Tag: health

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The Complete Guide to Training Nutrition

The subject of nutrition is confusing, mainly because you seem to get a lot of differing opinions of what, how much and when depending on what you read or hear.  The diet/nutrition industry is also worth big bucks, which automatically means there are plenty of shysters out there who will swear that black is white…
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Why is it so hard to find a good gym?

When I move to  a new place the number 2 thing on my priority list after accommodation is finding a place to train. I’ve moved quite a few times in the last few years, and as a result I’ve checked out and trained in a lot of different gyms.  But it has always taken me…
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The Deadlift challenge: Testing my max

I love the deadlift.  It’s probably the most taxing exercise, but that means the rewards are great too. Plus you get to move a lot of weight around.  What’s not to like? As I keep saying unless you have a serious pre-existing back condition, no matter who you are, male or female, you should be…
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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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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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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 modern dysfunction

I’m doing it right now, and you are probably too. It’s something most people do for 80% of their waking hours. Sitting down. When it comes to functionality, flexibility and strength, this is probably one of your main enemies. The human body was not evolved to be seated and in fact if you compare homo…
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Beginner Weight Training Template 1

Experience Level: 0-1 year Frequency: 3 days a week, 1 hour each session Type of template: Full body, compound movements This template is for the complete beginner, or those coming back to training after a long time off and looking to get back into it. You are in the gym three times a week, with…
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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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Natural vs Enhanced lifting

‘Natural’ or ‘natty’ is a term often heard in bodybuilding and weightlifting circles. Broadly speaking it applies to a lifter who is not using external hormonal assistance (i.e. steroids) to allow him to go beyond his body’s natural limits. The term steroids is a complicated subject in itself, with a large range of different compounds…
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