Frequency of Training: Is There a Best Way?

The following article on frequency of training is a series of excerpts Nick Mitchell contributed to a Men’s Health article (July 2011) on the best exercise protocols for differing frequencies of training. Frequency of Training: One workout a week I took a different tack from what MH originally wanted for a one session a week frequency of training, and looked at a very basic full body weights routine.  This is assuming muscle building, rather than fitness or fat loss is …

Why I Use Poliquin Supplements

Why I Use Poliquin Supplements By Nick Mitchell Poliquin supplements are a staple of our London personal training practice.  Despite there being literally thousands of other companies to choose from, many of whom would allow us a substantially higher mark up and profit, I estimate that over 95% of what we stock on our shelves is a supplement from Poliquin Performance.  I am not, despite certain internet speculation, Charles Poliquin’s lovechild, and I like a pound note and a dollar …

Resveratrol Supplements

The following is an article on resveratrol supplements that was orginally published on the fantastic Charles Poliquin website: Of Skinny Mice and Men: The Resveratrol Supplements Story How to lose weight and live longer without getting drunk or starving yourself by Charles Poliquin One of the most popular health tips has been to drink a glass of wine daily, transforming what some would consider a transgression into a virtue that enriches your health. This mindset change came about because researchers …

Who Is The Best Online Personal Trainer For You!

Why online training can work for you – the best online personal trainer cuts through the noise! The internet is a blessing and a curse in regards to the amount of information available at our fingertips. Researching ideas on training and nutrition previously required a trip to the book store or library followed by many hours of reading. Even in those days there might have been 100 different books telling you 100 different things, confusing eh? Now compare the internet …

The Many Benefits of the Power Clean

Benefits of the power clean The power clean is, for the regular gym goer, probably the most versatile and accessible of the olympic lifts. Putting in the time to learn this movement correctly will pay off with improvements in body composition, strength and power.   What is a power clean? A power clean is a full-body movement in which the bar is lifted fast and explosively from the floor to a racked position on the front of the shoulders. The …

Five Tips To Improve Your Gym Results

At both of our London personal training gyms, and with our online personal training clients, we see the following five tips as being crucial to improving your gym results and getting the maximum benefit from your efforts and your time. 1) Be clear on what you are trying to achieve If you don’t know where you are going then how are you going to get there. Going to the gym to ‘keep in shape’ is too vague and non specific …