Calorie Tracking – What you n...
When it comes to losing weight, gaining weight or even maintaining weight one of the most manageable area’s is calorie tracking. If you haven’t ever tried to track your calories before, or if you have tried but found it complicated or time consuming, over the next 4 days we are going to look at how … ContinuedRead more
Rest and Recovery
With many of you having your first or second week back into the gym, your rest and recovery is going to extremely important, and the more you implement now, the better it will be in the long run. Rest and Recovery is ultimately the time spent outside of training, and the actions you implement to … ContinuedRead more
Obesity: Shhhh we don’t talk ...
Often a taboo subject to talk about without offending people. It shouldn’t be. No matter what way we chalk it up, being obese isn’t good for us. Forget how you look, I don’t care and it’s not a concern of mine (or for anyone else but yourself for that matter), but I do care about … ContinuedRead more
Controlling Your Weight During The ...
As this is me (Tom) writing this, you may be thinking this is going to be another drill sergeant speech telling you how you’ll need to trim the fat off your turkey, stick to Brussels sprouts, and steer well away from any Christmas pudding. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I love Christmas, and … ContinuedRead more
The Arm Series
Biceps & Triceps AKA the front and backs of your upper arm You don’t need to do tons and tons of arm training especially if you’re overall goal is fat loss. Your arms will get a good amount of stimulation from your back and chest and shoulder movements, but it is good to incorporate a … ContinuedRead more
The Shoulder Series
Shoulder training should be in everyone’s gym programme, as well as creating shape in your upper body and helping make your waist appear smaller, strong and mobile shoulders will also make a range of exercises easier as well as day to day activities. The muscles that you can visibly see around the shoulder comprise of … ContinuedRead more
The Leg Series
The Chest Series
Chest Training Everyone should have some form of chest training within their workout programme, whether being male or female. Incorporating press ups a couple of times a week can be a great start, but in the long run you should start to incorporate a range of different chest exercises, just like you would with any … ContinuedRead more
The Fitness Industry Is Failing You
This is something that I hoped I’d not be writing about…still! When I first opened Impact almost 5 years ago it was because the current gym ‘system’ was failing it’s members. Zero education on exercise and nutrition. How were people supposed to get healthier if they weren’t educated? Not only that, when members of gyms … ContinuedRead more
The Squat Series
A Squat is one of, if not the best lower body exercise you can be performing for lower body strength and development. Although squats are an awesome exercise, they can easily be performed wrong, this guide willRead more
The row series
Rows – What, Why & How? A type of row should be in everyone’s weight training programme no matter the goal. Rowing variations will target and develop three primary back muscles, your trapezius, your rhomboids and your lats, which one your target can be determined by your grip positing or general body positioning which we … ContinuedRead more
Deadlifting 101: Sumo Deadlift
Sumo Deadlift A Sumo deadlift can be a great alternative to a conventional deadlift for some. If you struggle to get into the start position of a conventional deadlift you might favour a sumo deadlift as it always you to shorten the range of movement, while still performing the exercise correctly. As you will see … ContinuedRead more
Deadlifting 101: Romanian Deadlift
A Romanian deadlift can also be known as a straight leg deadlift. It emphasises a lot of tension on the hamstrings and requires you again to be know how to hip hinge properly. When performing a Romanian deadlift there should be no tension within your lower back, if this occurs then there is either: Too … ContinuedRead more
In our opinion deadlifts are one of the most superior exercises that you should be including into your weekly exercise schedule. It is one of few exercises that causes you to train multiple muscle groups at one time, especially your posterior chain (the whole backRead more
A Week In The Life Of Impact Person...
As well as giving you an insight to how my week goes and how I fit everything in (Training, food prep, 2 jobs). It may also give you an idea of how you can manage your time more efficiently and in the long run make your life a tad easier.Read more
Dealing With Overwhelm
3 Simple Things You’re Not Do...
I get it, you’re probably pretty frustrated right now. You want to lose weight but you’re stuck, you have no idea on what you need to be doing. You’ve googled ‘weight loss’ and 772,000,000 results appear (at the time of writing this post, there are probably more now). Searching weight loss hasn’t made it any … ContinuedRead more
Gym étiquette 101
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog for the site (I write daily informative emails that you can subscribe to below) and after an interesting conversation with a client the other evening regarding gym etiquette, I thought yeah….people will want to know about this. The unwritten gym etiquette 101. Sure, some … ContinuedRead more
Protein Shakes – Why We Recom...
Protein shakes, an over complicated subject that really doesn’t need to be. A protein shake is simply another source of protein, simple. It is typically made from whey, eggs and soy, which are processed into aRead more
4 Ways You Can Avoid Excessive Weig...
If like most people you’re feeling concerned about putting on a bit too much weight over the festive season, there’s no need to worry. I’ve outlined below a few simple tips you can implement without…Read more
Rich’s own 8 week ‘tran...
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver the past 18 months or so I haven’t really focussed too much on my own training, sure I’d been hitting the gym every week but with no real intensity or structure. The same applied to my nutrition. The only real structure I had with my food was ensuring I had my weekly fix of … ContinuedRead more
The 4 Key Components To A Healthier...
In today’s world of social media driven ‘education’ (and yes I am aware that you probably stumbled across this article via social media 😉 ) for weight loss it’s easy to become lost in an abundance of information telling…Read more
Lose The Fear Lose The Weight
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ear stops us from doing so many things in life and starting a new training regime or nutrition plan is certainly on that list for many of you. But what are we really scared of when it comes down to starting a new training plan? Usually it’s the thoughts of people starring at you … ContinuedRead more