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How to maximise recovery for better results?

Training & recovery go hand in hand! They say you’re only as good as your last session so you need to maximise recovery to perform better achieve better results. It’s amazing that society is focusing more on training and exercise but it’s becoming apparent that recovery is being overlooked. If you want to train 4-6 […]
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Breaking through contest prep fat loss plateaus

By Mark Carroll. 12 weeks out from the stage, eating 1,500 calories and fat loss is stagnant, now what? This is a question I am asked almost every day by trainers and athletes around the world. The truth is, being 12 weeks out and being on 1,500 calories is not a great place to be. […]
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Ideal protein sources for female physique athletes

By Mark Carroll. What is an ideal protein sources for female physique athletes? I have been asked this question on so many occasions, so I thought I would share my experience and break it down to four main topics for simplicity and clarity in addressing it, here is my take on: The key to choosing […]
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Could your estrogen levels be affecting where you store body fat?

The theory that estrogen determines where you store the most body fat comes from the original work by coach Charles Poliquin. Initially called Biosignature, then Bioprint and the final version being Metabolic Analytics. It was originally developed by comparing blood tests for hormone levels and skin caliper measures of a lot of high level athletes. […]
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Train for your Neurotransmitter Profile

  Training periodisation for your neurotransmitter profile by Christian Thibaudeau. Periodization means dividing the training into periods, with each period having a specific purpose. This is a topic I cover in-depth in my ONLINE ‘Advanced Program Design’ certification with Clean Health Fitness Institute. There are several types of periodization: Long-to-short Linear: this is the traditional […]
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How to create a nutrition program for fat loss success?

Is there a specific nutritional system suggested for a general population client’s fat loss success? The simple answer is No. There are a few factors to consider: Calories – basically, when it comes down to fat loss, it all comes down to calories, that is why we always say ‘calories are king’. Rate of body […]
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What advice would Layne Norton give to his 18 year old self?

Dr. Layne Norton is a renowned prep/physique coach, IFPA & NGA pro natural bodybuilder and a professional powerlifter with a PhD in Nutritional Sciences. Layne is arguably one of the greatest minds of the fitness industry today, he has achieved outstanding results with contest prep clients and people around the world. Layne will be touring […]
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Q&A with Industry Titan Christian Thibaudeau

Editor’s Note: Ahead of legendary strength coach and human performance expert Christian Thibaudeau coming out to Australia for his seminar series tour with us in Sydney and Melbourne, we sat down and asked him a few questions about life and what students can expect. For more information visit our seminar pages for his Advanced Program […]
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How To Properly Activate Your Glutes

Everyone wants to grow their glutes but one of the biggest problems is an inability to feel or active them. Simply, you’re not growing a muscle you can’t feel. This typically results in hamstring dominance or back issues as these regions are forced to compensate and do more work. How to fix this issue: Use […]
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Exercise Selection for the Gen Pop Client

By now all of you would have seen a few interesting takes to the way I do program design for the General Population Client. Since releasing the Art of Gen Pop Transformations Guide Book one of the biggest questions I am consistently being asked is “why do you not squat and deadlift with the Gen […]
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Can I get a spot, bro?

In the last few days I’ve had several young dudes approach me on the gym floor and ask me for a spot.  As I was in the middle of my own workout and it’s also not my place to give unsolicited advice I politely went over to lend a helping hand very well knowing what was about […]
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How to accelerate body comp results

Did you know continuous glucose monitoring is key to accelerate body comp transformations? Carbohydrates and sugars significantly effect body composition due to changes in blood sugar levels. In simple terms, the higher the average blood sugar level and the greater the blood sugar fluctuations, the harder is it to get lean, stay lean and build […]
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