Posts Tagged charles poliquin

The Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has become a hot topic recently.  Overall we’re not advocates of fasting for most people when it comes to aesthetic goals but we do recognise that it has a place with some people. There’s been plenty of pro-fasting press recently so we thought we’d share an alternative view by posting a guest post by Charles Poliquin. “Intermittent fasting is […]

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Think Outside of the (Cereal) Box

Despite the growing popularity in fasting and other ‘detox’ programmes we’re still advocates (in the main) of regular meals with the inclusion of breakfast.  Why?  For no other reason than we’ve seen better results with both ourselves and our members in terms of fat loss, muscle building and most importantly sustainable eating habits. The reality for most people is that […]

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Weekly reads

A handful of posts, blogs and articles from the last week or so…. Sample body composition resistance programme for women http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Lifestyle/BodyMind/376/German_Body_Comp_for_the_Ladies.aspx Front squat technique – how to http://www.ericcressey.com/how-to-front-squat-technique 101 Tips for a better body http://www.predatornutrition.com/content/101-tips-better-body Useful nutritional tips for rugby players (applies to most sports) http://jhfitness-nutrition.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/nutrition-performance-nutrition-for.html Improving your bench press http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_virtual_bench_press_seminar 10 steps to improved sleep http://www.naturalnews.com/038252_sleep_habits_tips_bed_time.html Coffee consumption and […]

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Weekly Reads

A handful of randomly selected articles and posts from the last week or so….. Alternative forms of cardio http://www.ttfatloss.com/renegade-cardio Some points on spinal positioning and lifting http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/the-myth-of-neutral-spine/ Study on Vitamin D supplementation and fat loss in females http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22998754 Omega 3 supplementation shown to be beneficial http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121128143547.htm The benefits of glucosamine supplementation extends beyond joint care http://www.naturalnews.com/038132_glucosamine_heart_disease_VITAL_study.html Rice, pasta, fizzy drinks […]

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Weekly reads

Here’s a handful of the articles and blogs that we came across in the last week or so….. A few pointers for planed higher carb days http://www.functionalfitmag.com/blog/2012/07/26/carb-day/ The origin of the treadmill (amusing!) http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/138136#ixzz247VXl3vP Organics not always what you might think http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/2011/07/18/mythbusting-101-organic-farming-conventional-agriculture/ Benefits of organic grass-fed meat http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/1493/Tip-419-Include-Organic-Grass-Fed-Red-Meat-in-Your-Diet-for-Optimal-Body-Composition-and-Health.aspx Pointers for deadlifting http://www.schwarzenegger.com/fitness/post/pick-up-heavy-stuff Some research on protein consumption post workout http://www.charlespoliquin.com/Blog/tabid/130/EntryId/1478/Tip-416-New-Tips-For-Post-Workout-Nutrition-Don-t-Let-Your-Hard-Work-Go-to-Waste.aspx […]

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Get Enough Sleep to Get Lean For Summer

Guest post by Charles Poliquin on the importance of sleep and how it can help you lose (or gain!) body fat: “Get enough sleep to lose weight for summer—you’ll improve cardiovascular health too! Getting adequate rest every night is one of the simplest and most dramatic ways to improve body composition quickly. If you make one change to get lean for […]

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Is Your Face Cream making You Fat?

About half of our members of W10 Performance are women, most of whom are on a quest to lose body fat, increase muscle tone, have more energy and feel fitter. They come to us fully expecting to address exercise, nutrition and hydration, but they are less prepared when we get into some more involved areas and further down the line […]

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The Meat & Nuts Breakfast

Guest post by Charles Poliquin and something we advocate here at W10 – The Meat & Nuts Breakfast. “When people ask me for the best single dietary tip for optimal leanness, energy and sustained mental focus, I invariably tell them to try the rotating meat and nuts breakfast. Clients ranging from NHL & NFL stars to corporate executives rave about […]

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Spring Cleanse Your Body – Part 1

Spring is officially upon us and with it comes the perfect time to shake off any winter lethargy and perhaps the resultant additional pounds and spring cleanse your body! Let’s start with the basics. What is a ‘cleanse’? By our definition, a cleanse is the act of both reducing the amount of toxins coming IN to the body whilst aiding […]

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The Benefits of BCAA’s

Guest post from Strength & Conditioning Coach Charles Poliquin on the many benefits of including Branch Chain Amino Acids as part of you training program: “I started using branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) in high amounts in 1994 after meeting with one of brightest minds in exercise physiology and medicine, Dr. Mauro DiPasquale, who wrote Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: […]

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Our view on ‘Core’ training in today’s ES

Those who are familiar with our Results Based Fitness approach and goal specific programs will be aware of longstanding view on ‘core training’ and the overemphasis that’s been placed on specifically targeting the ‘core’ or the ‘abs’ – for both aesthetics and function! Along with fat loss, ‘core’ strength is the thing that many people tell us is their goal. […]

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Women’s Fat Loss & Men’s Arm Programs

Good Friday afternoon all. Well, it’s the last week in what has been an unsurprisingly busy October.  We’ve seen an influx of new faces through the doors of W10 – both men and women – all of whom are now realising that there is definitely more to life than sterile gym environments and stagnant results!  (Word is spreading rapidly about that small […]

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