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25.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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Low carbohydrate diets like the Keto diet have become very popular in recent times as many people look for effective methods to lose weight and improve their health. While we hear a lot about eating less calories and the numerous health benefits of protein and fats, we often overlook the importance of eating fibre to the health of our body. Cutting out carbs too much can be a problem if you are not aware of what foods contain high amount of fibre to help with digestion of fats and proteins. Research shows that people who consume high-fibre diets have much lower rates of constipation than individuals that eat a low-fibre diet, however, too much fibre may result in loose stools, bloating, or even diarrhea. Finding the right balance is the key, and eating a wide range of fresh vegetables and fruits is the key to getting this right. In this article, we will discuss what these foods are.

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17.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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For a long time I have been discussing the value of using a more integrated and functional approach to strengthening the core, versus the traditional and more popular method of isolating the abdominal muscles with a multitude of floor exercises. My argument has always been that the activation of the abdominal muscles is more consistent with their “true function” when using integrated movements and are more effective at improving movement efficiency and joint stability. The argument against my point is that these exercises may not truly strengthen the muscles of the core to their full potential, leaving you exposed to weakness and injury. You cannot feel your abs burn during a squat or a deadlift but you can during a plank so the plank must be better is the logic most people explain. To put this argument to rest I decided to share with you some important research and studies that have investigated this debate before, and give you my thoughts of how I use this information to guide me with exercise prescription.

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12.08.2021
Category: 2014
Written by: Nick Jack
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We all know that getting a good night's rest is important for your body, as is eating healthy and exercising. When you get the right amount of sleep, you manage to maintain optimal health and well-being. Adequate sleep enables you to have enough energy to be productive during the day, which is why there’s a relationship between exercising and sleep. Exercising offers excellent advantages that help us overcome a number of sleeping-related difficulties. Studies show that it can reduce insomnia, stress, and the anxieties that can keep you tossing and turning throughout the night. Weight training in particular requires an enormous amount of energy. If your sleeping patterns are poor, this can greatly affect your workout routine. In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of sleeping sufficiently and how it correlates with your weight training. 

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