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 We Got Abs Lean While Eating Haribo, Cheesecake & Pringles (And How Conventional Advice Failed Us)

Taking the piss with IIFYM Forewarning: We are not advocating the approach described here as the paragon of ‘healthy’ eating. The experiment below was just what the title says: taking the piss to test the limits of an idea. This post is a guide to covering your nutritional bases while allowing yourself a huge degree of dietary …

PropanePodcast Episode 4 – The Biggest mistake when Carb-Backloading

In this Episode we answer a reader’s questions from Twitter. – Why do people get fat while using Carb-Backloading? – How do different types of cardio affect Carb-Backloading? If you have any questions or topics you want to hear us address in future episodes you can contact us through email, Facebook, or twitter. Podcast: Play …

Our Experience with ‘The Carb Nite Solution’

As you know, we love Kiefer, and incorporate many of his principles in the Propane Protocol. The past few months, we’ve been using his fat-loss plan, Carb Nite to achieve our goals. Here’s our results and what we had to say about it: Who’s it for? Carb Nite was written as a fat loss diet for …

Hack your progress: Part 2

As promised, I thought I’d share a few more dietary hacks that I’ve learned from both training myself and my clients. 1. Understand viscosity. If you’ve ever used a “cut” or “bulk” approach with your diet you’ll understand the relative problems with each. On occasion a diet can leave you hungry, scraping the last morsel …

Interview with Layne Norton

Topics covered: 0.49 – Carb backloading and fasting. Approach to diet. 7.31 – Daily Undulating Periodisation and John Broz style training, overreaching and overtraining. 15.49 – Myoreps and occlusion training. 20.19 – Sources of motivation. 24.49 – Lasting achievements. 28.36 – Fitness industry gurus. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSHaz11BBRw What did you think about this interview? Leave a comment on here …

Why Your Last Diet Failed: The Biggest Problem With Traditional Dieting

When I say dieting in the title, I mean extended periods of low calories – i.e. the typical 12-24 week diet, or even perma-diet for some.   A hypocaloric state is catabolic, meaning tissues are broken down from both fat and muscle. This is not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re catabolic you break down …

A closer look at I.I.F.Y.M

For those unfamiliar with the acronym, I.I.F.Y.M stands for “If it fits your macros”, a phrase coined to describe a particular attitude towards eating and nutrition. It’s fairly simple, you establish macronutrient numbers that you want to consume in a given day or a given period then, subject to this constraint, you have free reign …

Healthy Eating: Attitudes to Food

Introduction Have you ever read this quote? “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” What if you are actually obsessed? Would you be able to recognise that your behaviour is unhealthy? It’s easy to justify obsessive ideas about food if you follow a strict diet. You might think that your refusal …

Don’t Count Calories, Get Shredded

Simple Rules, Dramatic Results Have you read the Propane Protocol? If you have, you know that it’s possible to build muscle and lose fat by following simple rules. But what if you could make it even simpler? Here’s how you can forget about calories and still get shredded. If you’ve ever desperately searched through your …

Does Acesulfame K Spike Insulin?

Introduction If you’re following a low-carb diet, or a diet with low-carb periods, like Carb Backloading or Intermittent Fasting, then you probably drink diet sodas. They’re a convenient, tasty alternative to water, coffee, and tea. And, more importantly, you can enjoy the sweet taste without worrying about the insulin spike that you’d get from a sugary …

Client Testimonial: Overcoming the 9 to 5

Dom is one of my current clients and also my flatmate. Usually I try to avoid training people who are close to me, it usually ends in disagreement and a lack of belief in the methods. It’s hard to see someone as an authority when you’ve lived with them for 4 years.  When Dom approached …

More From Kiefer – Carb Backloading

More from Kiefer, just a conversation we had after our interview. 00:45  So-called facts.  (does caffeine shut off mTOR?!) 02:30  “So I know a guy who eats 6 meals a day and breakfast and he’s a natural bodybuilder…”  (There are mutants among us!) “…’Oh, well, I know this guy who does this.’ Well good for …

The Propane Protocol – Simple rules. Dramatic results

Get a life, get the body you want. Click the image below for Protocol Infographic 10% discount on the Protocol essentials with this link! Becoming lean and muscular does not have to be a full time job. We realise that nobody is perfect. Most people don’t have the time to carry six meals of rice and chicken …

Audio Interview with John Kiefer: Creator of Carb Backloading

This week we interviewed John Kiefer from DangerouslyHardcore, who pioneered Carb Backloading. This was easily the most informative interview we’ve done, (closely followed by Ming Chew, check it out). Kiefer refers to Carb Backloading as “the evolution of intermittent fasting” – we’ve all been doing it for a few months now it’s been absolutely fantastic …