The Case For Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements

There is far too much emphasis placed on dietary supplements as a means to improve physical performance or aid in the aquisition  of additional muscle size. If you really think that pills, powders and drink mixes are going to build your body for you, you’re setting yourself up for a huge reality check and a  […]

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The Importance Of Magnesium

Importance of magnesium

Magnesium is often termed the “master mineral” and  is one of the six essential macro-minerals that comprise 99% of the body’s mineral content. Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the world today, yet it is the single most important mineral for maintaining electrical balance and metabolism in our bodily cells. […]

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The Importance Of Sleep

The importance of sleep

In order to facilitate optimal functioning, it is important that athletes and beginner trainees take on board the importance of sleep hygiene, and it’s impact on training and performance. Educating athletes on the importance of sleep should ideally be implimented by teachers of strength and conditioning as a matter of course, in order to optimise […]

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Apples Boost Muscular Strength?

Apples Boost Muscular Strength

  Apples Boost Muscular Strength and Combat Excess Fat We all know that many trainees and wanabee athletes are obsessed with protein. This is driven mainly by a very lucrative supplement market which targets those who want to gain muscle, increase muscular strength, and lose fat. We are all aware of course that an adequate […]

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The Importance Of Conditioning

Strength and conditioning

As I’ve gotten older and the long term addiction to strength above all else, has waned, I have revised my training schedule and priorities. Whilst maintaining, or at least slowing the decline of my physical strength is important, it is no longer paramount. I have become more aware, and appreciative of  the importance of conditioning. […]

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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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Is Additional Protein Necessary For Natural Athletes?

additional protein

The argument about additional protein has raged for decades, and has provided us with a number of myths some of which refuse to go away. I’ve recently been banned from an old school bodybuilding facebook group for having the temerity to suggest that trainees do not need to ingest protein every two hours. Admitedly I […]

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Are Supplements Necessary ?

Are supplements necessary

Adults generally purchase dietary supplements because they believe them to be beneficial to health, improve their general well being, give them more energy, and prevent or treat disease. Some athletes take supplements in order to improve physical performance or body composition. Growth in the use of supplements has gradually but steadily increased and looks set […]

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6 Supplements To Optimise Physical Performance

optimise physical performance

The sport supplement industry is stacked with products that claim to optimise physical performance and give athletes an edge and/or improve their recuperative ability. Due to less than stringent regulatory practices a manufacturer can make claims for their products that will never in reality  stack up but will probably drain your wallet. Below however are […]

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5 Essential Supplements For Optimal Health

Optimal health

  In order to achieve and maintain athletic performance you must have optimal health. The maintenance of optimal health should be your primary concern and should be prioritised before the attainment of physical strength. Athletic performance then becomes a natural progression. That being said, unfortunately modern diets are often filled with processed foods that do […]

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