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Flexible Dieting

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, and still obtain the body you want?  Of course you have, you’re human.  In this blog post we’ll go into detail about IIFYM and how you can apply it to transform your body!  Broadly, this post will cover the following: What flexible dieting / IIFYM is and how it will allow you to eat normally and still help you reach your body goals. How to calculate your macronutrient ratios and how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat you may need to consume daily in order to drop body fat. How to start tracking your macros and the best apps, calculators and tools...

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Are supplements necessary?

A lot of people are very interested in getting in better shape. It often starts with a plan, and usually this plan includes a grueling fitness routine, food plans, and most popular, supplement schedules. People often think that it's absolutely necessary to take supplements in order to get into great shape, but remember the purpose of the supplement - supplement a already healthy diet!  When people first get bitten by the fitness bug, they are likely to listen to their local guru about supplements, however as you progress through the ranks and increase your knowledge, you'll come to understand what it really takes when it comes to the concept of supplements. You'll not only understand what supplements are necessary, you'll...

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Fuelling early morning training

Why eat early? Eating early in the morning is great because it allows your body to get fuelled up for any activities thereafter. While it doesn't have much of an effect on body composition, it can contribute to how you feel in terms of motivation and energy capacity. As far as what to eat, quick digesting carbs (like a banana) and some protein are your best bets when fuelling up in the morning before a workout. Timing of eating before you train When you choose to eat food, it's best to do it a couple hours before (this of course will depend on what time you wake up before hitting the gym / pavement!). This allows the glycogen stores to replenish...

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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Level of Stress

Although stress is sometimes hard to avoid, long lasting stress can have an even longer lasting impact on your personal health. Prolonged stress has been linked to problems associated with the heart and blood vessels. Stress raises your blood pressure and heart rate and high amount of stress over a long period of time can essentially do damage to these major parts of our body. The impacts of prolonged stress can even have an impact on things such as immune system. A lowered immune system will result in more frequent illness, thus impacting other areas of our life. While sometimes stress cannot be prevented, there are some ways that you can reduce the stress in your life. Surround Yourself with...

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Athletics 101: Can You Train Without Making An Injury Worse?

Did you know there are roughly two million sports-related injuries high school athletes endure every single year? While statistics aren’t as clear in adult and professional sports (largely because there are so many different kinds of sports), the NFL alone reported more than 150 concussions during the first half of the season six years ago. The truth is athletes risk getting injured every time they participate in organized sports. The question is – what happens when you get injured? How do you stay in shape? Is training around injuries safe? What Type of Injury Do You Have? Whether or not training while injured (or around your injuries) is a safe option for you largely depends on what type of injury...

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