Knowledge is Power, Strength and Muscle Part 2
Supplements: The Need to Have
Last week in part 1 I discussed the virtues of adopting a more holistic approach to your training with regards to building strength and muscle. This week I’m going to show you exactly how to do that.
Check out part 1 here incase you haven’t a notion as to what I am talking about.
Knowledge is power, strength and muscle!
Time and time again I see so many people throwing money away on supplements that I can clearly see will not benefit them or are not required.
You know the lads that are lashing in the Mass Gainers, BCAA's and buckets of whey and then head off and do there 4 Sets, 10 Reps followed by a chipper and a few beers.
Or you have the ladies who beasts the life out of themselves in the gym, live off broccoli and Chicken and wonder why they’re weak, have crap sleeps and constantly crave chocolate.
There is no right or wrong, just your way!
We mustn’t complain really, we have all the answers on a plate in front of us.
The problem arises however when we try to differentiate between what is a proven training principal or method and something that Joe Blogs thinks is or isn't a good idea but yet has conveniently left all and any context at the door.
You see, context is key when it comes to discussing how one should go about building muscle or strength.
A Better Approach to Dieting
Do you think that maybe you didn't do the paleo diet right or maybe you didn't eat the right vegetables being a vegetarian. Here's one, maybe it just wasn't for you???
With Bad Movement, Come Bad Knees
Back in 2012 I set about to lose as much body fat as I could; I lost over 30lbs of body fat/water but regrettably some lean mass too. I have eradicated the memory of each and every one of those workouts, because they SUCKED!
The biggest mistakes you'll make in the gym this year!
If you told me you couldn’t swim then I wouldn’t tell you to jump in the pool. The same applies to running, yet an endless amount of you think you can just throw on you New Year resolution Nike’s and out the door you go wearing down your knees step after step.
Would you put your hand in the fire again?
Going into the new year I imagine you’re looking to dust off the auld runners and renew that gym membership, ready to fulfill your NY resolutions. That’s great, but something tells me you might need some help!
So, are you going to do it right this time?
How many of you eat white bread knowing that in a couple of hours you’re going to have an uncomfortable distended belly. You know you’re going to struggle to poo or else have the runs? How many of you know that you only get 2pm slumps after eating bread or pasta the day before?
So why do you continue to do it? If you put your hand in the fire and burnt yourself you wouldn’t put it in the fire a second time.
The only thing standing between you and the results your desire, is you!
Yes, I’m talking about your New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones, “I’m going to give up the smokes, takeout’s, chocolate, I’ll train three times a week, in bed by 9pm and think only happy thoughts all day long”. Ye and three weeks later you’re sitting down in the pub laughing about them and talking about how 2016 will be the year
A Sales Pitch or an Opportunity?
With the exception of a medical condition there really is no excuse these days when it comes to achieving our fat loss, strength, muscle gain or endurance goals, or any other goal for that matter.
All the science, research, knowledge, how-to’s, training plans, diets etc can be found with the click of a single button or with some choice words in Google.
It’s all there for us!
Ollie - Why I Do What I Do
So with the New Year just around the corner I want to inform you what exactly it is we do and our Ethos at Access Fitness Dublin and who knows we may find you joining us in the New Year.
5 Habits you should change today
They say that men think about sex every six seconds, I say they're wrong, whoever they are?
Try every three seconds, except for me it’s food...
Food and sex... Food, sex and lifting weights, every three seconds, all day, every day, always!
More than just Looking Good Naked
I always get asked ‘What would your top recommendations for better health be?’
Luckily I’ve already wrote about them individually, so here’s my top suggestions for better health.
Here's the best of the free stuff
I don't care about being strong or lifting weights, I just want to look good naked!
It's true, the majority of us just want to look the 'dogs' in our birthday suits, and that's great, but what if you were told you could look amazing in the nip and perform like a hero too?
My little girls battle with illness and a simple cure....
I don’t know what it is. Do people think that because information is free is it not as good as what you’d pay for? I guarantee you that the information I give in my blogs is no different to what I give paying clients. So am I saying that if you were to implement the info from the blogs you’d get the same fantastic results as my paying clients? I’m saying exactly that.
The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
A story about my 4 year old's battle with what was thought to be a serious illness but turns out has a simple cure.
Benefits to a more Alkaline Diet
It’s great to see so many people nowadays into their health and ditching commercial gyms for Personal Trainers but at the end of the day, it’s not cheap and so many of you are being conned out of your money and have nothing to show for it after 4, 8 or 12 weeks.
So today I’m going to have another moment of cutting the crap in and tell you the truth.
I'm an Addict!
Here are some of the benefits to reducing the stress on the body with a high alkaline diet.
Skin more elastic, youthful
Deeper and more restful sleep
Abundant physical energy
Suffer from fewer colds and headaches
Decreased risk of arthritis
Reduction of yeast overgrowth
Won’t support Osteoporosis
Increased mental acuity, mental alertness
Legal natural high
Your Tap Water is Toxic and Now They Want You to Pay for it!
I'm a 31 year old Red blooded male. It's late at night, the wife and kids are in bed. I open up my laptop and what's the first thing that springs to mind? That's right........Sugar!
"Fluoride dumbs people down and makes them more compliant, sure just look at the Irish"