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Simple Guide to Bodybuilding: Training Simple stuff Bodybuilding is a pretty simple endeavour… we break down muscle tissue by training (stimulus) and then we repair which leads to muscle growth with rest and nutrition. The problem is in today’s day and age everything is MASSIVELY over complicated. There are now “gurus” and coaches… people are employing these people to help them with their training and nutrition without even having the basic understanding covered. This is dangerous in my opinion. It leads to the person being “baffled by bulls*it” (as I phrase it) and becoming dependant on that coach (or another...

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Gynecomastia, also typically known as “Gyno”, is prevalent in the bodybuilding community. As for myself i never really knew anything about it, just this misconception that it was predominantly caused by anabolic steroid abuse. Unfortunately i ended up developing gyno myself, which really did not become apparent until during my 2017 contest prep for the UKBFF Kent classic, by this point the gyno had solidified resulting in my only option of removing it being surgery. Once i had realised that i had gynecomastia, it sparked an interest to learn more about what it was and how it actually developed and...

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 Those of you who know me will probably know me as a powerlifter, but prior to taking up powerlifting in 2014, I trained and competed as a bodybuilder for eight years. Admittedly, I never competed at the highest level in bodybuilding, and I certainly left the sport a long way from achieving my goals, but during the period of time when I took to the stage once a year wearing nothing but a false tan, some sparkly trunks and a coating of oil, I fully immersed myself in my passion--eating, breathing and sleeping bodybuilding for those eight years and taking...

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The “perfect” offseason ……. Unfortunately, like most things in bodybuilding there is no “perfect”, however there are some ingredients to a very productive one! Drawing from my own experience of over 10 years of bodybuilding and more recently an offseason which saw me go from 310lbs to 340lbs (the heaviest I’ve ever been) here are the factors I found to be crucial in successfully growing without getting overly fat! Each of these points could be delved in to more but to keep things short I hope to summarize them well.   Consistency and routine:Anyone who has completed a competition prep...

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You may be thinking “Well.....duh!” right? But, if we’re all thinking that, why are we all waiting until it’s almost “too late” to make a difference? I’m talking about the absolute crisis that we are seeing these days regarding obesity, not just in the UK, or America but ALL OVER THE WORLD. Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. These adults all had to start somewhere right? Now, in the same year, 41 million children under the age of...

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