Carb cycling is one of those terms that gets as many articles written promoting it as it does deriding it, although they are usually from people who either don’t fully understand it or aren’t using it as intended.
Of all the questions I get asked a fitness trainer, the most popular one is “Can I build muscle and lose fat at the same time?” It seems like a fairly straight-forward question. The answer is pretty simple too and is – not really.
Few foods inspire such nutritional controversy than ‘carbs’. The mass-media will have you believe that carbohydrates are the enemy. That is simply not the case.
When it comes to health and fitness, it’s easy to concentrate on the areas you can see. Whilst things like the exercise you do, the food you eat and the sleep you have are fairly easy to manage, they’re areas of your life you can easily control.
I am going to logging some of my workouts over the next 5 weeks whilst I am training for big video shoot!
We live in the here and now. People want things quickly and effectively, with no time for patience. ‘In a minute’ is often too long to wait. That applies to almost everything in this modern-day world, but the truth is, with health and fitness, everything takes time to be fully realised.
For a long time I chased a number on the scales. A lot of people are guilty of this. Pushing bodyweight up week after a week without a thought spared for body composition.
Grip strength is often overlooked but it is massively important for a successful weight training campaign.
When it comes to training and exercise, your enthusiasm and zeal can mean you think the answer to success is to practically live in the gym. Spending time lifting weights, running on the treadmill or cross-training with the best of them every hour you can, might seem like the only solution, but it may well be doing you more harm than good.