Pain Science – Interview with Greg Lehman, Propane Podcast Episode 78 & Propane Picks Week Ending 23/04/17

Pain Science with Greg Lehman Propane Podcast Episode 78 This week on the Podcast Jonny and Yusef are joined by Pain Science specialist Greg Lehman. Greg is a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, MSc Spine Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and recreational runner. They discuss pain cycles, the back pain habit, safe loading for injury rehabilitation and how …

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 …

8 Things you need to know about building muscle – Guest Post by SJ Fitness

Beast Mode Activated! For the vast majority of us, we start out going to the gym looking to improve our physiques, and one of the main ways we can achieve this is by building muscle. There is just one huge problem. With the amount of misinformation that exists about hypertrophy, it makes our task that …

A PT’s guide to training skinny guys, part 2 – Guest Post by Chris Kershaw

How PTs get it wrong In Part 1 we concluded that there are a few common mistakes made by Personal Trainers when coaching their hard-gainer clients.  These mistakes are: Making extreme changes to their diet, Not looking at the person’s physiology before selecting exercises (not choosing exercises they will be good at), Not taking psychology into account.   Today we …

The beginner’s guide to getting jacked in a hurry – Guest post by SJ Fitness

4 ways to speed up muscle growth It’s 2017 and in this day and age it’s so easy to get everything you want with the touch of a button. Think about it, you can order food from your sofa and 30 minutes later it’s in your mouth. We live in an age of instant gratification, …

ChrisFit: Pros and cons of CrossFit – PropanePodcast 73 & Propane Picks

  Propane Podcast Episode 73 Show Notes Is CrossFit good for hypertrophy? You’d think not – but on further examination.. it’s not a bad shout. Have we lost our minds? Our special guest (emphasis on special) Chris is back from the forays into the Crossfit cave to tell the tale. By the end of the podcast, …

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 …

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 …

Plan your work, work your plan – Guest Post by Aaron Graham

An imperfect world In a perfect world, guys wouldn’t be curling in the squat rack, you would have the gym to yourself. Your wife wouldn’t phone you to tell you to hurry home because the baby is sick. You wouldn’t be so tired that every time you lay down on the bench you fall asleep. You …

Volume Intensity Frequency, The Necessary 3-Way – Guest Post by Danny Lee

In my role as a coach, one question I am frequently asked is how often should I train? It would be all too easy for me to tell a potential client that they need to train with me 3 to 5 times a week and therefore maximise coaching income, fortunately I’m far too honest to …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 67 – Interview with Julian Donovan Part 1

 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, 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 message here. …

Why the Hardgainer approach got it so wrong – Guest Post by Faheem Chauhan

My previous article, A Case Against Percentage Based Programming, was a general overview of my philosophy behind more intuitive programming. There were naturally a few questions which arose from this insight. In this article I aim to provide more detail into how I set up programming for individual lifts & I cover some of the …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 66 – Fitness Industry Bullsh*t with Chris Williamson

 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, 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 message here. …

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 …

Propane Picks and Podcast Episode 65 – Interview with Mike Tuchscherer Part 2

   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, 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, please send an email …

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 64 – Interview with Mike Tuchscherer Part 1

 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, 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, please send an email to …

Fatigue: how to make it work for you – Guest Post by Danny Lee

Fatigue sucks. Let’s face it, it can make you feel dreadful. Try to squat when you’re fatigued and you’ll wonder if you even lift, want to call your session quits and just go home and crawl into bed.  Imagine if you could train and not feel fatigued? I would love to be able to tell you …