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Will weight training slow you down?

Weight training, speed, boxing and Ivan Drago… [quote] Weight training will slow you down if you are boxing. It will make you too bulky and muscle bound to be a good boxer. [/quote] If I think back over the years I have been involved in combat sports

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All red meat bad for health…whatever!

All red meat bad for health…whatever!

I have read and listened to a news report about “red meat being bad for your health”. Other news headlines on google are saying “all red meat bad for health”. Apparently one small piece of steak will give me a 13% greater chance of dying….really? Here are a few

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Breakfast preparation

Breakfast preparation

But i don’t have time to prepare such food in the morning? If you have time to prepare porridge or cereal you have time to prepare a nutritious breakfast. Preparation is key. The image below shows my little beef steaks placed into freezer bags. I take a

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The influence of breakfast cereal

The influence of breakfast cereal

Most people will likely go for cereal to start their day. The cereal industry is big business, it makes billions. There are cereals marketed strategically at kids, adults and even the health conscious. Is it really as healthy as the marketing behind it makes out? If it is fortified

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Upper back mobility

Upper back mobility

Several years ago I never really cared much for upper back mobility, gave no consideration for it in exercise programming in my own training or that of others. How times have changed. It is now a staple part of programs I write and something I work on

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Does nutrient intake influence our appetite?

Does nutrient intake influence our appetite?

I have been doing a lot of reading lately specifically in relation to nutrition as it relates to fat loss. I came across a suggestion that maybe our appetite is somehow influenced by our nutrient intake. Let us take nutrients as the vitamins and minerals we need

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Fitness equipment purchases for 2012

Fitness equipment purchases for 2012

At the time of year when most people are thinking about their new year resolutions, on many peoples minds is the desire to make 2012 the year to get fit. For many people this goal has been set every year and on many occasions probably led to

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Dude, where are your carbs? You need them for energy.

Dude, where are your carbs? You need them for energy.

When most people think of energy they probably picture rice and pasta, or other types of carbohydrates. I recall not so long ago when someone saw what I was eating for dinner (a plate of turkey, kale and broccoli) and they said “where are your carbs”?. It

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Precision Nutrition – Energy Systems Overview

Precision Nutrition – Energy Systems Overview

My precision nutrition studies continue. I am still learning all the initial knowledge and doing my best to retain this information. It is surprising how much of this I previously knew and somehow forgot…I look at this website as my little memory bank! Here I present my

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Running Injuries – Trends and Demographics

Running Injuries – Trends and Demographics

I have recently read a paper from the ACSM sports medicine report in relation to running injuries. The paper discusses the somewhat huge injury rates in runners, possibly related to an increase in recreational runners. Specific injuries are discussed such as those relating to the ITB and

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