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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…
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Foam Rollers

In my last Blog we discussed how stretching can improve flexibility but also hinder strength performance by 13%. So, is there a way to improve flexibility, ROM and not lose strength at the same time and reduce muscle soreness? The answer may…
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Stretching Advice

One of the main questions I get from clients and gym members is “Is it a good idea to stretch before or/and after training?” And like with most questions I answer “It depends.” If your goal is strength then it may be best to avoid…
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The Keto Diet

Recently, the keto diet has become increasingly more popular, however this is not a fad diet as it’s been around for a while and can give good results to individuals who do it properly and understand it. So here I’m going to answer the following…