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Recovery Strength

Master better movement patterns

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. Have you ever seen a toddler pick a toy up from the floor? They squat down with flawless form. They move like we are supposed to move. It’s biomechanically perfect. But modern life eventually takes its toll and makes adults move in the laziest way possible. Most people spend too much time sitting down, have terrible slumped posture, and when they do have to pick something off the ground it’s all bent back and rounded shoulders. As no stranger to the gym, you’re…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Recovery

Increase your levels of free T

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. If you’re reading this article then you are interested in building more lean muscle mass and reducing the amount of body fat you carry. Training and diet are obviously crucial to your chances of success, but your first consideration should be ensuring your levels of key hormones – specifically androgens and estrogen – are at an optimal level. Androgens are the group of sex hormones often categorised exclusively as ‘male’ hormones because of their impact on male morphologic development. However, androgens are both…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy Nutrition

How to eat to build muscle and burn fat

Phil Learney is a performance coach specialising in strength, conditioning and nutrition. He is based in London. Some bodybuilders still adhere to the Arnold school of thought by bulking up in the off-season then drastically cutting for competitions. But for many of you I imagine that trying to stay relatively lean all year round while still adding muscle mass is your priority. So how easy is to add muscle whilst still chipping away at fat stores? It can be done, but it requires a careful and considered manipulation of macronutrient intake to give your body what it needs, and when,…

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