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We Eat Food NOT Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats!

carbohydrates_proteins_fatsYou see it all the time.

“Eat this much Protein, that much Fat and this many Carbs!”

That’s all well and good but the problem is, we actually eat food and when you go shopping those foods aren’t listed as Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats.

Instead they’re labeled as the food that they are, Chicken, Carrots, Beef, Olive Oil, Butter, Potatoes, etc…

Now of course, these foods consist of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates but the trouble is for many that are new to health and fitness, they don’t know the difference between Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats or which foods are classified as each.

You also have some people, often the seasoned dieters, that pretty much know the difference but are slightly confused here and there.

These are the issues I’ll be clearing up for you today. I’ll also include a printable chart that you can download for free and stick on your cupboard or fridge to remind you of what foods are actually Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats.

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How many Veggies should you eat each day?

Vegetables.You likely know vegetables are important.

You likely know that they should be eaten daily.

But do you know just how many servings of vegetables you need per day to ensure optimal health and vitality?

Vegetables are a great source of Vitamins, Minerals, Fibre and Phytonutrients just to name a few so you’ll want to ensure adequate daily intake.

Below is a simple system I use with my many of my clients to ensure that their nutritional profile supports their goals – whether they’re after health, fat loss, building muscle or improving their performance.

It consists of 3 simple guidelines which you try to follow daily when it comes to your vegetable intake.

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10 Ways to Avoid Gym Boredom

Secretly, it annoys me when I hear people suggest the gym is boring. I get offended that they think a prominent feature of my life is actually boring.

I mean there’s usually enough equipment and space to do a million and one different exercises and thus a billion and one different routines. There’s music, heck, there’s even TV these days.

The gym being boring, in my mind is a futile argument.

Even more secretly though, I completely understand where they are coming from.

I’m sure we’ve all been there, wondering mind and all. Not being with it, failing to feel the urgency in your work out. Failing to see the excitement of jogging for another 10 minutes or doing another set of lunges.

However the gym being ‘boring’ is not essentially the problem.

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Train your BEST – Even on a BAD Day!

I’ll be honest, some days when I go to the gym, I just don’t bring it.

Perhaps I’m bored, or I’m tired, or I’m fed up and demotivated. Perhaps all of those reasons!

Either way, I just cant get into it and I start making up B.S. excuses and end up training poorly.

I have used every excuse going. I blame the world and its mother; “my knee doesn’t feel right”, “I didn’t sleep well last night”, “I’m dehydrated”, “that’s too heavy”, “my cat fell out of the tree”, “it’s a full moon tonight” and my all time favourite – “I can’t!”

Regardless of having shifted the weights many times before I still cant shake off the excuses… I don’t know how to explain it other than I was being crap. I let my state of mind affect my performance… badly.

This is a crap day at the gym.

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The ONLY 7 Exercises You Need to Master

best-gym-exercisesGiven that there are literally thousands of exercises to choose from…

…What do you choose first when starting out as a Gym Newbie?

Well, although there are thousands of individual exercises, all of them fall into one or a combination of only 7 Key Movement Patterns.

They are: Squat, Lunge, Bend, Twist, Push, Pull and Gait.

That’s it!

If you can master these 7 key movement patterns, you will pretty much be set for the rest of your training life.

These seven movements are what we refer to as the Primal Movement PatternsTM.

It’s a simple concept which I originally learned about through my studies with the Chek Institute. Their founder Paul Chek, developed this system after studying the development of early man.

He concluded that in order to survive the harsh conditions of our developmental environment, we would have had to be proficient in our execution of the 7 Primal Movement PatternsTM or we would likely not survive.

To demonstrate how these principles still apply today, I will briefly describe how each is still used in our everyday lives and also give examples of exercises you can use in the gym.

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