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What is natural, anyway?

A term I’ve used a lot is natural.  Someone is natural or training natural. What do I mean exactly?  Evidently it means no drugs are involved, of the performance-enhancing variety.  But what about supplements like protein powders, pre-workout caffeine drinks?  What about creatine supplements, that are apparently meant to be ‘cycled-on and off’? Can you…
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Why would they lie to you?

For me, an amusing part of the Christmas run-in was, and is always, the explosion of perfume adverts. Basically if you have no idea of what’s going on but there is a montage of an attractive man/woman jumping off a cliff or clicking their fingers in a suit, you’re probably watching a perfume advert. How…
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What sort of physique can I get?

Naturally when people train, an underlying or even principle factor in doing so is for appearance: how can I get a good physique?  Or if I train in a certain way what sort of physique can I obtain?  Can I look like celebrity X or model Y? Do you even need to be in the…
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8 things all fit people do

If you want to get into shape and make 2015 the year where you start to get the body or performance you want you have to change your habits. Long-term health, fitness and performance comes from following a lifestyle and acting in a certain way, not from following fads, ‘transformation’ programs or looking for the…
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What do I know anyway?

As you might have seen in my About page, I’m not a fitness professional and I don’t have any ‘pieces of paper’ to back up what I’m saying. So, where is the visual evidence of my results? To be honest when I started this blog I deliberately tried to avoid having to post pictures of myself…
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My training philosophy: why I do it

I realise that when you read this blog you might be asking yourself: who is this guy and what does he have to back this up with? Well I’m going to try and give you a brief résumé of my motivations and my belief behind training, in the hope that you understand my intentions and…
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The fitness industry is part of the matrix

I’m sure most people reading this have seen The Matrix, where humans are living in a virtual reality façade that mask the ugly reality of the world where they are used as slaves to power the machine overlords. In a parallel I’m sure the filmmakers intended to draw the modern world essentially operates in the…
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What’s your mentality?

The right attitude.  These are words we all hear at some point, often from our teachers or our parents in reference to our performance at school.  You need to have the right attitude to succeed, they would say. And they we absolutely right; having the right mental approach to any task will increase its likelihood…
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