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Protein: Debunking myths

Protein: Debunking myths

Following on from the previous article Protein: Understanding the Importance and establishing your protein goal. In this article we are going to look at some of the common myths that surround protein, in particular the common physiological arguments for meat vs plant-based protein.

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Protein: What Should I Eat?

Protein: What Should I Eat?

In previous articles on protein we looked at understanding the importance of protein and establishing a protein goal, then covered some of the common myths & questions associated with protein. All of that is great, but what does this mean on a practical level? What protein should you be eating?

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Periodisation Fundamentals

Periodisation Fundamentals

Strength training is an art form. It’s a beautiful combination of problem solving, mathematical equations, brute power and patience. Getting stronger is not simply a case of lift more each week and try harder, you must follow certain principles that allow for long term adaptations.

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Strength Training Foundations

Strength Training Foundations

“Strength is the mother of all qualities”. This is a quote that I heard early on in my career which resonated with me quite a lot. From a young age, strength has always fascinated me. Whether it was watching Superman pick up cars or colossal men move atlas stones on World’s Strongest Man, I knew that the pursuit of a strong, powerful physique was something I wanted to dedicate my life to.

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Protein: Understanding the importance and establishing your protein goal

Protein: Understanding the importance and establishing your protein goal

Protein is always a contentious subject with varying opinion on how much and what forms of protein we can or should be eating. In this article we are going to look at why protein is important and giving you some guidance on how much protein might be right for you.

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Vitamins & Minerals that support your immune system

Vitamins & Minerals that support your immune system

The immune system is probably the most complex systems in the body. It acts to protect us from harm and also works to protect our cells and help prevent cancer. On occasions it can go rogue and attack our tissue in a case of mistaken identity, something otherwise known as autoimmunity. In this review I am going to provide you with some strategies to support general immune health and reduce susceptibility to colds, flu and infections.

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Keys To The Limitless Brain – Part 1: What can we achieve?

Keys To The Limitless Brain – Part 1: What can we achieve?

What are our brains actually capable of? It’s an interesting question isn’t it. Hollywood has often highlighted the super powers of enhanced brain function, tantalising us with fantasies of unlimited potential. It makes for a great movie plot but looking a bit closer, is total optimisation actually possible? And if so, how?

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Hypertrophy Training Foundations

Hypertrophy Training Foundations

Building muscle is not an easy feat. Many presume you just go to the gym, lift some weights, eat more protein and the process looks after itself. The reality is that there are a lot more pieces to the puzzle than that.

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Ultimate Conditioning

Ultimate Conditioning

When training for strength and size you should never overlook the importance of staying in excellent condition. You may think that high intensity conditioning compromises your gains from weight training, This is untrue.

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The Kettlebell Swing

The Kettlebell Swing

The Swing is the centre of the Kettlebell universe and is the foundation movement when it comes to kettlebell training.

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Meditation: The most powerful pose you’ll do

Meditation: The most powerful pose you’ll do

Yoga in the West has become one of the most popular pastimes around. The word alone is, in fact, one of the top 15 words used in Britain [a].

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The Benefits of Kettlebell Training

The Benefits of Kettlebell Training

Kettlebell training is accessible and practical for everybody. Whether you are an elite athlete looking for an edge or looking to discover fitness for the first time. Kettlebells seem like a new phenomenon featured in fitness magazines, TV shows and gym facilities, but they are not that new, in fact they have been around for over 300 years.

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Using German body composition training for structural balance and fat loss

Using German body composition training for structural balance and fat loss

Here is a method I used to use a lot with clients back in the day when I used to work as a PT. I originally learnt this method from strength coach Charles Poliquin.

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1 minute rule method for fat loss

1 minute rule method for fat loss

Here is a quick and very effective method that can be utilised when looking for a short and intense workout that I got from Tom Hibbert owner of Winning Health Solutions in Southampton who in turn learnt from Andre Benoit an ex Olympian and now world renowned strength and conditioning coach.

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Melt fat in 4 weeks with this training routine

Melt fat in 4 weeks with this training routine

In this new feature for Fit For Films we are going to post up some free example training protocols that we would use with clients to maximise body composition results, starting with Death Circuits.

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The science of accelerated recovery from injury

The science of accelerated recovery from injury

As an Osteopath I am often asked “How long will my injury take to get better?”.  The answer to this question is actually quite complex as there are many factors which influence the speed of tissue recovery.

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Diaphragmatic breathing for health

Diaphragmatic breathing for health

So – you don’t need me to tell you how it important it is that you breathe, I‘m sure you get that. But how does the way we breathe effect our physiology, and can certain breathing techniques have a positive impact on key areas of your health like sleep, digestion, hormone balance and so forth.

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