THE IMPORTANCE OF HYDRATION FOR PERFORMANCE

HOW IMPORTANT IS HYDRATION? Have you ever played football or run a marathon and suffered from cramps? Tried to lift heavy down the gym but not felt that strong and struggled for concentration? These can all be indicators that you’re not drinking enough fluids – namely water and electrolytes. Water is understated and yet it […]

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SUMMARY This is already proving to be a very popular dessert. With so many flavours combined, the Banoffee Millionaire Protein Flapjacks are going down a storm! Simple and tasty. Gains all round! INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE FLAPJACKS: 1.) Melt coconut oil and peanut butter over a gentle heat. Once melted together remove from the heat […]

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PROTEIN WHITE CHOCOLATE

SUMMARY When we were younger, who didn’t want to be the Milkybar Kid? Well guess what, this just happened! A childhood dream-maker in the form of a protein white chocolate recipe! The Milkybar Kid is strong and tough, and only the best is good enough… INSTRUCTIONS 1.) In a glass bowl add the raw cacao […]

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PALEO DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE TART

SUMMARY Here’s another primal treat to help keep the fires burning. Made with no fewer than 5 BULK POWDERS™ ingredients, including Chocolate HydroBEEF™ protein and one of their new nut butter flavours, Dark Chocolate Hazelnut, this is a Paleo Double Chocolate Fudge Tart to be approached with caution. INSTRUCTIONS 1.) Preheat the oven to 180C. 2.) […]

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Do you know the stress hormone Cortisol?

            Cortisol is a glucocorticoid, a type of steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal cortex in response to stress. It is primarily a catabolic agent, which causes a breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates for energy during acute periods stress. However, continued responses due to chronic stress can elicit elevated […]

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THE BASIC RULES OF WEIGHT GAIN

POST SUMMERTIME BULKING Summer has come and gone and, for many, attention is turning to putting on a bit of weight and getting stronger. Weight gain can sometimes be over complicated with lots of broscience and claims to ‘get big quick’ being thrown at you. Indeed, for many, weight-gain can be as hard to achieve […]

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BIG BACK?

Carve Your Back: A Muscle Differentiation Primer Yesterday, I asked on our Facebook Group which exercise is best for a wide back: wide-grip pull-ups or chin-ups? Let’s look at the primer movers of both exercise. The two main muscles which contribute to back width are the teres major and the lats. They have two main […]

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Need a Calf routine?

The Hour Calf Routine à la Paul Carter I always like to learn from colleagues. Thursday night, Paul Carter as we walked in the gym asked me what I was to train. I said I was going to do a version of the One Hour Calf Routine. He said: “Want a new twist to it”? Sure, […]

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Abdominal Fat and Disease Risk

Abdominal Fat and Disease Risk Where you store your fat is directly linked to risk factors of specific diseases. There is plenty of research in the literature that links abdominal fat to heart disease and diabetes type 2, which are both closely related to the condition known as metabolic syndrome (Björntorp, 1996 Haffner, 2007 ) […]

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