The importance of quality

The importance of quality

<p style="text-align:justify;">You might think protein is the substitute for growth if that’s the case go and follow a protein only diet and see how far you get. Protein alone will not help you grow. No matter how much protein you have if you are not consisting healthy fats, fibre and carbohydrates you won’t get any bigger. High protein is just a stigma developed by companies that sell it. In...

Carbohydrates, Fat and Fiber

Carbohydrates, Fat and Fiber

Within this article, we are going to cover all the benefits of three macronutrients that are usually a second thought in a bodybuilding diet. Carbohydrates, fat and fibre. When it comes to bodybuilding carbohydrates are always a second thought after protein.

Contest Prep Foods Versus. Off Season Foods

Contest Prep Foods Versus. Off Season Foods

You may eat clean 90% of the time & generally have a pretty tight diet – but your contest prep diet is a whole different animal. Even some clean foods are out. Again, everyone’s contest prep is different & people do it differently – but inevitably some foods are OUT.

Optimum Nutrition Pre-Workout

Optimum Nutrition Pre-Workout

Now I know it isn’t the most important thing when choosing a pre-workout but aesthetics are important to me - & the Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard pre workout is pretty visually pleasing. Unlike many pre-workouts with their burning skulls & raging dragons, ON stick to a simplistic typography based design with signature gold detail. Stating ‘energy + focus + power & performance’ as it’s key features let’s see how it stands up…

True facts about Protein.

True facts about Protein.

<div style="text-align:justify;">When people think of taking supplements the first thing they jump into is protein and whose to blame them, after all, it plays a huge role in one's diet, so supplementing it also could have huge benefits, we will go into that after. But let's start basic and actually get an understanding of this nutrient. Protein is a macro-nutrient broken down Into...

Stubborn arms!

Stubborn arms!

<div>Stubborn arms!</div> <div></div> <div>Let's face it, everyone wants big guns, no doubt abort it! When I first started training it was almost an obsession to have big arms, I would train my arms 3-4 days a week until I couldn’t lift them, little did I know I was overtraining! Although I was overtraining I still made reasonable gains, the reason being my muscles have never received such...

How the body uses carbohydrates and fats for energy...

How the body uses carbohydrates and fats for energy...

<p>The body will always burn a mix of carbohydrates and fat when doing exercise but the ratio of these fuels will shift depending on what activity you are doing. For higher intensity exercise like fast pace running your body will rely on more on carbohydrates for energy than fat because the metabolic pathways available to break down carbohydrates for energy are far more efficient than the...

Diet start ... ? Are You ready ?

Diet start ... ? Are You ready ?

<p>08:00 - 115g dry weight oats and protein shake</p> <p>11:00 - 315g cooked sweet potato and 150g cooked chicken breast with table spoon flaxseed oil</p> <p>14:00 - 80g dry weight white basmati rice and can and half tuna fish with table spoon flaxseed oil</p> <p>17:00 - 315g cooked sweet potato and 150g cooked chicken breast</p> <p>20:00 - protein shake</p> <p>21:00 - 200g broccoli and 150g...

Drink Water to lose weight!

Drink Water to lose weight!

Drink more water Few of us can read correctly the first signs of dehydration - irritability, headache and lack of concentration we make often attributed to fatigue. And it is a signal that our body requires water rapidly.

What is the best protein shake

What is the best protein shake

Alot people usually ask me the same questions, what is the best protien shake, what mass gainer will pack size on me the fastest. If I am honest its really down to how the individual responds, I have already put out a format comparing all the nutrition facts of mass gainers to 100g to show its true quality. So now I am going to do the same for proteins. But not just by what it contains per 20grams but how much percent is protien.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Swap clothes with your friends. Crazy thought, right? But really. Think about it. Sometimes you’re sick of wearing something while your best friend has been secretly eyeing that top for years, waiting for you to be done with it. Try it out. Gather a group of friends, a couple of bottles of wine, and start turning trash into treasure. But it doesn’t stop there. Get this! These swaps don’t have to just be with your friends. If you’re totally over not only your own closet, but...

Platoe in training, what next..

Platoe in training, what next..

One thing I have always pleaded from day one is change. I have always influenced people to change in terms of training. Whether it be intensity, volume, frequency ext. unless you are making consistent strength gains you should always change variables in your training, some more than others. As I mentioned in my article “the platoe” intensity is the most common variable people platoe on or a more common term “sticking point”. I personally believe you should always change every variable....

What Not to Say to a Female Competitor…

What Not to Say to a Female Competitor…

What Not to Say to a Female Competitor… There are some things you shouldn’t say to a female bodybuilding competitor, during prep or otherwise. In fact there are some things you shouldn’t say to a female – or male! – full stop. But these are some of the things I experienced during prep… Which I definitely did not appreciate… You are too skinny!

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