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Obesity: Is it our personal responsibility?

True or False: Skinny Guys Can’t Build Muscle?

12 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

If you want to get a bigger, stronger deadlift you need to follow these 12 steps from Ultimate Performance

The Best Workout for Body Recomposition

Find out about our our thoughts and tips on what we think is the best body recomposition workout.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Grip Strength

One of the most common physical weaknesses we see in clients that come to UP is poor grip strength. This is especially prevalent in clients who have previous training experience and have become increasingly reliant on straps and other grip aids over the years. The problem with direct grip training is it isn’t sexy. Nor […]

The Myth of Fat Turning to Muscle

The Myth of Fat-Loss Foods

The Health Risks of Being Overweight: Nick Mitchell and Cath Tyldesley Q&A

When it comes to your health, you can never be too careful. Many things contribute to a balanced, healthy lifestyle, such as nutritious food, quality sleep and regular exercise. For a lot of people, a lack of time, other health issues and various lifestyle factors can mean that their fitness levels can suffer. In the […]

Tempo – Does it Matter?

Rep speed, also known as tempo, is a measure of the speed you move at throughout one repetition of an exercise.   At Ultimate Performance we normally record a rep speed in our workout programs using a four-number code that was popularised by late Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin.   Based on this system, we can break every rep down into four […]

Healthy At Any Age – 60s

When we reach our 60, we can often find ourselves standing at a crossroads with our health. Two very different paths stand before us. Lifestyle decisions in this decade can determine whether we continue to age well and maintain vitality, strength and mental acuity, or see our health rapidly decline. Here we look at the […]

Healthy At Any Age: 50s – How To Turn Back Time

When most people think about hitting their 50s, they fear aching joints, ailing health, and losing the vestiges of youth and physical fitness. Women, in particular, face the biggest changes with menopause and the wide-ranging effects that the cessation of sex hormone production can cause. Symptoms vary in severity and frequency but often include low […]

Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Older Adults

Many factors can lead to dietary deficiencies in older and ageing adults, and this can vary from person to person. However, a big contributing factor is that as we age, our lifestyle habits change along with the quality and quantity of food we consume. This, in combination with less physical activity, can result in fewer essential vitamins and minerals being absorbed.   If these deficiencies are […]

Healthy At Any Age: 40s –Don’t Be Another Statistic

Research has shown that living through your 40s can be the toughest decade of your life both physically and mentally. It is when you are most likely to be diagnosed with chronic diseases, often associated with lifestyle habits.  In particular, excess levels of body fat are associated with decreased life expectancy, fertility and hormonal issues, poor mental health, productivity, and self-image.   The statistics for […]

Healthy At Any Age: Dealing With Change In Your 30s

While your 30s are the years in which you solidify your identity, it is also a time of significant change in priorities, with health dropping down the pecking order behind work, family and social commitments. Time and convenience tend to be the most common barriers to healthy eating too.   Children and marriage are key milestones, […]

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