Dedication to Education

Ep. 19 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 19 – Dedication to Education

Remember a few moons ago when the bros kept saying that you shouldn’t drink soy protein as it’ll blunt testosterone and gains?

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Ep. 18 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 18 – Dedication to Education

This week we cover something that cripples athletes during training, playing and competition all of the time! CRAMPING.

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Ep. 17- Dedication to Education

Ep. 17- Dedication to Education

Today, we cover a hot topic for the pros and the bros; How much of our carb stores do we actually use during a lifting session?

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Ep. 16 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 16 – Dedication to Education

This week we cover a topic that needs to be put to bed. Do high protein diets cause kidney damage as many claim they do?

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Ep. 15 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 15 – Dedication to Education

Today’s topic still causes a huge amount of debate amongst the athlete and gym bro; Do you need to ‘spike’ insulin post training to further increase muscle growth?

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Ep. 14 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 14 – Dedication to Education

In this weeks episode, we’re asking the question; Does taking anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin blunt your gains.

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Ep. 13 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 13 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re looking at other nutrients to enhance our gains in the gym.

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Ep. 12 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 12 – Dedication to Education

This episode is a must for anyone who’s currently or has just finished dieting.

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Ep. 11 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 11 – Dedication to Education

Are vitamin supplements robbing all your gains? In previous weeks, we’ve looked at ways to ENHANCE your training adaptation so you can become bigger, stronger, fitter and faster. I.e. something that will make your training sessions MORE effective.

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Ep.10 – Dedication to Education

Ep.10 – Dedication to Education

We’ve all heard of the placebo effect right?

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Ep. 9 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 9 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re answering the question; Does having excess body fat reduce your ability to build muscle?

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Ep. 8 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 8 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, I’m covering a NEW dieting approach for you to implement if you have long term fat loss goals.

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Ep. 7 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 7 – Dedication to Education

In this episode, we’re going to school with some eggs. The unbelievably nutrient dense food that offers a massive bang for it’s buck.

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Ep. 6 – Dedication to Education 6

Ep. 6 – Dedication to Education 6

Are BCAA’s important? YES. Are BCAA supplements important? NO. Let me explain.

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Ep. 5 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 5 – Dedication to Education

The miserable life without carbs. For some reason, people actually like following this type of diet. Which is cool, because it definitely works for fat loss.

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Ep. 4 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 4 – Dedication to Education

Q. Can I take creatine without gaining weight?

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Ep. 3 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 3 – Dedication to Education

‘But I thought that eating more meals per day increases metabolic rate and would get me shredded quicker?’

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Ep. 2 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 2 – Dedication to Education

For our second instalment,  we’re looking at how your metabolic rate changes in response to your calorie intake.

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Ep. 1 – Dedication to Education

Ep. 1 – Dedication to Education

In our first instalment of Dedication to Education, we’re looking at the calorie demands of getting smashed in rugby.

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Nutrition Coaching: Frequently asked Questions

Nutrition Coaching: Frequently asked Questions

As with any coaching programme, you’re always going to have questions. This way, you can make the best possible decision whether the programme is right for you.

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Hydration Strategies for Athletes: More than just Water

Hydration Strategies for Athletes: More than just Water

The human body consists of 50-70% water. Predictably, it would make sense that fluid intake is undoubtedly important, however is often very overlooked by both the athletic and general population.

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Fat Loss for Athletes: Nutrition Periodisation

Fat Loss for Athletes: Nutrition Periodisation

For many athletes across all levels and disciplines, the goal is to lose body fat. This is either for aesthetic or performance purposes in attempt to improve their role as an athlete within their given sport.

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Athlete Consequences of under Eating

Athlete Consequences of under Eating

During a typical training week, a recreational athlete may train from five hours all the way to the elite of fifteen hours plus. Within that week, athletes will most likely consume on average 35 meals and snacks combined, totalling 1,820 eating occasions every single year.

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Fixing Gut Issues during Competition: Endurance Athletes

Fixing Gut Issues during Competition: Endurance Athletes

Gut issues, or gastrointestinal (GI) distress is a common and recurring issue amongst athletes participating in sport and exercise. The prevalence of such problems can interfere with performance to such an extent that it will either impair or cause in-completion of an event or exercise session.

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Nutrition Strategies for Concurrent Training: The Science of Getting Fit and Jacked

Nutrition Strategies for Concurrent Training: The Science of Getting Fit and Jacked

Concurrent training is a form of periodisation that involves the combination of both endurance and resistance exercise to bring about favourable adaptations to build muscle, strength alongside improving cardiovascular fitness.

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Carbohydrate Cycling & Endurance Exercise: Train low, Compete High

Carbohydrate Cycling & Endurance Exercise: Train low, Compete High

One on the most received messages as an athlete is to consume carbohydrates, pre, during and post exercise to aid with adequate fuelling, support athletic performance and optimise rates of recovery.

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4 Lessons for Dieting Success: Weight Loss

4 Lessons for Dieting Success: Weight Loss

It’s evident that most people can lose body fat to some degree, however many fail to continue their progress and achieve their end and desired goal.

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Skipping Breakfast for Weight Loss: The Science of Going Without

Skipping Breakfast for Weight Loss: The Science of Going Without

Skipping breakfast; portrayed by many as ‘unhealthy’ due to breakfast being coined as the most important meal of the day.

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Muscle Gain Prediction: The Muscle to Fat Ratio

Muscle Gain Prediction: The Muscle to Fat Ratio

Building muscle is a hard and long process which requires a vast amount of patience and consistency

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Nutrition and Injury: The Fastest Road to Recovery

Nutrition and Injury: The Fastest Road to Recovery

Nutrition is one of many methods used to improve rates of recovery from injury. During training or competition, injuries are inescapable

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Meal Frequency and Body Composition: Does it Even Matter?

Meal Frequency and Body Composition: Does it Even Matter?

It is commonly believed that eating smaller, but more frequent meals will increase rates of fat loss when compared to a calorie matched diet that consists of eating fewer meals per day.

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Low Carbohydrate Dieting for Sport: On its Last Legs?

Low Carbohydrate Dieting for Sport: On its Last Legs?

Low carbohydrate dieting for sporting performance was popularised in the 1980s with the aim of enhancing fat usage during exercise, in return sparing muscle glycogen and improving exercise performance.

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Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Window: An Update

Nutrient Timing and the Anabolic Window: An Update

Confusion often surrounds the need to consume protein immediately post training – Conflicting research data, anecdotal evidence and personal beliefs lead to many misconceptions and assumptions with regards to nutrient timing and it’s hierarchy of importance for inducing muscle hypertrophy.

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Science Vs Broscience: Bridging the Gap

Science Vs Broscience: Bridging the Gap

Introducing the three groups of people that provide information;

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Six Of The Most Common Nutrition Questions For Fat Loss: Answered

Six Of The Most Common Nutrition Questions For Fat Loss: Answered

From gaining muscle, losing body fat, choosing the right diet and spot reducing; these are the questions that frequently get asked. So, I thought it would be a good idea to put hand to keyboard and answer them for you.

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Nutritions Do’s For Competition Day

Nutritions Do’s For Competition Day

‘A good diet won’t make average athletes elite, but a poor diet will make elite athletes average’ – prof. Ron Maughan

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Probiotics and Gut Health For Athletes

Probiotics and Gut Health For Athletes

It’s commonly reported in athletes and the general population that gastrointestinal (gut) issues are a problem that interferes with daily life and exercise performance.

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Protein Supplements Vs Real Food: What’s Superior For Athletes?

Protein Supplements Vs Real Food: What’s Superior For Athletes?

Protein, especially supplements is always a hot topic amongst athletes wanting to; a) recover better from training and competition, and b) adapt better from their training to get bigger, fast and stronger.

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Performance Supplements: The Ones That Actually Work

Performance Supplements: The Ones That Actually Work

So, you’re looking for that 1% extra improvement in your performance…

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