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When To Introduce Carbs Back Into Your Diet

The subject of when to introduce carbs back into your diet is often a tricky one. I know that people want clear and defined answers, but as always with the “artisan craft” that is body composition improvement (it is both a skill that needs to be learned and studied, but also something that requires experience […]

Diet vs Exercise – The Truth from Nick Mitchell

Which is the most important to keep changing to achieve 12 week (36 sessions) results like these for a middle-aged PT client? 90% of you will have got it all wrong! You think that nutrition is more complicated than training and are prone to obsess over every new diet book. Some of you take it […]

Why The ‘Low Carb’ Bootcamp Works So Well

Whats the fastest way to lose body fat in a short period of time? The fastest way to drop body fat in a very short period of time is through the elimination of all carbohydrates. Need to drop down a dress size by Saturday? Look good for the beach next week? Any time a deadline […]

Should You Care About The Paleo Diet?

One of the most loved and most misunderstood concepts within the world of nutrition is that of the ‘Paleo Diet’. The majority of the general population will not have even heard of the term ‘Paleo’, yet others will claim to be ‘Strict Paleo’ or follow ‘Paleo plus dairy’ or even ’80% Paleo’. So what is […]

Twice A Day Arm Workouts with Nick Mitchell

I have been training hard for over twenty years so unless I have had a layoff it takes a lot to get me sore, and yet last night I had interrupted a less than perfect sleep because my damn arm muscles were so sore they kept waking me up. I’d had two, yes two, particularly […]

Top 3 Spices You Need to Include in Your Diet

Herbs and spices have been used by many cultures for thousands of years for both culinary and health purposes.

Nick Mitchell’s explains why eating for fat loss isn’t as hard as it sounds

Nick Mitchell’s 4 easy tips on eating for fat loss. I personally get very frustrated with the plethora of eating for fat loss questions that our personal training page is inundated with on an almost daily basis. The confusion that has been sown by various disparate, and often unethical, self-interest groups is quite disgusting because […]

The Lowdown on Cardio for Fat Loss

How Effective is Cardio for Weight Loss? At one point or another, we have all implemented some kind of cardio activity when looking to lose fat. Although rapidly increasing cardio does work to some degree, you need to know when and how to use it to get the best results from it. The goal with […]

Sleep and Weight Loss with Nick Mitchell

The subject of sleep and weight loss is an absolutely crucial factor in any so-called health regime. Sleep is one of the key non-negotiables to optimal health, performance, and physical potential. Getting the right amount of sleep is an imperative for a healthy hormonal system and whilst many of us are tempted to skip sleep […]

Nick Mitchell explains why eating for fatloss isn’t as hard as it sounds.

Nick Mitchell’s 4 easy tips on eating for fat loss. I personally get very frustrated with the plethora of eating for fat loss questions that our personal training page is inundated with on an almost daily basis. The confusion that has been sown by various disparate, and often unethical, self-interest groups is quite disgusting because […]

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat

Fat loss is the most common fitness goal. It seems easy on paper, but it’s a lot tougher to achieve in reality. Whilst the basics of fat loss revolve around hitting your protein goal, eating your veggies and ensuring a calorie deficit, it’s often reasons beyond that which derail your best efforts. Here are the […]

UP Food: 3 Ways to use UP’s Chocolate Superfood

A LITTLE CHOCOLATE WON’T HURT. (No-Seriously) Chocotrients by Ultimate Performance is an easy-to-mix, great tasting, nutrient-rich superfood formula with whole food concentrates designed to provide synergistic phytonutrient nutrition. It provides a super blend of 100% natural fruit and vegetable extracts, vitamins, enzymes and symbiotic intestinal flora – high in antioxidants, lignin’s and phytonutrients. The guilt-free […]

Why Strength Should Be The Foundation of your Programme 

When creating your own programme, whether you’re training for body composition, performance or muscle mass as your main goal, strength training should be the foundation of your programme. Before we go any further, take note that strength is not an action (lifting maximal weights); strength is used to realise these actions and any muscular action […]

5 Easy Food Prep Tips For The Summer

The summer brings out a few things in us Brits; an urgent desire to wear as little clothing as possible, numerous weather discussions and a sudden panic of how we look with less clothes on. But let’s be perfectly honest and admit that we can also get lazy when the sun hits us and food prep […]

How to complete Ramadan physically healthier than when you started

Ramadan doesn’t need to wipe out your fitness, muscle and nutrition gains, by using the Ultimate Performance guide below, we’ll show you how to be healthier than when you started. In today’s increasingly multi-cultural, or cross-cultural (a phrase that suggests a type of integration that we feel we should be aiming for) society, we always need […]

5 Ways Being a Mentor Can Help Your PT Career

The personal training industry is a farce. Yes, that’s okay for UP to admit because it’s one of the stand-out motivations for Nick Mitchell setting up the organisation in the first place; there’s too much BS out there. It’s now way too easy for anyone who has had experience in ‘losing a bit of weight’ […]

UP Food – Pre-workout Protein Banana Pancake Recipe

With the official start of British Summertime just around the corner it is not an unusual sight to see the commencement of ‘quick fix diets’ and the standard seasonal rush to get into shape. However if you’re reading this, than it is most probably because you’re looking for a flipping good pre-workout recipe to accompany […]

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