There is place, glimpsed only on social media, called "Fitness Land".
It is a gleaming, spotless kingdom, populated by rippling abs, avocados and neon leggings, where people communicate solely in motivational hashtags, always stay humble and are con [...]
More and more, nutrition companies are eliminating any semblance of effort from our bid to stay fit and healthy.
I can envisage a future where we intravenously plug in to our smart phones and download macronutrients straight into our bloodstream, [...]
Having spent the summer in the south of France eating baguettes, drinking wine, taking a two hour lunch, not cancelling my signal after changing lanes, working 37.5 hours a week, not wearing a veil, driving a shit French car, striking regularly, drin [...]
We've all been there.
That sinking sense of shame as, sprawled naked across your sofa like some kind of vast bloated slug, you shovel down the last slice of a billion-calorie Domino's pizza.
With reckless abandon, you toss aside the greasy carb [...]
Fish has long been a staple of the bodybuilding diet, especially for those looking to lean up.
It's high in protein, low in fat and has a superb range of health benefits.
But here in the UK we're rather unadventurous when it comes to the kin [...]
For whatever reason I find the MuscleFood exotic meats range particularly appealing.
Ezra Pound might have inferred that's because being amid the primal things lends life more urgency and meaning.
But I'm more inclined to think it's because th [...]
Old school bodybuilding fuel!
Peanut butter has always been a favourite of the hardcore bodybuilder - after all there can't be many foods that are high in calories, protein and deliciousness.
That definitely made sense.
And in conjunction wi [...]
When juggling a career and trying to keep in fairly reasonable shape, grabbing a quick meal that's both highly nutritious & proteinous (that's actually a word) becomes a military operation.
Trying to prepare beforehand can also seem arduous when [...]
For me, whoever invented the protein snack is truly up there with the great minds of our time: Thomas Edison, Louis Pasteur, George Foreman.
Who would've thought that you could take the somewhat humble chocolate bar and make it acceptable for gym [...]
The age-old bodybuilding conundrum: how to make tasteless food interesting without spoiling gains or overdosing on macros.
The oh so often solution: once again it's our good friends over at MuscleFood.
Snooping around their website shows what a [...]
Hopefully the title didn't put you off...
So it seems there are now ways of building muscle through everyday meals without shoveling down 20 chicken bites or 400g of mince.
Yes, my vegetarian bodybuilding friends, you're back in luck.
For the second of Gymtalk's MuscleFood reviews we're going a bit carnivorous.
Millennia ago, or around 2,500 years if you're a Christian, early man was programmed for just two things: killing and knobbing.
And it was a diet rich in red meat th [...]
As a twenty-something career man I like nothing more than convenience and the glorious rise of ecommerce in recent years has been as welcome as a taxi driver not trying to rip you off at 3am on a Sunday morning.
Now the idea of having meat deliver [...]