I wrote an article years ago entitled “Can eating cheeseburgers make my shoulder hurt?” where I discussed a theory of being “allergic” to certain foods which would cause inflammation and therefore pain in my right shoulder. I based my hypothesis on the fact that a) I have chronic shoulder pain and b) this pain was far less when I ate clean foods. Years have passed, kilos have come and gone and thousands of hours of research on many topics have led me to being a much more educated physical culturist. So let’s revisit!
So you’ve just finished dieting down for a bikini competition. You’ve worked with a coach with little to no knowledge about nutrition and he’s driven you into the ground with 500 calories per day and 3 hours of cardio to get you “in shape”. You starve your ass off then gorge yourself after your show, put on 10-15 kilograms of fluid and fat. I’m sure you’ve heard the term “metabolic damage” so that’s your new buzz word as to why you’re a tubby.
Does the above sound familiar to anyone? With Fit-X and FILEX just passing and shows being done and kilos stripped off and piled back on, if I see one more woman (or man) facebook post something along the lines with “woe is me I have metabolic damage” I am going to flip.
To each achieve the results we all individually desire it’s common to think and also assume we must spend 6 or even 7 days a week in the gym to reach such goals. Some people train more than once a day! The surprising fact is that some of the most famous physiques on earth have been built on only 4 hours of training each week. We are going to look at some of the different theories behind training, and by training I must point out I will be specifically referring to weight training. I am going to look at the benefits of incorporating rest days into your training routine and what the associated benefits may be from doing so.
I’m a big advocate of organic eating. In this instance we will leave meats to the side and discuss fruits and vegies. Not because it’s more nutritious. The jury is still out on that point. Considering it’s grown in the same nutrient deficient soils just as conventionally grown foods are then it’s no surprise to me that there is evidence that nutrient values are not all that different. [1, 2, 3]
However the main and most important reason to choose organic over conventionally grown foods is what is DELIBERATELY left out – Pesticides and fertilizers.
One of the questions all my athletes and clients ask is “Can I have salt?” – If I haven’t already written it into their diet then I always say “Yes, but it must be Himalayan Sea Salt.”
What is it? – Himalayan Sea Salt (HSS) is a kind salt that is found naturally in the earth.
Where does it come from? – HSS is mined in the Khewra salt mine in Pakistan at the base of the Himalayan mountains. Humans have been mining salt from the Khera mines for an estimated 900 years. The mine is now the second largest in the world with tunnels stretching 50 kilometres.
Can someone please give me the meaning of “Clean Eating”? Is it washing your food? Eating your food after a shower? What is this latest fad term that everyone is talking about?
I have seen a hundred different fitness-bunnies-turn-nutritional-gurus prey on unsuspecting women coining the term “clean eating” for unsuspecting females (usually) and to line their Prada pockets with $$ to pay for 1000’s of different chemicals to plaster on their faces! (Surely there is some irony here??) .
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Hey everybody, Luke McNally from mass nutrition and build my body here. Today I’m going to talk to you quickly about Creatine, and specifically Creatine Monohydrate.
So what is it? Creatine is a compound found mostly in red meat, we can produce it naturally in the body or endogenously, in small amounts. We do find vegetarians and people who don’t eat a lot of red meat can be deficient. So, in supplementary form it’s has been shown to increase strength and size and power.
Luke Schembri – What nightmares are made of…Terribly sorry for my absence and delay in getting day 6 to you. I began to write it a couple of days ago and spilt an entire shaker onto my laptop. It made a terrible sound then sadly it passed away. Thats the 5th laptop to leave me. 4 by KO and 1 by drowning. I try and get them covered by warranty but apparantly warranty doesnt cover acts of stupidy, god or spillage. What the fuck?? What other acts are there?! Stupidity?? It was their “stupid” computer that kept fucking up every 5 mins that let to their early demise through uppercut!
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