How Do I Find Maintenance Calorie Intake After Dieting?

Andy MorganDiet Theory22 Comments

Last Updated: 9th September, 2014 While you can’t go crazy like the Epic Meal Time gents above, you can certainly eat a lot more and maintain most, if not all of your leanness, after dieting. But people screw this up. They either diet blindly without ever thinking how they were going to maintain it, diet too hard for too long and then can’t maintain … Read More

Andy MorganHow Do I Find Maintenance Calorie Intake After Dieting?

The Myth of the ‘Best’ Macro Ratio

Andy MorganDiet Theory15 Comments

Last Updated: 6th September, 2014 There is an idea out there that ‘golden’ macronutrient ratios exist that can transform a person’s physique. The idea was born in bodybuilding forums by people looking at someone else’s body transformation, asking their macro intake, then reverse engineering it to come up with a macro ratio that is assumed to be somehow special. I’m not a fan of this idea. It’s logically flawed and … Read More

Andy MorganThe Myth of the ‘Best’ Macro Ratio

Summer 2014 Client Result Selection

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Last Updated: 20th August, 2014 I’m trying to figure out a compromise where I can still share photos & testimonials, but save you the hassle of the results page load times (and me the headache of editing that huge lot of html). I think we’re nearly there, but in the mean time, here are a three recent client results that I thought might … Read More

Andy MorganSummer 2014 Client Result Selection

On Cardio for the Physique-Focused Trainee

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Last Updated: 26th August, 2014 Cardio is a poor time investment, it’s not necessary for most men to get shredded, it can steal recovery capacity, serve as a distraction, and the level of fitness most people will be happy with for their weekend warrior activities can be achieved by simply getting leaner and stronger. If physique change is your priority then strength … Read More

Andy MorganOn Cardio for the Physique-Focused Trainee

Which Routine Is For Me?

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Last Updated: 26th August, 2014Image EliteFTS This article ties together the threads that link the training program suggestions on this site. It shows you the big picture: what routine is going to be most suitable for yourself and when, what to expect, and suggestions on when it’s suitable to modify things to chase progress. We start off by filling in the broad strokes that will apply to most, then … Read More

Andy MorganWhich Routine Is For Me?

What To Do When You’re Done With Your Beginner Strength Training Program

Andy MorganTraining Principles, Training Programs42 Comments

Last Updated: 26th August, 2014 If you have exhausted the gains from your beginner program and are looking for what to do to push your physique to the next level then this guest article by Greg Nuckols, one of the top drug-free powerlifters in the world, could be for you. Friendly, smart, and humble we got along well when I first met him … Read More

Andy MorganWhat To Do When You’re Done With Your Beginner Strength Training Program

How To Count Macros – A More Flexible Approach

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Last Updated: 2nd September, 2014You have a pet rabbit. You have been feeding him 3 carrots a day but he has gotten so fat his stomach drags on the sidewalk. You are starting to worry about his health. What adjustment to his diet do you make to slim the fella down?  – Image: The Jester’s Corner I liked maths at school … Read More

Andy MorganHow To Count Macros – A More Flexible Approach

Coaching Lessons #4 – Tracking Trumps Calculations

Andy MorganCoaching Lessons29 Comments

Last Updated: 18th August, 2014 If you are anything like me, after your initial calculations to get your calorie/macro requirements you ran a bit of math to try to predict rates of fat-loss rates and started getting a little excited. Unfortunately the math doesn’t ever work out as neatly as planned, which can be disappointing, frustrating, and lead you to … Read More

Andy MorganCoaching Lessons #4 – Tracking Trumps Calculations

‘The Big 3′ Routine – Revised

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Last Updated: 26th August, 2014 Yes, the deadlift works the biceps. The core of building a strong body is the Squat, Deadlift, Bench and their variants. Anyone that tells you otherwise is simply ill-informed. As a look at weight category competition powerlifters will show you, these three alone are enough to get you big, strong and ripped. One of the … Read More

Andy Morgan‘The Big 3′ Routine – Revised

3rd Podcast Interview – Part 2

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Last Updated: 25th August, 2014 Continuing from last episode, we cover another mock client, the idea of body dissatisfaction despite making significant improvements in physique, and delve more into the personal trainer career as a whole. Mobile user? Click to listen in on Soundcloud. Also available on Dropbox Download. PART 1 HERE. Questions welcomed in the comments.

Andy Morgan3rd Podcast Interview – Part 2