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Aug 6, 2020

What causes post-exercise aches (DOMS)? Here's how to combat them

Feeling sore after training is part and parcel of the improvement process. The inflammatory response and tissue damage that occurs as a result of exercise is critical to triggering the recovery response, which allows improvements to occur.  For some people, the pain of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is part of the fun. They know that the effort they’re putting in is doing some good. But for most of us, we’d rather skip straight to the improvement part.

Jul 8, 2020

Episode 5: The importance of Osteopathy in performance sports

In Episode 5 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Mark Hokan about his journey from personal training to osteopathy.  

Jul 7, 2020

Episode 4: How to run a gym or become a PT

In Episode 4 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Tim Ayling about being a gym owner and PT.

Jul 6, 2020

Episode 3: Escaping the rat race and becoming a pilates teacher

In Episode 3 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Mav Wynn who escaped her high-flying career and moved to Costa Rica to become a pilates instructor.

Jul 3, 2020

Episode 2: How to become an elite triathlete

In Episode 2 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Dom Townsend who transitioned to GB age group Triathlon in less than 3 years. Dom is a doctor and went from an ex-rugby player to an elite triathlete, showing you that big changes in training can lead to success, you just have to make the jump. 

Jul 3, 2020

Episode 1: Fitness and nutrition tips from celebrity trainer Matt Baker

In Episode 1 of Amino Biohacks, Simon speaks to Matt Baker on some of his favourite fitness and nutrition tips that he uses with some of his famous clients. Matt has been a coach and trainer to celebrities for over 8 years and has a wealth of knowledge around the best practices in diet, training and lifestyle. Check out his new company Vitjab.

Jul 3, 2020

Top 10 Benefits of Essential Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and essential amino acids are those that the body cannot produce on its own. A lack of essential amino acids can lead to muscle loss, reduced energy levels, and other health problems. Fortunately, there are many benefits to be gained from taking free form essential amino acid supplements. Here are the top 10!

Jun 26, 2020

Muscle building training secrets from Arnold classic winner 2019 Brandon Curry

There is no better way to learn about how to build big muscles but from the guys that do it best. In this video article we look at Arnold Classic 2019 winner Brandon Curry's philosophy around training. His 4 top areas of focus.

Apr 8, 2020

Drop A Waist Size Plan

Forget fad diets! Let's talk about how you can achieve realistic weight loss… You’ve probably seen it before “Drop a dress size in two weeks!” splashed across internet advertising, magazines, newspapers, television programs. The concept is so appealing – a whole dress size down in 14 days? Brilliant! But in real life, this is simply not realistic.

Feb 25, 2020

How to drink alcohol when training

Here at Amino, the team are always looking to find ways in which we can optimise our bodies to perform better. And although we don’t recommend alcohol as part of your training plan, it’s such a common way in which we all enjoy ourselves, we thought it would be useful to do an article on it and how to deal with its ill effects. In this article, we try and help you understand the impacts of alcohol and then outline a few strategies for reducing the effects that alcohol has on your body in and around your training and your subsequent fitness goals, whether its fat loss or muscle building.

Jan 21, 2020

What Are Amino Acids and Why Do You Need Them?

You’ve probably heard about amino acids on the back of sports nutrition powders and drink mixes, but amino acids play a much larger role than athletic performance alone. So, what are amino acids and why do you need them? Let’s take a look, hopefully, it helps you to understand the basics and what it means when products refer to BCAAs, EAAs, plant-based, fermented, free-form, peptide bonded, tablets, capsules, powders etc and more.

Nov 5, 2019

What Is The Best Way To Train To Get Leaner?

In this video we look at what is the best way to train if you want to get leaner and some of the strategies around how to drop body fat, especially if you're just starting out 
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