• Carb Back-Loading | What Is It? How Does It Work? Benefits?

    By Jack Crabtree | In Nutrition | on September 2, 2015

      Like Intermittent Fasting, Carb Back-Loading (CBL) is a fast growing trend in the fitness industry right now. The common denominator? Both ‘diets’ boast the ability for you to reach your fitness goals, whilst eating your favourite carb-dense foods. So…What is Carb Back-Loading?   Carb Back-Loading is a fairly simple concept. Nutritionist John Kiefer is […]

  •   Indulged a little too much throughout the Summer holidays? Don’t worry – I think we all have! BBQ’s, Festivals, Weddings – they can all take their toll. It can be really tough to get back into training and eating after you have had some time off. To ease your way back into (or begin!) […]

  •   Smoothies are all the rage at the moment, and rightly so – they’re an easy way to get essential nutrients into your body, especially if you’re a grab-and-go type person. Here are 5 easy recipes for super-smoothies, packed full of protein and nutrients. Smoothie #1: Berry Blast     Ingredients: ✓ 150ml water ✓ Half a […]

  • Plant-Built Muscle | Top 5 High Protein Vegetables

    By Timothy Mobbs | In Nutrition | on August 27, 2015

      “Protein, protein, protein!” You can’t escape the fact that protein has crossed into mainstream consciousness and is no longer a bodybuilding favourite. More people are getting clued up to the facts that protein is more satiating than fat and carbs and that just getting enough of it won’t make you instantly become huge. So, […]

  • How To Reduce Your Sugar Intake | 8 Ways To Eat Less Sugar

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on August 26, 2015

      Although it is absolutely fine to enjoy some sugar in moderation, nowadays there is so much hidden sugar in popular foods that many people do not realise just how much they are eating on a daily basis. Too much sugar in the diet is associated with many chronic health issues, from obesity to type […]

  • Trans Fats | What Are They & Why Are They Bad For You?

    By Heather Geary | In Nutrition | on August 25, 2015

      Fats are definitely up there as one of the most talked about in the fitness industry – often conflicting between the idea of whether they’re sabotaging diets or helping athletes achieve their most desirable physiques. Here’s the thing, many people see the word fat and immediately assume its something to stay away from. Fat gets […]

  • The Muscle-Building Diet | 3 Steps To Gaining Muscle Mass

    By Stephen Hall | In Nutrition | on August 24, 2015

      So you want build some muscle but you’re struggling to add mass? You’re putting the time in the gym, training hard, but nothing. Your weight won’t budge. Soon enough your strength stagnates. You hit a wall and need to get past it. As obvious as it may seem, taking a bit more time to focus […]

  • Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water soluble vitamin that delivers a multitude of health benefits. It cannot be stored within our bodies, therefore we have to consume it through our diet every day. It helps to protect your body’s cells and ensure they remain healthy. It’s also involved in the production […]