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

Are all calories created equal?

What is a calorie?  A calorie isn’t a physical substance like water or juice. But, just like centimetres and litres, a calorie is a unit of measure. More specifically, it…

Apr 20, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Your Fat Loss Secret Weapon: STEPS!

These days, tracking your daily steps has become synergistic with fat loss. Commonly, people preach “increase your steps and eat less.” Simple enough, right? So, why are steps useful? More…

Apr 13, 2022
Mark Carroll
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5 reasons you aren’t losing fat in a deficit

Let us start this by being direct – if you’re not losing fat, you aren’t in a deficit. I know! The most unhelpful answer ever. Nonetheless, it’s true. If you…

Apr 6, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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10 TIPS TO BREAK THROUGH A SQUAT PLATEAU

Squats are my favourite exercise to program for clients! There are many variations and different tempos we can use, and the squat is an exercise we can train quite frequently….

Apr 1, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Struggling to feel a specific muscle work? Try this!

“I can’t feel a burn in the muscle when I train”  This is a sentence that I am messaged numerous times each week and is something that everyone has experienced…

Mar 17, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Net carbs vs total carbs, which one should you track?

Please do me a favour! Grab a packaged item from your pantry and look at the carbohydrate section.  Does it likely say total and net carbohydrate? I’m going to bet…

Mar 10, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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HOW TO WARM UP FOR YOUR SQUAT



Mar 3, 2022
Mark Carroll
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5 Books I Recommend You Read

Hey everyone!  Welcome to a slightly different weekly “LEARN” blog! As much as I love talking about all things training and nutrition, I am also an absolute lover of reading…

Feb 24, 2022
Mark Carroll
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Intensity Techniques – DROP SETS METHOD

In a previous blog I went over the use of one type of intensity technique: the rest pause method. Here’s a little recap on “intensity techniques” – intensity techniques are…

Feb 10, 2022
Mark Carroll
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MY TOP 10 TIPS TO TRACKING AT A RESTAURANT

Today’s article is dedicated to the most asked question in my inbox:  HOW DO I STAY ON TRACK WHEN EATING OUT? Eating out is a normal part of being a…

Feb 4, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Creatine! What is it and why do we care?

Before we get into it, I’d like to make one thing very clear – I’m not a fan of supplements. In fact, I RARELY recommend them to my clients. My…

Jan 27, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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HOW MUCH WEIGHT TO ADD TO THE BAR?



Jan 20, 2022
Mark Carroll
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10 Tips to Navigate Your Holiday Nutrition

The silly season is upon us which probably means your social calendar is bursting at the seams. Even if you’re a little bit of a hermit (like myself), you will…

Dec 23, 2021
Sheridan Skye
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How much protein can you absorb?

How much protein can you really absorb and how can you maximise muscle growth? We seem to see a number of dogmas in the fitness industry that are coined by…

Dec 16, 2021
Sheridan Skye
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Intensity Techniques – Rest Pause Method

Intensity techniques are a great tool to add another element to your resistance training. Whether it be additional training volume, pushing a muscle past true failure or just a means…

Dec 9, 2021
Mark Carroll
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Does dieting permanently ‘damage’ your metabolism?

The idea that dieting causes permanent damage to metabolism isn’t a new theory. No doubt you’ve heard the words ‘starvation mode’ shouted all over Instagram which suggests that your metabolism…

Dec 2, 2021
Sheridan Skye
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5 REASONS YOUR GLUTES ARE NOT GROWING

These days I don’t take on many new clients, I have only accepted a handful in the last year. A lot of these new clients are women who are classified…

Nov 25, 2021
Mark Carroll
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Lagging Muscle Group? Try these training tips!

It’s really common to have muscle groups which are less developed than others. Unfortunately, it’s often the muscles we most want to grow the most that are the areas we…

Nov 18, 2021
Mark Carroll
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Lowest Hanging Fruit – A guide to combating nutrition

A guide to combating nutrition  Feeling lost with your nutrition?  Overwhelmed with so much information? Not mentally up to tracking calories right now ? Need some momentum? With all of…

Nov 11, 2021
Mark Carroll
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Antagonist Partnerships

One of the most time efficient ways to train is through the use of supersets. Most people struggle to have enough time in the gym – I think we can…

Nov 10, 2021
Mark Carroll
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