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Why meal plans aren’t the solution to weight loss.

Why meal plans aren’t the solution to weight loss.

Read time: ~4 mins By default, when people think of meal plans, they think of a “coach”. Typically, on social media a marketing strategy is to show your clients’ progress or “before & afters”. Which is fine, however oftentimes, these coaches/clients achieved their...

Do you need to cut bread from your diet to lose weight ?

Do you need to cut bread from your diet to lose weight ?

Read time: 3 mins Bread & weight loss We’ve all heard it, “cut out the bread” or the weight-loss story of “Mary down the road lost 2 stone, she cut out all bread”. Mary did lose weight but was this a result of removing the “evil” bread from her diet? No. Mary...

An appropriate rate of weight loss.

An appropriate rate of weight loss.

Find out what's an appropriate rate of weight loss for you & how it can impact fat loss. Read time : ~3mins Most people judge their success of weight loss by how fast the scale drops. There are many issues with this approach (aggressive dieting, rigidity,...

Does fasted cardio enhance fat loss?

Does fasted cardio enhance fat loss?

Read time: ~ 6mins “Fasted cardio helps you burn fat, you’ve no food in your system so it has to use the fat to fuel it….duh” -  We’ve all heard this at some stage, it’s still being echoed by many coaches and gym goers seeking to get #shredded.Let’s break it down...

Home workout part 2 – Building muscle with light weight?

Home workout part 2 – Building muscle with light weight?

Hypertrophy: An increase in the size of muscle tissue (aka “muscle building”). Read time: ~5 mins Any company selling home workout equipment is busier than ever with the current pandemic, a significant surge in demand. Now, we can’t all have access to 100s of kgs at...

Home workouts, bodyweight training and building muscle. (Part 1)

Home workouts, bodyweight training and building muscle. (Part 1)

Home workouts, bodyweight training and building muscle? This is part 1 of 2 articles. Read time: ~5 mins Last week I released ……(#fitfluencer) “BIG ANNOUNCEM_” okay I’ll stop…… A coaching platform for free home workout plans, for everyone, DIY assessment with 3...

Intermittent Fasting & Weight Loss ?

Intermittent Fasting & Weight Loss ?

Intermittent fasting (IF) explained Intermittent fasting (IF), otherwise known as time restricted eating/feeding, intermittent energy/calorie restriction. There are 3 different subclasses for intermittent fasting or intermittent energy/calorie restriction. Alternate...

‘Tis the season.

‘Tis the season.

“So this is Christmas…..” (waahheeyy !!) a time for family, friends, socialising and all things festive. It’s been pretty well documented that it’s a bit of a danger zone for weight gain (Rolando et al, 2017) and can contribute to the overall annual weight gain...

Squat Depth

Squat Depth

How low can should you go ? So I’ve recently been asked a questions during Momentum’s weekly Friday instagram Q&A, where thousands a few people tune in and ask some questions about training, nutrition, performance or other health related questions…..mostly……....

Aerobic training for field based sport(s).

Aerobic training for field based sport(s).

The purpose of this article is to show Athletes/Coaches/Trainers/Teams that they can enhance their aerobic and even their anaerobic capacity by manipulating their energy systems accordingly, opposed to blindly performing “hard work” and hoping for results. Field based...

Strength training for MMA

Strength training for MMA

An introduction to Strength Training for MMA Strength training, has a range of benefits that I don't need to discuss here. Strength training for MMA athletes has many benefits such as enhanced mobility,  injury prevention and performance enhancement. This is a vast...

Detox diets- toxic ?

Detox diets- toxic ?

There are many, many avenues one could venture down when speaking about weight-loss, fat-loss and nutrition. I choose to write about this topic as I feel it warrants the most urgency- so let’s try to detox you of these nonsensical claims. I got a lot of questions...

Train with purpose not habit.

Train with purpose not habit.

  Where did the slogan "Train with purpose not habit" come from? While it is a self explanatory sentence in itself. I need to address why I use it and furthermore, why there is a need to. In a nut shell: It's what Momentum Performance is about- Purpose ! Train...

Topics that will be covered include.

Topics that will be covered include.

I will be covering numerous topics on Human Physiology, Sport Performance, Strength & Conditioning, Exercise & Nutrition in the coming weeks via articles and videos. All will be analysed in a scientific and methodological manner. In addition, my own opinion...

The weigh in on water cutting.

The weigh in on water cutting.

The effects of voluntary dehydration on performance and health in combat sports. Too often in weight categorised sports do we see an athlete aiming to get to a lower weight class or in many cases a coach recommending this, however just because you're lighter doesn't...