James Haskell

Eight Hacks for Faster Fat Loss

James Haskell | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You want to lose fat and get lean. Who doesn't? The problem is, you don't have much time to lose weight. Whether it's a holiday just round the corner or an upcoming social event where you're likely to bump into your ex, your need to get shredded is greater than that of the average Joe.

The Lo-down on Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

James Haskell | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

I don't think when it comes to health and indeed training, one can ever overdo the message about ensuring you are getting the right nutrition to properly fuel your activities. So I won't make any apologies for writing this for my column.

Current Popular Workouts

James Haskell | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

People are always asking me on social what are the current trending workouts people are doing. So as they so you only have to ask once. Plus it's a neat follow-up on Tuesday's column about why women should be lifting weights.

10 Reasons Why Women Should Always Lift Weights

James Haskell | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

To achieve an optimal level of fitness with the desired lean body you desire, to put it bluntly, weight training is essential. If like so many other mistaken women you avoid lifting because you are terrified of becoming "bulky," then you're missing out on one of the best fat-burning methods around.

Coconut Water - Must Have or Myth?

James Haskell | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

What I really love about all products coconut, is in addition to everything they bring to the table, there is always lots more hidden gems. Coconut water doesn't disappoint - additionally it has high numbers of natural electrolytes in it.

Healthy Snacking

James Haskell | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

If you do a lot of driving on the road, remember; generally at the service station, amongst the serried rows of fizzy drinks, crisps, donuts and chocolate bars, there is very little in terms of "healthy food" on offer, which is good for you. So you might need to plan ahead, although you might just get lucky at certain service stations.

How to Eat Like a Rugby Player

James Haskell | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Rugby players have become a bit of a benchmark in terms of being seen and perceived as being "big". As such a model to follow and adopt if you are so inclined, which I have to say judging by the mail I get on daily basis, a lot of young men and women want to be - Men mainly just big and muscular, Women toned, defined and shaped.

Ten Ways to Make Vegetables More Appealing

James Haskell | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

I have written a lot recently about the vital importance of nutrition as being an essential part of any successful exercise regime or programme. The simple truth being without the right nutrition to support your training. In real terms you are essentially just wasting your time....

High Fat, High Protein or High Carb?

James Haskell | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

10 years ago, most people had never even heard of 'macros' (macronutrients). These days, we're letting ourselves be defined by them. But with so many different styles of eating out there, how do you know who to listen to?

Six Exercises to Build Bigger Back

James Haskell | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

A big back is the epitome of true strength. Any skinny guy can get a set of washboard abs. Most people can build up their biceps through mindless curls. But a big back? That takes hard work and dedication.

No Time to Workout? Read This

James Haskell | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Today's musings I suspect will resonate with many people. Traditionally 1 January, with its famed New Year Resolution, is the day when "everyone's life changes for the better" or at least it would do, if only they had the time. Or at least that's what they say.

Five Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

James Haskell | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Not only does lifting with poor form dramatically increase your chances of injury, but it also stops the target muscles from working as effectively as they should be. As a result, you'll never get the muscle development you're after - no matter how heavy you lift.

How (and Why) to Keep Testosterone Levels High

James Haskell | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In the past few weeks in my weekly column I have talked about superfoods and all the health benefits and goodness they bring. The critical importance of nutrition within the whole fitness and training cycle. As well as the importance of performing exercises correctly, using the right form and technique.

16 Ways to Use Avocados

James Haskell | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Believe it or not, avocados are fantastic for making healthy desserts - especially those that involve chocolate! Use them in brownies, chocolate mousse, truffles and cakes to add a wonderful creaminess.

You Need to Remember to Rest Like You Work-Out

James Haskell | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Your body wants to recover. As the body compensates for the stresses of training, it will adapt by growing stronger, gaining power and increasing it's working power. Taking a rest from lifting at least twice a week is enough to promote a proper recovery.

S.P.O.R.T - The Principles of Exercise Training

James Haskell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

In keeping with mine and my company's stated goal to try to make some of the mysteries surrounding Fitness and Nutrition a tad clearer, today's articl...

Nine Delicious Carbs That Won't Make You Fat

James Haskell | Posted 26.11.2015 | 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.