The Powerlifter’s off-season, guest post by Steve Cuthbert

A break from SBD Like most powerlifters, anything over 3 reps and I’m buggered. Lift heavy and then have a good lie down has been my modus operandi for the majority of my training leading up to a Powerlifting competition. However, as I’ve mentioned before on my Facebook page, after a competition is where myself …

Pain Science – Interview with Greg Lehman, Propane Podcast Episode 78 & Propane Picks Week Ending 23/04/17

Pain Science with Greg Lehman Propane Podcast Episode 78 This week on the Podcast Jonny and Yusef are joined by Pain Science specialist Greg Lehman. Greg is a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, MSc Spine Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and recreational runner. They discuss pain cycles, the back pain habit, safe loading for injury rehabilitation and how …

What use is Stretching? – Guest Post by Kit Laughlin

This is a guest post from our friend Kit Laughlin of Stretch Therapy – if you’re new to Kit, you have been agonisingly missing out: check our podcast chat with him here. Stretch Therapy and movement On the eve of releasing the new Stretch Therapy products I find myself reflecting on how this material may …

Podcast Episode 77 with James Fell, Body For Wife & Propane Picks Week Ending 16/04/17

Propane Podcast Episode 77 Show Notes In this episode Jonny and Yusef are joined by prolific fitness writer and Lifestyle Coach James Fell of Body for Wife.  They discuss the story behind Body For Wife, The Biggest Loser, Feminism and how not to be a douchebag. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, don’t forget …

Replacing competition training with training for therapy: A story – Guest Post by Michael Ferguson

I believe we are as sick as our secrets. I believe it, because I have seen the healing that can come when people divulge the things that they feel separate them from others.” This post is about training – but it’s also not about training. The Double-Edged Sword I know you can relate. I used …

A powerlifter, a gymnast & a crossfitter walk into a YOGA class: Robin Ramage Part 2- PropanePodcast Episode 76

Podcast Episode 76 Show Notes On the Propane Podcast this week we have the second part of our interview with Yoga Teacher Robin Ramage of Yoga Therapies. We also have regular guest and raconteur Chris Williamson who we have to thank for introducing us to Yoga and Robin. This week we discuss Robin’s Yoga transformation, his …

8 Things you need to know about building muscle – Guest Post by SJ Fitness

Beast Mode Activated! For the vast majority of us, we start out going to the gym looking to improve our physiques, and one of the main ways we can achieve this is by building muscle. There is just one huge problem. With the amount of misinformation that exists about hypertrophy, it makes our task that …

A powerlifter, a gymnast & a crossfitter walk into a YOGA class: Robin Ramage – PropanePodcast Episode 75

  Propane Podcast Episode 75 Show Notes Part 1 of Propane Fitness’ interview with Yogi Robin Ramage of Yoga Therapies. In this episode Jonny and Yusef are joined by Chris Williamson and their Yoga Teacher Robin Ramage. Robin is a Newcastle based teacher of Forrest Yoga. In the first part of this interview they discuss …

A PT’s guide to training skinny guys, part 2 – Guest Post by Chris Kershaw

How PTs get it wrong In Part 1 we concluded that there are a few common mistakes made by Personal Trainers when coaching their hard-gainer clients.  These mistakes are: Making extreme changes to their diet, Not looking at the person’s physiology before selecting exercises (not choosing exercises they will be good at), Not taking psychology into account.   Today we …

NSAIDs, Lifting belts, Age & Muscle Mass, Sugar Cravings – PropanePodcast Episode 74 & Propane Picks

Propane Podcast Episode 74 Show Notes This week’s Propane Podcast is a sneak peek into the weekly Q&A sessions that we hold with our VIP clients in our Fat Loss Mastery program. This week, we’re helping clear the waters on: – NSAIDs: Do they impact muscle recovery? – Lifting belts: How tight should you wear …

The beginner’s guide to getting jacked in a hurry – Guest post by SJ Fitness

4 ways to speed up muscle growth It’s 2017 and in this day and age it’s so easy to get everything you want with the touch of a button. Think about it, you can order food from your sofa and 30 minutes later it’s in your mouth. We live in an age of instant gratification, …

ChrisFit: Pros and cons of CrossFit – PropanePodcast 73 & Propane Picks

  Propane Podcast Episode 73 Show Notes Is CrossFit good for hypertrophy? You’d think not – but on further examination.. it’s not a bad shout. Have we lost our minds? Our special guest (emphasis on special) Chris is back from the forays into the Crossfit cave to tell the tale. By the end of the podcast, …

A PT’s Guide to Training Skinny Guys, Part 1 – Guest Post By Chris Kershaw

Skinny Not difficult It’s becoming a speciality of mine to take 50-something kilo men and getting them to a ‘normal’ weight for their height, with a lot of that mass coming in the form of muscle! These guys often get a bad rap for being a ‘bad’ or ‘difficult’ client but I don’t feel this …

Podcast Episode 72 – Interview with Sheri Miles: Part 2

Propane Podcast Episode 72 Show Notes This is the Second Part of Jonny and Yusef’s interview with prolific Pole Dancing Powerlifter, the inimitable Sheri Miles. In this episode they discuss Sheri’s powerlifting inspirations, how she balances training with a demanding career and how she deals with unsolicited advice and attention in the gym. You can listen …

No-Gain to Propane – Guest Post by James Bradshaw

In this frank and honest account, Fat Loss Mastery Client James talks about life with Propane over the last 12 months, set backs, progress and uncovering his abs – take it away James… We all start somewhere I’ll start at the beginning of my “fitness” journey which began in the summer after my first year at University in …

PropanePicks & Podcast Episode 71 – Interview with Sheri Miles: Part 1

Week ending Sunday 05/03/17 It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick our top 10 favourite pieces for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if you’d like to write for us, shoot us a …

Biosignature critique: Can you really optimise hormones to redistribute bodyfat? – Guest post by Menno Henselmans

This is a guest post from Menno Henselmans of Bayesian Bodybuilding – Menno is a bodybuilder and published scientific author who absolutely eats up research. In this post, he systematically tears apart the claims of ‘Biosignature’ and similar modalities: that is, that high skinfold measurements in certain areas are a result of hormone imbalances, and that …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 70 with guest Mike Israetel – Part 2

Week ending Sunday 26/02/17 It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick our top 10 favourite pieces for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if you’d like to write for us, shoot us a …

How to be an Awesome Trainer – Guest Post by Chris Kershaw

Give Your Client The Most Incredible Training Experience Two Ways To Be An Awesome Personal Trainer Personal Training isn’t easy, especially at first. I went home crying on the first day! Luckily, I stayed the course and managed to somewhat deliver on many of the promises I made too hastily to people I was simply …

Propane Picks & Podcast Episode 69 with Guest Mike Israetel Part 1

Week ending Sunday 19/02/17 It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick our top 10 favourite pieces for your reading, viewing and listening pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if you’d like to write for us, shoot us a …

Plan your work, work your plan – Guest Post by Aaron Graham

An imperfect world In a perfect world, guys wouldn’t be curling in the squat rack, you would have the gym to yourself. Your wife wouldn’t phone you to tell you to hurry home because the baby is sick. You wouldn’t be so tired that every time you lay down on the bench you fall asleep. You …

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