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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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Road to UFC 213 | Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker has begun his journey to UFC 213 where he will face his off against Yoel Romero; his toughest opponent yet and the #1 contender for the Middleweight championship. Muscle Meals Direct have been lucky enough to support Rob throughout his UFC career. As part of his highly anticipated upcoming fight, we are pleased to be releasing a new series called 'Road to UFC 213', in which we get some insight from Robert about his background, trainers, fight preparation and life...

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Are you Getting the Most out of your Chest Workout?

The chest is an area that tends to lag on a lot of physiques out there. The majority of guys struggle in this area, despite best efforts of spending hours upon hours lifting in the gym. In this article I'll be sharing tips on avoiding lagging chest gains and boosting general chest growth. The questions you should really be asking yourself Is your approach too one dimensional? And are you making any of the following common mistakes: Pressing through your triceps...

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3 Tip to help add Mass to your back

If you’re like most other people in the gym right now your there to build more muscle. Broadening your back would have to be at the top of the agenda, mainly because it’s such a big muscle group. I think a lot of guys struggle to get a big back because they can’t see it when they train so they’re less focused on the muscles they're working. This article should give some insight into how you can improve your back workout...

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Stretch for Muscle Growth Success

One of the questions I find myself being asked most often as a trainer/coach is "should stretching be done before weight training as a warm up, or during a workout? Or should it wait until after you are finished? Not only can stretching the wrong muscles at the wrong time hinder your progress, but it may also cause muscle pulls and strains. When To Stretch: Stretching a cold muscle can cause injuries ranging from minor strains to actual tears. Research shows that...

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8 Early Morning Tips with Brittany Bloomer

Whether you're an early riser or like to hit the snooze button on the regular, these morning rituals will help you feel that extra bit chirpier than the birds outside. 1. Distance yourself from your phone  From the moment you wake up; choose to disconnect yourself from your phone. There will be plenty more hours in the day that require you to be on your phone, so keep this moment to invest in yourself and prepare for the day. 2...

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Can You Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time?

For a long time many have believed that simultaneously building muscle while losing fat is impossible or only achievable by the highest tier of body builders. However, A recent study that was conducted by the McMaster University has revealed that the key to gaining muscle while losing fat may have been right in front of us all along.  A handful of professors from the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario set up a study in which 40 overweight men were put...

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Tips to Get Bigger Capped Shoulders

One of the most masculine features a man can have is capped shoulders. The truth is some men are pre-dispositioned with narrower shoulders and smaller muscle structure, and some men naturally have larger shoulders. Despite this, men can still build bigger shoulders. The shoulder muscles that comprise the deltoid group are split into three major areas – the front deltoid, the lateral or medial deltoid and the rear deltoid. A balance across these 3 deltoids will help to increase strength...

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