Sleep - The Silent Killer

Sleep, do you understand how much your body needs it? Find out why sleep quality should be on everyone's priority list... read more

Most Wanted - Sean 'Beef' Keefe and Zoran 'Z' Dubaic

Two of the North West's most sough after strength coaches, Sean Keefe and Zoran Dubaic, talk to us about their facility in Stockport, Strength & Performance... read more

Most Wanted - David 'the professor' Green

We chat to one of the North West's most in demand coaches to look at the training principles behind the results... read more

A Guide to Health and Fitness Bullshit

Meet Daniel Strauss

The awesome Daniel Strauss chats to us about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), strong man training and body transformations... read more

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.

 

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...
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