5 Tips for a better squat Part 3 – Belts, Bar placement and footwear

If you missed parts one and two of this series you can find them here and here. Again, my intention with this article series isn’t to overwhelm you with information and things to implement. What I’m trying to provide is a simple resource that can benefit beginners and more advanced lifters alike with some simple, …

Declare jihad on your body and become a shredi: Part 1

The title looks like a pisstake, but I’m srs. The word ‘jihad’ actually describes the concept in this article perfectly. ‘Jihad’ is the inner struggle between the self and its desires: the friction between who you want to be and your short-term whims. This post covers how to avoid being defeated by your lower self …

Productivity demons: Search and destroy

I hate the vagina. Never thought I’d say that. It’s already mid-January and I don’t feel like a new me. It doesn’t even feel like a new year. I’ve basically only left this chair to use the bathroom. It’s exam season. And this medical degree is starting to take the pedal to the metal. So I’ve …

PropanePodcast 47 – Erections, fedoras and battling wasps

Episode 47 Show Notes Back by popular demand, Chris Williamson once again joins Jonny and Yusef to compare insect stings, play another round of would you rather? and discuss today’s big issue – Erections. Do you get morning wood every day? If not, should you be worried? All while battling 2 bastard wasps. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, please …

Simple Steps to look better naked for life – guest post by Brian Dayman

Getting it wrong I remember stepping on the scales this time last year. I looked down nervously as the digital numbers blinked on the display before giving me their final reading. I had just changed my workout regime for the umpteenth time after yo-yoing in weight for several years. Maybe THIS would be the training …

PropanePodcast 46 – How to experience your own birth

Episode 46 Show Notes I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Stan Grof last weekend at his ‘Holotropic breathing’ workshop. This episode is a debrief and summary of his theory, approach and my experience.   If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on iTunes Time Stamps and References 01:27     Why …

5 simple ways to instantly improve your diet

If I asked you to describe your diet approach in a sentence, what would you say? If you’ve found your way here, I’ll assume that you follow some kind of macro target approach with a decent level of flexibility? Most of the online fitness community does these days, it’s still the latest hip and trendy …

PropanePodcast 45 – How to maintain strength on a cut

A common question we asked is how to maintain strength on a diet. In this episode, we discuss strategies to ensure minimal strength and muscle loss: Shownotes & Timestamps: 3:00 – Yusef nerding out on the microphone 3:40 – How to convince someone you don’t speak English 6:00 – Closing a door to an RPE …

In Pursuit of Abs – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Guest post by Jo Beck

                             The Rise of the Female 6 Pack Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or been in a self-imposed social media blackout for the last 3 years, you won’t have been able to escape the phenomenon of the female 6-pack. What used to be regarded as the holy grail of male physical …

Propane Podcast Episode 44 – Part 2 of Interview with Andy Morgan of rippedbody.com

Episode 44 Show Notes Part 2 of Jonny & Yusef’s interview with Andy Morgan of rippedbody.com, in which they discuss Karate, life changing experiences, ways to accurately measure fat loss and how to get into good habits for better body composition. If you like the Propane Podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on iTunes …

3 Lessons from Boris Sheiko

Earlier this year, we attended the Boris Sheiko seminar – here’s our podcast summarising his wisdom.  For those that don’t know, Boris Sheiko is the coach of the Russian National powerlifting team, producing 38, 18 and 4 gold silver and bronze medals at World Championships. Aside from the technical information learned, covered in the podcast, …

Propane Podcast Episode 43 – Interview with Andy Morgan

Episode 43 Show Notes In which Jonny and Yusef are Joined by coach Andy Morgan of rippedbody.com, co-author of Muscle and Strength Pyramids with Eric Helmes, and talk about building a coaching business, fighting the bro-science and unbreakable rules. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you’d subscribe and leave us …

Deadlifting won’t make your legs grow – guest post by Steve Hall & Kennet Waale

    When it comes to the deadlift, everybody’s got an opinion.   Many swear by the deadlift as the ultimate lift, and then they get injured and they don’t love it anymore.   Based on years of experience, it seems like the average gym goer gets injured during dealifting for two main reasons:   …

PropanePodcast Episode 42: Interview with Love Island’s Best Abs Part 2

Episode 42 Show Notes Part 2 of Jonny & Yusef’s interview with Chris Williamson, “Best Abs on Love Island”, multiple business owner and model. In which they discuss Porn Star Names, the worst whey flavours and how Chris adheres to his training and diet while living an insanely busy life. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d …

How To Become an Expert – Guest Post by Danny Lee

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to becomes an expert? It could be innate talent, hard work, or genetics; or it could even be genetics that predispose you to hard work. Regardless of your existing or desired area of expertise you would need to put in a lot of work to perfect technique, …

PropanePodcast Episode 41: Interview with ‘Best abs on love island’ Part 1

Episode 41 Show Notes In which Jonny and Yusef are joined by Chris Williamson, The Best Abs on Love Island, and discuss coffee, life, training periodization and how Chris manages to maintain his famously shredded physique while having a crazily busy lifestyle.   If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you’d …

Why you’ve failed before and will fail again

I remember when I was younger reading everything I could get my hands on relating to fitness and nutrition. I absorbed everything by my favourite writers; every article, every book and every podcast. Looking back, it always gave me an overwhelming sense of inadequacy. Not because they were stronger and leaner than me (let’s face …

Podcast: Side Quest Fitness interviews PropaneFitness

In a break from the usual format, this week Jonny and Yusef are interviewed by Robbie Farlow of Side Quest Fitness and discuss Content Creation, Fighting Bears and Finding a Diet that Fits Your Lifestyle. Side Quest Fitness Podcast Side Quest Fitness Podcast on iTunes Side Quest Fitness Podcast on Stitcher Side Quest Fitness Podcast …

What Fitness Did For Me – A Female Perspective. Guest Post by Jo Beck

If there is one Propane article that I have read over the 18 months which resonates the most, it’s this one by Jonny, What Fitness Did For Me. It struck a chord on many different levels & It’s one I’ve returned to on numerous occasions. So why does it resonate? Because I was that slightly …

PropanePodcast 40: Exorcising your lean-demons

  Timestamps and references 00:40       Pushbullet and being caught off guard 01:28  The Yoda Question decoded 03:45  Would You Rather? revisited – Part 3 06:00    Yusef’s confessional – The Thermic Breakfast and the broken rib 09:08 The most Macro friendly place to eat out? 10:00 Longhorns for the win and take home brisket 12:59 Today’s Podcast …

“How I lost 220lbs without dieting” – The big but(t)

I recently read an article of a guy who made a series of life changes that resulted in him losing 220lb.    He attributed much of his weight loss to ‘flushing your body with lots of alkaline liquids, like water with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar’. That’s fun to believe, but as you may know if …

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