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  • Reduce your risk of cancer with Magnesium

    Let’s talk about the C word. Since there are so many deaths that occur each year due to cancer, it is worth us looking into what causes cancer, and whether there are any ways to significantly lower your chances of cancer. The good news is that it is very possible to reduce your chances of [...]
  • What is Real Body Positivity?

    Without wanting to start a riot, it is a good idea to discuss intelligently the idea of body acceptance/positivity. This polarizing topic is often discussed with plenty of passion on both sides, and the conversation rapidly descends into a mudslinging contest. It is an issue that is very emotive, but to get to a proper [...]
  • 6 Things To Do With a Kettlebell

    The kettlebell is one of the most powerful and underused pieces of equipment in the gym. If there are not some kettlebell movements into your training, then that should change right now. The standard movements should already be there, Kettlebell swings, cleans, front squats, overhead presses etc. However, once you have mastered these movements, it [...]
  • Diary of a Lapse Gym Rat – Week 2

    Week Two – The transcendent power of training This week I trained 4 times, and it felt great. It took me a week to recover from my horrific tricep pain from last week, but after swimming in anti-inflammatory gel, the swelling died down. This week’s Lesson from the iron: Always train, no matter what is [...]
  • Making no gym progress? Read this

    How long have you been going to the gym ? How much has your physique changed since you have been training? Did you ride out your newbie gains and then sort of stay the same? There are so many people who make some initial gym progress, but end up looking the same year on year. They [...]
  • Ramblings of a lapse gym rat – Week 1

      First Week – The experience of true pain After getting married a little over one year ago my gym routine predictably fell into oblivion. The pasta piled up, the gym became a distant memory, and my hard earned muscle shrank. All that was left was a bag of bones, and a newly acquired beer [...]
  • Quick Brutal Cardio Ideas

    Cardio is either an over appreciated or an under-appreciated tool in the arsenal of the typical gym goer. Either people do nothing but pound the treadmill or swish on the cross trainer, or they feel that walking to their car is too much cardio. Both of these attitudes are extreme and aren’t going to serve [...]
  • How to train when you are busy

    “I’d love to, but I’m just so busy. I have literally no time in the day!” – Almost everyone Being busy is worn as a badge of honour these days. People are constantly talking about how “slammed” “up to the eyes” and “swamped” they are, and more often than not it is used as an [...]
  • 5 Food habits to start building today

    Food is often the hurdle that is most difficult to overcome in a typical fitness journey. The majority of the population are not educated well concerning their diet. Food that is easily available, cheap and ready to eat is all too common in the diet of many from childhood. This creates a disorder that is [...]
  • Is Squatting bad for your knees?

    People get injured from doing squats every day. A newsflash, hundreds of kilos on your back as you crouch down and stand up again isn’t risk free. Let’s just get it out of the way first and admit that squats have caused knee injuries. However, let’s get some perspective on this situation. Very few people [...]
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