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4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight

4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight

What a difference a month of Pina Coladas, cigars and revelling in the Cuban culture can make. But, what an even bigger difference telling myself I was going to gain weight made.

I’m a fitness
fanatic, always have been.

And the fear of putting on weight? I’ve had that bad boy for a ruddy long time. The 4 life changing benefits of telling myself I’m going to gain weight.

I always felt it was something I had to avoid. Something I must…

The benefits of using a TRX for home and travel workouts, doing a TRX fly

The benefits of using a TRX

If you want to take the gym on the road or be able to exercise any-where any-way. A TRX is for you.

The benefits go way beyond just physical

I find the benefits of using a TRX go way beyond just physical. They’re also psychological. In this post I write about the physical benefits of using a TRX. From my own personal experience of using one for several years and from science. In my post here I write about the psychological…

The best way to keep fit without a gym TRX Traveller Adam Atkinson after a TRX workout and home workout with resistance bands

The BEST way to keep fit without a gym

“I’ll never use a gym again.”

Hooked to a gym

After years of spending time restricted to the belief that I had to use a gym to look good, build muscle, keep fit and thus feel good. Along with the belief that my clients who I trained as a PT did. I can honestly say after finding the best way to keep fit without a gym (we’ll get to it) I won’t step foot inside a one again.

Along with feeling better…

How to calculate your nutrition macros

Ok let’s keep it simple as there’s a lot of fluff and complication out there.

Calculating

How to calculate your nutrition macros. Here’s 5 simple steps to calculate your macro intake so you can use it to gain weight (muscle mass) or loose weight (get lean / ripped) whilst using a travel workout or home workout plan. Everyone is different and everyone has their own unique numbers. I learnt the huge benefit of calculating macros and flexible dieting from Nick…

Why use a TRX and resistance band for exercise?

Why use a TRX and resistance band for exercise?. By combining a band and TRX. You can create two different types of training styles. That put the nervous system under different levels of shock compared to standard gym weights.

Personally I’ve found better aesthetic, cardiovascular, flexibility and muscle growth. When using a TRX combined with bands within my nomad travel life. Than I ever have from years of time spent in the gym.

Don’t believe me? Give it a go yourself!

I…

How to keep fit while travelling

How to keep fit while travelling. By combining a band and TRX. You can create two different types of training styles. These styles put the nervous system under different levels of shock. Compared to using gym machines or weights and a bench.

Personally I’ve found better aesthetic, cardiovascular, flexibility and muscle growth. Using a TRX combined with bands within my nomad travel life. Than I ever have from years of time spent in the gym.

Don’t believe me? Give it a…

30 foods that help fight fat

30 foods that help fight fat

Who has time for diets? Incorporate some of these little wins into your daily routine.
30 foods that help fight fat.
Kale – The fibre curbs carb craving, iron and vit B
Pumpkin seeds – 30g = 2mg of zinc essential for fat cell reduction (and sexual function eeyyyooo!) eat them early in the morning for best results
Peanut Butter – Contains enzymes that cut appetite
Oatcakes – Eat them early, slow release carbs counter late energy fatigue
Grapefruit – blunts insulin spikes, helps liver…

Green, black and white tea what do they do?

Green black and white tea what do they do?

As always go for quality in the leaf not quantity when choosing a brand. Many tea brands claim more than they deliver
Green black and white tea what do they do?
Green
Not always the most palatable. Mixing with Elder flower boosts it anti-cancer EGCS’s by 50%. It also protects the brain from the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Steep a teaspoon of leaves for at least 3 minutes at 85 degree C’
White
Made from the buds of the first tea leaves so…

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge. A bunch of Macadamias piled up

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off carb binge

Snacking? Try this healthy alternative
Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge.
Research shows that Macadamias have been found to be effective in aiding a healthy circulatory.
They are also high in protein which keeps your blood sugar level steady to ward off post lunch carb binge.
Heeeeeeyyyy Macadamias!!!!

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat. A plate full of pepper.

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat

Stuck in an office chair all day? You need your metabolism firing fast to burn that fat
Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat.
Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper onto every office meal to accelerate it and boost your metabolism whilst sitting at your desk. Higher metabolism = more calories burned.
Keep that precious bad boy in your office draw.

Health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee beans sit piled up

Health benefits of drinking coffee

There are many health benefits of coffee ranging from the prevention of many diseases to increased short term memory.
Here are some that I feel take most important premise with the most backed research studies. Health benefits of drinking coffee.

According to Ori Hofmekler’s extensive research. Coffee increases your metabolism by up to 20 percent and aids in the oxidation of fat.
There are greater health benefits of organic whole-bean black coffee. The darker the roast, the better the antioxidants and…

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans. Green beans sit in a wooden bowl

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Beans beans they’re good for your…
Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Lima beans help keep your blood alkaline, this speeds growth and lowers cortisol.
Black beans aid in lowering your body fat as they are full of Soluble fibre. This absorbs water in the digestive tract, forming a gel-like substance. This is important to slow digestion and trap excess dietary fats, which are then removed from the body.

Bean me up Scotty!!

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks Britain

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain

As told by the Daily Mail
15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain.

Great article released by the Daily Mail worthy of re-blogging, (I imagine it maybe slightly biased) original article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301135/15-WORST-health-drinks-Orange-juice-Innocent-smoothies-sugar-13-Hobnobs-3-half-doughnuts.html

WORST COFFEE SHOP FRUIT JUICE
PRET FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE (500ml)
Pret’s orange juice contains as much sugar as 13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
229 calories
0.6g fat
51g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 McVities Hobnob biscuits

WORST SQUASH
BLACKCURRANT RIBENA (500ml)
Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
215 calories
0g fat
52.6g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 Oreo Chocolate biscuits

WORST SMOOTHIE
INNOCENT POMEGRANATES, BLUEBERRIES…

Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down

Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down

Stomach fat, otherwise known as Visceral fat, is the hardest to shift whilst also being the most dangerous type.
Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down. Here are five foods to aid in the process:
Cinnamon: Naturally reduces insulin so less sugar is stored as fat.
Tuna: Eat more of it to crave less. Its fatty acids raise your levels of Leptin which tells your body you are full.
Jacket potato: Full of fibre, eat one to raise your intake which…

The three pronged attack to burn belly fat. A women uses ropes to exercise in a gym

The three pronged attack to burn belly fat

Divide you gym sessions in the below three areas to effectively burn belly fat
The three pronged attack to burn belly fat.

30% Bodyweight training to warm up, build overall tone and strength whilst hitting your core muscles
50% High resistance supersets to boost your metabolism
20% Interval training to really hit the belly fat hard

The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage

The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage

Cholesterol crushing Chinese cabbage aiding in weight loss, reducing hypertension and risk of heart disease
The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage. Napa cabbage, along with bok choy is one of the popular cabbage vegetables in mainland China. Other multiple benefits are:

Packed with anti-toxins such as carotenes, thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates
These anti-toxins can help protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Great source of folates such as…

12 huge unknown fitness benefits of skipping. Ali skips in his boxing gym

12 huge unknown fitness benefits of skipping

12 reasons why skipping has stood the test of time amongst many athletes and sports
12 huge unknown fitness benefits of skipping.

The effort it takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equivalent of running a mile in eight minutes
One hour of rope skipping will burn 1,300 cals
According to the British rope skipping association 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits of a 45-minute run
Skipping is a full body workout which uses…

20 foods that help build muscle and burn fat. A large amount of food displayed in a market

20 foods that help build muscle and burn fat

We all need a little help now and then. These 20 facts are like superman
20 foods that help build muscle and burn fat:

1. Whole Eggs. Cheap & rich source of protein: 7g/egg. The yolk contains most nutrients: half the protein, vitamins A/D/E and cholesterol to naturally increase your testosterone levels.

Don’t worry about cholesterol in eggs. Dietary cholesterol isn’t bound to blood cholesterol. If you have bad cholesterol, lower your body fat rather than throwing the yolk away.

2. Fish Oil. Reduces inflammation…

Have a cup of tea with fatty meals to protect your heart

Have a cup of tea with fatty meals to protect your heart

Eat lots of cheeseburgers? Protect yourself with a cuppa
Have a cup of tea with fatty meals to protect your heart. A meal high in saturated fat has adverse affects on your arteries causing them to constrict and disrupt blood flow around your body. All within two hours of munching down on that 7oz’er.
You can protect yourself from this short term downside by having a cup of tea with it. Research has shown that you will get an instant boost…