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How Important Is Sleep For Muscle Growth, Fat Loss and Recovery?

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How Important Is Sleep For Muscle Growth, Fat Loss and Recovery?

With life as busy as it is today, getting a good nights sleep becomes harder and harder. There are work, family and all the other commitments that go along with modern life. Not to mention when you finally get to bed, your phone is buzzing from applications that are designed to keep you glued to your phone long into the night (unless you are ordering your Gym Meals, then it's okay). On top of that, you have to make time to get to the gym and workout. In all this, sleep often comes off second best. Experts recommend that adults between the ages...

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Alcohol And Fat Loss: A Lifters Guide

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Alcohol And Fat Loss: A Lifters Guide

Alcohol's demonised in our society and in many ways, this is for a good reason. It can be the primary catalyst for some of our worst decisions in life. Despite this alcohol is still consumed weekly, or even daily, by a large percentage of our population. In small doses, most agree that it is relatively harmless. In the fitness industry alcohol can be a little more controversial and confusing. We all know that a lot is bad, but can even a few standard drinks on the weekend undo all the hard work we have put in the week before at the...

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Little Known Secret

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: A Little Known Secret

In the gym world, blood flow is believed to be one of the key drivers of muscle growth. There are whole programs designed around increasing blood flow to muscles and a myriad of supplements aimed at doing the same. This is where throwing around a term like blood flow restriction (BFR) training gets people's defences up. But hear me out. Blood transports vital nutrients and oxygen crucial for our muscles to grow, so it's understandable to think at first utterance BFR sounds counterproductive. But what if I told you that restricting blood flow is a very useful technique for growing muscle and there...

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Mystical DOMS: Does It Make You Grow?

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Mystical DOMS: Does It Make You Grow?

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a sensation of myth and legend to anyone who works out. I am sure everyone has a tale of debilitating DOMS from when they first started training, did an especially brutal leg workout or went back to the Gym after a lengthy layoff. I remember one of my first squat workouts left me unable to function as a human being and perform simple, everyday tasks, like sit on the toilet. To many people, working out is all about chasing this soreness. It's commonly believed, among lifters, that DOMS is the best indicator of growth...

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