Entries by Marc Rhodes

Hunger, Food Cravings and What You Can Do To Stop Them

At the primary level, cravings for food of any sort are down solely to instability in your blood sugar levels. The scenario is one that will be familiar with all of you. You haven’t eaten for a while so you develop a fairly insatiable hunger; all that you can think about is a high carb […]

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What Should I be Eating Before Training?

Feeling Sleepy Pre Workout? Could it be your Pre Workout Fuel? For a long time, for good reason, Carbohydrates have been recommended around the workout window. Whilst it’s true that this is a fantastic window of opportunity to get a higher volume of Calories and Carbohydrates in, depending on your current condition, what is also […]

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Episode #008 – “If it was easy, everyone would do it”

Another week has passed, and with it; new challenges have presented themselves. Decreased Caloric intake coupled with an increase in Energy Expenditure is a potent cocktail for Fat Loss, but a challenge to the resolve of a first time competitor!! Whilst this is not my first ‘prep’ scenario, I have dieted aggressively for Photoshoots before, […]

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The Top 3 Bad Habits in Women wanting to get Lean!

Most Female clients I’ve ever dealt with want very similar things. Reduction of body fat in their stubborn areas; the hips, thigh, glutes and back of the arms; but currently have no idea how to achieve that. Building the body you want and have described is very different to just losing a load of weight, […]

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Episode #006 – Effort is the greatest Tool in your Arsenal

We’re now down to just 11 weeks, or 77 days, until show day. You can all but disregard the last week – as all the hard work should have been done by then; so time really is marching on! Prior to this week, I lost 0.8kg Body Weight just from the dietary changes that were […]

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Favour Weight Lifting over Cardio for Faster Fat Loss

So you want to lose body fat? Research shows that aerobic training from cardio alone is not only ineffective for fat loss, but it can actually work against you. It’s been shown to actually increase your body fat by around .5% over 12 weeks, in comparison to those who did sprints – who lost 1.5kg […]

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Lose Fat Faster By Training for Fun and Getting Strong

Very frequently, I consult with new clients who are trying everything with their training but still not losing body fat to a satisfactory level. If your primary motivation for training is to lose fat, research and experience suggests that training for alternative objectives; like the fun of training, to get strong or to build muscle, […]

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Use Drop Sets to Ramp Up Your Intensity and Make Huge Progress

One thing I have always included in my own and the training of my clients is “post failure” techniques; including the drop set. More recently as I have favoured the higher intensity, lower volume approach (to great results) – it becomes really important to get absolutely everything out of every set you perform, rather than […]

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