Now, not all transformations are the same. When you hear the word transformation, what do you automatically think of? I bet you are thinking of someone who has gone from overweight to a rippling six pack, am I right? Well you are half right, but that is not the only type of transformation, some people’ goal would be to put ON weight, or more specifically, muscle. We will get into this in a bit more depth later in this article.
Whatever your health, fitness or body goal may be, there is one thing that everyone will have in common. The consumption of good quality protein is a must!
Protein is an essential nutrient for the healthy development of the human body. Its primary function is to act as building block, helping us to grow and repair body tissues – although it is involved in many other processes too.
A calorie, is not in fact some kind of crazy monster, threatening to prevent you from doing up the button on your jeans or from strutting your stuff around the pool on holiday. A calorie, is simply a unit of energy which is found in food and drinks. Calories supply us with the energy to live and breathe.
First things first, I am assuming you are aware of what macronutrients, or “Macros”, are. The three Macronutrients are; Protein, Fats & Carbs (now I am sure you have all heard of carbs, after all eat them after 6pm and they turn straight to fat*)
So, do you need to track them? That ultimately depends on your goal, so I am going to attempt three brief made up case studies, names have no relation to anyone I know!
As we get ready for the launch of MYPT Muscle this December, Head PT and Director Tom Riddick gives us his lowdown on the importance of incorporating resistance training in any fat loss phase.
Those of you who have been training with us will already know the importance we place on muscle build in any fat burn programme.
This is where we differ from Weight Watchers, Slimming World and other weight loss plans out there. This is where we excel.
It seems as though every day we must add to our list of ‘foods not to be consumed’ due to the ‘unhealthy’ properties they carry. But, some foods are getting bad press for no reason at all. There is no reason why the following foods shouldn’t continue to have a place within your healthy diet.
There is sugar in almost everything, but added sugar is one of the very real reasons behind our expanding waist lines.
One of the problems with sugar is that it is addictive. In simple terms, when we eat sugar, receptors in our brain reward centre make us feel good. In fact, it makes us feel so good, that it tends to be the first thing we reach for when we feel tired, stressed or really hungry.
Now, where to start with this topic! The options are endless, so I am going to try and keep it brief, simple and to the point...
At MyPTstudio we’re constantly setting new fitness, business and personal goals for ourselves – not just in the New Year. But a New Year’s Resolution feels a little different.
1. You will get the energy you need to give 100 percent the whole MYPTcycle workout
From our instructors to the awesome music to our constant change in lighting, our cycle classes never seem to have a dull moment. You're going to come to our class and have an instructor who's giving 120% and that is contagious!