Training For Strength Not Size: Avoid Getting Too Bulky

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While some people want to get as big as possible, others are interested in training for strength and not size. In fact, it’s possible to be stronger than these bulky bodybuilders without also being their size – take Olympic lifters for example. They have a strict weight class, and the focus of their training is on improving their Power to …

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Seated Cable Row, Inverted Row, Power Shrugs, Lat Pulldown, Back Extension

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Seated Cable Row This hits Rhomboids, Lower/Mid Traps and Lats. Keep your scapula depressed as best you can during the movement. Keep elbows in and pull to mid-torso. Squeeze shoulder blades together and briefly pause before returning to start. Inverted Row Set the bar slightly higher than arm length, to allow torso to be off the ground at the bottom …

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Subway – Nutrition Information and Calories

Subway – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, Yellow …

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The Happiness Hypothesis – Book Review

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This book delves into the mechanisms behind our emotions and the role they play in happiness. I found it to be an easy read with some fascinating insights. I’m aware of the research into “things” being less value for money than “experiences”, but this goes further. The Law of Diminishing Returns states that the enjoyment of a possession decreases the …

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What Supplements Should I Take?

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The Supplement Industry is a Multi-Billion Pound Business. Sadly, the vast majority of Supplements on the Market are useless, if not actually BAD for us. Marketers have seen the opportunity to peddle ANYTHING in pill form, because we live in a world of quick fixes and magic remedies. If you want to see a huge amount of research done on supplement …

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This Is How Much You Need To Eat To Gain Muscle Mass

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 4 – How To Eat To Gain Muscle Mass In Lesson 2 I set some guidelines for Protein, Carb, Fat and Total Calories, and set my own targets which i’ll put below: Workout Days: Protein …

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Best Vegan Protein Powder (Cheaper Than Whey!!)

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Here’s a Vegan Protein Powder that’s a great alternative to Whey. This is perfect not just for vegans but also those who struggle to digest whey protein. Vegan Protein Powder – The Alternative To Whey First off, i’m not Vegan. I did however make it a mission at the end of 2015 to make a greater percentage of my diet …

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Here’s How Many Calories Are Needed To Lose Fat Not Muscle

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Fat Loss and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 3 – Calories Needed To Lose Fat Not Muscle In Lesson 2 I set some guidelines for Protein, Carb, Fat and Total Calories, and set my own targets which i’ll put below: Workout Days: Protein …

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Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle – Book Review

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This book covers four basic principles: Nutrition, Cardio, Weight Training and Mentality. Each topic is covered well, but pitched at a very low level for someone like myself (Sports Science graduate). What this book does cover in more detail than its competitors is the macro-nutrients and strategies for eating the right foods. If you are new to counting calories and …

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Calculating Your Macro-Nutrient Needs

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 2 – Calculating Macro-Nutrient Needs If you’ve been an A+ student you’ll have a few days of calorie counting experience, which will make this lesson MUCH more fulfilling. I STRONGLY recommend you check Lesson …

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Seven Rules For Counting Calories

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Welcome to a 10-part series that will mirror my Youtube Strength Series. Here you will learn ALL the basics for Losing Fat and Gaining Muscle. Lesson 1 – Calorie Counting If there is one piece of advice i’d give to someone looking to lose fat it’s to count your calories. This is not a practice reserved for slightly chubby young …

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The Perfect Physique (Netflix) Review

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The Perfect Physique is a film that covers the lifestyle of a handful of Fitness Models and Physique Competitors. I watched it this week (April ’17) on Netflix. While it’s not strong on content I did try to make notes on what I personally found useful. The format is a “round-table” of around ten guys with great bodies. They discuss …

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Quest Bar – Nutrition Information and Calories

These Quest Bars are very popular and i’m careful not to look like i’m endorsing them. It’s important to eat real food not a sweet-tasting processed bar. If you currently consume these or are thinking about it, please read this article. Quest Bar – Nutrition Information and Calories Protein Bars Chips Cereal Bars The Key The colour coding used in these …

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Chilis – Nutrition Information and Calories

Chilis – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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How Much Protein Do I Need To Gain Muscle?

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If you are getting advice from Muscle Magazines then it’s very likely they are over-estimating your protein needs. There are two reasons for this: 1) the advice is from bodybuilders who take steroids and can therefore utilise more protein, or 2) the article is trying to sell you a protein powder. At the other end of the scale are the …

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Chipotle – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Chipotle – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Pizza Hut – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Pizza Hut – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Sonic Drive-In – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Sonic Drive-In – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Little Caesars – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Little Caesars – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Papa John’s (UK) – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Papa John’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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Domino’s Pizza – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Domino’s Pizza – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Dairy Queen – Nutrition Information and Calories

Dairy Queen – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Panera Bread – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Panera Bread – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Carl’s Jr. – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Carl’s Jr. – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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Wendy’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Wendy’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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Jack In The Box – Nutrition Information and Calories

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Jack In The Box – 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 Traffic Light System (Green …

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Arby’s – Nutrition Information and Calories

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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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Dunkin’ Donuts – Nutrition Information and Calories

Dunkin’ Donuts – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% …

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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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Greggs – Nutrition Information and Calories

Greggs – 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 Traffic Light System (Green = 0-30% RDA, …

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