How to motivate yourself: The importance of setting clear goals

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How to motivate yourself: The importance of set If you’ve made the commitment to get fit, good stuff. You’ve taken the first and most important step to becoming the person you’d rather be. But how do you get motivated and stay motivated when the alarm clock blows up at six in the morning? We think… Read More



Carbohydrate is one of the most maligned nutrients around. Some think it should be banished from the diet forever and causes an array of health problems while others say it is the essential fuel for our body to keep us functioning at peak performance. As with many things in nutrition, the truth probably lies between… Read More



For so many years weve been told that fat is bad and that a low fat diet is the best way to keep us fit, lean and healthy. Well, this may have been the case 50 years ago when our food supply was very different from today. Back then we had mostly unprocessed foods, few… Read More



Nuts are one of the most nutritious snacks you can find, packed full of protein, fibre and healthy fats. Most nuts are similar in their calorie content, but some have slightly more protein than others; almonds, cashews and pistachios are all higher in protein than pecans and macadamia nuts. Brazil nuts are particularly good for… Read More

Caffeine and exercise


Caffeine is probably the most widely consumed drug on earth. It is often used to enhance both physical and mental performance. There is no doubt caffeine increases alertness and concentration, but can it also improve exercise performance? Well, the answer is a resounding yes! Particularly endurance exercise performance. Studies show that caffeine improved cycling time… Read More

Ten Great Reasons For Getting In Shape Part 2


In the first part of this article we explored some of the benefits of regular exercise such as helping you get to sleep, be more productive, get sick less and live longer. But a daily workout can provide some unexpected perks that might surprise you. 6. Have better sex A Harvard Medical School study has… Read More

Ten Great Reasons For Getting In Shape Part 1


Need some motivation for getting in shape? If you listed all the great reasons for regular exercise we’d be here all day. So let’s take a look at some of the best. 1. Sleep better The benefits of exercise on your slumber are widely accepted. Regular physical activity is proven to help you get to… Read More

The fat burning zone: the truth about fat burning exercises


We understand. Most men start fat burning exercises because they want to lose weight. Not just any weight; you want to lose body fat: chubby, blubbery, wobbly fat that’s taken up residence (most probably) on your gut, just hanging around to humiliate you. Beer gut, keg belly, fat gut, love handles, or – the kiss… Read More

Speeding up your muscle recovery


We know a lot of people like to take something on and go hell-for-leather. It’s great to be keen on your fitness and train hard but going too hard can actually slow you down, and that’s why we recommend rest days in our programs. Pain and stiffness in your muscles is one of the main… Read More

ABSolute truth


Most of us would love a six pack, and we’re talking more than the liquid variety. Training your abs is a lot harder than cracking open a beer, and below we’ll give you some tips on what you need to do. We’ve all heard it before, do this exercise as it will target your upper… Read More