every time we lift, our body sees it as a threat and adapts to it, getting stronger. We get stronger mainly because of neurological adaptations, not muscle growth. However, past this stage it becomes more difficult to get strong. Our old training approach…

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The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 2 (Environment)

In part 1 you learnt all about what foods you should opt for to keep yourself full, you can see that here. But sometimes that isn’t enough, sometimes you cannot stand another boiled potato or bowl of protein fluff. You need some other strategies to keep you on track. That cookie is calling your name…

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The ‘Get Shredded’ Series – Part 1 (Food Selection)

Are you trying to lose fat? But finding it hard? You know you need to be in a calorie deficit, you’ve made your tailor-made diet. You’re also helping yourself out by following a Flexible Diet. So on paper you’re going to succeed, all you need to do is follow the plan. But, you’re constantly hungry. You…

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A Strong Case For Muscle Confusion

It has long been thought that we need to confuse our muscles to help them grow. Switch it up. The response nowadays is that this is baloney, rubbish and a bad idea. I am going to argue today that when used right not only is Muscle Confusion good, but it is absolutely pivotal to progress.…

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The Poor Misunderstood Carbohydrate

Carbs for however long have been demonised. Whether it be restricting them to lose weight, for example Atkins or The Ketogenic Diet. Or calling them toxic and harmful, the cause for obesity, harming our health, say hello to Dr. Lustig. People now have a skewed perception about carbohydrates, they see them as something that should…

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