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 …

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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

“Propane Picks” & Podcast Episode 61 – Interview with Eric Helms part 2

Propane Picks Week ending Sunday 18/12/16   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 you’d like to write for us, please …

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 …

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 …

Propane Podcast Episode 54 – Interview with Marc Keys

Propane Podcast Episode 54 In this episode Jonny and Yusef are joined by Marc Keys of Cast Iron Strength and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Edinburgh Rugby. Marc hails from Limavady in County Derry where he began his sporting career playing rugby for Limavady Grammar and sprinting 100m and 200m at national level.  He studied at …

Propane Podcast Episode 52 – Interview with Dan Frazier

Episode 52 Show Notes In this episode Jonny and Yusef are joined by competitive Strongman,  ex professional rugby player and former Falcons Tight Head Prop, Daniel Frazier. They discuss how Dan overcame a serious career ending back injury and made the transition to World Class Strongman.   If you like the Propane Podcast, don’t forget to …

Offseason for the powerlifter

Preamble We were going to write a post about taking an ‘off-season’, but Marc Keys gone and done it beautifully. So this is a repost from his blog, Cast Iron Strength. You may remember Marc from his pressing template and no-bullshit approach.   We’ll be chatting to him on our podcast soon too. You’ve seen what …

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 …

5 Tips for a better squat Part 3 – Belts, Bar placement and footwear

If you missed parts one and two of this series you can find them here and here. Again, my intention with this article series isn’t to overwhelm you with information and things to implement. What I’m trying to provide is a simple resource that can benefit beginners and more advanced lifters alike with some simple, …

5 tips to a better squat (Part 2 – the set up.)

In part one we covered the warm up, what you should be doing before you even consider approaching a barbell. I covered this first because it is, without doubt, the most overlooked element of a training session that I have seen while working with clients – I’m also guilty of skipping this part myself on …

5 tips for a better squat (Part 1 – The Warm up)

You may have noticed a theme with our recent articles. They are all multiple part series with each article spanning 800-2000 words. In the age of quick information, we all just want the one thing to do today, the one change that will make everything perfect. We tend to skim read articles and scroll to …

A simple guide to back training

As an avid fitness reader, I’ve noticed a certain trend over the years   When it comes to back training and programs based around that, logic seems to be cast aside.   Unlike programs for lower body training, chest or arms, programs for back hypertrophy and strength seem to be strewn with TRX rows and …

Training on a time-crunch: 3 tips to optimise your training approach

Whether we like it or not, the nature of work is changing.  Once upon a time, “work” entailed the production of a physical product. We used our hands and physical strength to mould raw into refined, our work day ended when we had made something that we could hold, touch and ultimately, sell.  Modern inventions …

How to implement RPE in your training – Bryce Lewis guest article

Editors note: RPEs are a popular topic in the fitness industry at present, popularised by Reactive Training Systems, they provide an abstract method of planning and auto-regulating your training. We asked Bryce if he’d be interested in writing an article covering the practicalities of the approach. As my former coach, I’ve learnt first hand that …

A Student’s Journey Into Powerlifting

Most people want to partake in sport whilst at uni, for many it will be their last opportunity to compete at a serious level in sports they love. Generally, it’s a simple question of transferring sport at school into a university context but some seek change or even a new start. It’s easy to fall …

What’s In Our Gym Bags? – The Ultimate Guide to Training Equipment – Pt 1

A gym bag is more than just somewhere to throw your sweaty vest and grow bacteria on your towel – its a vessel for storing all the equipment and aids that can instantly turn a good gym session into a great one.   A lot of training aids are marketed as the next best thing …