James Haskell

Nine Delicious Carbs That Won't Make You Fat

James Haskell | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Just like when it comes to healthy and unhealthy fats, the key is to learn which carbs we should and shouldn't be eating. As with most things in life it's about achieving the right balance and avoiding the polar extremes a number of so called, self-appointed experts, would have you believe that's what you need to do.

The Power of Micronutrients

James Haskell | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

if you don't eat the right food to support the hard work you are doing in the gym or out in the park, then in plain terms, "you ain't going to get anywhere fast!" So in order to help you, help yourselves, you need to have a fundamental understanding about a few things nutritional.

How to Maximise Your Rest and Recovery

James Haskell | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

No matter how hard or how smart you train, you'll never get the results you want if you're not paying proper attention to your rest and recovery. The science is simple; when you are in the gym or playing sports, you cause small tears to occur in your muscle fibres. Your body repairs these tears as you recover...

Ten 'Superfoods' You Probably Already Have Hiding in Your Home

James Haskell | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

The fact is, the real 'superfoods' in your diet will be the ones that give you the bulk of your macronutrients and micronutrients. The ones that you can afford to eat each day. Because, let's face it - when you're on a budget, the last thing you need is to be blowing £9.99 on a 100g bag of spirulina.

A Case Against 'Bulking' and 'Cutting' (And What You Should Be Doing Instead)

James Haskell | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

It's getting to that time of year where guys at the gym start turning up in chunky hoodies and baggy sweatpants. Logic says it must be the weather; but in a climate controlled gym, this is very rarely the truth.

How to Build Muscle Correctly in the Gym

James Haskell | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

As a committed fitness enthusiast one of the things which upsets me most is when people fall off the wagon. By falling off the wagon, I should say "throw in the towel"; having become disillusioned as to their rate of progress.

Ten Signs Your Body Is Dehydrated

James Haskell | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Continuing with my recent theme about the importance of maintaining the right levels of hydration. I wanted to continue to reinforce just how important this aspect is, by illustrating some of the more extreme consequences of failure to do so.

Why Water Alone Is Not Enough for Athletes

James Haskell | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

I am fanatical, almost borderline obsessive about HYDRATION. I can't stress how important I think this aspect is. I for one absolutely have to maintai...

Five Top Training Tips for Guys Over 30

James Haskell | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Reaching the big Three Zero is a huge milestone to any man. Along with the extra responsibilities it brings in your family, business, and personal life, it's at this point where we become faced with a training dilemma.

Why You Should Ditch the Sit-ups and Crunches in Your Quest for Six-pack Abs

James Haskell | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Remember, fitness cover muscles have worked for years on their physique - so don't expect to get the same results in a matter of weeks. Be patient, be committed, and eventually, the results will come. Follow the tips above and you'll be able to say help to your abs soon enough - just ditch the crunches if you want to get there faster!

Eight Ways to Maximise Muscle Growth Outside of the Gym

James Haskell | Posted 11.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

No matter how hard you train, it's what you do outside of the gym that gives you the most results. The science is simple; when we train, we tear down our muscle fibres. Everything else we do influences how quickly we repair them, and consequently, the rate at which our muscles grow.

Six Myths That Are Ruining Your Weight Loss Efforts

James Haskell | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In today's world, anyone can set up a health and fitness blog. But the vast majority of people that do are untrained and unqualified, so the information they are putting out there may not be true. Quite the contrary - it may, in fact, be sabotaging your health and fitness goals.

My Frequently Asked Questions and the Reasons Why I Wrote "The Introduction to Becoming and Staying Rugby Fit"

James Haskell | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

First things first; please understand this. One game does not make a career! Not every game goes the way you want it to and rugby, not being a solo sport, means you are but a small cog, in a bigger machine.

Rugby HIIT Conditioning Session

James Haskell | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Since the start of the World Cup in earnest, I haven't had much game time during the opening week. So whilst at home the other day on my day-off I decided to do a little top-up session. I roped my girlfriend, Chloe, into the session, which I wouldn't normally do, as I intensely dislike all the rubbish you see up on Instagram and Twitter, about couples who train together, apparently staying together!

15 Fat Busting Superfoods to Eliminate Your Love Handles for Good

James Haskell | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You cannot sit at home watching Game of Thrones all day sipping on the latest exotic juice from the Amazon rainforest and expect to get lean. Your overall diet, energy expenditure, activity levels, hormonal profile and sleep quality are all far more important factors in fat loss than any 'superfood' will ever be.

Talking Frankly to Chloe Madeley About Women and Fitness

James Haskell | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

As usual there is no messing around with Chloe, as she gives some pointers to the girls on how to deal with this injustice, as well as a few choice ideas to the men on how to behave in the gym and especially the weights room!

The Big Question of Bulking!

James Haskell | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

The biggest question that I get asked all the time is how can I put on weight, how can I bulk up? It's a very difficult question to answer because it all depends on what you are trying to achieve and whether you play sport or not.

Sport Psychology

James Haskell | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Sport Psychology helps us practice on the relevant aspects of our performance and to reinforce our competence in these areas. Confidence is learned and trained, like a skill, and it has massive implications on success.

Training the Abs - Part 2 With Sara Malm

James Haskell | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

This session is not really for beginners, but you can take elements out of it and make up your own session. Part Two is a little more difficult than Part One, so you really need to concentrate and take your time.

Interview With the Lean Machine

James Haskell | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

I'm really excited this week to feature an interview I did a while back with the Heroes from The Lean Machine. We have worked together on some videos in the past which I loved doing.

The Five Most Important Exercises for Strength, Definition, and Overall Fitness

James Haskell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

What five exercises will keep me in great shape for the rest of my life? These are our suggestions - and for most people, focusing on these five exercises alone would deliver results far greater that some of the most intricate training programmes out there today.

Seven Ways to Take Your Training Outdoors This Summer

James Haskell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Instead of falling into the same trap as everyone else, why not diversify your training and take it outdoors instead? This way, you get to enjoy the sunshine (whilst it lasts!) and get a solid workout in at the same time...

Abdominal Workout With Sara Malm Part 1

James Haskell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

I am taking Sara Malm a fitness enthusiasts and Daily Mail Online foreign correspondent through her paces. Sara really enjoys her training and whilst she has been working out for a while, she is by no means a professional. I have tried to give her a taster of a few different exercises that will help develop her abs.

Interview with Travis Allan

James Haskell | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

We've all heard horror stories of newbie bosses asking some of the most ridiculous questions and expecting sensible answers. So James has followed suit by coming up with and researching some of the most difficult interview questions possible. Obviously all done with humour in mind. The victim for this week, who is trying to secure a job interview at Haskell Enterprises, is Travis Allan...

Supplement Testing With Informed Sport

James Haskell | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

The really terrifying statistic for any professional athlete, member of the armed services, police or indeed anyone liable to be tested is that about 10% of all supplements sold on the market; the percentage is even higher in the USA, are inadvertently contaminated through poor manufacturing processes and/or materials handling and storage.