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We all love potatoes, but do potatoes make you gain weight?

Very few of us don’t love carbs, and the queen of carbs after bread, are potatoes.

We love to mash potatoes, roast them and boil them; potatoes are so tasty and versatile!

And generally the thing we love to eat, we should avoid!

Let me tell you if potatoes are one of the delicious foods that make you gain weight.

Have you ever wondered, will adding muscle burn fat?

In lab experiments adding a few pounds of muscle will burn 50 calories when you’re at rest.

But we don’t live inside a lab.

Our ability to burn fat is far greater in the real world!

Indeed adding muscle mass could be your key to losing fat even without cutting calories super low!

Let me tell you why…


Need an effective lower back stretch that’s quick?

If you’re suffering lower back pain, you’ll want a stretch quick; as an injured lower back can range from minor discomfort to full-on sciatica.

Let me share with you a stretch that I use with clients to release their lower back, and at the same time increase their hip flexibility to prevent re-injury and increase performance.

This quick lower back stretch only takes 60 s on each side, so it’s a must-have in your arsenal!

Fruit contains sugar known as fructose but does that make fruit bad for you?

Fruit sugar has been linked to diabetes II, obesity and weight gain! It’s so confusing!

We all know fruit has vitamins and minerals that we need for a long and healthy life.

So what should we do if we want weight loss and good health?

Let me tell you the answer so you can enjoy your summer strawberries, or not!

Entering a calorie deficit is the no.1 factor when it comes to weight-loss and the most effective way to do this is through counting calories.

However, if you’ve ever counted calories you soon realise you cannot record every mouthful or splash of milk.

Making your weight-loss efforts hit or miss at best!

This weeks’ 1-minute pro tip will simplify it for you, so you know that all your counting efforts will lead to less chub.

Keeping motivation and consistency is the difference between those who smash their goals and those that give up.

The more ambitious the goal of weight loss, muscle building or simply to be fitter, the longer it’ll take, and that time will erode your initial enthusiasm.

This video will share with you how to stay driven for years into the future so you can be one of the people other gym-goers look up to!

If you’re a lifter who’s afraid to ‘go heavy’, or you’ve never tried due to the negative stories you’ve heard. 

Let me give you three arguments on why you going increasingly heavy, is the best thing you can do! 

Not only for your health but also for those you love. 

Check out the video below

The path to the top of your profession is competitive. That’s why any edge you can get matters. 

The mentality that you just need to work more is outdated – of course putting in the hours at times is necessary.

But there are other things you can do (things that your competition are not) that will fast track your way to success.

If you are overweight, you will be judged for being lazy, whether it’s true or not.

If you have an impressive physique, you create a different impression. 

Even something as simple as standing up straighter changes peoples first impression of you.

If you feel strong, you look powerful. 

Strength training also gives you an energy advantage – it makes everyday tasks easier, leaving you more energy than the average guy in the office and more opportunities to impress.

Watch today’s video to see how a deadlift can supercharge your career!

I understand we live in a time of Fake News and fragile feelings; however, when the two mix together in my field, it’s my duty to comment.

Other than being a strength coach of over ten years, I must confess my immediate family are all vegans, so I understand this topic pretty well! So, this isn’t just, I’m a big guy who loves protein and by default hate vegans.

There’s a sentiment that if you join their cult, you’ll not only save the planet but also live forever, that’s far from what the data says!

Let me give you three reasons why being a vegan is bad for you

PS I understand the ethical argument, however, do you think if we release all those chickens into the forest, they will live happy lives? Or would the foxes make short work of them?

With the explosion of yoga as “exercise” these last few years and with the never-ending number of different practices….from ashtanga to kundalini to hot yoga done in a 40-degree room, I thought it was important to address this one from the ladies angle – Mostly because it’s more frequently women who commit to doing yoga long term.

Let me caveat today’s video by saying that if yoga is your choice for meditation or mindfulness, for breathwork then knock yourself out. The history, and traditions behind yoga practice are deep and meaningful which I respect greatly.

Today I am talking about yoga for flexibility specifically, and why yoga is a bad idea for women in this respect.

Check out the video here…