EPISODE 34: THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORSHIP

One of the best ways to fast track your growth, progress or results in any area of your life (especially fitness) is to have the guidance of a coach or mentor, so this week we share our advice on what makes a good mentor, how to find one and why maybe you...

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EPISODE 31: TRAINING ADVICE I WISH I KNEW EARLIER

Since our early teens we've been on path of discovery through training and nutrition. We've tried, tested and assessed every training program and nutrition protocol that you can imagine. So, this week we talk about the advice we wish we'd been given right...

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STEEL HABITAT IS OPENING A NEW LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE GYM

1.5 minute read I opened Steel Habitat mainly because I loved coaching people in the gym and I hated working for someone else but also because I saw how lots of other gyms and personal trainers operated and I knew it could be done much, much better. Not only better,...

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FOCUSSING ON THE PROCESS

Matthew McConaughey after winning the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Dallas Byers Club… “When I was 15 years old I had a very important person in my life come to me and say… ‘Who’s your hero?’ And I said I don’t know I gotta think about that,...

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THE ULTIMATE ‘I CAN’T BE ARSED’ TRAINING PROGRAM

Lately I’ve found it really hard to get motivated to train. The thought of getting in the gym and lifting heavy has not been filling me with excitement, most sessions have been a much bigger mental battle than they have been a physical one, I’ve walked out...

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HOW EVERY DIET WORKS

If you’ve ever been on a diet that worked it was because of one simple thing. Being in a calorie deficit. That’s how every single diet on the whole, entire planet works for fat loss – by controlling your caloric intake, no exceptions. The Atkins Diet This...

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THE 3 KEY COMPONENTS OF BUILDING MUSCLE

Let’s get straight into it. 1. Adherence Let’s say I shoved all the greatest muscle building minds into one room then locked the door and didn’t let them out – pope-style – ‘til the white smoke rose from the chimney to signal the creation of the world’s...

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HOW TO EAT MORE FOOD & STILL LOSE FAT

If you want to lose body fat you’ve got to make sure you're in a calorie deficit - that’s a fact.   And while getting your energy balance is REALLY important (like really, really important) there are a few other things that can play a part in the success...

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4 THINGS YOU NEED FOR FAT LOSS SUCCESS

Time That’s the first thing. Just like it took time for you get out of shape, it’s going to take time for you to get in shape. It might have taken 5 years to wind up in the mess you’re in right now – feeling unhealthy, overweight and out of shape - what makes you...

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GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT

Right now at Steel Habitat we have more people wanting to join our gym than we actually have room for. Our capacity is 200 Team Steel members - I wish we could fit more in but at moment that's the maximum amount of people we can fit in our community and deliver an...

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EPISODE 14: STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO INSTAGRAM MODELS

Your favourite Instagram ‘Fitspo’ almost certainly isn’t as happy and perfect as they would have you believe and regardless of how many cheat meal photos they post, they definitely didn’t get in shape by having Dominoes ‘Two For Tuesdays’ every week. I know this...

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EPISODE 1: THE STAGES OF DIETING WITH GORDON GREENHORN

Nutrition is often a source of confusion and overwhelm for lifters and gym-goers, which usually makes eating right the most challenging part of re-inventing your body, improving performance or even stepping on stage. At Steel Habitat we’ve always taken a flexible...

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HOW TO GET BACK INTO THE GYM AFTER A BREAK

It happens sometimes. You have to take a break from training. The potential reasons for a long layoff are endless. Anything from sickness and injury to increased workload and having kids can cause you to skip way more than the odd leg day. It’s not fun missing out on...

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HOW TO SETUP YOUR NUTRITION

First you need to work out your caloric intake – this is the amount of calories you need to eat each day in order to lose body fat or build muscle. The simple way to do this, like I’ve posted probably 300 times in the last few years, is to take your body weight in...

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HOW TO EAT DONUTS & LOSE FAT AT THE SAME TIME

Think about a Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Donut with Sprinkles. This donut contains... 250 calories 3g protein 36g carbohydrates 11g fat Probably shouldn’t eat that if you’re trying to lose fat, right? I mean it’s not paleo, it certainly isn’t gluten free and it’s a...

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FAT LOSS: WHY SMASHING THE GYM ISN’T ENOUGH

When you train at the gym you burn somewhere between 200 and 500 calories an hour (on average - depending on your weight and the type of training you do). So let’s say you train 4 times a week, that means you’re burning roughly 800-2000 calories a week from exercise....

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BULKING AND CUTTING, DOES IT WORK?

The simple answer is yes, it does. But it’s easy to get it wrong and end up looking like an overfilled water balloon or a stick-insect depending on which end of the scale you get it wrong at. It’s also possible, and very common, for you to get it wrong and stay...

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