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Protein Power: How Much Protein Do You Really Need to Build Muscle?

When it comes to building muscle, protein is the quintessential nutrient that forms the bedrock of progress.
It’s the fuel that drives muscle repair, growth, and recovery after intense workouts. But how much protein do you truly need to achieve optimal muscle gain? Let’s delve into the science behind protein requirements, the factors influencing these needs, and the optimal intake for individuals striving to build muscle effectively.
The Role of Protein in Muscle Building:
Protein, composed of essential amino acids, is the building block of muscle tissue. Lifting weights creates micro-tears in muscle fibres and protein plays a vital role in repairing and … Read more

Sunny Success: Strategies for Staying Lean Amidst Summer Temptations

As the temperature rises and the sun graces us with its presence, summer offers a perfect opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle and unveil the lean physique we’ve been working on.
However, with BBQs, holidays, and social events, it’s easy to fall off track. So  here are a few actionable tips to help you stay lean and healthy during the summer months.
Opt for Lean Protein:
Protein is your first ally in staying lean. Sources like grilled chicken, fish, turkey, lean beef and tofu will help preserve your muscle mass and metabolism if you’re taking a break from the gym. Protein also keeps … Read more

Frustrated? Stop doing these to burn more fat

Are you struggling to make progress with your fat loss goals and don’t know what to do to get you moving in the right direction again?
Your results will ultimately depend on many factors but here are 4 things you should avoid if you aren’t getting the results you want.
Trust me, getting the body you always wanted is definitely possible if you keep a few principles in mind. So if you’re tired with your lack of results here’s 4 to stop right now.
Eating Too Much Junk
You may not think you eat much junk, but keep a food diary for a week … Read more

How to win at dieting and still have a social life

WE ALL LOVE GOOD FOOD WITH GOOD FRIENDS
That meal out, that trip to the cinema, the glass or two of wine after work at the end of the week. The latte and breakfast meet up with a family member or partner on the weekend.
But can you do all this and still be successful with your physique goals?
YES, BUT…IT DEPENDS
Like most things in health, fitness and nutrition, ‘it depends.’
How often you increase your calories, go off plan with food choices and skip the meals you should be eating for ones you know aren’t exactly a good fit for your goals depend … Read more

How to get rid of muscle soreness

You may love it. You may hate it.
Muscle soreness is one of those things that can leave you feeling like you want to spend the day in a wheelchair or sadistically satisfied…
Either way, everyone wants to know what can you do to bounce back as fast as possible from post workout muscle soreness.
Here are the most effective methods to speed up your recovery between sessions and get rid of ‘delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
HOT / COLD CONTRAST SHOWERS
Just take a 5 minute shower, and alternate between 1 minute cold and 30 seconds hot, showering the water onto the muscle you … Read more

The real reason you have no energy

Trust me
Being knackered all day every day isn’t something you have to accept or live with.
I’ve worked with 100’s of people who all complain of having low energy before they started being coached by me and now have bags of energy they can channel into their careers, families and relationships.
So if you always…

Feel tired
Can’t focus or concentrate at work
Suffer from mood swings
Are too knackered to workout
Struggle to get out of bed
Regularly fall asleep on the sofa
Feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you seem to have…

You can get your youthful energy back and feel great again
Here are a few reasons … Read more

Will alcohol stop you losing weight?

There’s a certain comedic stigma attached to drinking and the alcohol culture, especially in the UK.
“Ever notice how some people talk louder when they drink? That’s why alcohol content is listed by volume”
“I’m not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings. I’m a drunk, we go to parties.”
I’m not here to demonise one of the world’s favourite social intoxicants as it has some great benefits like reducing anxiety at social gatherings and has actually been shown to increase longevity.
BUT you’re reading this because you’re interested in losing fat.
Surprise surprise, many studies have shown alcohol intake aids to increased risk of abdominal … Read more

10 ways to make dieting a pleasure

As soon as you say the word ‘dieting’ it conjures up all kinds of mental imagery of bland and boring, ‘chicken and broccoli’ type meals with no flavours ready to make you starving hungry and miserably restricted.
TRUST ME
Dieting doesn’t need to be like this. FACT
MY TAKE ON DIETING
A diet pan should only last around 14-30 days. The purpose being that it educates you on a healthy eating patterns and how to structure and schedule your preferred eating style around your busy schedule.
After this time you should be able to leave the diet plan behind and be self sustaining. This is … Read more

The truth about eggs

How many eggs can I have? ‘X’ amount of eggs is bad for you isn’t it? What about cholesterol?
We’ve all had these questions at least once during our lives but I’m here to tell you that eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet FACT!
‘In healthy people, eggs have never been directly associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk — such an increase was merely assumed from an increase in circulating cholesterol.’ – Examine.com
‘In controlled trials, whether in healthy people or in people suffering from diabetes or hyperlipidemia, egg consumption was not associated with an increase in risk … Read more

The problem with online calorie calculators

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