Move or Stay Still? Your Guide to Cardio on Rest Days

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Yes, you can do cardio on rest days, although this does depend on your overall goals. Light cardio sessions on your non-weight lifting days can actually speed up the recovery process. However, super-intense cardio may actually impact your ability to lift weights the next time you’re in the gym. An example of the difference would … Read more

Hunger Pangs After Creatine? Here’s Why (& What to Do)

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Creatine neither increases nor suppresses hunger. Creatine merely increases the energy stores in your muscles. With that being said, creatine supplementation will require you to drink more water than usual, and often dehydration is mistaken for hunger. Furthermore, the increased energy in your muscles should generally help you to workout for longer and harder. So, … Read more

Soft Biceps Even When You Flex? Here’s Why & How to Fix it!

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The main reason your biceps are soft when you flex them is because they’re carrying a layer of fat. It’s impossible to spot reduce fat from the body or to control where fat may form. You should ensure that you properly contract the muscles when training biceps. Additionally, don’t go too heavy when working biceps, … Read more

Cheat Day Paradox: Feeling Skinny After Going Overboard? Here’s Why!

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The main reason you look skinnier after a cheat day is because a cheat day will replenish depleted glycogen stores, which will make the muscles look fuller and more pumped. Furthermore, a cheat day will boost your metabolism, so you’ll be burning more calories the following day. It is also estimated that leptin production in … Read more

Tame the Toilet Rush | Manage Increased Urination During Weight Loss

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You’ve probably noticed that your new healthy lifestyle means that you’re having to make more trips to the bathroom. And this is probably something that you’ve never experienced before. So, is this a cause for concern or completely normal? Allow me to explain exactly what you need to know. The main reason you pee more … Read more

Can I Eat Pasta While Cutting? Yes, But Here’s How to Do it Right!

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I’m sure you know that you need to be wary of your calories when cutting. So, there’s typically certain foods that you tend to avoid. Pasta is generally viewed as a great food for both fuelling and recovering from your workouts. Plus, it’s ideal when you’re bulking. However, should you be eating pasta while cutting? … Read more

Does Creatine Make Your Face Fat? (4 Factors to Consider)

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The main reason you take creatine is to increase muscle mass and strength, while improving your sports performance. However, you’ll also often hear of certain side effects when it comes to creatine supplementation. And possibly the last thing you want when you’re trying to sculpt the perfect physique is a fat face to top it … Read more

Can I Take 2 Scoops of Whey Protein at Once? (Explained!)

Can I Take 2 Scoops of Whey Protein at Once

You’ve probably noticed that most whey protein manufacturers recommend taking 1-2 scoops per day. However, the vast majority of us typically take one scoop immediately after our workout. So, would taking two scoops at the same time increase your muscle-building potential? Or are you just asking for trouble by taking more than one scoop at … Read more

What Happens if You Don’t Drink Enough Water With Creatine? (4 Creatine H2O Facts)

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You’ll typically always hear a vast array of do’s and don’t about creatine. But, one thing is for sure, you know you should definitely be drinking plenty of water. However, it’s difficult to know whether you’re drinking enough water, and what can potentially happen if you don’t. So, allow me to explain everything you need … Read more

What Time of Day Do You Workout? What I Learned From 1,198 Gym-Goers (Case Study)

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I studied 1,198 gym-goers to determine their preferred time of the day to workout. In this article, you’ll learn the favoured times of the day that people workout and their reasons why. Additionally, I also wish to discuss numerous scientific exercise-related studies which provide a “best” or optimal” time of the day to workout. Let’s … Read more