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Is a lack of Magnesium Killing Your Gains?

research shows that magnesium improves strength training

Magnesium keeps your heart pumping, boosts your immune system, and balances the neurotransmitters in your brain. Magnesium affects your sleep, mood, and improves your brainpower. In fact, it’s involved in over 600 biochemical reactions in your body (1). Simply put, it’s vital for life. However, new research is showing that it’s also essential for our […]

Want To Be Running Marathons at 100? Then Try Intermittent Fasting!

The thought of fasting is usually associated with religious rituals or unhealthy eating practices. It’s far from the first thing that would pop into someone’s head when thinking of a healthy diet. Yet, intermittent fasting has slowly begun to rise in popularity among weight losers and gym goers and now has multiple variations of planned […]

Improve Your Mobility & Make Your Workout More Effective

Long gone are the days when you would leave mobility exercises out of your fitness routine. Even a few minutes every day can make a huge difference! Mobility is a way to improve your power output, recover faster from injuries and get an overall boost in performance via joint mobilization, stretching and soft tissue work. It’s […]

Overtraining – When should you take rest days?

Guest Blog by Hayley Madigan The more our body and mind gets used to daily training, the more we revel in the endorphin high and muscle building power of keeping fit. Although the benefits of exercise far out way any of the negatives. We sometimes over compensate on the frequency of our training schedule. This […]

Why Muscles Aren’t Just For Show – The Amazing Health Benefits of Building Muscle Mass

Strong is the new skinny. But building muscle mass is about much more than looking great in a swimsuit. Muscles help us move, lift and carry, and the research also shows that they also appear to play a vital role in keeping us healthy. Having an increased muscle mass can protect us against disease, fight […]

One Thing You Can Do Right Now To Bring More Happiness, Wealth and Success

The title of this blog does make me feel a little like a snake-oil salesman, making impossibly grandiose promises. Surely, it couldn’t be that simple right? Well, according to scientific research maybe it is. So what is the magic bullet? A tablet, an injection, a form of surgery? No, it’s simply gratitude. Really, cultivating a […]

7 Foods That Happy People Eat

dark chocolate contains the brain’s bliss molecule anandamide that temporarily blocks bad mood

Virginia Woolf said that “one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Food has an incredible capacity to make us feel good. Food can make us happy. It’s not just about flavour and the feel-good factor. Food contains micronutrients that can impact the way our bodies and brains function. […]

Arm chair gains: The Amazing Benefits of Being Lazy!

A long time ago, I was a lawyer. In that corporate world of high flying Type-A personalities and shoulder pads, my colleagues wore their stress levels like a badge of honour on their pin stripe power suits. Working 14 hour days, skipping lunch to annotate extremely important (and impossibly long) documents and conducting life-or-death conference […]

Need a Gym Bag Deodorizer? 2 Great Gym Bag Freshener Solutions!

When you’re working out, you’re probably not thinking about the aftermath. But as much as your body needs freshness, your gym bag could use a dash of scent too! We know that many of you tried different store-bought solutions, but when it comes to choosing the best gym bag deodorizer, you might want to go […]

Drinking and Training: Does Alcohol Kill Your Gains

does alcohol kill gains and can you drink beer and go to the gym

If his autobiography is to be believed, Arnold Schwarzenegger partied (a lot) in his bodybuilding heyday. Beer and wine were most certainly involved. It has even been rumored that he used to pep up his protein shakes with rum. Arnie is one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time, so perhaps there is some […]