Exercise & Strength

Hex Bar Deadlift Checklist

Below i’ve outlined some of the basic considerations I use when deadlifting with a Hex Bar (Trap Bar). To download this as a PDF simply Click Here.   Footwear. If possible, sturdy flat-soled shoes or bare feet are preferable to standard trainers. Avoid any shoes with a big heel. Shoulder-width stance. Your feet should be in a position where you …

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12 Core Exercises For Six Pack Abs

Here are the core exercises I used to get six pack abs in a recent training program. While I already had ab muscles, these exercises helped to sculpt the abs I ended up revealing through diet. Scroll to the end to see a video of all 12 exercises. Hollow Rock Popularised by Kelly Starrett, it’s a gymnastics move that involves …

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I Tried Six Different VO2 Max Tests – Here’s How They Compared

I had a look at 6 different ways of measuring your VO2max. I wanted to see how they all compare, and whether you need to test yourself to failure to get an accurate reading. What is VO2max? VO2max is a measure of the maximal volume of oxygen your body can use and it’s a good indicator of cardiovascular fitness. It’s …

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The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide

I’m not going to give you a set fat loss program to follow. Instead, I thought i’d take you through the basics of making your own program. This way you can take your existing diet and tweak it, rather than following some new¬†diet with a bunch of foods you’ve never tried (or don’t like!). Step 0: Baseline Measurements Before we …

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Nutrition Tables

Applebee’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

Below you will find a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Colour Coded System based on The Recommended Daily Allowance of macro-nutrients, seen below. …

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Arby’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

Below you will find a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Colour Coded System based on The Recommended Daily Allowance of macro-nutrients, seen below. …

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ASK Italian – Nutrition Information and Calories

Below you will find a set of tables that include every menu item available at this restaurant. I find that certain restaurants freely publish PDF’s but then make them hard to read to avoid showing you what’s in their food. I’ve taken the liberty of creating a Colour Coded System based on The Recommended Daily Allowance of macro-nutrients, seen below. …

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Book Reviews

Why We Sleep – Book Review

This book looks at all the latest research on the importance of sleep, a lot of which has been conducted by the author himself. It’s a horrifying read for anyone who frequently fails to achieve the desired 7.5 to 8 hours sleep required by the brain (and body) each night and urges you to make sleep a priority. The topic …

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Genius Foods – Book Review

Genius Foods looks into the latest research with the aim of optimising brain function and minimising age-related decline. As an avid listener of health podcasts I was impressed to see not only healthy foods covered but research related to heat shock proteins, BDNF, Reactive Oxygen Species and fasting protocols. While there is nothing ground-breaking in this book, it is a …

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Sleep Smarter – Book Review

Over the last few decades technology has shaped the way we sleep – and not in a good way. From an abundance of artificial light to constant stimulation from social media and blue light emitted from screens, it’s harder than ever to get a good night’s sleep. Even when we do manage that elusive 8 hours, how much of that …

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