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Female Fertility: The Low-Down

Can Women Take Creatine?

Creatine is one of the most extensively studied nutritional supplements in the world. But despite a body of proven research, it is still surrounded by many myths that have put people off using it, especially women. Myths such as: Is it illegal? Can it increase weight gain? Will using it cause water retention? Can it cause cramping? Does […]

Is My Birth Control Making Me Fat?

Women are often concerned about weight gain when they start taking hormonal birth control. But we looked at the science to separate fact and fiction when it comes to weight gain related to the pill. The use of hormonal birth control is common among women worldwide, but not only to prevent unwanted pregnancy; many women […]

Signs of High Androgens in Females

Androgens are a group of natural or synthetic steroid hormones that primarily influence the growth and maintenance of masculine characteristics. Androgens, such as testosterone, are vital to the normal functioning of the reproductive system, lean muscle growth, bone strength and emotional and cognitive functioning. They are often referred to as “male hormones” but are present […]

A woman can do anything a man can do…

As our CEO and founder at Ultimate Performance, Nick Mitchell, states “Some men would be better to train like women and some women would be better to train like men.” So, should women train differently from men?   Physiologically, muscle tissue functions largely the same way, regardless of your sex. Fortunately, the myth of heavy weights […]

Gemma Atkinson: Why Weight Training Won’t Make Women Bulky

Women are often scared that lifting weights will turn them into something akin to the Incredible Hulk. But this couldn’t be further from the truth, as the thousands of incredible transformations we help women achieve at Ultimate Performance will tell you.Long-time weight training devotee Gemma Atkinson addressed this myth head-on with U.P. personal trainer Elliott […]

Gemma Atkinson: How To Manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet and Exercise

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems faced by women  Up to 10% of women are believed to have the condition which can cause irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and is associated with increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol later in life.  But there are some simple strategies with diet and exercise that […]

Gemma Atkinson: Why You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

Can you really out-train a bad diet?   This topic came up in a live Instagram chat between Gemma Atkinson and Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton.  Here Elliott shares exactly why nourishing your body with the right food is so important to getting results if you want to look your best, feel your best, and […]

Gemma Atkinson: How to fit training around a busy life

Lockdown has been a tough and challenging time for everyone, and many people’s fitness routines have fallen by the wayside.   Gemma Atkinson picked up on this issue during a live Instagram Q&A with Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton.   With many people working from home, having to home-school children, and struggling for time, Head of LiveUP Online Coaching Elliott offered some insight […]

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