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VIDEO: Eddie Hall 500kg deadlift


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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7 Squat Variations You Need To Try

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Pick a squat, any squat, what squat will you pick?

Ahhhhhh squats. Like moths and light-bulbs, fish and chips or Starsky and Hutch, they go hand in hand with leg day and are an essential part of any workout.

Some love them, some hate them, but squats, just like protein shakes, come in many different shapes and sizes…and flavours.

So what are these splendiferous variations? Well let’s start with the most famous of them all.

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10 Fitness Hacks to Improve Workouts

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Being oiled up for quicker door entry is not on our list.

All of us are always trying to find ways to make our lives easier. Whether it’s a robotic vacuum cleaner, a self stirring mug or twirling spaghetti fork, we have designed myriad gadgets to save time or cut down on the hassle.

The problem with us folk who like to lift or run our way through the day, is that there are very few time saving, hassle slashing gadgets around, if it all.

But there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of your time on this earth, and by that I mean of course the time you spend staying in shape.

Let’s start with your music.

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Matrix Nutrition Amino Storm Review

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Liam Browne takes on the storm!

We gave Liam Browne a tub of Amino Storm to review, and this is what he thought…

Amino Storm is the latest product from Matrix Nutrition, combining the well-known BCAAs with creatine, taurine, glutamine and HMB. I have always used a BCAA supplement, be it through capsules or powder, they are always a part of my performance nutrition, and I will be using Matrix Amino Storm again.

When I am purchasing a BCAA supplement, I look for several things, pricing (and with that in mind, servings per container), how well it mixes, taste and of course the results.

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QUIZ: What exercises burn the most calories?

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Feel the burn!

Calories are an odd beast. They are talked about almost daily in the press, and in the most basic of ways, are what fuel us every single day.

As a society we have become obsessed with “burning” them, and have come up with many creative sports which do just that as a purpose, or in the case of Boxing Chess, do it as a by-product.

But what activities burn the most?

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You can now get ripped with PornHub…kind of

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Can you really shag to get in shape?

You’d be forgiven for thinking we’re a bunch of sexed up teenagers on this here blog.

Not only have we shown you the workouts that help your sex life, but we’ve also had an in depth look at sex and HIIT. So when we saw that PornHub has released their own fitness programme, called Bangfit, we thought we’d take a look.

Is a sex based fitness programme really worth it?

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The Importance of an Evening Routine

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Overnight oaty goodness!

This is a guest post from Brad Ledson

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell”

Evening routines play a pivotal role in setting you up for a better, healthier, more productive, stress free day.

And it all starts with the morning…

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The best jobs for staying in shape

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Pick your PT wisely!

Those who like to get in shape spend a lot of their spare time working out. But wouldn’t it be better if you could workout at work? Or even better, workout for your job?

There are clearly chances to do just that, but there are also some left field jobs which aren’t half bad for getting in shape.

So let’s look at the spectrum of employment and see what places offer the most running lifting and everything in between.

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