Meet Amy Rigby

 

Team Monkey's Amy Rigby talks to us about juggling her role as a mum with a busy work life, clean nutrition and a packed training schedule.

 

Breaking News - The Egg

The egg, we tell you why you should be eating every last bit of it... 

Meet Louis Brogan

Louis Brogan talks muscle children, training principles, disciplined eating and box jumps.

The Beauty of Strength

David Green of FCP talks about women training for strength and the misconceptions that come with this.

Are You Exercising or Training?

Been smashing the gym since day one of 2014? Still not seeing results. Then you need to make like the A-Team and pull a plan together. FCP's David Green talks through the basic principles of super compensation and the laws of accommodation.

Meet Javonne Morrison

Another fight, another belt for Ozzy Haluk's Team Monkey MMA. The latest champ Javonne Morrison talks hill sprints, army training and quads!

MOVEMENT PATTERNS

This is something taken from Dan John, who maps out five basic movements which everyone should do.

A Brief Look Into The Importance Of Carbs

Carbohydrates are the most efficient nutritional source for the bodies energy requirements, converting to glucose much more freely than proteins and fats. Every single cell in the body utilizes glucose for fuel and most of this glucose (provided through the metabolism of carbs) is stored in skeletal muscle and the liver as glycogen. The rest is carried around in the bloodstream to supply your brain and other organs. When you exercise and your blood sugars drop the glycogen stores serve as a r...

Insulin - The Anabolic Regulator

INSULIN - 'THE ANABOLIC REGULATOR'  Insulin is quite possibly the most misunderstood hormone amongst strength athletes and this is due to its connection with carbohydrates. As you may already know, high levels of insulin promote fat synthesis and at the same time decrease the break down of the fat. However the degree to which insulin promotes fat storage, as well as carb storage and protein synthesis at any one time, depends on an individuals body state. This is all to do with the degre...

Monkey M-Fusion ...Before, During Or After Your Workout

It is important to understand exactly what is occurring within your body during and after exercise and to address this accordingly. Once you do this the gains you seek to achieve will come thick and fast! During exercise you lose vitamins and minerals and increase the adrenal production of the stress hormone Cortisol; leading to an increase in protein degradation (it eats your muscle!), a decrease in protein synthesis and a weakened immune system. In response to the stresses of intense exe...
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