How to Have a Healthy BBQ: Part One

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Step one: don’t touch the coals

Whether it’s a Bank Holiday, a glimmer of sun in the distance or some kind of family event, most of us tend to love a good BBQ!

You may be wondering how you can partake in such a fun filled event, without ruining all your hard work in the gym. After all, a load of greasy meat and a tonne of alcohol isn’t exactly conducive to gains. So instead of sitting at home searching for discount supplements and worrying about your macros, follow our advice.

Take these steps, and you can have a BBQ that’s fun, healthy and tasty too!

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3 training myths: busted

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Is it all a load of rubbish?

There is a lot of information sent here and there about fitness and working out, and a lot of it is total rubbish. But still some people follow it.

Creatine powder is not shown to have any side effects, but people still worry, the benefits of a gluten free diet are shown to be negligible, and people still go for it…we could go on.

But instead of us having a rant, let’s clear up some of the training myths, you could have been following needlessly.

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What is a dad bod?

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With eight crates of beer, you could have a body like this…

The vast majority of those who read this will be people who workout, who want to workout or who have at some point, worked out. The reasons? They tend to be to stay healthy, look good and feel great. But what’s this “dad bod” craze all about?

In the last few weeks, the likes of Adam Sandler, Leonardo di Caprio and Seth Rogan have been held up high as examples of the finest Dad Bods.

So first, let’s explain what it is.

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6 ways to stop protein shaker smells

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Keep the answers clean please…

Protein is awesome. It helps to build muscles and is the very building block of the gains we are after.

Many look to boost their protein intake with shakes and take an array of supplements to help them reach their fitness goals. But most powders need a protein shaker, and they can sometimes get a bit whiffy.

The reason is that small residues of whey protein and milk/water “go off” and the horrid smell is in fact bacteria.

So how can you stop your shaker going rancid?

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CrossFit Hexis

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A brand new Box.

Hexis, is a CrossFit gym designed to cut through the waiting around, not knowing what to do and the restrictions placed on you by traditional training methods.

Set up by Oli and Paul in May 2015, it offers a place to learn how to lift weights, stay fit and learn about every aspect of fitness.

Both founders have a long history in CrossFit, Olympic lifting and an all encompassing knowledge of fitness. So get on down to CrossFit Hexis, join in a group coaching session and take part in a gym revolution!

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Your top 25 motivational fitness quotes

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Have we missed any?

Motivation comes in all shapes and sizes, and for many, it comes in quotes telling you to get off your arse, do more or stop whinging.

So we asked the world of social media for the best motivational quotes they could think of. Some we knew, some we didn’t and one features a hippo.

Love them or hate them, here are your favourite motivational fitness quotes.

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VIDEO: Man tries to copy The Rock’s diet

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Even on planes he’s bulking…

We all know that The Rock has a diet, and a training regime, that is beyond extreme. But can a “normal” man follow his gruelling protein filled diet and function properly?

Many who read this may pack away a lot of nice tasting protein shakes, some may even think they have a massive appetite. But few could manage to follow Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s gruelling diet.

As proven in this video.

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How to build your calf muscles

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Get ready for calf raises!

Never skip leg day, we all know that. But what about those skinny bits at the bottom of your legs? Yes we are of course talking about calves.

You train legs, and your quads are huge, but adding mass to calf muscles is easier said than done. There’s even been memes created about it, and Milhouse from The Simpsons knows the difficulties too well!

Here then, is a guide on all things calf muscle based.

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The Fitness Round-Up: Dwarf love and a hench kangaroo

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A dog, a Policeman and a sports bra walked into a bar…

April has been and gone, and in its wake, its left behind a whole manner of stories, some good, some bad.

The bad featured Katie Hopkins, the Baltimore riots and of course, the tragic events in Nepal; we hope for all those involved in the latter two, that things end okay.

But, just like when you get your delivery of discount supplements, good stuff has happened too. Many have ran the London Marathon, AP McCoy finished his wonderful career and a dwarf bodybuilder found love…

And that is where we will begin.

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