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 …

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, …

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 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 …

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 …

“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 …

A case against percentage based programming – Guest Post by Faheem Chauhan 

The origins of Periodisation Coaches have been identifying trends in their athletes’ performance since the dawn of strength competitions. These trends, spotted on the gymnasium floor & used by coaches to further develop ideas to help their lifters, have been passed on from coach to coach.  This is the origin of periodisation. To pass on an idea we need to …

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 …

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 Skinny Man’s guide to serious gains Part 1 – guest post by Cody “Boom Boom” McBroom

Skinny Guy Problems Putting on serious mass, without the fat, can be a difficult journey to embark on, and most guys reading this will know that it is not a smooth sailing ship. Many people underestimate how difficult it really can be. “Eat more and lift?! What the hell are you complaining about?!” It really isn’t …

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 …

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 …