Month: September 2011

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Female Fat Loss 101

Having trained numerous women throughout my career I am all too familiar with the misconception of weight training giving women a masculine appearance. It is unfortunate but true, that popular belief tells women that by lifting weights you will create a muscular and unattractive physique. In recent years many fitness professionals have worked hard to …

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Personal Training Transformations

Here at Definitive Physique the most frequently asked questions usually stem from topics related to our personal training transformation projects. The majority of questions normally include the words. How long and what did it entail? Like anything worth having in life it took a combination of hard work, discipline and attention to detail. Unfortunately these …

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10 Tips to accelerate fat loss

1: Add cayenne pepper to your food. Believe it or not adding cayenne pepper to your food can help you to lose weight (body fat). It contains substances that drastically increase blood flow, thermogenesis (heat production) and oxygen consumption. It also tastes great and makes that chicken or turkey taste a little less bland. Add …

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How to progress your training

Progressing your workouts is vital to making consistent gains and avoiding a plateau. Far too many trainees initially make good improvements with their training but fail to keep the improvements going because they become happy with their routine and do not vary it. Once you’re comfortable doing a routine it’s time to change it. We …

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How to deal with muscle soreness

The feeling of extreme muscle soreness for days after a workout is all too familiar to my personal training clients. My introductory training sessions usually leave trainees walking down stairs gingerly to say the least. Muscle soreness or DOMs (delayed onset muscle soreness) as it’s now most commonly known, is problematic for all weight trainers. …

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Supersets for bodybuilding

Supersets are a great way to build muscle and improve your physique. This bodybuilding technique has been used for decades as a way to be time efficient in the gym and to hit different muscles from different angles. I use this technique with my personal training clients regularly, as the high amounts of lactic acid …

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The Hardgainer Has Four Pillars of Destiny

The term hardgainer is one that is normally used to describe your stereotypical ectomorph, skinny by general definition lacking muscular size but making up for it in enthusiasm. The truth is many of you reading this wether ecto, endo or even meso have at some point experienced the frustration of not improving at the rate …

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