Body scan machines

Me using battle ropes

Over the past couple of months I have used the body scan machine in the gym. You know that expensive machine near (or in) the changing room that gives you a full body reading of your body fat percentage, BMI and everything else. Over the past month, I have seen my belly get flatter and flatter.

I have seen my arms and my back muscles get more defined. But for some reason, the reading of my body fat percentage won’t fall below 24%. Yet if I use my scales at home I get a reading of 22.8% and if I use the skinfold calipers I get a reading of 22%. This seems a lot more accurate! Continue reading “Body scan machines”

How heartache has changed my goals

A Quick History Lesson

Throughout my adult life I have been a strength trainer. I haven’t much cared for any cardio work, until recently anyway. All I’ve ever wanted is to look and feel STRONG.

In my teenage years, I was one of the quiet ones. The type of lad you would find sat with the ‘geeky’ kids. Heck, I got bored with playing football (or soccer if you’re American) with all the alpha boys claiming they were the top dog – I felt inferior. Continue reading “How heartache has changed my goals”

Personal Trainers

Personal trainers are a great source of information. They have the knowledge to help you get to your dream body so long as you are willing to put the work in.

But there is a bit of a problem with Personal Trainers. How many personal trainers do you know that look the part? That have the muscle definition like a fitness magazine model? Well, I have been to a few gyms in my 5 years of working out and unfortunately I have only seen maybe 1 out of every 20 that look similar to model material. Continue reading “Personal Trainers”