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Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

How to stop yourself falling forward when you squat

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Why you fall forward when you squat

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10 tips if arms won’t grow

Guys, who doesn’t want bigger arms? If you’re reading this article I guess you want to know a few tips or secrets that will accelerate your growth.
If you’re training hard and eating enough and still struggling to add inches to your gunz read on and I will share some great information.
Don’t train back with biceps or chest with triceps.
The more weight you can lift (with good technique and maintaining tension on the muscle), the more damage you will create leading to a higher demand for adaptation (more growth).
If you train biceps straight after a back workout or your triceps after … Read more

Perfect Preacher Curls

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Intelligent back building

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How to warm up properly

Going straight into your first set immediately from the changing room without warming up properly is not only a sure way to get you injured it’s also the best way to make your workout harder.
A proper warmup prepares your muscles for an intense workout by firing up your central nervous system (CNS) which means your muscles will contract quicker, making you stronger and prepared when the real work begins.
A general warm-up is an individual choice. Jogging or cycling is typical but not ideal if you’re warming up to lift weights. It’s very popular to do a few sets of 15-20 … Read more

My free weight challenge to you

So you think you’re training pretty hard, your diet is on point and you are utilising supplements that you know will help improve your physique but you’re stuck. Sometimes you need to introduce new methods in order to break through a plateau or even better, avoid one. There are hundreds of training techniques you can utilise in order to more effectively target and overload your muscle fibres leading to increased strength and hypertrophy (size) and some of them are so basic that they have been forgotten for more ‘fancy techniques’.
Free weights
Some people avoid free weights all together but most people … Read more

VIDEO: Should you use lifting straps

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