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We’ve all been there. We’ve seen the adverts in magazines or on posters; we’ve seen the amazing sponsored athletes, and we’ve heard people on TV espouse the benefits, explaining why you’d be a fool to miss THIS opportunity. It’s tempting, isn’t it? Yes, the supplement industry is one of the most su…

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Unless you’ve been living in a cave (OK, maybe a bad analogy), you have probably heard of the Paleo diet. It is without doubt the diet in Vogue and has been for the past few years; ever since Dr Loren Cordain penned the book of the same name and told people to flip the nutritional pyramid on its he…

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Intermittent fasting is a dietary approach which has experienced a sudden rise in interest over the last few years in the fitness industry, but is actually not a new approach at all. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an approach which at it’s core is very simple – eat sometimes, and don’t eat other times…

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Protein is the macronutrient in vogue at the minute, with Supermarket shelves full of ‘high protein’ this and ‘good source of protein’ that. Every other magazine seems to be promoting a high protein diet, but what does this actually mean? Is it a good idea, and if so – how do you implement it? Any…

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Weight loss is quite easy provided you are in a generally good state of health. All you need to do is ensure that your calorie balance is negative (i.e eat fewer calories than your body requires for maintenance) over a given period, typically 1-3 days. Maintaining muscle mass, optimal health, perfor…

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The way to a better body, is to be as strict as possible with your diet, correct? Maybe not. This has actually been pretty well researched by scientists and the outcome is fairly clear – those who diet in a flexible manner lose more weight over a given period, and are far less likely to ever regain…

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Ah supplements – the hot topic of health and fitness. Most magazines and sellers of supplements will tell you that these pills, capsules and powders are the secret to making as much progress as you want without effort, while a lot of those who’ve been around the industry a while will give the knee-j…

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Think about a gym, what is it? Forget the racks, bars, plates, machines, cardio equipment, mirrors and chalk cloud for a second and think a little more broadly. The gym is a place where people gather for a specific joined purpose, a place for people with a shared interest to strive towards a common …

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When people start talking and thinking about nutrition it’s really common that they speak either about eating healthily, or eating for fat loss, but nutrition is much more than that. What you eat can have a direct and significant effect on how you perform during exercise and then how well you recov…

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Guest Article By Matthew Smith Caffeine is the world's most popular stimulant, it is used habitually to 'wake us up' when we're tired, to drink socially, and to help us concentrate when studying or working hard. But what about caffeine as a supplement? It is one of the most heavily researched drugs…

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In this article we’re going to explain the process that you should go through when choosing a protein powder. We realise that, of course, this is going to appear biased as you are reading this on a website which indeed sells protein powder, so we’ll cover that little chestnut first.
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