18/07/2018

#WorkoutWednesday – Shoulder Strategies

In any given shoulder session, you want to hit all three heads of the delt- front, medial and rear, to prevent imbalances and create and impressive shape from all angles. Many people, especially those who do a lot of chest work compared to pulling movements, have much more development to their front delts than the other two heads. This session is an example of how to make sure each area gets the attention it deserves!   m-chest and tris t-back and bis w-legs t-off f-shoulders and abs s-legs s-off  ... Read More

12/07/2018

Improve body composition without spending more time in the gym

Time is precious, right? We all want to push the limits of what we can achieve in terms of our physical goals. Now, if that’s because we are stepping on stage, anything associated with that goal becomes paramount. We prioritize it over everything else (a champions mindset). Many sacrifices are made during prep, one huge one being YOUR FREE TIME! With the knowledge that after the job is done we can go back to some form of normality. But what if you aren’t stepping on stage? What if you want... Read More

12/07/2018

Train Smart Series – When To Do Cardio

You’ll probably have heard plenty of differing opinions on when the ideal time to do your cardio is. Pre-workout? Post workout? Fasted? Fed? With all the information out there on the subject, it can be difficult to know what is and isn’t going to benefit you. The first thing that you need to be doing is evaluating what you are looking to achieve from cardio. Whether it is fat loss, warming up or improving fitness, that should influence how and when you choose to do it. We can all benefit... Read More

10/07/2018
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What are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

BCAAs are a longstanding favourite amongst those serious about their fitness, be it weightlifting, endurance or team sports, for years. BCAA Burst is an expertly formulated product which can take your training to the next level.   What are BCAAs? Amino acids, on a basic level, can be thought of as the building blocks of protein. We can divide amino acids into two categories: essential and non-essential. Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), named after their chemical structure, are a subgroup of three essential amino acids; valine, isoleucine, and leucine. These... Read More

05/07/2018

Q&A with CNP Athlete Bethany Lord

We where lucky enough to catch CNP athlete Bethany Lord on the run up to her next show and put some questions to her from her followers on social media. So, it’s Q&A time as she answers some of yours questions on how she got into competing, tips for first timers and her style of training, enjoy!    

03/07/2018

#WorkoutWednesday Abdominal training

Training your abs one exercises at a time and not seeing results? Try this week’s CNP #WorkoutWednesday abs circuit. Each mini circuit is made up of 3 exercises targeted at hitting both what is commonly called the upper and lower abdominals (Rectus abdominis and Transversus abdominis) as well as the external and internal obliques.. Circuit 1 (complete circuit 4 times, 30sec’s rest between circuits)   DECLINE SITUPS 15 -20 reps Hand placed behind head   FLAT BENCH REVERSE CRUNCH 15-20 reps Breath out on each rep   OBLIQUE CRUNCH 15-20... Read More

03/07/2018

#WorkoutWednesday – Ultimate Glute Workout

  The ‘glutes’ are comprised of three muscles, the gluteus maximus, medius and minimus, supported by a whole host of muscles in your lower body which allow them to carry out their variety of functions; extension, abduction, external rotation and internal rotation of the hip joint. The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, by weight, cross sectional area and volume. With this point in mind alone, it should be clear that you are doing yourself a disservice by neglecting the glutes in your training. Strong glutes not... Read More

02/07/2018

Train Smart Series – Hydration and Building Muscle

This would normally be the part where I hit you with stats like “muscle tissue is made up of around 75% water”, or “at 2% dehydration athletes lose their ability to train optimally”. However, although both are true I want to shed some light on why such a small change can have such a dramatic effect on sporting performance, specifically weightlifting/bodybuilding.   The first question most lifters then ask is something along the lines of “isn’t dehydration something endurance athletes have to worry about?”, again yes but it is just... Read More

28/06/2018
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All Things GDA – Part 3, A User Guide, By Savannah Westerby

For the third instalment of our GDA series, we will explore the practical applications of Glucose Disposal Agents and how you might want to stack them with compatible CNP products. Hopefully, by now, you are already clued up on what a GDA is and how the key ingredients we have chosen to include contribute to its effectiveness. If not, check out our previous posts covering all the background information you need! Assuming you already have, or are ready to order, your GDA, it’s time to decide when and how to... Read More