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May
2018

VITAMIN D- THE SUNSHINE VITAMIN

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” was identified in the 17th century by Dr. Daniel Whistler and Professor Francis Glisson when they discovered the causative factors of rickets.

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May
2018

PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME: IT’S A PAIN IN THE BUTT

Discomfort from too much sitting? Inactive glutes? Buttock and leg pain? Though small in size, the piriformis could have a big impact on keeping the human movement system moving smoothly. …

18
May
2018

OVERTRAINING – WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HIT THE WALL

Designing a training program for an athlete to peak for competition is one of the driving goals for sports performance specialists. From the big picture annual macrocycle, to the monthly …

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May
2018

SODIUM BICARBONATE (AKA BAKING SODA): ROLE IN FITNESS PERFORMANCE

Baking soda? Check out this kitchen cupboard staple’s role in exercise performance. 
Interestingly, December 30th is Bicarbonate of Soda Day – odd to think that we dedicate a day to commemorate …

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May
2018

BRO SCIENCE VS ACTUAL SCIENCE – WHO IS RIGHT?

This supplement will make you Bigger, Leaner, Faster and Stronger! Or will it? Nutritional supplements are a multi-million dollar industry, and chances are you, or someone you know, is taking …

16
May
2018

STRESS, CONSEQUENCES AND OVERALL HEALTH

Stress stimulates appetite, it increases abdominal fat, it increases risks for disease and it can even play a role in our intimate relationships. The list could keep going, but what …

14
May
2018

FASTED CARDIO – IS IT REALLY WORTH IT?

We see it, read it and perhaps even witness it – fasted cardio for weight loss. This approach is currently trending in many exercise circles, but does it really stand …

14
May
2018

DO ALTITUDE TRAINING MASKS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE?

Don’t be afraid of that man wearing the mask on the treadmill next to you. Even though he looks like a cross between a burglar and Hannibal Lecter, he probably …

10
May
2018

MANOPAUSE: GOING FROM DAD BOD TO DAD BUFF

The “Dad Bod” is a male body type that is described as “softly round.” The theory around the “Dad Bod” is that once a man has found a mate and …

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May
2018

WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP ON PROTEIN: WHEN, WHAT AND HOW MUCH?

Drinking a protein shake after resistance-training is a popular nutritional strategy adopted by many fitness enthusiasts & athletes to boost muscle protein synthesis (MPS), but does evidence support this practice, …