Matt Henry has over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry and is an ex-international Rugby 7s player 🏉 He is a Level 5 Certified Personal Trainer and originally from New Zealand 🇳🇿 Matt specialises in exercise prescription, programming and performance 💪🏽 Matt is also the founder of @skaibody✈️ , an online training platform originally created to service the travel industry (cabin crew, pilots and busy working professionals that travel frequently) to deliver simple and effective training programs that you can do in your own time. Continue reading “#36 Matt Henry – personal training in the Middle East, intuitive coaching & much more”
The holy month of Ramadan, practiced by millions of Muslims around the world can be a challenge to meet all your nutritional requirements for maintaining lean muscle if you don’t have a planned approach.
Aimlessly wandering through Ramadan without a clear target or nutritional strategy in place will have you gaining fat and dropping muscle – a gym-goers worst nightmare!
Don’t get too hung up on a pre-workout supplement in general, because they are only a very small piece of the puzzle.
“Best pre-workout supplement? The workout you did the day before” – Dan John. See interview with Dan John here
However, from time to time, they can be good for an extra kick and can artificially prop you up!
The more I read and learn from the leaders in the health and performance space, I find the answers become more simple and effective.
Over complication of training and nutrition is for idiots, internet trolls and marketers.
Complicated gets in the way of doing the things that count.
Eating for the individual MUST always be personalised and tailored to his or her needs. Not only from a nutritional requirement perspective but also for goals, ethics, religion and taste. “What is one person’s medicine, is another man poison.” The cookie cutter approach will work for some but certainly not all! See related article “Food that works for you” here.
Thoughts and Emotions Influence Your Health
“While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.” — Mark Hyman
Guest article by Tony Fahkry
There has never been more buzz or hype over the latest food documentary “What the Health”. It’s hard not to scroll through social media and find people debating what’s right or wrong with the film or offering their thoughts on nutritional best practices.
To cheat or not to cheat is the question… Now I’m not giving you free reign to go out and play up on your spouse or partner, rather when and how to cheat on your diet plan. There are benefits both mentally and physiologically for having a “cheat meal” or a refeed. Continue reading “How to cheat on your diet without turning into a slug”
My journey into ketosis was full of mistakes and an unhealthy, obsessive need to test everything!
Being a human guinea pig seemed like a fun idea to me and gave me good reason to finally start this ketogenic style of eating. Little did I know, that would play havoc and make me completely obsessed! Continue reading “My journey into ketosis – Mistakes and what not to do”
In this 2 part article I will firstly explain what a ketogenic diet is and then share my personal story of what lead me to this diet and how it could help people prevent disease and maintain better health for many people. Don’t think for a minute that I’m blindly recommending this diet for everyone, as it’s most certainly not. I’ll explain why later in this article. Continue reading “What is the ketogenic diet? Burning fat instead of sugar”