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4 Advantages to dirty bulking

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💪🏻 IT FUELS MUSCLE GROWTH Not much needs to be said here because this is the most obvious benefit with any form of bulking (whether it is ‘clean’ or dirty). The excess consumption of calories, carbs and proteins, provide an anabolic advantage to grow your muscles.  💪🏻 IT IS EASY AND SIMPLE TO DO  Diets (even clean bulking diets) require the counting of calories, fats, carbs and proteins. With dirty bulking, you just need to count your proteins because your normal appetite and food preferences should have you eating all other macronutrients in surplus to grow your muscles, assuming you eat a...

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Body image

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Today I want to discuss body image, how it impacts our self-esteem and how to manage our relationship with it. Our world is a very superficial one and unfortunately society deems a specific body and face type as the ideal (and thus the most desirable). 👉 Origins We have adopted the definition of an ideal body from our primate ancestors. Taller men with broader shoulders, wider chests and thicker arms were seen as stronger, therefore more able to raise a family and defend against predators. Women with wider hip to waist ratios were seen as the ideal bodies as the carriage...

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3 Intangible benefits of gym

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Many of us gym because we want to be physically fit, either for aesthetic purposes or to be healthier. We forget there are many ‘intangible’ benefits that indirectly help us. Here are just three that I’ve experienced (but there are many more!):   Discipline: Whilst gym is an avenue to push yourself physically, it’s also a place to exercise your discipline. If you dedicate yourself to going to the gym, you have to overcome every impulse in your body telling you to stay home (because that is easier). By consistently overcoming these impulses, you are practicing the execution of discipline,...

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3 Things about mindset you need to get on top of to stay shredded all year round

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Getting and staying shredded is simply a matter of mindset. The internet is abundant with fitness information, it’s impossible not to know the technicalities of getting shredded. Below are 3 aspects of mindset you need to have in order to stay lean all year round. UNDERSTAND YOUR FOOD CRAVINGS AND THEIR LOW CALORIE ALTERNATIVES By this I mean, you have to isolate exactly what you crave about your foods. Is it the flavour? The texture? Whatever it is, observe it, then replace it with something low calorie that replicates that aspect. So for me, I ate a lot of potato...

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Shredding: How to retain muscle, whilst losing weight - A scientific look

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More and more people nowadays want to get ‘shredded’ - a chiseled body that has zero fat and is pure muscle.   There are a lot of ways to get naturally shredded but the most influential factors come down to diet and physical activity. Below I discuss the essential components, with some support from scientific literature, on the effects that various diets and levels of exercise have on losing fat whilst retaining muscle. For the purposes of simplicity, I have excluded discussing supplements and drugs in this post. Let’s begin! Body Composition So you want to lose weight, great! The problem,...

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