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10 Reasons You Should Be Strength Training

Strength training will get you an impressive and aesthetic looking physique. But is that really worth it for all the time you have to invest? Depends how important that is to you. The good news is, that’s not the end of the benefits BY ANY MEANS! Here’s some of the best benefits of strength training…
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Why You Lose Some Strength After a Break From the Gym

Do you lose muscle when you go on a two week break from the gym (or longer)? It can feel like that has happened, especially when you’re not able to lift the same as you did on your last visit. However, there are other things at play here, and the short answer is no, you…
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How To Minimise Fat Gain When Gaining Muscle

After getting very lean (I naturally find this easier to do), it’s time for a muscle building phase. This requires the intake of more food! Unfortunately, there’s a problem that always seems to rear its ugly head whenever I do this, I get fat too quickly! It happens pretty much every time I try to…
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Can I Eat As Much As I Want When Bulking?

One of the biggest reasons people fail to gain any muscle is because they simply don’t eat enough. You can: Train properly with progressive overload Get 0.8g+ of protein per lb of your bodyweight every day Follow a great routine Get the required amount of recovery Minimise stress But even if you do all that…
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Haters Gonna Hate (and how to deal with it)

Do you receive hate for wanting to make a positive change? When I first started working out and changing what I ate 4 and a half years ago I was met with an incredible amount of resistance from friends and family. My girlfriend was supportive (she’s a good one, she’s now my wife) but almost…
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The Magic (or not) of Intermittent Fasting

Being in the health and fitness space, people often tell me about their new diets or fitness plans. This happened the other day: “Hey Rob, I’m trying intermittent fasting!” “Oh cool, do you find it helps you to eat less?” “Uh, no –  I just only eat within a 6 hours window now, usually between…
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Why Did My Cheat Day Make Me Gain 2 Kilograms?

We’ve all done it. We’ve been doing well with fat loss and been seeing the scale go down over the weeks and months. Then a “cheat day” comes along (see why you shouldn’t think you NEED cheat days here). Perhaps it was just one meal, or maybe it was a day of eating many things…
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The Two Biggest Reasons Your Strength Gains Have Stalled

At some point during your strength training journey, you may find you’ve hit a plateau. The weights just aren’t flying up anymore. It seems like you’ve been lifting the same weights for months. Workouts are getting more difficult. What gives? You’ve hit a plateau! This can be a frustrating experience. Sometimes, no matter what you…
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Does More Protein Mean More Muscle?

Protein, and the amino acids it provides to your body, is the building blocks of muscle. I see a lot of people eating a very high amount of protein. Like 2x their bodyweight in pounds. For example, a 180lb man who is strength training and wishing to gain muscle, would usually be recommended to eat…
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Why Eating Clean isn’t Always Healthy

Eating Clean: An admirable goal for any wanting to lose weight and be more healthy. However, you should be aware of the role that calories play in weight loss and weight gain before you decide you’re never eating a slice of pizza again. Health and weight gain/loss are linked, but they are not the same.…
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