Training

The Profound Ripple Effect of Strength Training

PRELUDE Before I begin, let’s be clear on what I mean when I mention ‘strength training’: I am not talking about bodybuilding or ‘pump’ training, which stimulates puffy muscle and some degree of strength gains. This type of training is generally high volumes of 8-15 repetition sets, often comprising super-sets (immediate succession) with another exercise. While bodybuilding training has its…

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Alcohol, Testosterone

The Beer Paradox

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, it is without question that beer is esteemed as the most manly. This link, tying masculinity to beer, has been perpetuated on a global scale for centuries. Whether it be a few ‘frothies’ had after a hard-fought footy victory with the boys; tradesmen heading to their local to sink a ‘brewski’; or University students proudly double-parked with a…

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Anti-ageing, Fat loss, Recovery, Testosterone

The Power of the Cold Shower

It is something we do every day, but the thought of turning the shower to cold is unpalatable for most. Although immersing yourself with cold water may seem a scary prospect (especially in winter!), doing so on a daily basis for just a few minutes carries an array of benefits. These benefits are derived from ‘cold thermogenesis’ (CT), which is just…

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