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5 Common Reasons Your Weight Fluctuates

5 Common Reasons Your Scale Weight Fluctuates And Why You Should Never Feel A Failure Because Of It…

How many times have you stepped on the scale only to see it go up 1kg, despite doing everything right? Ever wondered why your weight fluctuates so much? Truth is, you might have nothing to worry about…

I’m sure you’ve been there many times. Your weight fluctuates on a daily basis and your frustration builds…

You wake up in the morning, make your way to the bathroom and step on the dreaded scales to check progress.

And through the cracks between your fingers you peer down tentatively…

“FUCK! I’ve put on 1kg! How is that even possible?”

And it’s at this point everyone else in the house starts running for cover…

Because you’re going to be in a shitty mood for the rest of the day.

Your other half suddenly has to get to work early, so escapes through the front door, before you’ve got a chance to unleash your tirade of frustration.

In a matter of seconds, your day has turned into an absolute misery. You’re off to a bad start and don’t really know how to recover it.

But does it HAVE to be that way?

Here’s the thing… More often than not, you’re beating yourself up over nothing.

And I’d be willing to bet my reputation your weight increase wasn’t all body fat. And here’s why.

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Failure Is The Goal

Failure Is The Goal: Why Striving For Failure Is Your Fast Track To Success

4 ways to be a successful failure and achieve everything you ever wanted!

Ok, so this may not be the most conventional article I’ve ever written. I’m guessing you expected something hugely motivational and “ra ra ra”. Almost like I’m your very own fitness cheerleader. But bear with me my friend… Because all may not be as it seems. Trust me, failure is the goal…

We all fail. All the time. Some of us more than others. But at some point we all fall victim to failure.

Normally, you see this as a bad thing.

After all, you didn’t dream of being a massive loser when you were growing up. Am I right?

So how the hell can failure be the goal?

It seems weird… Perverse almost.

But stick with me… Because I had this thought.

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4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

How to recognise and rid yourself of the self-imposed limiting beliefs stopping you from being successful and achieving your goals.

There’s something holding you back. And I guarantee I know what it is… It’s your limiting beliefs…

Like some form of fitness mindreader, I’m gonna get inside your head for the next couple of minutes and have a rummage around. Because I want to help you.

Right now, there’s something causing you to doubt yourself.

A thought rolling around your mind like a single marble in an empty room.

A thought you can’t shake.

Like an annoying song on repeat in your head… (insert the name of any Britney Spears track here).

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How To Make A Stubborn Body Part Grow

How To Make A Stubborn Body Part Grow

Answer me this question… Do you ever look at your physique and scratch your head about why that stubborn body part won’t grow?

And guys… Let’s be clear. I’m not talking about THAT stubborn body part.

We’re talking the body parts you’re training in the gym.

And if any of you guys out there are training that body part, then please send me the details of where you train, so I know to avoid it like the plague.

Anyway, I digress…

Stubborn body parts can be frustrating.

Especially when the rest of your physique is looking awesome.

What’s the answer? Read on to find out…

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How To Master Your Weekly Meal Prep In Under 60 Minutes

How To Prepare A Week’s Worth Of Nutritious Meals In Under 60 Minutes And On A Tight Budget. The 4 Step System To Master Your Meal Prep…

What’s the one thing you dread most about dieting? Some of you might have said hunger, cravings, or something related to restriction. But I bet a lot of you also said meal prep. Because let’s face facts… Meal prep is boring as fuck!

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There’s not getting away from it. Mustering the energy to slave away in the kitchen for hours on the weekend doesn’t fill you with excitement. No matter how many likes you get on your Meal Prep Sunday Insta post, it never makes up for the ball ache you just endured, right?

But does it have to be this horrendous chore?

A marathon cooking extravaganza taking over your precious weekend?

In my opinion… No. No it does not.

You see, I’ve developed a method of meal prep that means I can make an entire week’s worth of food in under 60 minutes.

And that includes the washing up.

What’s more, if you need to, you can adapt my system to suit even the tightest of budgets.

Read on if you want the secrets…

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The Best Way To Train All 5 Major Muscle Groups

How frequently should you train the 5 major muscle groups to build muscle?

This article is all about the subject of training splits. And specifically whether or not you should train muscle groups once a week, or multiple times in a 7 day period.

So if you ever wondered if having a day purely for biceps is the best way to build muscle, then I’ve got the answer for you.

Or you may be attempting to train every muscle every day and doing 7 total body session every week. Because some guy told you more frequency is better. If you are doing that, then I’m surprised you’re listening to this podcast. I would have thought you’d be lying in a heap in the corner of the gym. Surely, even reading this article would be too much effort.

So let’s settle the score. And answer the question.

What’s The Best Way To Train All 5 Major Muscle Groups?

Did the bro’s get it right with one muscle group per session? Or is this training folklore from the dark ages that’s actually limiting your progress?

There’s only one way to find out… Read on…

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Slow Metabolism: Is It Stopping Your Fat Loss?

Is a slow metabolism stopping you from losing fat and living a leaner, healthier life?

Do you feel like you’re a victim of a slow metabolism?

Could it be you’re not losing weight because your parents didn’t swimming in the right gene pool? Have you been handed the worst genetics known to man, meaning you’ll struggle to lose weight forever?

Or is it nothing to do with genetics? Is there something else at play you can actually control so you can finally make the progress you’ve been striving so hard for?

Never fear. I have the answers for you.

So read on and get the facts behind metabolism. And get the practical advice you need to make the lean life, a reality.

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Creatine: Is It A Supplement Worth Taking?

Creatine. Finally, a supplement worth spending your money on!

One of the most talked about and researched supplements in the fitness industry is Creatine. And more specifically, creatine monohydrate (more on what that means later).

And although I’m not one for recommending a whole load of supplements, I do recommend creatine if your goal has anything to do with increasing muscle and strength.

Why? Because the proven benefits of it include:

Improvements in muscle gain and strength, improved anaerobic endurance, and assistance in recovery from training. In addition to those benefits it’s also totally natural and safe.

But that recommendation often leads to a number of questions, particularly those that are new to the process of building muscle. Because creatine is often thought to be an unnatural and sometimes unsafe supplement. More often than not those that are skeptical have heard stories of kidney damage and the like. So it’s no wonder creatine is called into question so frequently.

In this article I want to set the record straight for you. And I want to put your mind at ease. And I’m going to do that by guiding you through the evidence and the facts.

So with that said here’s what you’re going to learn from this article.

  • What creatine actually is and how it works.
  • The types of creatine available on the market and which ones are worth your cash.
  • When to take creatine for maximum benefit.

Let’s get into the detail, right now.

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10 Ways to Stay Fit for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, how do you make sure you don’t undo all your hard work in one foul swoop? Follow these 10 top tips to stay fit for Christmas.

If you hadn’t realised already, Christmas is just around the corner.  That fat bearded guy is making his last checks and revving up the reindeer. And he’s not that far away from having millions of mince pies in one night! So how can you avoid turning into something that resembles Santa himself? Because temptation is at every turn and that a calorie deficit could be the hardest thing to maintain. So that’s why I’ve got 10 top tips for you to stay fit for Christmas. Follow these and take the worry out of the festive season.

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5 Steps for Reducing Water Retention

Doing everything right, but still feel puffy and bloated when you look in the mirror? Water Retention could be your problem. And here’s what you can do about it.

Water retention is a term banded around a lot these days. But how can you tell whether or not you’re suffering with excess water retention? And most importantly, what can you do to reduce that water retention?

First off I want to start by talking about a common scenario.

How many times have you experienced this next sequence of events when you get out of bed?

The alarm clock sounds at 5am and with bleary eyes you stumble towards the bathroom to start that morning routine. After “dropping the kids off at the pool” and slapping some life into yourself, you climb aboard the dreaded scales. And with trepidation you peer through the gaps in your fingers at the number staring back at you.

“FUCK!” you put on half a kilo overnight! WTF?

And then you take a step back, rub the sleep from your eyes and stare at the mirror. You look puffy, bloated and you’re lacking any definition whatsoever. Sound familiar?

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