Muscle Building Starts with Progressive Overload

progressive overload for muscle building

Making drastic changes to my clients and my own physique has taken a long time. It’s great to look back and reflect on how my understanding of training has changed over time. I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned about the most effective way to train (progressive overload) as a beginner and someone … Read more

Reps vs Weight: Which is Better for Building Muscle Mass & Making Progression in the Gym?

Reps vs Weight Which is Better for Building Muscle Mass

Lots of clients ask me: should I add more weight or do higher reps for progression? Or what about more sets? In this months issue of MASS (Monthly Application In Strength Sports) Eric Helms had an article tithed “Progression frame work for hypertrophy” which talked about progression through reps and load. Dr Mike also wrote … Read more

Performance Training for Body Composition (& the Energy Balance Equation)

You must be wondering what I mean by performance training for body composition. Before I explain, I think it’s crucial that we understand body composition and how it relates to energy balance. Body composition is a way to describe what the body is made up of. When talking about physical fitness, it describes the proportion … Read more

How Dehydration Affects Training (& How Electrolytes Can Help)

Dehydration and Electrolytes

How Does Dehydration Affects Training and Performance? I’m sure you have heard that you need to stay hydrated while training, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? Hydration has a direct impact on your ability to train effectively. When we get dehydrated our blood thickens, our body temperature increases and our performance during training … Read more

Progressive Overload: What It Is and Why It’s Important

What do we need to become better over time? Progressive overload! Let’s talk WHAT it is and WHY it’s so important. Muscle mass is very energy expensive, hence why the body doesn’t want it. It burns more energy at rest which the body thinks is inefficient. Your body wants to become as efficient as possible, … Read more