All the Things to Consider after Surgery. Bet you didn’t know! This is stuff I’m only learning now, post surgery, and some of it I learn the hard way, unfortunately. I wrote this so you don’t have to go that route… Athletes, pay attention! Question 1: What’s the worst thing that can happen if you … Continue reading What You Must Know If You Have Surgery
The importance of sleep cannot be overestimated. Quality sleep -and enough of it!- is plain necessary for healthy living, not to speak of peak performance. One of my sayings is: ‘If you don’t sleep right, you don’t live right.’ This is a very basic truth. A little child gets cranky and cries when tired. It’s … Continue reading Three Unorthodox Tips to Optimize Sleep for Recovery and a Healthy Life
If you’ve been reading my site for any time at all you’re probably aware there’s two key supplements I recommend to all my athletes, and to anyone who trains hard in the gym and/or plays hard on the pitch. Those two are BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) and L-Glutamine. Take 10 grams each, BCAAs before … Continue reading An Ultra Anabolic Ninja Tip
Cortisol is the stress hormone. It can store fat, waste muscle and age the brain. Not good. But there’s two sides to the thing: you need it to get you going in the morning. You want some during training or competition. And it can even burn fat, under the right circumstances. Read on… The ‘Hormonal … Continue reading Cortisol Timing: When this Hormone Makes You Fat and When Lean.
Today’s Question: What kind of training or exercises would you recommend for someone who wants to lose weight? Answer: OK first of all: as far as both health and body composition are concerned, diet is everything. Literally 99% plus. Think about it; Even the best fat burning training won’t do you much good if the … Continue reading What are the Best Fat Burning Exercises?
Today’s Question: Hi Mark, I would like to do whole body routines circuit style, mixing body weight training with some weights as well, for example: push ups, chin ups, burpees, squats/shoulders military press (with dumbbells), mountain climbers, jumping jacks, lunges (with dumbbells), high knees running in place, planks, dips, crunches and any other exercise that … Continue reading How many Times a Week Should I Workout?
Today’s Question: How do I organize my training I cannot afford a trainer and I’ve been training for 6 months and now I’m struggling to progress, are there any tips you have that can help me progress further? Answer: Of course it depends on what exactly you’ve been doing in your previous phase/program, so it’s … Continue reading How To Overcome a Training Plateau
OK this is at least one of the very best chest workouts that I know, incorporating THE best chest exercise for men on the planet. What makes it the best? And why for men? Of course women can do this too, but I believe most guys like nice, flat and square pecs, NOT these droopy, … Continue reading The Best Chest Workout in the Universe
Increase running speed…by doing chin ups and pull ups? How can an upper body drill benefit sprinting? In many ways, actually. Chin Ups Make you Faster Football is a lower body sport, so some might question why you would do any upper body training at all. I mean how can chin ups and pull ups … Continue reading The Chin Up Benefits Sprinting