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Don’t work around it, fix it

Crises and injuries have one thing in common — they’re both painful experiences. And, yes, that’s an understatement for most cases but I’m constantly amazed by the level of creativity applied by the subjects in distress. They would go the extra mile to work around the challenges than address it head on and eliminate them. […]

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The nonsensical approach to training nutrition

Before I begin, let me warn you about a couple of points: I’m not a nutritionist nor am I trying to play one here The approach below has worked for me after trying almost every other tactic I can find on pre, peri and post workout nutrition Let’s roll. What you eat before a training […]

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Simplifying what you eat

I’m sick of diets and eating ‘protocols.’ Everyone’s either tried it (and failed) or are looking for shortcuts to hack the ‘system’ because it isn’t working for them. It’s now becoming irritating and that’s putting it mildly.  The other day I mentioned why a diet can’t ever be part of your lifestyle. I think I […]

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A diet can’t be a lifestyle

One of our biggest discontentment is to find that ‘perfect’ diet that will fix it all for us. The worst part is that we keep trying and go back to square one, which is always messier than the last time you thought of going on a diet. My biggest argument is that we don’t need […]

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Regulating diet while recovering

Some of you know this — I underwent a minor surgery recently. I’m recovering well, but there’s a problem… I’m dying to get back to the gym! I haven’t been away from the gym for this long (almost 3 weeks and counting) since I took up powerlifting. It’s sort of driving me nuts (and nostalgic… […]