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 …

PropanePicks & Podcast Episode 71 – Interview with Sheri Miles: Part 1

Week ending Sunday 05/03/17 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 …

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 …

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. ·       …

A simple guide to measuring your progress (Part 1)

What gets measured gets managed As you’ve probably noticed, there are 2 very opposing camps when it comes to tracking your progress. One believes that scale weight is everything and that we should be measuring it every day, without fail. The other believes that scale weight is a lie and never tells the full picture. …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 63 – The Benefit of a process goal

 Propane Picks It’s that time of the week again where we sift through the fitness world and pick out top 10 favourite pieces for your reading 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, please send an email to …

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 …

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 …

PropanePodcast 58: Interview with Kit Laughlin Part 2

This is part 2 of our interview with Kit Laughlin from Stretch Therapy. If you missed part 1, go back and listen to it here. This is one NOT to be missed. Here, Yusef interviews Mr Stretch Armstrong, Kit Laughlin. Kit is, in our opinion, the leading authority on stretching and flexibility in the world. He’s …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …