Replacing competition training with training for therapy: A story – Guest Post by Michael Ferguson

I believe we are as sick as our secrets. I believe it, because I have seen the healing that can come when people divulge the things that they feel separate them from others.” This post is about training – but it’s also not about training. The Double-Edged Sword I know you can relate. I used …

A powerlifter, a gymnast & a crossfitter walk into a YOGA class: Robin Ramage Part 2- PropanePodcast Episode 76

Podcast Episode 76 Show Notes On the Propane Podcast this week we have the second part of our interview with Yoga Teacher Robin Ramage of Yoga Therapies. We also have regular guest and raconteur Chris Williamson who we have to thank for introducing us to Yoga and Robin. This week we discuss Robin’s Yoga transformation, his …

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 …

Addiction: When life gets on top of you, Just Lift

This is a candid post from Propane Athlete and child behavioural specialist David. Here’s his story of how developing a training habit helped him to overcome depression and a gambling addiction. I’ve been tempted to write about my experience with addiction for months, but like a lot of people, I’m too damn scared of what everyone thinks. Recently …

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. ·       …

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 …

Propane Picks & Podcast Episode 62 – New Year’s Resolutions with Chris Williamson

Propane Picks Week ending Sunday 01/01/2017 A very Happy New Year from Propane Fitness! 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 pleasure. If you’d like to be considered for us to include you on this list OR if …

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 …

Propane Podcast Episode 60 – Separating Planning from Execution

  Propane Podcast Episode 60 In this Episode Jonny and Yusef discuss Yusef’s little purse, lube dilemmas, volume sets and how to remove yourself emotionally from the process of execution in order to achieve your goals. If you like the Propane Fitness Podcast, please subscribe and give us a review on iTunes. Show Notes 00:00     …

Motivation slump? How to beat the winter blues

A case of the Winter Blues We’ve noticed a lot of our clients this week have been experiencing a slump in motivation. You’re not alone. My hunch is that this is SEASONAL, and related to 2 things: Lack of Vitamin D and sunlight exposure Caffeine If you’ve seen my caffeine video, you’ll see that caffeine …

Propane Podcast Episode 59 – Interview with Eric Helms Part 1

Propane Podcast Episode 59 In part one of this Episode, Jonny and Yusef talk to friend and former powerlifting coach Eric Helms about his diet and training, overcoming injury, being a multi-discipline competitor and how he helps clients deal with diet nuroses. Eric Helmes is the hugely successful author of Muscle and Strength Pyramids, Powerlifter, Bodybuilder, Coach and one fifth of 3D Muscle …

PropanePodcast 57: Interview with Kit Laughlin Part 1

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 founder of Stretch Therapy, and while ‘Cat like movement’ is their slogan, he seems to have had 9 lives himself. Trained as a medical …

Propane Podcast Episode 56 – 5 Tips for increased productivity

Propane Podcast Episode 56 In this episode Jonny and Yusef play a quick fire game of Would you Rather? discuss faecal transplants, Yusef’s fan club, how to be politically correct when discussing your significant other and today’s hot topic – 5 tips for increased productivity. If you like the Propane Podcast, please subscribe and give us …

Propane Podcast Episode 53 – Distraction is Destruction – Your Smartphone is Sapping your Life

Episode 53 Show Notes In this Episode of the Propane Podcast, Yusef and Jonny are joined once again by Love Island’s “Best Abs”, entrepreneur Chris Williamson. Here they discuss our increasing reliance on Smart Phones and what we can do to decrease their hold on our lives. If you enjoy this episode, we’d love it if you …

The Compound Effect – The Secret to Endless Gains

What makes a winner? Last weekend I spent the day at the GBPF British Nationals. For those who have no idea what that means, in the GBPF (the Great British Powerlifting Federation) this is where the best lifters from each part of the country come to compete. Typically, a strong performance here leads to selection …

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 …

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 …

Productivity demons: Search and destroy

I hate the vagina. Never thought I’d say that. It’s already mid-January and I don’t feel like a new me. It doesn’t even feel like a new year. I’ve basically only left this chair to use the bathroom. It’s exam season. And this medical degree is starting to take the pedal to the metal. So I’ve …

In Pursuit of Abs – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Guest post by Jo Beck

                             The Rise of the Female 6 Pack Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or been in a self-imposed social media blackout for the last 3 years, you won’t have been able to escape the phenomenon of the female 6-pack. What used to be regarded as the holy grail of male physical …

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 To Become an Expert – Guest Post by Danny Lee

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to becomes an expert? It could be innate talent, hard work, or genetics; or it could even be genetics that predispose you to hard work. Regardless of your existing or desired area of expertise you would need to put in a lot of work to perfect technique, …