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Fitness and Nutrition Writer for GQ, Menshealth, The Telegraph, BBC, ITV, Mensfitness, Women’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, The Bleacher Report and more. Typically found dwelling in a gym or fridge.

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LATEST WORK:

My latest article for GQ Magazine entitled, “Modern Man’s Five Biggest Diet Mistakes” can be seen here. Well worth a read if you get a moment as it highlights some of the hidden nutritional dangers currently lurking in our cupboards.

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STRENGTH SCIENCE

STRENGTH SCIENCE

Plateaued on your dead lift? One of the most important aspects to a deadlift is something called your “rate of force development” (ROFD). This is possibly one of the most under-appreciated areas of applied science when it comes to strength training. Rate of force development is related to the speed at which the muscles can produce force, obviously the faster the ROFD the quicker and more explosive the movement.

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CARB BACKLOADING & CARBOHYDRATE MANIPULATION

CARB BACKLOADING & CARBOHYDRATE MANIPULATION

Carb Backloading is a nutritional protocol designed to manage your carbohydrate intake to increase lean muscle and lower your body fat. Carb Backloading is a phrase coined by nutrition expert John Kiefer and is relatively new to the mainstream. But the basic lessons have been used by athletes, bodybuilders and fitness models for years. Here I explain exactly what it is as well as its pros, cons and some important things to consider if you are thinking of Carb Backloading.

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DARK CHOC STRAWBERRY PROTEIN LOAF

ALL the ingredients in this are functional with health/performance benefits! From the flavanoid content of the dark chocolate to the vitamin C content of the strawberries. Essentially very nutrient dense! PLUS is ready in 5 minutes in the microwave and awesome protein/carb ratio!

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4 Reasons You Don’t Have a Sixpack

The six-pack is the holy grail of fitness. Your average gym-dwelling man spends hours on the ab roller trying to find his own, but every time it’s beach season it’s nowhere to be seen. That’s because men are making the following mistakes that make achieving a six-pack virtually impossible….

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SIXPACK SCIENCE

VERY proud of my latest article in Muscle & Fitness which addresses how crunches are probably the most overrated exercise in strength and conditioning.

A bold statement to begin an article with I know, but a recent study conducted at the Department of Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University, USA, showed (through surface electromyography electrodes) that activation of the abdominal and lumbar muscles were greatest during compound movements.

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CHOCOLATE PROTEIN CHEESECAKE

Post-workout nutrition will never be the same again. Presenting the, “Chocolate Protein Cheesecake” a nutrient dense recipe that helps you meet your elevated macro requirements (protein and carbohydrates) and enhance recovery after the gym….

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