Eric Helms Webinar Summary: Female Fat Loss / Restrictive Dieting

Eric Helms Summary – Female Fat Loss / Restrictive Dieting   Total Energy Expenditure – Maintenance Calories – Appropriate Rate of Weight Loss – Cardio – Macronutrients – Micronutrients – Nutrient Timing – Periodization – Restrictive Dieting 3500 kcal = 1lb body fat, then you’ve got to understand the components of Total Energy Expenditure (TEE). […]

Beta-Alanine Supplementation and how carnosine is synthesised.

1.) What is beta alanine and how is carnosine synthesised in the body? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beta-alanine + l histidine + ATP > carnosine + AMP + diphosphate via carnonine synthase, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Carnosine comes from beta-alanine via the ATPGD1 enzyme that’s expressed in skeletal muscle and the brain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Studies have shown increases in one or two […]

Resistance Band Training (TUT)

RESISTANCE BANDS (TUT) One of the basic tenets of muscular hypertrophy is time under tension (TUT). Meaningful TUT involves both time and stress. In other words, in order to optimally stimulate hypertrophy, the muscle must be stressed with a relatively heavy load over a period of time. Bands increase the TUT with all barbell exercises […]

BCAA – Breaking the Bullshit

BCAA – Breaking the Bullshit   Right I’m writing this purely based on body building, no other commercial use. BCAA’s are a multi million-pound product, it has an extensive amount of research over the last 10/20 years but recently the lid has been blown, yet the die hard BCAA fans don’t seem to want to […]

Clinical Consistency / Train Hard or Train Smart

The thing that’s wrong with this industry is that there’s too many options for people.   You’ll get started on one programme until you see someone doing something different then you’ll scrap your original plan to follow there’s, then while following there’s you’ll read something in a health magazine which conflicts everything your doing so […]

“I’ll start in January”

The reason behind writing quick blog was because i’ve had x3 people enquire into online coaching in the last week and all three of them asked if it would be better to start in January. Why? Telling yourself that your going to start in January is basically allowing yourself binge & slack off over the […]

Food is more than just fuel

Humans aren’t machines, food is not fuel, your stomach isn’t a combustion engine. The human body is organic, sensitive, dynamic and very complicated. If you’ve ever spent any time working out calorie calculations, you’ll understand how frustrating it is to work out inputs and outputs precisely. What happens when a person is eating more carbs, […]

Nutrition & Gut Health

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), leaky gut (LG), celiac disease, food sensitive’s, bacterial imbalances. Terms which are often thrown around without actually understanding the real meaning or cause. A heavy gut relies on… Some balanced intestinal bacteria, an intact gut lining as this replaces itself every 3-7 days & a healthy immune […]

De-load Week & Re-Feed Meals

Great infographic from Eric Helmes Decreasing your intensity/ volume after a training block solely due to believing your body needs the rest is only shooting yourself in the foot, if your still full of energy, if you still gaining size, if your still lifting more and more then there is 0 reason to take a […]

White Potato vs Sweet Potato?

A nutritional review to settle the battle of the potatoes (lol) and fight the corner of the carbohydrate consumer crew. The popularity of the sweet potato has grown vastly in the last decade, almost achieving celebrity “super food” recognition amongst gym fanatics and instagram health gurus. Unfortunately for those people, research has shown that BOTH […]

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