Propane Picks & Podcast Episode 68 – Interview with Julian Donovan Part 2

Propane Picks Week ending Sunday 12/02/17 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 …

Volume Intensity Frequency, The Necessary 3-Way – Guest Post by Danny Lee

In my role as a coach, one question I am frequently asked is how often should I train? It would be all too easy for me to tell a potential client that they need to train with me 3 to 5 times a week and therefore maximise coaching income, fortunately I’m far too honest to …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 67 – Interview with Julian Donovan Part 1

 Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out 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 message here. …

Why the Hardgainer approach got it so wrong – Guest Post by Faheem Chauhan

My previous article, A Case Against Percentage Based Programming, was a general overview of my philosophy behind more intuitive programming. There were naturally a few questions which arose from this insight. In this article I aim to provide more detail into how I set up programming for individual lifts & I cover some of the …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 66 – Fitness Industry Bullsh*t with Chris Williamson

 Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out 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 message here. …

Addiction: When life gets on top of you, Just Lift

This is a candid post from Propane Athlete and child behavioural specialist David. Here’s his story of how developing a training habit helped him to overcome depression and a gambling addiction. I’ve been tempted to write about my experience with addiction for months, but like a lot of people, I’m too damn scared of what everyone thinks. Recently …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 65 – Interview with Mike Tuchscherer Part 2

   Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out 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, please send an email …

For a season, for a reason & for a lifetime – guest post by Travis Avery

I get asked the following questions on a frequent basis and I’m pretty sure that if you fall into any of these categories you will too. If you train, are in decent shape year around, or have a successful track record of diet and exercise, all of these questions will probably ring a bell. ·       …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 64 – Interview with Mike Tuchscherer Part 1

 Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out 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, please send an email to …

A simple guide to measuring your progress (Part 1)

What gets measured gets managed As you’ve probably noticed, there are 2 very opposing camps when it comes to tracking your progress. One believes that scale weight is everything and that we should be measuring it every day, without fail. The other believes that scale weight is a lie and never tells the full picture. …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 63 – The Benefit of a process goal

 Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading 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, please send an email to …

Fatigue: how to make it work for you – Guest Post by Danny Lee

Fatigue sucks. Let’s face it, it can make you feel dreadful. Try to squat when you’re fatigued and you’ll wonder if you even lift, want to call your session quits and just go home and crawl into bed.  Imagine if you could train and not feel fatigued? I would love to be able to tell you …

Propane Picks & Podcast Episode 62 – New Year’s Resolutions with Chris Williamson

Propane Picks Week ending Sunday 01/01/2017 A very Happy New Year from Propane Fitness! It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if …

How Callum Won at Christmas

“I seem to be moving away from the “I need to eat X amount to have fun”, or the “I need to drink X amount to have fun”. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE food and LOVE alcohol, being able to fit a burger or a beer into my macros is amazing. But at …

Why Your Body is the way that it is – Guest post by Steve Dobb

Introduction Believe it or not your body is set up the way that it is for a reason; regardless of whether you are experiencing pain or not, it is doing its best to get you around in what it considers to be the most efficient manner. However, just in the same way that computer programs become corrupted, …

“Propane Picks” & Podcast Episode 61 – Interview with Eric Helms part 2

Propane Picks Week ending Sunday 18/12/16   It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading 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, please …

A case against percentage based programming – Guest Post by Faheem Chauhan 

The origins of Periodisation Coaches have been identifying trends in their athletes’ performance since the dawn of strength competitions. These trends, spotted on the gymnasium floor & used by coaches to further develop ideas to help their lifters, have been passed on from coach to coach.  This is the origin of periodisation. To pass on an idea we need to …

Propane Podcast Episode 60 – Separating Planning from Execution

  Propane Podcast Episode 60 In this Episode Jonny and Yusef discuss Yusef’s little purse, lube dilemmas, volume sets and how to remove yourself emotionally from the process of execution in order to achieve your goals. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on iTunes. Show Notes 00:00     …

Motivation slump? How to beat the winter blues

A case of the Winter Blues We’ve noticed a lot of our clients this week have been experiencing a slump in motivation. You’re not alone. My hunch is that this is SEASONAL, and related to 2 things: Lack of Vitamin D and sunlight exposure Caffeine If you’ve seen my caffeine video, you’ll see that caffeine …

Propane Podcast Episode 59 – Interview with Eric Helms Part 1

Propane Podcast Episode 59 In part one of this Episode, Jonny and Yusef talk to friend and former powerlifting coach Eric Helms about his diet and training, overcoming injury, being a multi-discipline competitor and how he helps clients deal with diet nuroses. Eric Helmes is the hugely successful author of Muscle and Strength Pyramids, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, Coach and one fifth of 3D Muscle …

The truth about fitness transformations

I shared this photo in our client support groups yesterday:   It illustrates my weight in KGs between July 2013 and yesterday. On the face of it, there’s nothing dramatic or impressive, it’s just a curve slowly tracking upwards. There are no massive shifts or dramatic falls, just a steady, consistent change.   In short, …

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