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December 13, 2019

The main reason that most people go to the gym is to gain muscle/strength and lose body fat, whether they are aware of it or not. 

This is sometimes described as 'toning up', 'getting fit', 'building lean mass' etc. They're all just synonyms for essentially the same thi...

November 29, 2019

So you've been lifting for a while and you've seen some great progress. Your training weights have gone up quite a bit and you may even be starting to see the results in the mirror. 

But something is terribly wrong. Recently, things have started to get hard. Your gain...

November 8, 2019

As you're probably already aware, the Netflix documentary 'The Game Changers' has recently made a big splash in the health and fitness space. I have already received a few questions from clients about it, so I've written this article to have something I can direct peop...

October 17, 2019

A supplement that's become highly popular in recent times is BCAAs.

But is this something worth taking? 

What are BCAAs? 

BCAAs stands for Branched Chain Amino Acids. Amino acids are what make up proteins, and they are critical for building muscle. Some amino acids are...

October 16, 2019

Hi all,

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me post an update yesterday about my prep for my upcoming powerlifting meet. The update was that I woke up on Saturday morning with a raw throat and runny nose. More on why this matters at the end of this post.



July 23, 2019

A while ago the folks at Precision Nutrition created a brilliant infographic on the pros and cons of life at varying levels of body fat.

What I loved about this was it's brutal honesty. Everyone wants a six pack. But do you understand what getting one requires from you?


July 12, 2019

Probably the most popular reason for people engaging in any type of exercise is to lose body fat. This is no surprise given that the fitness industry prioritises how your body looks ahead of what it can do. Social media has only exacerbated this problem. I understand t...

June 21, 2019

So you want to get big, but you've always been skinny. No matter how much you eat, you just can't seem to put on any weight. Are you sick of wondering how to get as big as the guys you see in the gym? 

In this article I'm going to show you exactly where you are going...

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