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How Many Calories In ______ ?

On this page you’ll find links to many popular restaurant chains, where you can see calorie content for the most searched for menu items e.g. a McDonald’s Big Mac. The format includes total calories as well as nutrition information such as saturated fat, sugar and salt content. Below this are the full nutritional tables for all UK and USA restaurant …

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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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Take Your Pills (Netflix) – Review

This documentary covers the use of Adderall in America, and more widely the consumption of prescription stimulants. Prescription stimulants are a $13 billion industry and one that only appears to be growing. The focus (pun intended) begins with Adderall, an amphetamine commonly used by college students for studying and taking exams. The benefits are those of a traditional stimulant: the …

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CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession (Netflix) – Review

CT Fletcher is a former drug-free Bench Press champion turned motivational speaker. He rose to fame following a YouTube interview, seen below.  The opening credits contain my absolute favourite clip. A young CT, casually talking to the camera during pause reps with 180kg (405lbs) on the bench press. In his prime he managed a 295kg (650lbs) Bench Press and …

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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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The Truth About Alcohol (Netflix) – Review

the truth about alcohol netflix review

Dr Javid Abdelmoneim investigates the truth about alcohol. This is following the new UK guidelines of 14 units/week of alcohol for men.  The Truth About Alcohol (Contains Spoilers) Dr Javid begins by tracking his alcohol intake with a tag fitted to his ankle. This measures the alcohol concentration in his sweat levels. Why not pen and paper? He’s in a …

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How To Make A Sandbag/Powerbag For Conditioning Workouts

A sandbag is a great conditioning tool to incorporate into your routine. It’s also a great piece of home gym equipment so you can work out without going to a public gym. Personally i’ve used my sandbag for some of the 50 Greyskull Conditioning Workouts which i’ve been using for fat loss. Let’s get started… What You Need A bag of …

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