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Seven Reasons You're Bloated (And What to Do About It)

(0) Comments | Posted 10 February 2016 | (13:12)

You don't need us to tell you how bad it feels when you're bloated after a meal. You're enjoying your food, minding your own business when BAM! A food baby grows in your belly, usually accompanied by strange sounding noises and abdominal discomfort. We've all been there, and know exactly...

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Five Reasons You Suck at Building Muscle

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2016 | (15:24)

There's always that one guy in the gym that no matter how hard he trains, he never manages to put on so much as a pound of muscle.

Whilst everyone else around him is setting PRs and piling on mass, he's stuck in a rut with his training, unable...

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Eight Hacks for Faster Fat Loss

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2016 | (11:35)

You want to lose fat and get lean. Who doesn't?

The problem is, you don't have much time to lose weight. Whether it's a holiday just round the corner or an upcoming social event where you're likely to bump into your ex, your need to get shredded is greater than...

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10 'Health' Foods That Just Aren't That Healthy

(2) Comments | Posted 3 February 2016 | (00:00)

There's a lot of confusion out there when it comes to nutrition. And as we know, the 'experts' don't always get things right.

In years gone by we've been told to avoid a long list of perfectly healthy food, including eggs, red meat, nuts, and even coconut oil. If...

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Five Exercises to Do Every Day to Keep Fit for Life

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2016 | (16:42)

Everyone should have a simple set of functional exercises they can easily make time for every day.

You need to create a routine to ensure you get at least some exercise every day.

Even on days when you have other exercise plans, get out of bed and make a...

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The Lo-down on Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2016 | (13:24)

I don't think when it comes to health and indeed training, one can ever overdo the message about ensuring you are getting the right nutrition to properly fuel your activities. So I won't make any apologies for writing this for my column.

After all if you ignore the nutrition aspect...

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Current Popular Workouts

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2016 | (10:55)

People are always asking me on social what are the current trending workouts people are doing. So as they so you only have to ask once. Plus it's a neat follow-up on Tuesday's column about why women should be lifting weights. So ladies. Please have a good look at a...

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10 Reasons Why Women Should Always Lift Weights

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2016 | (11:58)

Since publishing my Lean Gains Bodybuilding Programme at Christmas I have been inundated on social media by women severely questioning why I am so adamant they should lift weights, as prescribed in my book.


Sadly many women believe the only way to lose...

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Coconut Water - Must Have or Myth?

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2016 | (00:00)

To conclude my early New Year "resolutions" theme about what you should be eating. What snacks you should focus on. I thought for today's column I would write a few words on the phenomenon that is coconut water.

As you are probably aware by now I love all things...

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Healthy Snacking

(0) Comments | Posted 11 January 2016 | (15:06)

Following on from my last column - "What a Rugby Players eats" I thought a good follow-up to last week would be to cover the always thorny issue of "snacks and snacking"

I always recommend to people they try to eat little and often.

In an ideal world it...

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How to Eat Like a Rugby Player

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2016 | (15:36)

Rugby players have become a bit of a benchmark in terms of being seen and perceived as being "big". As such a model to follow and adopt if you are so inclined, which I have to say judging by the mail I get on daily basis, a lot of young...

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Ten Ways to Make Vegetables More Appealing

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2016 | (00:00)

Happy New Year to all our regular readers as well as those new to my weekly blog

I have written a lot recently about the vital importance of nutrition as being an essential part of any successful exercise regime or programme. The simple truth being without the right nutrition to...

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High Fat, High Protein or High Carb?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 December 2015 | (11:34)

There's a hell of a lot of confusion out there these days when it comes to nutrition.

10 years ago, most people had never even heard of 'macros' (macronutrients). These days, we're letting ourselves be defined by them. But with so many different styles of eating out there, how...

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Six Exercises to Build Bigger Back

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2015 | (16:46)

Most guys in the gym only really pay attention to the chest and biceps. But if you want to build an athletic, imposing physique that really stands out from the crowd, you're going to need to build up your back.

A big back is the epitome of true strength. Any...

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No Time to Workout? Read This

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2015 | (11:55)

Today's musings I suspect will resonate with many people. Traditionally 1 January, with its famed New Year Resolution, is the day when "everyone's life changes for the better" or at least it would do, if only they had the time. Or at least that's what they say.

In an ideal...

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How (and Why) to Keep Testosterone Levels High

(4) Comments | Posted 15 December 2015 | (18:05)

In the past few weeks in my weekly column I have talked about superfoods and all the health benefits and goodness they bring. The critical importance of nutrition within the whole fitness and training cycle. As well as the importance of performing exercises correctly, using the right form and technique.

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You Have All Heard About the Well Known Superfoods... What About the Lesser Known Ones?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2015 | (00:00)

Blueberries, kale, salmon--you've heard countless times about the nutritional benefits of these everyday ingredients, commonly labelled "Superfoods."

There's no official scientific definition of a superfood, but it's generally accepted that Superfoods contain high levels of much-needed vitamins and minerals. They can also be a source of antioxidants, substances that shield...

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Five Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong (and How to Fix Them)

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2015 | (15:23)

Keeping to the current theme of exercises and exercising. The point everyone needs to remember is that an exercise only works properly, if it is executed correctly, safely and as intended. As such Form and Technique are everything.

In the clamour to lift as heavy a weight as possible,...

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16 Ways to Use Avocados

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2015 | (00:00)

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I am great believer in Super Foods.

If you are new to all this what, you may very well ask, are Super Foods?

Well amongst the better known are blueberries, kale and salmon. No doubt you will...

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You Need to Remember to Rest Like You Work-Out

(0) Comments | Posted 7 December 2015 | (00:00)

Following on from the recent blog post entitled "How to build muscle correctly in the gym". I thought a useful follow-up for those of you who read my blog post, found it useful and like lifting, would be to cover off what to do on rest days and...

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