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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. ·       …

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 …

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, …

5 Lessons Learned from dropping a weight class – Guest Post by Adam Sawyers

Today’s post comes from one of our incredibly successful members of Fat Loss Mastery. Adam Sawyers has faultlessly implemented Propane Principles to transform his physique while increasing his WILKS and qualifying for GBPF Nationals 2017, all while being a strength coach AND a final year medical student! Take it away Adam… Background April 2016; I find myself looking back on 1 …

The Skinny Man’s Guide to serious gains Part 2 – Guest Post by Cody “Boom Boom” McBroom

Part 2 So hopefully you read Part 1 of The Skinny Man’s Guide to Serious Gains. Here is part 2 and most likely the more difficult instalment for most people to take on board. Why? Because way too many people overuse and rely too heavily on supplements in the hope that they will get results. In …

The Truth About Periodization – Guest Post by Dave Smith

What Is Periodization? You’ve likely seen the term in fitness magazines or heard it floating around the gym: Periodization. Periodized training may sound scientific, like something that only elite personal trainers are able to use with their clients, but that’s not the case at all. In fact, periodization is a training tactic that anyone can …

How to use the weekend to accelerate your Fat-Loss

The Weekend Advantage Today I want to cover something that we were asked by one of our Fat-Loss Mastery members during one of our weekly calls. Lauren explained that she had always struggled with managing weekends in her diet and every time she eats out or goes for a few drinks it’s 1 step forward …

AMRAP vs AFRAN: Balls to the wall or balls on the couch?

In for results We’ve inadvertently started coaching a number of Crossfit athletes – causing a bit of a rumble in our client community discussion group, the ‘inner circle’, with much talk of wall-balls and ‘AMRAPS’. Not our thing, but there’s a lot we admire about Crossfit. The mentality is to keep you on your toes, both …

Propane Podcast Episode 51 – In Defence of Ready Meals

Episode 51 Show Notes   In this Episode Jonny and Yusef talk about Whippets, Tiger Balm and Nose Tork, and also discuss how Yusef incorporates Ready Meals into his diet without sacrificing either his time or his macros. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, we’d love it if you’d subscribe and give us a review on iTunes Time Stamps and …

The Gluten Free Diet Explosion, Guest Post by Jo Beck

In Praise of Burgers Burgers are my favourite. If I could get away with eating one every day and stay within my powerlifting weight class I would. There is nothing that satiates my combined love of protein and carbs more, several juicy patties of ground beef brisket, oozing with tangy blue cheese and sweet-salty bacon …

Propane Podcast Episode 50 – How we approach dieting

Episode 50 Show Notes In which Jonny and Yusef discuss Maoam sours, YOLO Macro days, the mental release of not tracking and their approach to dieting.  If you like the Propane Podcast, we’d love it if you subscribed and gave us a review on iTunes Time Stamps and References   00:00          Sour sweets – right or just …

Propane Podcast Episode 49 – Jonny’s approach to diet strategy

Episode 49 Show Notes In this episode Jonny and Yusef discuss shoes, fetishes and how Jonny intends to approach his diet for the next 12 weeks. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on iTunes Time Stamps and References 00:43     A short story about shoes and a philosophical …

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 …

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 …

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 …