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

Why Strength Training is Important for Body Composition (Building Muscle & Losing Fat)

strength for body composition

I’m always hearing people say, “I don’t need to be strong, I just want to build muscle”. I know to a lot of people strength doesn’t matter because they just want to be swole. Being swole means more attention from the opposite sex, or same sex, whatever you prefer. But people don’t realise strength is … 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

Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy

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Today I want to talk to you about muscle hypertrophy, which is the increase in size of muscles. I’m guessing if you have kept up with my articles you will probably be a little familiar with how progressive overload works to increase muscle size. Let me tell you more about the mechanisms that make this … Read more

How to Optimise your Workout for Maximum Hypertrophy (gains!)

Hypertrophy Training

People try to get a lot of different things out of their training. Today I want to talk about the best way to train and plan your workout for maximum hypertrophy aka increased muscle size. If you really want to optimise your hypertrophy training and body composition, you really want to be doing as much … 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

The Autonomic Nervous System and It’s Effect on Performance

Precision Performance Coaching Autonomic Nervous System

Lets talk about stress and the autonomic nervous system. This is the part of your nervous system not under your conscious control that regulates body functions. It has two parts – the sympathetic, which is your ‘fight or flight’ and the parasympathetic, which is your ‘rest and digest’. If you are always in a state … Read more