The only supplement list you’ll ever need.
Which gym should I join: the big chain gym in the city center, or the small independent gym nearby? Don’t worry, Uncle Russ will answer this one for you.
What’s the best whey protein to use? Before you waste money, my comprehensive guide will show you the 5 best whey protein powder of 2020 and why.
What is the best pre workout of 2020? Don’t waste your money – it’s time for The Russ List 2020, my yearly breakdown of the best pre workout supplements!
When I was an aspiring trainer, Maximuscle Cyclone was the answer to way too many questions. Wanna gain size? Start using Maximuscle Cyclone. Wanna get stronger? Get on Cyclone. Wanna get 3 weeks of product for the price of 12 weeks? Cyclone. But how good is it? Today it faces my deliberately harsh supplement rating […]
The early 2000’s were the golden age of crazy pre workouts. But do the old dogs still rule? My full BSN NO-Xplode 3.0 review will tell you.
A client asked me to give my honest review of Herbalife products after a friend tried to sign her up. Okay, are you ready for a massacre?
You gotta love fitness quotes. They don’t make sense, but we say ’em anyway, cuz #motivation.
Does your pre workout contain a proprietary blend? Then destroy it like an angry Rambo in a field of Vietcong.
Have you ever scrolled through Instagram fitness posts and thought “WTF?” You’re not alone. From detox tea to half naked gym selfies, here’s my take…
If you eat carbs after 6p.m. it’ll be stored as fat… right? Well, let’s see the facts and get some truth – does eating late at night cause weight gain?
Today I’m going to show you how to improve your muscle building results by 60%. No… not a typo. Sixty percent. The technique we’re going to be using today is something which many people agree on, but few people do correctly: Training to failure. When you get this skill right, you can enjoy significantly improved […]
For many guys, bigger biceps represent the holy grail of training. It’s why we punish ourselves rep after rep, in the quest to pack an extra inch on top of those glistening, mountainous peaks… right? Well, if you love training arms (like me), then you’re going to enjoy today’s blog post – I’ll be looking […]
Ah, the age old question; Can you build muscle and burn fat at the same time? Because screw choosing… My 20yrs as a PT has shown me people want BOTH.
From cars to penalty shootouts, Germany is known for efficiency. But how about building muscle? Today’s IronMaxx 100% Whey Protein review will find out.
Every Instagram model knows negative calorie foods are a great way to lose more weight, because they burn more calories than they contain. Here’s a list…
From Rocky, to Rambo, to The Expendables, learn how Sylvester Stallone has adapted his training over the years to get in shape for his biggest roles…
Should you do high reps or low reps to build muscle? Using the latest science, get ready for some surprising answers that may change your workouts forever.
There are certain fitness buzzwords I dislike. “Tone” is one of them. So how does The Good Guru Muscle and Tone Diet Whey shape up, despite its poor name?
Container shaped like a fist? Yes! Lots of big weight loss claims? Yes! But is it any good? My Instant Knockout fat burner review will put find out now…
I’m pleased to announce the brand new Russ Howe PTI app is now available for download! All the training plans, all the diet plans, in one place…
Can Diet Coke make you gain weight? Will it ruin your diet? Let’s put the memes aside, and look at what the science says on this topic.
Here’s a startling statistic for you… Over 80% of personal trainers quit their business within a year. Yes, despite the fact the fitness industry grows year on year, it also has one of the highest failure rates of any business sector. And it’s easy to see why. I remember my first day in the gym […]
Can Myprotein challenge the big dogs of the pre workout industry? Find out now, in my official Myprotein THE Pre Workout Plus review.
My clients get strange looks in the gym when they tuck into some post workout Haribo Gummy Bears. Today I’ll show you why they do it, and why it works.
My official MaxxMuscle Atomic Bomb review tests the brand new preworkout supplement from IFBB pro Anth Bailes. Is it as explosive as it claims to be?
Mark Wahlberg has posted his daily routine online, and people around the world are misplacing their excrement. But it ain’t so bad. Here’s the thing…
In it’s red shotgun shell casing, 4 Gauge looks like the ultimate pre workout. But does it leave you firing blanks? Read the 4 Gauge pre workout review!
A great pump feels like the scene in Rambo III where a battle tank crashes head first into a helicopter… but inside your biceps. What causes the pump?
We all have a friend who’s hooked on the latest fad diets. Heck, maybe it’s YOU. So this comprehensive breakdown shows you why fad diets don’t work. Period.
“This? Oh, it’s a kale infused mochaf**ker. It melt belly fat and makes me better than you.” Yes, today I’m talking about diet hipsters, and how they suck.
Thanks to the crazy world of social media, mono diets are an increasingly popular weight loss trend – and today I want to show you why it’s total bulls**t.
The first time I heard about flexible dieting, I laughed in someone’s face. Like, belly laughed. Until that day I was “clean eating”. But it all changed…
“There’s something wrong with me”… Ever said this in frustration at your diet? You’re not alone. Here’s why losing weight gets HARDER as you go.
A client asked me to review Alpha Femme Keto Genix fat burners after seeing them linked to TV presenter Susanna Reid. Here’s the raging honest review.
Are energy drinks good pre workout supplements? That’s a resounding “Hell No!”. Today I’ll show you precisely why you should ditch your pre workout Monster.
How do you tell a great pre workout from a bad one? Simple; look for any of the ingredients below! The pre workout s**t list shows you what NOT to use.
Instagram is where fitness advice goes to die. And that’s great… … if you’re looking to snap your f**king back. So today I’m going to show you why “Instagram squats” are NOT the way you should be performing barbell squats in your workouts. (I’m sure you know the ones) I’m breaking it down in this […]
Alpha Lion Superhuman pre workout guarantees you “the most anabolic workout of your life”… Bold words, but how does it REALLY compare to the best pre?
“You’ll quit again…”, “You won’t lose weight…”, comments liks this are why the phrase “haters are my motivators” exists. But listen; they’re NOT.
HIIT is often touted for the massive calorie burn it creates via “the afterburn effect”. However, I call bulls**t. Today I’ll show you why.
Bodybuilders speak of it like the holy grail of muscle growth, but many doubt it exists at all… Today we find out if the Mind Muscle Connection is real.
The truth hurts, so bring a band aid for this one… Today I’ll give my honest opinion on Juice Plus and Herbalife. Can I make these not a thing?
After news reports that a lady died from “drinking too many protein shakes”, gym-goers are in meltdown. How many is too many? Is it even true? Read more.
Love Life Supplements Primal One is the product of the year, or a big fat “nope”, depending on your diet. Read the only official review to see why.
CT Fletcher promised his Iron Addicts Brand would rise like a Phoenix, and it has. But can the new Sidewalk Kraka pre workout deliver in the gym?
Today I will be looking at H2N Nutrition Diet Whey in our latest supplement review to see how it stacks up as a fat loss whey protein supplement.
Need a killer full body workout using only machines? Here you go! If you’re stuck in a hotel gym with no free weights, you can still train hard.
Yes, Cosmo featured plus-sized model Tess Holliday on the cover, and people around the world are losing their s**t. So, is she too fat to be on the cover?
A pal recently started intermittent fasting to lose weight, and said: “When I do intermittent fasting, I can eat whatever I want!”… No you f**king can’t.
Do you binge the day before starting a diet? This is called ‘last supper syndrome’, and it can be a real results killer for a weight loss diet. Here’s why..
Guys are training hard all over the world but getting nowhere. Make sure you avoid these common muscle building mistakes so you get results you can SEE!
With a name like Kill It, Rich Piana and 5% Nutrition have set their stall out from the beginning. But is it a true pre workout contender? Let’s see…
The reality of being a personal trainer is different from the adverts. It ain’t an easy life, and over 80% of PT’s fail within a year. Read up so you don’t.
Is a high protein diet bad for your kidneys? The media recently claimed it is, so today I’m merging the worlds of fitness and science to get you an answer.
First off, it’s not your fault. I’ll show you why today. And more importantly, let’s get you some results, with my simple diet for building muscle.
Today’s clash of the titans see us pit kettlebells vs dumbbells – which piece of training kit is better for building muscle? Let’s find out…
The worst thing about being ill is the effect it has on your training schedule… It’s not the banging headaches, or the tissues stuck to the side of your face. Heck, it’s not even the conveyor belt of hot lemony drinks making your home smell like a Minion factory. It’s the fact that you want […]
Ever wished CT Fletcher could bottle his motivational speeches into a pre workout? Rejoice, because he has! But can Sidewalk Kraka deliver in the gym?
It dawned on me while I was people watching during my morning cardio; there’s a lot of funny people at the gym! Recognize any of these characters?
If you watch any reality TV show on MTV, you’ll likely be visually attacked by a Protein World advert. Its in-your-face advertising makes one thing clear: If you have ambitions of being an orange celebrity with a huge Instagram following, this is the whey protein for you. Today I’m bringing you an in-depth Protein World […]
BIG NEW WEBSITE UPDATE: You can now access my downloadable workout plans! All my training systems are included and available to start immediately.
Love Life Supplements Refuel is one of the best post-workout supplements released in years. Its premium grade ingedients make it hard for anyone to beat.
Does fasted cardio REALLY burn more fat than regular cardio? Jennifer Lopez says it does. Case closed! Not really, of course… let’s look at fasted cardio today.
Cardio is awesome for fat loss, but there are many questions surrounding HIIT. No worries, I’ve put together this quick guide to answer them all for you.
You are consistent with your exercise routines, you sleep regularly, and you’re meeting your weekly fitness goals. Why then do you still feel demotivated?
Everyone else was bodybuilding, but Sylvester Stallone used circuit training to maximize fat loss for his leanest movie roles in the 80’s. Here’s why…
MAN Sports Game Day claims to be the best pre workout in the world. My official review puts this claim to the test! Is it a champ, or a chump?
Joe Donnelly and Steve Blechman have indeed created the new king of pre workout supplements. Here’s the full breakdown in my AML Pre Workout review.
Can you handle The Rock leg workout? “I’ve always had an affinity for leg day. I like to keep it until the end of the week, as a twisted treat for myself!”
Today we go back to the dark side of the fitness industry to look at the latest weight loss craze – the HCG diet, which promises “easy weight loss results”.
The first time I told an uncle I wanted to start lifting weights, he said “Urgh! Bodybuilders are stupid, have you heard Sylvester Stallone or Arnold talk?”
Intermittent fasting is one of the best ways to improve weight loss results, But it’s also one of the most easily misunderstood. Here’s how IF works.
Next time a diet guru tells you carbs or fat are the reason you can’t lose weight… slap them.
A new study claims there’s a strong link between fish oil and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer sucks, so we should all be scared, right? Actually, no…
In a gym battle for the ages, I’ll be looking at Insanity vs HIIT and answering the all-important question: Is Insanity better than HIIT for fat loss?
Is red wine better than exercise? If the latest headlines are to be believed, then yes it is! It’s time to cancel your gym membership, throw away your whey protein, and declare Wine O’ Clock. Because, according to the findings of a recent study published in the Journal of Physiology, having a glass of red […]
Should you take BCAAs before fasted cardio? Muscle building magazines often say yes, but today you’ll see why the fasted cardio BCAA myth is dead wrong.
T2. Aliens. Big Momma’s House 2. All instances of sequels which don’t suck. (Maybe not that last one.) But how about Pre Jym 2.0? Read the Pre Jym review!
They’re essential for muscle growth, but how do BCAAs have no calories? There’s no magic at work, rather a food industry loophole. Here’s the details.
This Adapt Nutrition Pre Train v2 review will determine whether this pre workout sequel is Terminator 2 good, or Grown Ups 2 bad.
Pre workouts often promise big and under-deliver. Today’s brand new Adapt Nutrition Pre Train review will put this explosive pre workout to the test!
Want to learn how to make your own pre workout supplement from scratch? This step by step guide shows you all the ingredients you’ll need, without the BS.
The many benefits of citrulline malate make it the most important ingredient in your pre workout. More reps per set, greater pumps, faster recovery…
Welcome to the official blog of Russ Howe PTI. Russ is a popular personal trainer based at Powerhouse Gym South Shields, who has featured in Men’s Fitness..
I recently decided to upgrade my webhost, to make the site faster and superior. Upon doing so, I uncovered a few issues which I wanted to correct before pushing it live. I’ll be doing that later this week, so for now, sit tight and know I’ll be back very soon. (Or better yet, go lift […]