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9 out of 10 people fart at the gym!

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The musical fruit

The results of the Grim Gym Survey are in! We’ve asked our Facebook followers and email club to tell us the truth about the gym! Some of it’s shocking, some of it’s well, not shocking, and some of it makes us wonder about the future of the human race.

With a lot of flatulence, a little bit of perving and a fair whack of sexual appetite, the gym seems to be a place of rather strange, yet not completely unexpected behaviour.

First thing’s first though, let’s look at how the gym going public use Google.

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Liam Browne’s Matrix High Protein Flapjack Review

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A review of Matrix Nutrition’s High Protein Flapjacks

When we get asked “is this product any good?” we are rarely going to say “Nah mate, hunk of rubbish!” are we? And as much as we harp on about how we use Feefo, a 100% independent review system, people still want more info!

And rightly so. Why would you want to part with your hard earned (or not hard earned, we’re not judgemental) cash on something you’re not 100% sure on. So, in a bid to further show how honest we are, we sent our good friend Liam Browne a box of Matrix Nutrition High Protein Flapjacks and asked him to do a 100% honest review.

So he did.

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The Grim Gym Survey (and giveaway!)

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This is what you can win!

Ever thought the gym can be a bit…icky? Don’t get us wrong, we love them, but when you see these ads making them look all shiny, and supplement companies telling you it’s all smiles and beauty, you do have to wonder. Is it really like that?

We think the answer is a big fat, no. We think the UK isn’t as squeaky clean as you’ve been made to think.

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5 things to look out for at Rio 2016 Olympics

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What will you be watching this year?

The Olympics are here again, that four year trip into the world of athletics, countries you’ve never heard of and the knowledge you always have something to watch on the TV.

But though Neymar, Usain Bolt, Zika and the whole Russian doping scandal may take the headlines, we think it’s important to look out for a few other great happenings at this Olympics.

So here’s five things you really shouldn’t miss.

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A celebration of muscles, big and small

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Time to honour those ever so important muscles!

Muscles are…well…necessary. Without them we’d be a big bag of bones. But to our bodybuilding friends and family, muscles are so much more.

So, instead of telling you how to build the biggest shoulders possible or what to eat for maximum gains, we’re just going to celebrate our muscles.

Those everyday muscles you probably take for granted.

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Pokémon Go: The best fitness app ever?

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Is catching them all getting the public in shape?

It’s bigger than Tinder, going to be bigger than Twitter and is probably going to save Nintendo after that terrible thing called the Wii-U. Pokémon Go is huge. But what does it have to do with us?

Well as a happy side effect of more or less everyone who once had a Gameboy colour playing this ridiculously popular game, it seems more people are walking. Our lovely web developer @beardedjack_ even said “I don’t need a fitness app, I’ve got this”; and indeed he isn’t the only one to mutter such an idea.

So what is Pokémon Go and will it actually help you stay fit?

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VIDEO: Eddie Hall 500kg deadlift

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The man, the legend!

There are many words you could use to describe Eddie Hall; monster, beast, giant. But recently, he surpassed all that, by a feat of strength that is like something you’d read in a Marvel comic.

For Mr Hall has now done what no Stokie, man or beast has done before, and lifted half a tonne.

He once lifted 462kg and the strongman world went a bit mad, he then joined forces with Mark Felix to lift 775kg.

But in Leeds, he beat his own record, and forever cemented his name as the best thing to come out of Stoke since Phil “The Power” Taylor.

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10 Questions to Ask your New Gym Buddy?

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Will your contestant become a gym buddy?

Gym buddies. They aren’t for everyone, but if you are on the lookout, it’s a good idea to get it right.

Of course, there are some people that it’s obvious you should avoid. Boris Johnson for example would be a terrible choice. You’d turn up at the gym, and then he’d bugger off. Meanwhile Corbyn would simply never leave.

So here’s how to weed the Boris or Jeremy from your gym buddy, and hopefully end up with an Apollo Creed.

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Can’t choose a workout? Worry no more!

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Trying to work out what to do…

It’s 6pm, you’ve not long finish work, and you are on your way to the gym…but what are you going to do when you get there?

If, like many, you aren’t the best at making basic decisions, then knowing what to do can be a difficult choice. Legs, chest, arms, back, cardio, core, shoulders, take up CrossFit? “What do I do!?” you are probably screaming inside.

But don’t worry, as per usual, Supplement Centre is here to save the day.

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