Carbs at night benefits

I get asked quite frequently about carbs, are they bad? Do they make you fat? Should I avoid them? No carbs after 8, right? No carbs at night sounds logical as we are not nocturnal animals. We sleep at night so you would think we don’t need much energy before bed and our metabolisms would…

Alcohol Consumption

Does alcohol impact your gains? No shit it does! Alcohol has a range of negative effect to our health. However; being a social adult regularly involves drinking also some careers entail the need to entertain clients which is more often than not over drinks. For this reason I do not rule out alcohol consumption however…

Ashwagandha 

If I told you there was one natural remedy to help with stress, fatigue, inflammatory issues, fertility, depression, anxiety, cholesterol issues, libido and mood swings – would you believe me? Before I learned about Ashwagandha, I wouldn’t even believe me! Withania somnifera as it’s known in the botanical world, more commonly known as ashwagandha (also…

Unilateral & Bilateral Training

Unilateral and bilateral. It is what it says it is on the tin. Working with one side, working with both sides. Ta-daaaa. Each have their own benefits, but is bilateral training flawed? What about imbalances? What about symmetry? What about injuries? Well, as with anything, a number of approaches can help us to achieve our…

Insulin Sensitivity

When you think of insulin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is diabetes. Understandably so, since both type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur when our insulin levels are out of whack. Type 1 is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body cannot release enough insulin to regulate our blood sugar. Type…

Optimizing Sleep

Sleep, sweet sleep! We all know we need it, but why exactly? And how does it affect ourperformance in the gym? It might seem counter-intuitive that sleep benefits our weight loss and muscle gain, but it’s true! For starters, our bodies burn stored fat while we’re asleep, mostly to keep our temperatures regulated during our…

Optimal cardio

Alongside your weight/resistance training how much cardio should you be doing to remain optimal? Cardio. It’s a bit marmite; you either love it or you hate it. Regardless as to how you feel about it, there’s no denying that it’s fantastic for the old ticker and burning fat. But, just how much should we be…

Thoughts On What The Health 

Every one is going vegan; so whats all the hype. Veganism (is that a word?) trends more frequently than yoyo’s, tamagotchi’s and flared jeans! So, is there something in it? Is there not? How easy, convenient or realistic is it to eliminate meats, eggs, fish and dairy from your diet and change purely to plant…

The Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Nervous System

(Basically, science explaining why rest days are so important to your workout.) Ahh, relaxation. For a lot of us, getting to a true state of rest is nearly impossible. Especially somewhere like London, with sirens blaring and the general tension of the city keeping us on edge, it almost feels like a greater feat to…