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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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Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a Plane?

Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a Plane?

I always remember reading an article in 2007 about Sylvester Stallone being caught bringing Human Growth Hormone (HGH) into Australia. At the time I marvelled at the absolute balls of the guy. Now I believe that he didn’t even think about it. But what does the law say? Can You Take Bodybuilding Supplements on a […]

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the body coach

With Apologies to the Body Coach

I wrote this article pre-corona virus and have had it in my “to publish” section for a while. Since then, Joe Wicks has done some incredible things. Because of this, an old article I wrote about him is getting quite a bit of traffic. It was not the most flattering! Though I stand by what […]

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What is the heaviest deadlift in history

What is the Heaviest Deadlift in History?

I originally wrote this article in March 2020, and was fairly confident that my answer of 500kg would be set in stone for a while. Oh how wrong I was! So, what is the heaviest deadlift in history? The heaviest deadlift in history is 501kg, it was achieved on 2nd May 2020 by Hafþór Júlíus […]

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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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visible six pack

Visible Six Pack? It’s not for you mate

Nothing better than a big dose of reality to piss people off, but after seven years as a personal trainer I can say this without fear of contradiction … A visible six pack is not worth the hassle. Don’t get me wrong, if you want a six pack to look sexy and are prepared to […]

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health simple strategies

Four Simple Strategies To Improve Your Health

A Guest Post by Jennifer McGregor on four simple strategies for improving your health. Health has been an ever-present worry throughout our history. But especially in the past century, the pressure to be “healthy” is staggering and overwhelming. In 2017, the UK spent £197.3 billion on health care, with £41.7 billion coming directly from its […]

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