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problem with drug tests

Here is the Problem with Drug Tests

Trial by social media is a horrible thing, and the sporting world is one of the worst examples of this (but still a million miles behind politics). Once a confirmed drug cheat, always a confirmed drug cheat. There is no black and white here, you’re found guilty and your career is forever tainted. Of course, […]

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HIIT afterburn

HIIT Afterburn: Setting the Record Straight

Sometimes I feel like this blog does the opposite of what I intended it to do, discouraging people from exercise. There is a part of my brain that constantly says “Just shut up and let people enjoy things”. The truth is that sometimes a white lie can be a useful tool in the weight loss […]

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banned beer

Iceland: The Country that Banned Beer for 74 Years

If you know your American history, you’ll be aware that in 1920 America banned the sale and purchase of alcohol. Prohibition lasted for 13 years, when it was repealed by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Who famously said upon signing the document “I think this would be a great time for a beer”. But there was one […]

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l-carnitine

L-Carnitine and Mo Farah: Am I missing something here?

I’ve just read a BBC article that looks at Mo Farah’s use of L-Carnitine before a marathon. The article states that six days prior to his London Marathon performance in 2014 Farah was given L-Carnitine injections. The article also states that the injections were legal, were disclosed to the UKA and broke no rules. So what […]

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fat loss supplements

Fat Loss Supplements: Time for a Rethink?

Sometimes I feel like the fitness industry is fucking insane. Many experts in the field talk about following the science, and they preach that small changes over time can lead to big results in the long term. So why on earth is the fitness industry so against fat loss supplements? Take this Facebook post by […]

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Write more

Write More Now: Everyone Has a Story in Them

Yes you, the person reading this article. You need to write more. I started personal training in 2010, and if I am being completely honest the thing that I was most excited about was having my own website (closely followed by having my own business cards). Was this a sign of vanity? Probably, but then […]

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Affligem

Affligem – The Best Kept Secret in Belgium

Affligem is one of my all-time favourite beers, and though it can be difficult to find in England it’s certainly worth hunting out! I make no secret of the fact that I am a Belgian beer fan, and I am well aware that this puts me into a category filled with overweight men with large […]

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quitters incorporated

Quitters Incorporated Sums Up Weight Loss Perfectly

In this article I am going to review a short story called Quitters Incorporated and explain how Quitters Inc perfectly sums up weight loss, and why it can be so hard for some and so easy for others. I love me some Stephen King, one of the greatest writers in history. People often pigeonhole him […]

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changing your sleep routine

Changing Your Sleep Routine Could Help Mental Health

Guest Post on changing your sleep routine and how it could help your mental health by Brad Krause The way we sleep affects so much more than our energy levels. People are finding that by changing their rest habits, they can also boost their mental health. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mood […]

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Scary pubs

Scary Pubs in Britain and Why I Love Them

In this article I will attempt to achieve the impossible, I will convince you that drinking in scary pubs is a right of passage that should be celebrated rather than feared. I love beer, this is probably obvious. I write on a blog that references beer quite clearly and most of my leisure time is […]

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