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Training to Failure, The Last Few Repetitions, Part 2

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Training to Failure; the Last Few Reps

Part 2

What’s the last few reps?

As I explained in last week’s article, the whole reason for prescribing a set number of reps with a set weight is so that we can measure what our body is currently capable of and slowly increase that.

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Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

For years I tried options that would ‘work better’ for my clients. No one wanted to count calories. It was too much hard work. It took too much time. At least that’s what everyone told me.

If we were still writing everything down on a piece of paper, adding grams and multiplying by macronutrient calorie values, then I’d say you had the start of a decent argument. These days though, with the prevalence of smartphones and apps keeping track of your nutrition is much easier. When it comes to body composition goals (losing weight and gaining lean muscle mass) there is no substitute for knowing your numbers going in (consumption) and out (expenditure).
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Are carbohydrates good or bad?

Are carbohydrates good or bad?

Carbohydrates: the truth

Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but the reality is they’re a great source of fuel. The truth is, carbohydrates are good for you. When it comes to needing lots of energy and fast, our body’s go-to fuel supply is glucose, the final product of digested carbohydrates. Our body loves this energy substrate so much that we even store glycogen (the stored form of glucose) in our liver and muscles. It can be helpful to think of carbohydrates this way. If digested carbohydrates, such as sugar were not good for us, then our bodies would store these in our liver and muscles, would they?
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The first step to fat loss

Fat Loss Advice and Tips

Fat loss advice that works

Fat loss advice is always welcome. However, in a bid to satisfy the ‘shiny new thing syndrome’ we’re often fed fat loss advice that really won’t do anything for us if we don’t have the fundamentals in place. This article addresses the number one fundamental that governs whether any other nutritional strategy you employ to shift stubborn fat is effective or not. First though, I feel it’s important to outline some considerations to reflect upon before you embark upon a fat loss journey.
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