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Importance of a Strong Core
Olivia | 09 April
The Importance of Core Strength It may seem simple, and it is, but your core is at the center of your body -- which is why it was bestowed its great and
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Exercise and Mental Health
Olivia | 02 April
Even if you aren't exercising for a specific goal but just “wellbeing” and maybe because actually you do quite like it or have grown to love it. There are so
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Meal Timing: What and When to Eat
Olivia | 27 March
The long-standing advice in the world of sports nutrition is that what you eat and when you eat do, in fact, impact your training goals. Proper nutrition can
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Vitamins & Minerals 2
Olivia | 19 March
Let's start with Vitamin D Vitamin D As i am typing his i am looking out of my window and i thinking i could definitely do with some Vitamin D, as most of
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Vitamins & Minerals
Olivia | 12 March
You see cartons of juice and boxes of cereal trumpeting their vitamin and mineral content, but why are these microscopic nutrients so important? From helping
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The OPT Model
Olivia | 05 March
Although fitness instructors in these group classes will tell you to "go at your own pace" but how is it possible to do so if you don't know what you're doing
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Olivia | 26 February
What Makes a Superfood “Super” Also called a “functional food” in some markets because it refers to the food’s ability to affect more target functions of the
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Protein Shakes
Olivia | 19 February
protein shakes  are a very popular way to get protein into your everyday diet and are used by athletes, recreational gym-goers, slimmers and yummy
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Olivia | 12 February
So just a quick recap…...When you strength train and eat properly, your body tends to only shed fat while keeping the muscle you already have. Compare that to
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BMI - Body Mass Index
Olivia | 05 February
For decades, official guidance has decreed that the way to find out if you’re a healthy weight is by measuring your BMI.The calculation takes into account
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Time Under Tension
Olivia | 29 January
When you talk about time under tension, this essentially refers to how much time the muscles are under stress. Basically, if you lift a weight and it takes
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Training Methods
Olivia | 22 January
Doing the same old, same old in the gym, is all well and good — until it's results in a power plateau. Mix in these techniques next time you're in the weight
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