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Optimising a vegetarian/vegan diet

Posted on 16/03/2020

First of all, let us just clarify why we didn’t relate the title of this blog to ‘plant based’ diets, and instead opted to talk specifically about vegetarian or vegan diets. In recent years these terms have been used interchangeably, but this is a mistake. The standard definition of a...

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Cold Therapy – Time to put it on ice?

Posted on 24/01/2020

OK, I’m sorry for the really cheesy title, but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, what I want to talk about today is cold therapy or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘putting ice on it’. Icing an injury, as per the old RICE acronym (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) has been one of...

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Carb Cycling & Cyclical Ketogenic Dieting

Posted on 24/01/2020

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,...

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Why & How to High Protein Diet

Posted on 24/01/2020

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...

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The Benefits of a Pre-Workout Supplement (GAINZ)

Posted on 24/01/2020

When it comes to gym performance, many people are constantly searching for something that will give them an edge, and (barring certain compounds not approved by WADA) these are generally a good thing. Ensuring your calorie intake is adequate, making sure you’re getting enough carbohydrate to perform and protein to...

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A defence of machines and isolations

Posted on 24/01/2020

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...

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Amino Acid Spiking

Posted on 24/01/2020

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’...

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10 steps to build more muscle

Posted on 24/01/2020

You are reading a blog on the site of a sports nutrition supplement company, therefore, it’s safe to assume that you have an interest in sporting performance. Of course, we know that you are most likely to be a keen gym goer, someone who likes wearing stringer vests, booty shorts...

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How To Do Intermittent Fasting & Does It Work?

Posted on 24/01/2020

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...

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What are the benefits of protein powder

Posted on 24/01/2020

This may seem a little obvious but bear with us here, there may be some stuff that you haven’t thought about. I mean, obviously, whey protein powder gives you protein, with a complete amino acid profile and turns you into a big shredded genetic freak, right? Or, is it that...

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