nutrition

Nutrition

3 Essential Vitamins & Minerals For The Heavy Lifter
Something I see far too often is guys who train a lot and get a tonne of protein in, yet put little thought into other supplements or foods that may have a positive effect on their training. So, in this post, we’re going to take a quick look at [...]

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Bugs & Insects: The Future For High-Protein Diets?
Insects are now pretty much readily available to buy in the UK. Yeah, they aren’t in your local Tesco, but with a quick search online you can find pots of ‘ready to eat’ insects from somewhere like Musclefood quite easily. Crickets, gras [...]

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My 8 Week Fasting Experiment
Over the years, strength training and trying to beat my numbers had induced a certain mindset: "Eat big, get big". I took to this concept like a dog eating beetroot, justifying all those cherry bakewells with the fact that I was in a "calorific [...]

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Reviewing The NHS Diet – The Nutritional Equivalent Of A Wet Fart
I was in my local pharmacy this weekend buying lollipops fashioned into whistles when my gaze fell upon a brightly coloured, food-addled leaflet promoting healthy eating. Since it was the new year and I'd spent the last 10 days feasting and drinki [...]

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Vitamin & Mineral Supplements: What Are The Options?
Perhaps you think multivitamins are reserved for those over the age of 55 to help with joint problems from hardcore gardening. Or maybe you just make do with whatever's available in your local chemist. If so, get with it, multis are an essentia [...]

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A Complete Beginner’s Guide To Supplements: All The Info With None Of The Bullshit
If you're a complete noob to lifting (here and here are great places to start) you're also going to be a complete noob to supplementation, with no idea where to start on your path to the ultimate physique. We've all been there. We start going [...]

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Gains On The Move: A Guide To Protein Snacking
We've all been there. You say you'll see some friends for the day, agree to meet up in town, and end up having a drink in a Pret, Starbucks or any other one of those bullshit coffee places that normal people love. You're surrounded by bread, ca [...]

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Eight Common Nutrition Mistakes And How to Fix Them
The rule that bodybuilding is 80% nutrition and 20% training is 100% crap. Both are important, but it’s almost impossible to quantify exactly how much of a role each contribute to your body composition and performance goals. With that being [...]

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Staple Supplements For Bodybuilding
Step into your local health food store and glance at the aisles. You'll be faced with bright shiny labels and ever outrageous claims of anabolic potency and promises of six pack abs. How do you know which supplements are worth your hard earned [...]

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Supplements From Your Granny’s Cupboard
Summer is coming and every gym rat can feel a change in the air. People are moving away from their 5 sets of 5 and are turning to supersets and circuits to burn those few extra calories. 'Reps for Zante' and 'No carbs before Marbs' can be heard [...]

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The Vegetarian Bodybuilding Diet – It Can Be Done!
Vegetarianism and bodybuilding - two words rarely seen together, I’ll give you that. But there are some advantages to be gained from adopting the veggie lifestyle for a few meals a week. Depending on your current goals, dropping that topside [...]

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The Effects Of Alcohol On Bodybuilding
So you've decided to become serious about bodybuilding. You're consuming more protein than the average T-Rex did, spending so much time in the gym you're on first name terms with the entire staff, and have miraculously condensed an entire aisle of [...]

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Nutrition: Things You Should Know But Probably Don’t
Have you ever wondered why some people are able to eat as much as they like and stay slim yet others can't? And have you ever wondered why one diet may work for one person but not another? Other than the fact that most 'diet' fads are unsustain [...]

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So Supplemental: A Buyer’s Guide To Sports Supplements
With the health and fitness supplement industry booming at the moment, there seems to be a swathe of companies releasing supps that do the same thing. However, they are all packaged differently and vary massively in price. Do you go for the che [...]

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Homemade Protein Shakes: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
As a poor student I rarely had the capital to spunk on designer protein supplements. What little money I did have was usually invested in ping pong balls, fake mustaches and all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets. I didn't, however, let this financia [...]

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What Protein Should I Get?
For my first article on Gymtalk, I figured I'd start with something relatively straightforward: "What protein should I get?" This is a question I've been asked time and time again and one a beginner will inevitably consider when embarking on th [...]