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Beta Alanine

Beta Alanine

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

Beta Alanine is a very popular supplement in the world of fitness and athletic performance, and as such is found in many pre workout, intra workout and other products which promise to improve performance, recovery, time to exhaustion and endurance. It’s also one of the main ingredients in Awesome P…

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Meditation for Athletes

Meditation for Athletes

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

There are probably very few pairs of words which conjure up such vastly different images than ‘meditation’ and ‘athletes’. It’s like saying ‘kittens’ and ‘death metal’ or ‘Surfing’ and ‘accountancy’. Meditation tends to bring up images of people sat cross legged saying Om, or of people in pyjamas s…

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A defence of machines and isolations

A defence of machines and isolations

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

I'm going to preface this article with the following: I train for powerlifting. This means that I, myself, practice and train the 'big three' exercises, squat, deadlift and bench press, multiple times per week and use accessory movements to improve my strength on them. I'm in no way saying these ex…

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5 Recipes any idiot can do

5 Recipes any idiot can do

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

Flexible dieting is a pretty big movement right now, and if you consider the way the fitness industry tends to operate it actually shouldn’t be that surprising. The fitness industry works like a pendulum, with MASSIVE swings going from one extreme to the other. Eat 8 meals per day -> Intermitte…

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Bad Arguments and Critical Thinking

Bad Arguments and Critical Thinking

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – the internet is both the saviour and the thorn in the foot of the fitness industry. On one had it cannot be denied that trainees now have access to more information about nutrition, advice about programming and even virtual coaching (which I wholly recomm…

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Amino Acid Spiking

Amino Acid Spiking

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

When you are choosing a protein supplement to help increase your overall protein intake for the day, one of the determining factors (aside from flavour, of course) is likely to be the amount of protein you get per 100g, or per scoop. The higher the number, the fewer ‘tag along’ macros you are gettin…

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3 Mistakes in Goal Setting

3 Mistakes in Goal Setting

Posted on by Ben Coomber & Tom Bainbridge

Goal setting is just one of those things that we are all aware of, but most of us don’t understand. Sure, we THINK we know how to set a goal, but every day we see people making the same mistakes. A new trainee will enter a gym and book a consultation with a trainer and at the start of that consult…

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