LEARN BLOG - Professional Guidance on Nutrition, Training, Fat-Loss & More - Coach Mark Carroll

What are the benefits of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, is it the gateway to less stress and increased performance? Our head of nutrition, Sheridan Skye breaks it down for you in detail. Ashwagandha is a herb that has…

Sep 20, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Top 4 Bikini Body Building Mistakes

To build your best bikini body, whether to get on stage or just to train and look like a bikini pro, you need to do a lot of things well…

Sep 8, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Building A Bikini Body Workout

Creating an effective workout is not just about turning up to the gym and hoping for the best. It involves intelligently balancing out exercises to complement a person’s goals. There…

Sep 1, 2022
Mark Carroll
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THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO TRAIN YOUR HAMSTRINGS

It seems everyone wants to build a massive pair of Glutes these days which is awesome, but we need to ensure that we don’t forget about building ourselves a strong…

Aug 25, 2022
Mark Carroll
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DO PROCESSED FOODS INCREASE FAT GAIN?

Though “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) has grown in popularity in recent years, there is still a lot of confusion about what the term actually means. IIFYM stands for…

Aug 19, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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How much does muscle mass really increase your metabolism?

We have repeatedly heard that building muscle mass increases your metabolism. But how accurate are these claims?  Does an increase in muscle mass increase your metabolism?  Yes, it does! But…

Aug 3, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Intensity Techniques – PARTIAL REPS

I LOVE intensity techniques! So far I have covered two of my staples – the “rest pause” method and “drop sets.” These are both more traditional ways to program to…

Jul 30, 2022
Mark Carroll
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How much muscle can you grow in one year?

You may have heard of protein before, but what exactly is it? Protein is a nutrient essential for the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body. It comprises smaller…

Jul 21, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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9 Ways you’re Ruining your Hip Thrusts

It’s time to fix your hip thrust!  Hip Thrusts are one of my favourite exercises to program for clients… but only if they can do them well! Over my many…

Jul 16, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Is it harder for women with PCOS to lose fat?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects women of childbearing age. The most common symptom of PCOS is irregular periods, which can cause fertility problems, weight…

Jul 6, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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7 Reasons Your Fat Loss Has Plateaued

Fat loss is not linear. It’s a clear statement (well, I believe it is) but people still can’t tend to grasp the fact that fat loss itself does not occur…

Jul 1, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Is it harder to lose fat & gain muscle during menopause?

Is it harder to lose weight during menopause? I wanted to kick off this week’s blog with a topic I know many of you will find so valuable. Mark and…

Jun 23, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Want to lose weight and keep it off? Have a reverse dieting plan!

Are you someone who struggles to keep your weight loss result long term?  You are able to lose the weight, but post fat loss you tend to rapidly put it…

Jun 15, 2022
Mark Carroll
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5 ways to improve your gut health today!

Gut health is a hot topic these days, and there’s plenty of money to be made from those looking for ways on how they can boost their gut microbiome. From…

Jun 8, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Struggling with Hunger in your Deficit? My top tips to fat loss adherence

We’ve all been in a fat loss phase once in our lifetime, so we all know the pain of being hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Although a calorie deficit is 100%…

Jun 2, 2022
Mark Carroll
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SHOULD YOU EAT MORE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR PERIOD?

Before jumping into this topic, we need to go through a mini-crash course on how the female menstrual cycle works. People commonly think that the menstrual ‘cycle’ is purely the…

May 26, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Glutes without Quads – 5 Exercises to Train the Glutes Hard with Minimal Quads

Building your Glutes without activating your quads… it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you probably think it does. In the end, all that needs to be changed is…

May 19, 2022
Mark Carroll
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5 Things I’ve Changed My Mind About 

I have now been a full time personal trainer since 2007! WOW! That means I am getting older and losing even more hair! But it also means I have made…

May 14, 2022
Mark Carroll
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IS MUSCLE MEMORY REAL?

There’s no doubt that life happens. We get sick or injured, or our work and life commitments become so big that we take a step back from the gym. Often…

May 5, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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5 BOOKS I RECOMMEND YOU READ – PART 2

G’day once again everyone! Fun LEARN blog this week on one of my very favourite topics – BOOKS! Now, this is my second LEARN blog on recommended reading. If you…

Apr 27, 2022
Mark Carroll
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