Here’s how you’re lying to yourself – PropanePodcast 23

This week on the PropanePodcast we interviewed Paul Mort, who gave us a figurative clip around the ear. Don’t miss this one – we discuss: – Our capacity to lie to ourselves – Why it gets in the way of achieving your goals – A daily practice to fix the problem   Part 2: [sociallocker]https://youtu.be/97WloPmueok[/sociallocker] …

Dieting for the busy (or lazy) man

I’m constantly inspired by our clients – we learn a lot from them, particularly when we’re stuck in our own narrow perspectives, their lessons come as a slap in the face. This is Propane Athlete Ian. He has a life.. he’s not a sad fitness fanatic like me and Jonny.   He deadlifts 200kg x …

Episode 22 – How can you tell if someone is natural?

Jonny and Yusef discuss how to solve the issue of being stuck with a Skinny-fat physique, how they think is natural in the fitness industry and how to tell for yourself. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:37 — 40.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

When motivation lies and how to fix it.

Everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced the cruel reality that motivation is nothing more than a fleeting experience. A flash in the pan. Unfortunately, the emotional charge you experience when you feel highly motivated to complete a task or reach a goal is an extremely convincing lie. So convincing in fact that …

Why you fail to change your habits

When you woke up this morning, for the first few minutes of your day, you probably weren’t conscious of your actions, thoughts still a little cloudy from 7-8 hours of slumber. Despite this, I don’t imagine you stood motionless in your bedroom like that girl from paranormal activity, waiting for conscious thoughts to catch up. …

Episode 21: Dealing with the emotional side of injury

Jonny provides some advice on how to deal with the psychological and practical aspects of injury. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:41 — 56.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

Video picks October ’15: Deadlift stance, cosmology, neuroscience and magic mushrooms

Yusef here. I’ve been following some pretty leftfield stuff of late worth sharing, all vaguely connected to the development of mind, body and spirit.   Yoga for the psoas: Particularly for those of us that are squatting/deadlifting a lot, combined with a lot of sitting, your psoas is likely going to resemble a gristly mess. …

5 lessons from PropaneFitness coaching

  Online coaching is still very nuanced….at least, it would be quite hard to describe to your gran.  The common retort when an online coach is proposed is that someone needs in person contact, they need one on one personal training to ensure they make progress. The obvious problem with this model is that in …

Is something missing?

Gary reached for the keypad and plugged in four numbers, the same routine that marked the start of every morning. The familiar green light and three beeps responded as the door to the office building swung open. Clutching a thermos, he started the stair climb to his familiar desk and colleagues, the start of another …

All aboard the gain train: Why #beastmode is stupid

Do you want the good news or the bad news? The bad news is: There’s no way to accelerate the process.   The good news is: There’s no way to accelerate the process.   Progression is like growing a tree: it can be guarded and watered, but further interference will not accelerate its progress. Diligent …

Episode 20: “It’s all in your head”

Brain and gut inflammation, neurotoxic diet coke, cortisol-elevating protein, xylitol, mycotoxins in coffee and other rubbish. Here’s why these things are a rabbit hole of hypochondria and should be fastidiously ignored Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:20 — 35.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

How to look good all year round (3 simple steps)

We answer all questions posted to our facebook wall. This one often comes in various forms: Darren E. Hi, hope all is well and you’re smashing training! Ive been on a cut while injured. I’m recovered now and want to get stronger, so I’m bulking now but I’m wondering whats the best way to maintain …

Call yourself a coach?

I’ll open with a caveat. We are well aware that we aren’t perfect – far from it in fact. We know that we aren’t decorated with degrees and PhDs in nutrition, strength and conditioning.   In fact, we both graduated in economics and finance, now we study accountancy and medicine – not exactly the list …

A simple guide to back training

As an avid fitness reader, I’ve noticed a certain trend over the years   When it comes to back training and programs based around that, logic seems to be cast aside.   Unlike programs for lower body training, chest or arms, programs for back hypertrophy and strength seem to be strewn with TRX rows and …

Episode 19: Simple rules, dramatic results

Why we advocate simplicity in the Protocol Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:52 — 50.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

Propane Roundup – September edition

If you haven’t already subscribed, get on the Propane Podcast on iTunes. There’s interviews with Layne Norton, Eric Helms, Alberto Nunez, Spencer Nadolsky, and a lot more. Recent episodes How to improve your sleep and unlock all kinds of gains: – Do sleep supplements work? Are they safe? – Unloading your mind before bed – …

How to become an early riser

For some reason, waking up early has always interested me. I can’t even succinctly explain why. Maybe it’s the feeling of getting a jump start on the rest of the world, the sense of boundless productivity that seemed to seep through into the rest of my day. Maybe it was the extra space that it …

Why I stopped caring about leanness

“So, tell me why” Silence “You’ve been at this for 22 weeks now, don’t you think its time you stopped?” The prominence of the coffee machine’s whir highlighted my surprise at the question. “Now that I think about it, I don’t even know why I’m doing this!” Yusef and I were discussing our plans moving …

Why has everyone got it so horribly wrong?

I like to read around 5 main fields. A startling thing I’ve noticed is that the prevailing paradigms usually appear to be based on incorrect assumptions:   – Training for hypertrophy/strength – Nutrition for body composition – Learning and memory – Religion and spirituality – Personal finance     Nutcases, we salute you There’s an …

Episode 16 – Interview with Tom Feeney, ART specialist

What is ART, who is it good for and how you can stay injury free Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:45 — 69.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Stitcher | More Subscribe Options

Training on a time-crunch: 3 tips to optimise your training approach

Whether we like it or not, the nature of work is changing.  Once upon a time, “work” entailed the production of a physical product. We used our hands and physical strength to mould raw into refined, our work day ended when we had made something that we could hold, touch and ultimately, sell.  Modern inventions …

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