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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

The best and worst types of motivation

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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

Drop sets explained

Drop sets are by far one of my favourite methods of training to increase the workload, (and the nastiness) of a session for myself and my clients for some awesome results with fat loss and gains in lean mass. But what are they?
Drop sets have been around for decades and are not an easy addition to a workout. Basically you do a set of a specific exercise and once you reach your desired rep range you ‘drop’ some of the weight and carry straight on.
For example if you were doing a set of leg press you would squeeze out your 15 reps, … Read more

The problem with online calorie calculators

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