Should Mayweather train like Rocky?

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Dog optional.

According to recent reports and images from social media, Floyd Mayweather has taken on a “Rocky style” workout that incorporates things like chopping wood and hitting things with sledgehammers.

So, not wanting to miss the opportunity to watch clips of Rocky, we look at whether this “throwback training” is really such a good idea. After all, he wouldn’t want all that hard work to go to waste. Especially as tickets are going for above $200,000!

Let’s start in 1976…

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London Marathon training Q&A

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What would be your top tip?

The London Marathon comes once more, with elite runners such as Wilson Kipsang wowing the world with their incredible pace.

High altitude training, coaches, the best gear; it all helps the best get better. But how does your average amateur athlete get ready for such an event?

To answer that question, I caught up with my brother, who is running the marathon this Sunday. Keep an eye out for the one who is really, really struggling.

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The top 10 strongest animals

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How strong is your trunk?

It’s International Earth Day! And that means we need to celebrate the animals that aren’t buggering up the earth, namely, anything but a human.

However, we can’t just list a load of animals, that would be pointless. What we’re going to do is list the ten strongest animals, those that could hypothetically pump more iron than the lovechild of Eddie Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a 300ft high stack of 5kg whey protein tubs.

Multi-species-three-way-conception-with-an-inanimate-object might be impossible, but a future for the world’s wonderful creatures is not, so let’s get to it.

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11 fun alternatives for enjoyable cardio

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How do you do cardio?

Cardio is not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a Marmite-esque aspect of fitness that many loathe. But, even if you want to protect your gains, cardio is good for you, and to completely ignore it is folly.

But if you find jogging more boring than Katie Hopkins’ seemingly endless trolling, then we have a treat for you.

Coitus, pretending you’re part of Mario Kart and re-enacting Rocky are all part of our alternative cardio bag of tricks. Enjoy!

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3 benefits of micellar casein protein

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Yum yum choccy goodness!

There are many different protein powders available, from many different protein sources. Knowing what the differences are, and why each powder is different can therefore be confusing.

But don’t worry. That’s why we’re here, and today’s topic is casein. Known for its slow release, as well as an arguably confusing pronunciation, it is often overlooked.

We think it is a great supplement, and here’s why.

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How to workout at your desk

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Sitting on a ball is mere child’s play…

Read any tabloid newspaper and you will “learn” of the terrible things that can happen if you have a desk job. Sitting will kill you. looking at a screen will make your eyes bleed…you get the idea.

Many of these are obviously scare stories, but the idea behind them is sound enough. You’re in an inactive job for much of the day, and that means you aren’t exercising, and exercise, is good for you.

Drinking a protein shake whilst on the job might be easy enough, but just how can you get a workout in whilst at your desk?

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Four alternative motivation methods to improve your training

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Do you need a kick in the right direction?

Some find it easy, some find it hard, but motivation is the key to fitness. There are YouTube channels, blogs and motivational quotes aplenty that keep many folk going. Then there is the self ingrained drive, perhaps for health or aesthetic reasons.

But what if the things that motivated you before no longer do the job? Or what if you simply can’t get off your sofa and get in shape? Don’t worry, we have the answer.

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IIFYM and other fitness phrases

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That lettuce 100% fits your macros

The internet is both a wonderful and terrible place. For every interesting article, there is an awful one, and for every positive comment, there is a troll (not a Norse supernatural being).

So with such good and bad, it can be hard to know what’s going on. Especially in the world of online fitness, where everyone has an opinion. Though we can’t tell you exactly who to listen to, and what should be considered rubbish, we can tell you the meaning of a few popular online fitness terms that you may not have heard before.

Hashtags, acronyms, weird words you haven’t heard before, they’re all here.

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5 things to look for in a protein bar

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A look at the delicious world of protein bars…

The popularity of protein bars has rocketed in recent years due to the improvements in taste technology and the fact they are an ultra-convenient way to get elevate your protein intake.

Not all protein bars are made equally, some may taste phenomenal but have a shocking nutritional profile so by understanding these 5 important factors you’ll be able to make the best decision possible.

Here goes.

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The Fitness Round Up: March 2015

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What did you do in March?

The clocks have gone forward, we have a load of bank holidays to look forward to and soon it should be “sun’s out, guns out” weather.

So spring is basically upon us, that means the cut is well and truly in play for many of you out there, and fat burners will be at the ready.

But what happened before the onset of spring? Let’s take a look at March’s best moments.

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