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The benefits of negative lifting and training

The benefits of negative lifting and training

Negative lifts. Basically when you slow down the phase of lowering the weight towards you before exploding. Then pushing it away from you. Are where THE MAGIC HAPPENS.
The benefits of negative lifting and training.

Or the more coined sentence ‘Think negative to grow!’

If you’re interested in the science and rationale behind negative lifting. You can find a detailed post by Christopher Mohr on the bodybuilding blog here.

But, as always, here is a quick summary sourced from speaking to and reading articles by personal…

17 little tips to enhance your training and gains

17 little tips to enhance your training and gains

Add these tips to your life
17 little tips to enhance your training and gains

Variety is the spice of life
Mixing your rep counts increases bench press by approx 28% in one month. Try sets of 12 one day, sets of 3 the next

Bean me up scotty
Kidney bean enzymes stop carb breakdown. Meaning nailing some chilli con carne helps your body burn fat around your abs. Have it post workout with brown rice

Negative Nigel
The lowering (negative) phase of a move is…

Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer

Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer

Time magazine recently released an named ‘Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer’
Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer. It covers tips for avoiding cancer curated from scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. It stems an interesting debate.
According to the article the main six tips are:

Limit or avoid dairy products to reduce the risk of prostate cancer
Limit or avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of…

Green, black and white tea what do they do?

Green black and white tea what do they do?

As always go for quality in the leaf not quantity when choosing a brand. Many tea brands claim more than they deliver
Green black and white tea what do they do?
Green
Not always the most palatable. Mixing with Elder flower boosts it anti-cancer EGCS’s by 50%. It also protects the brain from the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Steep a teaspoon of leaves for at least 3 minutes at 85 degree C’
White
Made from the buds of the first tea leaves so…

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you/ A pepper and a variety of mixed herbs lay on a kitchen table.

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you

Think you’ve herb it all before? Think again.
8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you:
Rosemary – Brainpower, high levels of compound 1,8-cineole aid with faster and more accurate brain power
Sage – Lower Cholesterol, full of antioxidants that hit fatty deposits and cholesterol that builds in your arteries
Coriander – Banish cravings, stimulates insulin secretion balancing blood sugar
Oregano – Ease sore muscles, contains beta-caryophyllene which work as anti inflammatory
Thyme – Skeletal strength, full of vitamin K, manganese and calcium
Parsley -…

Ten weird foods that build muscle. A variety of vegetables and fruit on a market counter top

Ten weird foods that build muscle

Aside from your standard protein there’s a lot more to be gained from some un-assuming foods
Ten weird foods that build muscle.

Salt – Draws fluid into the muscle which is essential for growth
Ostrich – High in amino acids and low in calories
Tumeric – Curcumin in Tumeric stimulates cell growth in muscle tissue
Wheatgerm – Source of chromium which pushes calories into muscles
Watermelon – Reduces post gym soreness
Watercress – Alleviates the stress on your body from intense training
Sunflower seeds – huge protein…

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals. A variety of hemp seeds spread out

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals

These little seeds pack an almighty punch of health benefits
Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals.

Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance.
More digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food
Rich in Vitamin E
Containing all 9 essential BCAAs, and rich in arginine.
Increases energy levels & metabolic rate
Lowers blood LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Improves cardiovascular circulation & function
Reduces symptoms of…

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences. A cooked chicken sitting in an oven

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences

When the winter sets in stick to these foods to aid in keeping your health in fighting form for Santa
Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences.

Artichoke: Stimulates bile from the liver clearing out toxins and cholesterol.
Kale: Still around… Huge vitamin A RDA keep those toxin snaring membranes in your throat in full working order
Horseradish: Ten times the detoxing glucosinolates of broccoli it’s a liver cleansing beast.
Probiotic yoghurt: Team player bacteria beefs up immunity and constitution
Red onion: Vitamin B6…

Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot. An orange shot of fruit and vegetables sits on the side of a table

Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot

A heavy night out leaves you looking like you’ve had a few rounds with The Rock. This wake up shot will help sort that.
Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot

1 inch Tumeric
1 inch ginger
1/2 lemon
pinch of cayenne pepper
small amount of water

Shot it.
Tumeric is antimicrobial and ginger is a top antidote to a puffy face. And we all know lemon is just a legend of nutrition. All combined together give a powerful detox, just make sure to capture a…

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. A bag of powdered Moringa on a table

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree

High in protein and 13 essential vitamin.
The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. The Moringa tree leaf is a super leaf available in super powder form. Produced by drying out the leaf before grinding it. It’s benefits are

Morniga is regarded as the most nutrient dense plant on earth
Source of iron, vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1), and Zinc
Contributes to normal energy release…
blood pressure…
bones and teeth
It is…

The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. A baobab fruit lies cut half open on a table

The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit

Boost energy & immunity, reduce fatigue and improve skin health with Baobab fruit
The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. The baobab tree, otherwise know as the tree of life is an icon of Africa. It produces a dense nutrient fruit

A 100% organic fruit
Rich in vitamin C
Almost 50% fibre
High in Antitoxins
It contains calcium, potassium, thiamin and a source of vitamin B6
It has one of the highest antitoxin capacity of any fruit in the world. Five times that acai berries…

15 health benefits of lemon water. Lemon water sitting in a jug

15 health benefits of lemon water

Be a lemon head!
15 health benefits of lemon water. Here’s why you should squeeze it in.

Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin. While its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
Use as a weight loss aid. Because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain many substances notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C….

Why an apple a day? Two apples on a table

Why an apple a day?

We’ve all heard it said many times over
Why an apple a day?
An apple a day can block LDL oxidation, which results in 40% drop in bad cholesterol levels. Also being rich in soluble fibre it aids in clearing your arteries of fatty plaque deposits.

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge. A bunch of Macadamias piled up

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off carb binge

Snacking? Try this healthy alternative
Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge.
Research shows that Macadamias have been found to be effective in aiding a healthy circulatory.
They are also high in protein which keeps your blood sugar level steady to ward off post lunch carb binge.
Heeeeeeyyyy Macadamias!!!!

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat. A plate full of pepper.

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat

Stuck in an office chair all day? You need your metabolism firing fast to burn that fat
Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat.
Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper onto every office meal to accelerate it and boost your metabolism whilst sitting at your desk. Higher metabolism = more calories burned.
Keep that precious bad boy in your office draw.

How does protein become a muscle? A dish of fish mussels

How does protein become a muscle?

It’s easy to eat them but to build them you have to understand them
How does protein become a muscle?

Enzymes in the stomach break proteins apart to become peptides.
These peptides are chains of amino acids and are used by your body as the bricks and mortar to rebuild muscles and cells. The harder you train, the more you need.
The amino acids are transported straight to your liver which sends them into your bloodstream.
Your blood stream delvers the amino acids to the…

5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover. Chips in a basket

5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover

I have to admit the first one has me sold
5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover
Also:

Cheesy chips: They help soak up the booze
Spirulina: Reduces stomach acid after a big night.
Feeling wired? Eat some food high in magnesium, it reduces adrenaline and relaxes your muscles.
Swap your whey shake for a Casein shake: It will reduce gut acidosis which can damage stomach cells.
And of course a bacon sarnie. Its carbs and and amino acids speed up metabolism reduce your heads…

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans. lots of green beans piled up together.

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans

Some interesting facts to Green beans and Fava beans
The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans.
Green beans:

For best results and maintaining the nutrient value steam them for 4 – 5 minutes.
Believe it not green beans are a powerful anti-toxin food. They contain flavonoids like catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins that detox the body.
They provide you with an essential mineral called silicon. Important for bone health and formation of healthy connective tissue.
Nutritional value includes:  vitamin K,  manganese, vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin, B1, chromium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, choline, vitamin A, vitamin…

Health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee beans sit piled up

Health benefits of drinking coffee

There are many health benefits of coffee ranging from the prevention of many diseases to increased short term memory.
Here are some that I feel take most important premise with the most backed research studies. Health benefits of drinking coffee.

According to Ori Hofmekler’s extensive research. Coffee increases your metabolism by up to 20 percent and aids in the oxidation of fat.
There are greater health benefits of organic whole-bean black coffee. The darker the roast, the better the antioxidants and…

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans. Green beans sit in a wooden bowl

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Beans beans they’re good for your…
Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Lima beans help keep your blood alkaline, this speeds growth and lowers cortisol.
Black beans aid in lowering your body fat as they are full of Soluble fibre. This absorbs water in the digestive tract, forming a gel-like substance. This is important to slow digestion and trap excess dietary fats, which are then removed from the body.

Bean me up Scotty!!

The benefits of eating Pistachios. A pile of Pistachios

The benefits of eating Pistachios

The power of Pistachios. Racing, training, gym’ing, working hard? Nail some Pistachios.
The benefits of eating pistachios

One quarter cup of raw pistachios supplies essential nutrients, including healthy fats, protein and vitamins and minerals.
High in potassium
Give 6 grams of protein per serving
Full of Vitamin B6, the protein that helps in carrying oxygen in the blood. Increases oxygen quantity in the blood the haemoglobin count in it. Resulting in more energy.
Contain two carotenoids not found in most nuts. These carotenoids, called lutein and…