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How To Stick To A Diet For Lasting Body Transformation Results

One of the key components to achieving a successful body transformation is to remove as many of your limiting factors as possible.   These are the obstacles that may come up which could knock you off course.   If you can create a clear and easy path to the end goal, you are far less likely to have trouble getting there.    For some of you reading […]

12 Weeks To Summer

A large part of succeeding at anything in life depends on setting time-appropriate goals that are both short and long-term, specific to the desired outcome, and measurable at each step along the way.  Here at U.P., we use the S.M.A.R.T acronym as a baseline to set goals for both ourselves and our clients.  S – […]

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Body Fat

Want to know the truth about “stubborn fat”? It’s not really stubborn fat at all,  you just haven’t committed to the right approach for long enough to get rid of it.  I have heard many clients talk about it over the years, and the exchange often goes a little like this…  Client: “I just want […]

Making Progress

When trainers complain about how they can’t get results, there is usually one common cause – a lack of planned, programmed and tracked progression.

What’s Your Secret?

I’ve been asked “what’s your secret?” in fitness countless times. For every ask, there is disappointed face when my answer isn’t what they wanted to hear.

The Importance of Progress

Do you spend hour after hour and week after week in the gym? Wondering why you’re not really getting anywhere? The chances are that you’re not alone.

The Importance of “Me Time”

When we take time for ourselves, we end up happier, healthier and feeling better. So why do we feel so guilty taking “me time”?

Training the Lower Traps

The what, where and why of training the lower trapezius muscles, and U.P. trainer Elliott Upton’s top tips for training them right.

The Low Carb Diet: Explained

There is a common misconception with low carb dieting, clarification of which will improve your results. It is not zero carb dieting, not by a long shot.

U.P. Guide to: Stress-Free Food Prep

U.P. trainer Elliott Upton’s hatred of food prep sent him on a quest to find easy and stress-free ways of getting it done. Here’s what he has learned.

5 Tips for Maximising Fitness Results

Five tips for maximising results in the gym from U.P.’s Elliott Upton. Simple changes you can put in place to make all of the difference to your success.

Steady State vs. HIIT Cardio

An objective review of the various merits of both steady state cardio and high intensity internal training. How can we make use of both for maximum impact?

Alcohol: More than Extra Calories

Not only is alcohol calorific, regularly drinking alcohol has been shown to negatively impact fat loss, health, body composition and strength.

A U.P. Trainer’s Supplements Cupboard

A quick glimpse into the supplements cupboard of U.P. personal trainer, Elliott Upton – explaining why he takes each capsule, and when.

Everything You Need to Know about Vitamin D

How many of you know the benefits of vitamin D? Is it just another supplement to waste money on, or is it really worth taking? Presenting our full verdict.

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