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Vast research has explored this psychological component of exercise, and the pure volume of these non-physical benefits speaks for itself.

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How do we maximise results without compromising safety?

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We exercise right, we eat healthily and then we go to work and sit in an injurious position for eight hours. Something’s not quite right. Here’s the solution.

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Perhaps the most fundamental law of muscle growth is the principle of Progressive Overload. Your body must sufficiently adapted to an imposed stimulus to create strength gains.

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Does overcooking your meat cause cancer? Let's look at the research.

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Fresh tuna is best – more of the healthy OMEGA-3 Fatty Acids – but for pure convenience you can’t beat fish in a can. That being said – it isn’t just fish in that can. It’s usually found swimming in either sunflower oil (the most common oil for preserving fish), spring water, or brine. So which is better?

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The literature shows a spike in the incidence of heart attacks and stroke during rose pruning season. This possible correlation highlights the fact that the type of exercise you complete is highly specific to the result you will achieve.

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Every meal you consume should have a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats. If you’re like the vast majority of the population of westernised nations, you will probably notice a bias towards carbohydrates and away from protein – particularly in the early parts of the day. Let’s play a quick game.

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Maintaining a neutral spine during complex movements is the single most important technique based skill there is. Neutral spine is the position where the spine and pelvis are least likely to suffer damage, deformity and degeneration. Neutral spine is a good thing. The discs are loaded evenly, the facets are loaded evenly, and the body is at its strongest.

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Chronic pain is that nagging long term pain that doesn’t go away – even after the damaged tissues should have long since healed. Listen to your body – but bear in mind that what it’s telling you isn’t always the truth.

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