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The ‘afterburn effect’ – should we believe the hype? thumbnail image

The ‘afterburn effect’ – should we believe the hype?

Posted 05-03-20 | updated 13-03-20

It’s extremely common for personal trainers, class attendees, and regular gymgoers to consider the ‘after burn effect’ (properly termed EPOC or excess postexercise oxygen consumption)...

“My clients won’t stick to their nutrition plan” the coaches dilemma thumbnail image

“My clients won’t stick to their nutrition plan” the coaches dilemma

Posted 12-02-20 | updated 13-02-20

Do you often think to yourself, “why can’t my clients be more like me, interested in training and nutrition, wanting to eat well, wanting to...

The game changers movie – why It’s riddled with scientific inaccuracy thumbnail image

The game changers movie – why It’s riddled with scientific inaccuracy

Posted 21-11-19 | updated 22-11-19

Blog banner photo credit: The Game Changers 2019 A couple of months ago a film with the name ‘The Game Changers’ was added to Netflix...

Problems with nutrition science and how to spot them thumbnail image

Problems with nutrition science and how to spot them

Posted 21-10-19 | updated 22-10-19

Here at the BTN Academy we promote evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice doesn’t JUST mean that you read a bunch of research and base your actions...

Intuitive eating, is it really intuitive? thumbnail image

Intuitive eating, is it really intuitive?

Posted 18-09-19 | updated 19-09-19

A few weeks ago we sent out a short email about intuitive eating. While our emails have always proven popular this one seemed to blow...

Metabolic adaptation to weight loss: Where is the science now? thumbnail image

Metabolic adaptation to weight loss: Where is the science now?

Posted 30-07-19 | updated 22-08-19

Metabolic adaptation to weight loss – the phenomenon of reduced energy expenditure during and after a period of calorie restriction, is probably one of the...

Exercise & mental health - is the connection as clear as we think? thumbnail image

Exercise & mental health - is the connection as clear as we think?

Posted 30-07-19 | updated 01-08-19

Mental health is something that has been historically treated as a separate thing from physical health – a situation that arises from the dualistic idea...

How many calories do you burn during weight training? thumbnail image

How many calories do you burn during weight training?

Posted 27-06-19 | updated 27-06-19

This blog is a poignant one for me because I hate seeing people work their arses off in the gym to then be greeted by...

BTN and Active IQ press release thumbnail image

BTN and Active IQ press release

Posted 25-04-19 | updated 25-04-19

How exciting is this? We have been working behind the scenes for a very long time to achieve something really cool, and we’re so glad...

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The benefits of training your nutrition vs freestyling

Posted 08-04-19 | updated 04-04-18

Here I will define ad libitum dieting as eating without tracking your macronutrients. Can you do this and get contest/photoshoot lean? Good question. There are...

Do you think and train like the athletes you coach? thumbnail image

Do you think and train like the athletes you coach?

Posted 10-04-19 | updated 15-03-18

In the world of bodybuilding many will argue that you cannot truly prep someone for a bodybuilding competition without having done one yourself, and I...

Is flexible dieting, aka IIFYM, healthy for you thumbnail image

Is flexible dieting, aka IIFYM, healthy for you

Posted 10-04-19 | updated 12-12-17

In the fitness industry the awareness of an individual’s calorie intake has been a hot talking point for some time, and rightly so. By elevating...