Tag: muscle

What Really Speeds Up Your Metabolism?

These 4 things have been scientifically proven to help speed up your metabolism. ‘Metabolism’ is a bit of a buzz word, and there are many store-bought products that claim to be ‘miracle workers’ for the metabolism. Ultimately, genetic factors including age, gender, size, and hormones are the major determinants of metabolic rate, and there is […]

Do you need to be taking a protein supplement now that you’re going to the gym?

Are you confused about whether you need to add a protein supplement into your diet, now that you’re working out? The most common questions asked are, how much do I need? Should I include more in my diet? Or is a protein powder enough? We answer all your questions on protein supplements. What is Protein? […]

How to know where you are storing your body fat.

A DEXA scan can tell you how much fat, muscle and bone you have, and where your body fat is sitting. It’s a quick, painless and cost effective measure of body composition that is now open to everyone. Over the years, fitness clubs have weighed you in kilos, tape-measured you in centimetres, grabbed your skinfolds […]

Why stretching matters

If  world class athletes, gymnasts and weightlifters are stretching, why aren’t you? Being able to produce muscle force through a large range of motion can be the difference between shrugging off a close call and spending weeks or months in painful rehab, because your muscles and bones can’t handle the shear force. I’m not talking […]

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