Is The Anabolic Window A Myth ?

Anabolic Window

The Anabolic Window It has been a long held belief, by many bodybuilding trainees, that it is neccesary to ingest an easily digestable protein immediately, or soon after a bodybuilding workout. The “anabolic window” as it is known, is variously touted as being between 30 mins and 2 hours duration post workout. The rationale for […]

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7 lies about drugs in sport

Drugs in sport

According to the UK Anti-Doping Agency, substances are banned when they meet at least two of the three following criteria: they enhance performance, pose a threat to athlete health, or violate the spirit of sport. There are 5 ‘doping classes’, which are categories of banned drugs in sport: 1. Stimulants Increase alertness and mask fatigue. […]

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5 More Bodybuilding Training Myths

Bodybuilding training myths

There are numerous bodybuilding training myths some of which  I have already covered but here are 5 more I have recently encountered: 5 Bodybuilding training myths 1.Someone with a great physique will be knowledgeable about fitness and physique development. Understandably one of the commoner bodybuilding training myths but this statement is not  necessarily true I’m […]

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The Dietary Cholesterol Myth

The dietary cholesterol myth

Statins and the dietary cholesterol myth Cholesterol has been demonised in conventional medicine and the media as the major cause of heart disease. The research is clear and indicates that elevated cholesterol is indeed associated with cardiovascular disease. Enter statins the cure all, cholesterol-lowering drugs, which  do help prevent cardiovascular disease, but their effect is […]

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7 Big Bodybuilding Myths

BIg bodybuilding myths

There are a great number of  bodybuilding myths – here are seven more most of us have heard at one time or another. Many of these big bodybuilding myths are still believed and debated on bodybuilding forums by people who should know better! Big bodybuilding myths 1. The more protein I ingest the bigger my […]

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9 Big Bodybuilding Myths

9 big bodybuilding myths

Despite being refuted by logic and research there continue to be an inordinate amount of bodybuilding myths that just wont go away. Here are 9 to start us off and I will include more in future articles. They are in no particular order of importance but still require flagging up. 9  Bodybuilding Myths: The more […]

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How To Get Reliable Physical Training Advice

Physical Training Advice

“I’m sure you’ve all read the latest article on the popular muscle building sites about how to develop a fuller, thicker back with “these 2 new maximal hypertrophy igniting muscle shocking lifts!” The title lures you in, but when you get inside, you find a small man doing strange movements that make little sense and […]

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The “Gain Muscle Naturally” Myth

Gain Muscle Naturally

There is a huge incentive for fitness and cover models most of whom are sponsored by supplement companies to pretend that their physiques are purely the result of hard training in specific regimes and the use of certain supplements. They state that you can  gain muscle naturally if you follow their “best system” and ingest […]

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Muscle Shaping Mythology

Muscle Shaping Mythology concentration curl

There remains a common belief that the shape of a muscle can be altered by performing specific exercises. It is also believed by many that the number of fibers in a muscle can be increased. Neither of these premises are correct and are examples of muscle shaping mythology. You cannot increase or decrease the number […]

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Doping in Sport: Myth and Reality

doping in sport

The media has demonised steroids and hoodwinked Joe public into thinking that most competitive athletic sport is essentially drug free, perpetuating the myth that there is little doping in sport.Nothing could be further from the truth. Anti-doping authorities state that using performance-enhancing drugs goes against the “spirit of sport”. The reality is that this ethos […]

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