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Should women train differently to men?

During my career as a personal trainer there are a few statements I hear frequently in gyms, usually by women and it’ll go something along the lines of this “I can’t do that exercise because I’m a woman” or “If I train weights I’ll…
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Weight Training for Older People

Recently I was having a debate with my old man about weight training vs. cardio for someone of his age and exercise background. My dad is 58 years old and enjoys long distance running. Like a lot of people that fit my dads age range and fitness…
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Cheat Days

WARNING! There are going to be some opinions in this blog. I’m going to be honest, I’m probably more lenient when it comes to cheat meals than most other personal trainers and health professionals. That being said, this is what I find works…
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Early Mornings -Matt's Conclusion

So, it’s been one month since I started waking up at 5:30am every day. The conclusion? I feel SO much better for it. I’ve been called crazy and insane by friends and family for doing this and I didn’t think I’d truly follow through,…
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The Importance of Sleep

Imagine being in this situation. You and a friend start going to the gym at the same time. You exercise correctly, eat lots of protein and take the correct supplements. Then your friend also exercises correctly, but has the occasional cheat…
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Waking Up Early

I’ve been reading everywhere recently that if people want to be successful in almost any areas of life, then waking up between 4:30 and 5:00am is key. More than half of the worlds millionaires and billionaires wake up at this time. So, I’ve…
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Creatine Supplements

Supplements in general tend to get a bad rep in the media. They’re perceived as being either a rip off because they don’t work, or because they’re over priced for what they actually are. However, there is one supplement on the market which…
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Training when you are ill-yes or no?

Winter is well and truly underway, meaning it’s that time of the year where everyone starts getting ill with the flu. A common question during this time is “should I still train if I’m ill?” As always it depends. Before we get started,…
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A satisfied client....

Here at Ebrook Fitness we really value our clients and feel great pride when we receive their honest (and positive!) feedback. "For someone who has a very varied work/life balance, Matt very much worked around a schedule that worked…
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Merits of Milk?

After doing research into milk consumption and health and diet I must admit my opinion on milk has changed. Previously I believed that milk/ dairy shouldn’t really be part of our diet for the following reasons: Between 65-75% of the world…
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Energy Drinks Explained

Energy drinks have been reaching the news headlines recently due to the UK government potentially making it illegal for people under the age of 18 to purchase them. This is to battle obesity in the UK and promote healthy eating and drinking.…
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The Carnivore Diet

Before we start, just know that this is a new diet that has suddenly crept up over the past 3 years or so and there are very few studies supporting for and against this diet. That being said, let’s look at the carnivore diet. What foods can…