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fat loss

5 Things about fat loss

Fat loss can be a tricky process. It’s usually overly complicated with far too many variables being thrown in to the mix too early. I’ve recently been looking to improve my own body composition and I’ve learned a lot. Here are my top 5 things to consider before starting a fat loss diet. Background – […]

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The Skill Of Strength

I’m currently coming to the end of a fantastic audiobook called “Evolve Your Brain” by Joe Dispenza. The book is an in-depth account exploring consciousness, reality and neuroplasticity. This article will explain how the concepts discussed in that book can directly help you in getting stronger. Background Strength is a skill. When we observe a […]

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Pull Ups

Back Building: The Body Weight Pull Up Programme

When it comes to building muscle, there’s nothing more potent than the iron. If you want to build a strong, commanding frame then squats, deadlifts and presses are an excellent way to go about it. However, for some people, circumstances and a busy lifestyle can mean getting to the gym isn’t realistic or possible. This […]

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football

Weight Training and Football

Football is the nations favourite sport. It’s passion, pace and unassailable ability to provide astounding highs coupled with devastating lows is what has engrained it well and truly in our hearts. Football is more than a game: it is a cult, religion and belonging to which fans dedicate a lifetime to following their team unremittingly […]

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Cleaning Things Up Part 3: Alcohol

I’m going to have to start with a pretty crushing blow, alcohol is a considerable detriment to achieving your fitness goals. This is because it provides a triple threat in the form of hormonal disruption, dehydration and calorie density. Don’t worry, I’m aware I’ve just given sugar and gluten a bad rep, so I’ll go […]

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Cleaning Things Up Part 2: Gluten

There are a lot of fads in the nutrition world and “gluten free” is definitely one of them. Whether gluten should or shouldn’t be eaten completely depends on the individual. However this article will explain some concepts behind gluten consumption which you may not have considered. Background So your doing your weekly shop and you’re […]

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Sugar

Cleaning Things Up Part 1: Sugar

This is the beginning of a three part series in common issues I see in most people’s diet. The goal here isn’t necessarily to eliminate the items I talk about. It’s to see them from a more logical perspective and devise a strategy for improvement. Before we begin, I’d like to emphasise that the most […]

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brussel sprouts

Loaded Brussel Sprouts

The best way to improve your health is to increase the amount of green veg you eat. It’s a simple tip, but not always the easiest. Green veg doesn’t have to be boring or boiling. This is a fantastic, festive recipe that works well in tandem with evening meals. I find this is a great […]

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Chicken

Lime & Ginger Chicken Thighs

We’ve all been through the classic “chicken and broccoli” diet. As much as we like to kid ourselves, it’s hard to get away from. This is my twist on a standard dietary food that turns it in to a taste sensation. Who says eating well has to be boring. What You’ll Need Chicken Thighs White […]

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Squat fix

Squat Fix: The Anti-Stripper Squat Protocol

“Nobody cares how much weight you can lift badly”. This is something I repeat to myself on a regular basis. Since I very first started weight training, I’ve been obsessed with a having a mammoth squat. The problem? I wasn’t very good at squatting. For the first few years of my training career I prioritised […]

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