8 people who probably shouldn’t come to UP…

1  The guy who combines working out and dinner… p 2  The guy who thinks jeans are appropriate… p 3  (or a Pimp outfit, for that matter)… p 4  The guy who just can’t tear himself away from Angry Birds… p 5  The guy who doesn’t listen to his PT… p 6  The guy who leaves the real work to Photoshop… (do doors always bend?!) p 7  The guy who takes a mid-session nap… p p 8 …. …enough said.

Optimizing Muscular Hypertrophy – A Scientific Perspective

Optimizing Muscular Hypertrophy – A Scientific Perspective I am pretty confident that the majority of strength and conditioning coaches and the better personal trainers are familiar with the two distinct forms of muscular hypertrophy: sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar.  In case you are not I will give you a quick rundown before we delve deeper into optimizing muscular hypertrophy. However, my extensive background enables me the opportunity to delve into the most recent advances in understanding the mechanisms responsible for muscle atrophy …

Shortcuts to Strength

By James White Editor’s note: the title of this article is slightly misleading and I encourage those of you who are interested not necessarily in lifting heavier poundages, but in the optimal health and performance of your body to read this article.  There are a few take home gems in this for everybody.   Shortcuts to Strength: how to make yourself instantly stronger Everyone has heard stories of people finding the strength to lift cars off dying loved ones and …

Control Your Insulin Or It Will Control You!

As London Personal Trainers, our success and satisfaction comes from the transformations we help our clients to achieve. This is less about vanity than in producing a visible increase in health, longevity and confidence. This is the change that I aspire to bring about with every one of my clients. However, there is only so much we can do within the limits of the 3 to 4 hours per week we have with you. No more so than with the …

Why Weight Training is the Best Beauty Prescription for Women!

Nick Mitchell:  ”We are honoured today to share a guest article on “weight training for women” with you from Clare Rooney, a lady I first met almost four years ago on a training course in Ireland.  I was blown away by her knowledge back then, and she has only continued to expand and build on that further in the passing years.  My long time readers will be very aware that I am not always that bullish on the standards and …

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 …