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Rob Whittaker's Journey to Recovery

The Reaper Reaps Once More... UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker’s nickname “The Reaper” hides a talent that has largely been a secret from UFC audiences. Whittaker has been sidelined since withdrawing from a scheduled UFC 221 title defense against Luke Rockhold due to a nightmarish series of injuries and illnesses. Nutrition is a critical part of keeping a middleweight champion title. Muscle Meals Direct has assisted with Rob's recovery, by keeping him energized, healthy and able to have family time...

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Newly Crafted Breakfast Items, Catered To You

Energise Your Morning with An Omelette The main ingredient of omelettes is, of course, eggs which are an easily digested source of high quality protein. Two eggs provide a quarter of a day's protein requirements for women and a fifth for men. They are also rich in zinc, vitamins A, D, E and B, particularly B12, which is often lacking in the diet of vegetarians. They contribute cancer-fighting selenium and iodine, which is important for maintaining thyroid hormones to regulate...

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Why You Should Choose Sweet Potatoes Over Regular

So what’s the deal with the sweet potato fry craze these days? Most people tend to have a general idea that sweet potatoes are more nutritious than the regular white variety, but is it true? Because they sure do taste pretty awesome. The answer is, yes, they are more nutritious! That said, any type of restaurant fries, sweet potato or not, is never very healthful, as they are almost always cooked in a rancid vegetable oil like that from soybeans...

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Does your training change with the seasons?

I use the seasons to help me keep my training regimen fresh and prevent myself from getting trapped into the same routine year round. For me, the seasons offer a whole new window of training methods that I can incorporate with the goals I have set for myself. So, now that its summer there is no better time to show off all the hours of hard work you put in over the colder months. That might be at the beach...

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Ab Training — Not Just a Pre-contest Thing

It’s very common for bodybuilders to avoid ab training entirely in the off-season, only grudgingly working them in the final 10-12 weeks before a contest. Ab training ranks up there with cardio as one of those boring necessary evils at times. 1) Floor Crunches 4 sets of 15-20 reps Every ab workout starts with some type of crunch, the most basic of all abdominal movements and one that requires absolutely no equipment. Even though the rep range is listed as...

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Is Chilli Making Us Live Longer?

A recent study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont has found that the consumption of spicy food could lead to extended life expectancies. It just so happens that Muscle Meals Direct offer a number of meals with chilli in them including our well-reviewed Portuguese Chicken. So why not use your fresh discount code to add some spice to your life? The Geeky Stuff: The Data for this particular research was retrieved from the NHANES website...

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Make Quick Arm Gains in 4 Weeks

If you want to make gains on a certain muscle group you need to do one of three things; 1) increase volume 2) increase weight used or 3) increase frequency. As we all want bigger arms, I’m going to focus this blog on blasting biceps into growth. You need to prioritise a muscle if you want to improve it. Aim to work your arms twice per week leaving 3-4 days between each arm session. Your first arm workout for the week...

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3 Classes to Help Form a Lean and Healthy Body

As a female starting out with training, I was scared that if I went to the gym more then 2-3 times a week, I would bulk up & lose my feminine features. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Diving straight into the gym and training consistently has positively impacted my life in more ways than one. By achieving a healthy and fit figure I was able to boost my physical wellbeing, while subsequently improving my mental health through the empowering feat of...

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Brittany’s Top Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Whilst on Holiday

Its mid-year travel time! That exciting part of the year where you find yourself hopping on a plane to another country to escape Australia's coldest months. You're on holidays, but this doesn’t mean that you should forget about all your hard work and training. I recently came back from a trip to Croatia where I spent my days sunbaking & day drinking – relaxing in true European style. After the first week I began to feel a little guilty, as my daily workout routines...

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Volume and Recovery

  When planning your next block of training whether it be for strength, muscle growth or power you will need to carefully balance volume with the increase of strength & recovery times. Being a natural athlete I know from experience I need extra recovery time during the last few weeks of my training programs. There has to be a trade off between the amount of weight I am lifting & the volume & frequency of the workouts otherwise I will...

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