All posts by Matt Smith

mistakes I made as a personal trainer

The Top Seven Mistakes I made as a Personal Trainer

In this podcast, I talk about the seven mistakes I made as a personal trainer. This was not the most enjoyable thing for me to do! But it led to a pretty damn good podcast (in my opinion). Much better than if I’d named my seven greatest successes or my best features. The Top Seven […]

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Can Bodybuilding Be Considered a Sport?

Can Bodybuilding Be Considered a Sport?

I’ve been planning on writing an article that answers the question “can bodybuilding be considered a sport?”, but decided to do a podcast first. I’ll write the article at some point and may come out with a completely different answer! Can Bodybuilding Be Considered a Sport? In the podcast, I first discuss my relationship with […]

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Can Bodybuilding Cause Heart Problems?

Can Bodybuilding Cause Heart Problems?

Bodybuilding is a sport that attracts a lot of controversy. Most of this controversy is centred around the culture of drug abuse that bodybuilding fosters. While there are many benefits to using steroids and other PEDs, there are many long-term issues that are associated with it. Can bodybuilding cause heart problems? Or is this worry […]

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Can Bodybuilding Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Can Bodybuilding Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

It’s an accusation that is often thrown at bodybuilders, both competitive and amateur alike. “All those muscles and can’t get an erection”. But how true is it? Can bodybuilding cause erectile dysfunction? Or are there other factors at play? The act of bodybuilding alone will not cause erectile dysfunction. However, the use of steroids and […]

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Will bodybuilding ruin tattoos

Will Bodybuilding Ruin Tattoos? An In-Depth Look

Lifting and getting tattoos are two hobbies that many people share. Hell, as far as I can tell, that’s how most people appear to spend their time in prison. But will bodybuilding ruin tattoos? Could enlarged muscles lead to the tattoo looking stretched and wrong? Let’s find out. It is unlikely that bodybuilding will ruin […]

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Five Surprising Benefits of Creatine

Five Surprising Benefits of Creatine

I talk about creatine a lot, I’ve written hundreds of articles online about its benefits, drawbacks, and supplements that contain it. I’ve been a freelance fitness and nutrition writer for 6 years now, and clients are always asking for articles about it. This podcast talks about five surprising benefits of creatine. What are the Five […]

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Will Bodybuilding Make You a Better Fighter?

Will Bodybuilding Make You a Better Fighter?

For those of us brought up on a diet of WWE wrestling and 90s action movies, having the largest pecs seems like a good indicator of fighting ability. But how realistic is that? Looking at the top heavyweight boxers or MMA fighters and you will rarely see overly large muscles. Will bodybuilding make you a […]

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What is Wrong With the Paleo Diet

What is Wrong With the Paleo Diet?

In the past, I’ve written articles for other websites that have argued for and against the paleo diet. This may sound hypocritical, how can I write one article while having an opposing opinion? Well firstly, I got bills to pay y’all. Secondly, I am not for or against the paleo diet. So I can write […]

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Will Alcohol Affect Bodybuilding

Will Alcohol Affect Bodybuilding? An in-depth look

Alcohol and bodybuilding are two hobbies that a lot of men (and an increasing number of women) have. But are these two hobbies compatible? Will alcohol affect bodybuilding? Should you give up the beer if you want to succeed? Moderate alcohol intake should have no negative effects on bodybuilding. However, bodybuilders who is training for […]

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Why Personal Trainers Hate Cardio

Why Personal Trainers Hate Cardio

Today’s podcast is all about discovering why personal trainers hate cardio. Obviously, not all personal trainers hate it, but there are enough PTs spouting off about their hate for traditional cardio for it to be worth looking at. Do they have a point? This episode explores the truth. Why Personal Trainers Hate Cardio The podcast […]

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