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The 6 Most Common Weight Training Mistakes

The goal of weightlifting is to build and develop muscle in the body. This does not necessarily mean gaining body-building bulk, but for most people is the toning and firming of muscles so they feel  stronger, healthier, and fitter. Unfortunately it is very easy to get weight training wrong, and many either fail to properly […]

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Why Healthy People Are Adding Vital Greens To Their Diet

In the past green powders didn’t often look all that enticing. You’ve seen them before – once added to a glass of water they’d become a green and sludgy concoction you’d have no interest in consuming. Thankfully, these days they look and taste better, with the powders often being flavoured to take the edge of […]

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What Type of Weight Lifting Program Is Best for You?

There are quite a few different ways to could approach a weights program. Which one should you adopt? Make it simple, and base your decision on two key factors; how much time you’ve got, and what kind of results you’re looking for. Different programs will have different results, so it is a good idea to […]

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Why Protein is a Hidden Ingredient in Effective Weight Loss

If you’re serious about your health, you’ve probably heard “whey” thrown around more than a few times in recent years. Originally it was used as a supplement for bodybuilding, but increasingly people are realising whey protein has great value for more than those who dream of becoming the next Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whey protein is also […]

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Healthy Dinner Recipes for Recovery Days

Rest day food is low-carb, high in protein. You’re trying to repair your aching muscles (and thereby grow them stronger), and refill your carbohydrate stores rather than stock up more to burn off immediately. The prime time to recover this carb deficiency is immediately after training (the optimum period is an hour), so you’ll need […]

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A 10 Minute Workout for Busy Mornings

The luxury of a trip to the gym or an hour-long run in the morning isn’t something that everybody can afford – or has the time for. After all, some of us have to get up before dawn or drive long distances to work. Abridging your workout routine allows you to get that morning kick […]

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Match Your Workouts to Your Body Type

Everyone has a different natural build that responds to exercise and diet in different ways. Endomorphs, or people with a stockier build, often respond well to lifting while ectomorphs – or those with a leaner build – make great long-distance runners. Those with a naturally athletic build, or mesomorphs, are lucky enough to do basically […]

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The 10 Worst Nutrition Mistakes Before and After a Workout

As powerful as a good workout is, it means nothing without the proper nutrition. What we eat plays a massive part in our health and fitness goals, with timing, amounts, food combinations, and choices either amplifying or detracting from our efforts in the gym. A healthy eating plan is an essential part of staying fit, […]

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10 Nutrition Facts You Should Know

It’s been a big year for ‘superfoods’, ‘organic’, ‘fermented’ and other health buzzwords, and 2016 looks is sure to be even bigger. The world is waking up to the importance of healthy eating, but for all the increased knowledge we have, there are still hundreds of nutrition facts that lie in the dark. Here, we […]

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7 Tips to Boost Your Shoulder Growth

Ahh the shoulder pump, one of life’s little joys. There are few things in life more satisfying than the floating sensation you get after a great shoulder workout. What’s more, unlike that killer leg workout, you don’t have to walk on your shoulders later – they just float on top of your body and you […]

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Understanding Lactose Intolerance

What is Lactose Intolerance? Firstly, lactose intolerance is not an allergy and the symptoms are not the result of an immune response. Lactose intolerance occurs when the lactase enzyme is missing from the small intestine. Lactase is used to break down lactose into simple sugars, glucose and galactose, which are easily digested. When lactase is […]

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Protein Digestion and Metabolism (Part 2)

After your protein powder shake or protein meal has digested and passed through the walls of the small intestine (as described in Protein Digestion and Metabolism Part 1) almost all of it ends up in the liver. The liver then processes most of these amino acids and peptides, with about 20% (mainly BCAAs) moved on […]

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Protein Digestion and Metabolism (Part 1)

Part 1 – Protein Digestion & Absorption Digestion Digestion of the protein we eat starts in the stomach. It ultimately involves breaking the protein into small peptides (short chains of amino acids) and individual amino acids (also know as free form amino acids) that can be absorbed through the small intestine. Gastric juice, which is […]

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Is Expired Protein Powder Safe to Use?

  Occasionally, I get a call from someone who has just found a bag of protein powder in their cupboard that is past its best before date. What should they do? Is it still okay to use? Short answer is: probably. Use By and Best Before Dates Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) requires that […]

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Protein Powder Quality

Protein, and protein powder, quality can be classified using a number of different methods. The main issues are how much of the protein is broken down and enters the blood stream (digestibility) and once the protein peptides enter the body how much of this can used to build proteins in the body including the repair […]

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Fast Food for Post Workout Recovery! Really?

When two people (thanks, Troy and James) send you links to two different articles claiming that fast food is just as good as supplements for post workout recovery you’ve got to sit up and take a look. In “Post-exercise Glycogen Recovery and Exercise Performance is Not Significantly Different Between Fast Food and Sport Supplements” by […]

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Paleo and Whole Grains

After dealing with the paleo diet and dairy last week I was about to get started on another Paleo no-no, whole grains, when an email from precisionnutrition.com arrived in my inbox. Brian St. Pierre, it turns out, has settled the Great Grain Debate before I could even get started so rather than re-inventing the wheel here are the […]

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Paleo and Whey Protein Powder

The Paleo Diet is based on what proponents believe our ancestors were eating from 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago, a period known as the Paleolithic Period or Stone Age. Stone Age humans consumed a hunter gatherer diet that was seasonal, climatic and geographical.   They were opportunistic eaters and scavengers who consumed whatever was […]

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