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3 steps to boost post-workout recovery for endurance athletes
There is hope for more mass participation events in the coming months. As training load and volume pick up after an 18-month hiatus, athletes should focus on optimising their recovery to get the most from their training. That’s because the perfect combination of training volume and intensity, properly periodised... Read more
Is it time to change our thinking around next-day muscle soreness?
For many gym-goers, the measure of a good workout is that dull ache in the muscles we trained the day before. It’s not uncommon to feel too stiff to train again after your last gym session. But does severe next-day soreness do more harm than good? This feeling is... Read more
The complete supplement cupboard spring clean guide
Is your supplement cupboard on your spring cleaning to-do list? Before you toss out any unused products, make sure you carefully check the sell-by and use-by (or expiration) dates because there is often an important difference. When deliberating on the quality of the products you’ll likely find in your... Read more
Protein absorption rates explained
Not all proteins are created equal. For instance, animal proteins have a complete amino acid profile, while many plant-based sources do not. So optimise your results by choosing a protein that suits your goals A fast release protein like whey is ideal for use when you need an immediate... Read more
10 ways to get stronger now
A stronger bodybuilder is generally a bigger bodybuilder. The ability to lift more weight stimulates a greater anabolic (muscle-building) response, when you follow the correct nutrition, supplementation and recovery techniques, of course. Here are 10 ways to increase your lifting capacity, which will help you build more muscle. 1.... Read more
5 tips to help you prevent training injuries
An injury can take you out of action for weeks or even months, depending on its type and severity. That’s why many active individuals prefer to take a proactive approach to injury prevention, rather than endure the onerous rigours of rehabilitation. If this approach appeals to you – and... Read more
Brown rice protein delivers comparable results to whey, study finds
For decades, dairy-derived whey protein has reigned supreme as the standard by which all other protein is measured. It has, therefore, become a supplement staple in the cupboards of anyone who is serious about adding muscle, or for athletes who want to optimise recovery. However, a study conducted on... Read more
10 essential foods to maximise muscle mass
Eating for mass can be exhausting. Physically consuming the volume of food required to hit your daily calorie target is often the hardest part of a mass gainer’s diet. But even when you have to hit those lofty macros and calorie intakes, quality remains more important than outright quantity.... Read more
How to avoid the dreaded rebound weight gain
For many people who embark on a weight-loss journey, months of hard work and dedication are often undone when their diets end due to rebound weight gain. Putting back all the weight you lost (and more!) has become synonymous with restrictive dieting approaches. These unfavourable outcomes typically lead to... Read more
Fire up your fitness with winter training
Exercising in winter isn’t always pleasant but heading out into the cold to train can be beneficial for your health and your fitness. It may seem counterintuitive to head outdoors, braving those icy mornings or those cold, dark early evenings to exercise when the mercury plummets when you can... Read more