PropanePodcast 39: The dirt on creatine

Here’s our roundup of creatine – no shownotes this episode, since it’s all covered (with Yusef’s beautiful mugshot) in this post. The post got some great feedback, so here’s our podcast consolidating and expanding on the WHAT, HOW, WHY, WHEN and WHO for creatine for those with a longer attention span keener interest in creatine.   Podcast: Play …

4 Fat Loss Tips for the busy parent, Guest Post by Kennet Waale

You’re short on time, tired, and your children become the number one priority. Finding successful dieting strategies as a modern day parent is arguably one of our biggest challenges. Children, full-time work, little sleep and caffeine reliance can all come in the way of successful long-term leanness. With this in mind, I hope to alleviate some …

PropanePodcast 38: Hack dead time to get more done and improve your training

In this episode Jonny and Yusef discuss toilet habits, talking to strangers and how to fill up the space of dead time in the day. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you’d subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes. Time Stamps and resources 0:30 Today’s hot topic – 5 …

5 Tips for getting more done

I closed my eyes and rubbed them for the third time in 60 minutes. It had happened again. 11:30pm, third night in a row and I’d still not got through my ever-increasing to-do list. As I began to drift into one of many day dreams about how frustrating it was that I couldn’t just manage …

PropanePodcast Episode 37: Why do different macros suit different people?

In this episode Jonny and Yusef discuss dragons, toilet paper and why different Macronutrient splits suit different people. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you’d subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes. Why do different macros suit different people?  Time stamps and resources   00:00   Resveratrol, Cinnamon and …

Creatine – What, How, Why and When

We get a lot of questions about creatine, so here I’ve synthesised all of the relevant research that I’m aware of into a series of videos answering the most common questions. If you missed my last one on caffeine, view it here. What is creatine? Is it a steroid? Who should take creatine?  Who SHOULDN’T …

PropanePodcast Episode 36: Improving self-management

In this Episode Jonny talks about ways in which we can successfully improve our systems for Self Management and subsequently increase productivity.   If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you’d subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes.     Improving Self Management – Time Stamps & Resources   0:30   …

Client case study: Matt T

In April 2015, Matt came to us with a question…   “Hey guys, I’m looking to get some visible abs by the end of the year, do you think that’s achievable”    As with every question ever asked in fitness the answer of course is…   (Drumroll)   It depends.   “Visible abs” is an …

Propane Podcast Episode 35: Interview with Dean Somerset

In this episode, we interview Dean Somerset: medical exercise specialist, kinesiologist and exercise physiologist – training a range of clients from post-surgery rehab to olympic athletes. Bloody smart guy. Here he is in the power-stance after opening a can of whoop-ass on someone: Interview:   If you enjoy our podcast, we’d love it if you …

Now is not the time to stop smoking

Yusef here, I’ve been a little quiet recently. It’s been the final push with these medical exams – it’s supposedly the hardest year. And I pushed the revision a little too hard – I let other things slip. The exams got on top of me and had their wicked way with me until I was …

PropanePodcast 34 – Would you rather?

NEW PODCAST EPISODE:   So we opened up a vote on our facebook accountability group for podcast topics. We learned the hard way that this is what happens when you open up suggestions to the floor like this… Nevertheless, we didn’t want to disappoint. So as promised, here’s Jonny and I discussing some dubious ‘would you rathers’ submitted by …

5 tips to a better squat (Part 2 – the set up.)

In part one we covered the warm up, what you should be doing before you even consider approaching a barbell. I covered this first because it is, without doubt, the most overlooked element of a training session that I have seen while working with clients – I’m also guilty of skipping this part myself on …

Propane Podcast Episode 33: Managing your diet around high stress periods

In this episode, Jonny discusses a few strategies for managing and maintaining your diet and nutrition when life gets in the way. If you enjoy our podcast, we’d love it if you could subscribe and leave us a review on ITunes. Timestamps:  0:00 – Our shiny new intro! 1:00 – Yusef making a fuss about …

Setting yourself up to win (the benefit of a process goal)

Do you have a goal?   I’d bet my protein shaker on it.   We all do don’t we?   The essence of fitness plans is the pursuit of an intangible point in the future.   Abs, a bigger squat, larger arms or confidence on the beach – in this world we are goals galore …

CAFFEINE: How it works, how to use it to gain muscle and lose fat

It’s not often that we really dig down into the details. Here is Yusef discussing the details of caffeine, why it matters for you and some useful, actionable things to apply today: Cliff notes: Benefits: 1) Fat loss 2) Training quality 3) Pain tolerance Disadvantages:  1) Tolerance 2) Withdrawal 3) Vitamin D absorption Recommendations:  1) …

The one way that works

For most things in life, there’s a “right way” and a “wrong way” Driving a car, holding a knife and fork, using a pen, writing a letter – you name it, there’s a way. This creates a certain type of thinking that is hardwired into us, when we start to pursue something, we seek the complete …

Episode 32: Managing HUNGER on a diet

Episode 32: The ultimate guide to managing hunger on a diet Catch the rest of the episodes on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/propanefitness-podcast/id903654171?mt=2 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:02 — 30.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

Video picks of the month: April ’16

More video picks from us this month: flexibility, steroids, deadlift setup, the food industry, psychiatry and a FREE TOASTER BONANZA. Kit Laughlin partner hip flexor stretch: In our last video picks we linked to a psoas-focused yoga routine. This is something a bit more brutal. The reason we hammer on about this stuff is that …

Episode 31: Why we don’t take steroids

Part 2 of our discussion on drugs, where we talk about our reasons for NOT taking steroids Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:57 — 24.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

Episode 30: Drugs in sports

Jonny & Yusef discuss Yusef’s recent drugs test, their opinions on recent drug findings in Powerlifting and sports in general, contaminated supplements and how to reduce your risk as a competitive athlete. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:53 — 30.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe …

5 tips for a better squat (Part 1 – The Warm up)

You may have noticed a theme with our recent articles. They are all multiple part series with each article spanning 800-2000 words. In the age of quick information, we all just want the one thing to do today, the one change that will make everything perfect. We tend to skim read articles and scroll to …

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