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Nutrition Part 3: Bulking and cutting diets are not for you

This is the final part of a 3 part series dedicated to discussing nutrition and training.  Read Part 1 and Part 2. If you have taken even a passing interest in bodybuilding, weight training or strength sports such as rugby two words you will come across sooner rather than later are ‘bulking’ and ‘cutting’. These…
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Nutrition Part 2: Supplements should profit you, not the industry

(This is part 2 of a 3 part series on nutrition and training.  Read part 1 here) If you read Part 1 on the basics of nutrition and how it shouldn’t be complicated I mentioned that I don’t believe supplements to be a complete waste of time. However I do believe they should be understood…
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Is overtraining real?

Training is a process of applying stress to your body that breaks it down; you improve because in the following days after your workout the body adapts to prepare itself if such a stress is applied again. So if for example you are training for muscle size you actually micro tear the target muscle tissue…
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How to look like Hercules? It’s all about eating…

I’m sure that you have all heard about, and maybe seen Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s new movie, Hercules.  There was a pretty long and extensive marketing campaign to drum up interest before release, including Johnson himself posting regular training videos, Instagram photos and tweets showing his preparation for the role. Now I was a fan of…
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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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What is a good strength level?

The concept of ‘strength’ can be quite subjective. Considering someone to be strong can often depend on your own strength. For example to a person who has never touched a weight in their lives picking up 100kgs may seem impressive, but to an experienced lifter it could be barely a warm up. Similarly you might…
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Training Truths #9: Supplements are not required

You don’t need supplements- Supplementation is something that needs to be understood. It is undeniable that if you are training hard, especially in search of becoming more muscular, then you need to eat more calories and some more protein to support muscle growth and recovery.  However this increase is nowhere near the level prescribed by…
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Training Truths #3: You can’t beat your genetics, sorry

No-one can beat their genetics– This one may be harder to accept in today’s sky’s-the-limit-if-you-want-it-bad-enough false promise but despite what the fitness industry and trainers may want you to believe you can’t beat nature. By nature, I mean your physical potential. For example in terms of muscle-building this is your testosterone level, the hormone crucial…
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