Lifestyle & Mindset

This is one of my favourite articles I've ever written, and it was my first to be published on T-Nation. It talks about the 8 distinct differences between getting lean, and taking it to a whole new level of shredded. It's not an easy road, and it's...

The best way to truly experience anything in life is to immerse yourself into it, subject yourself to the highs and lows it brings, and consciously ride the wave. If it’s important, has the ability to change you for the better, and is therefore life improving,...

The true benefits of a body transformation always have, and always will, transcend far beyond the physical. The physical is the bonus. The by-product of your hard work. The real result goes deeper. It’s something very intrinsic and empowering. It’s what drives the fulfilment in what...

I’ve had enough. It’s been brewing for a while, but this was the final straw. Last week I got a message from one of my clients: ‘Akash, I need to speak to you. I don’t think I can do this anymore.’ I called him up and asked what’s wrong,...

One question I get consistently asked in some form or another is, ‘why do you train?’ If I’m prepping for a bodybuilding show, it’ll be ‘why do you put yourself through this?’ If I’m laying up on the physio’s table for the third time in three months,...

When we look through all the transformations we’ve helped clients achieve over the years, we’ve noticed that every single one was rooted by five key principles that guaranteed success: Planning and Preparation Accountability Positive Social Support A Meaningful Incentive The Big Deadline In Craig Ballantyne’s book,...

Stress is a part of life. Whether it’s a positive or a negative will depend on the dose, frequency and circumstance in which you expose your body to stress. We all have to deal with it. If you’re not careful, it’ll wreak havoc on all aspects of...