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Studies have shown that consuming alcohol in the hours after exercise inhibits muscle growth, repair and weight loss. While abstinence isn’t most people’s first pick, no one wants to waste the time they’ve invested in the gym. Sure, it’s not always possible to avoid alcohol on the days that you work out- but the more you do, the more you set yourself up for results in fitness and muscle growth.

Nothing beats the results of a strong deadlift - it's one of the most productive exercises you can do. It works virtually every crucial muscle in your body, and is the ultimate test of strength. How do you get stronger? Follow this plan for 6-8 weeks, and you should soon hit a new deadlift record. Enjoy a week of light training, and then repeat the plan again.

Training and drinking don't go hand-in-hand, it's as simple as that. There may be a dose-dependant effect, but drinking after exercise directly impacts muscle growth, fat loss and repair, setting the stage for disappointing gains, muscle fatigue, poor recovery, weight gain, and possible injury. Find out how you can train and still have a few drinks without sabotaging your goals.

When it comes to combining exercise and make up – they don’t get along. Wearing a full cake face while sweating up a storm can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. BUT that doesn’t mean you have to go cold turkey. If you feel you are suffering due to your cosmetic habits then give these strategies a try.

Everyone who consumes coffee on a regular basis is painfully familiar with the 3pm crash. The added energy in the morning gets you going, makes you feel amazing, then suddenly drops you around lunch. There are several reasons for this crash, and instead of reaching for another cup to mask it, try a few of these strategies to get you through the afternoon.

If you are looking for a new way to challenge your fitness, you could do a lot worse than try a triathlon. You don’t have to go full Ironman but, after a few Olympic distance events, don’t be surprised if that’s what you start dreaming about!

With the rise of popularity in the UFC in the last few years, more and more people have been getting into MMA training simply for the purpose of fitness. Why? MMA workouts focus more on developing functional athletic type muscle, which in turn has the added effect of making you leaner and stronger - it also provides a great alternative to your regular split for a few weeks!

Does coffee fit my macros? Do you have to drink coffee? Many people find that a coffee or two a day is not just enjoyable, but beneficial and healthy too. With a very small number of exceptions, regular coffee consumption is not something to worry about and can be considered part of a healthy, balanced diet. What is the best way to use it in your training?

How much can you drink, and will it affect your ability to lose weight? Diet and exercise are inextricably linked, and while most people understand what constitutes a healthy diet or a solid workout plan, many are confused when the topic of alcohol comes up. Is alcohol healthy? Can it be consumed as part of a healthy diet? Should people who exercise drink alcohol at all? In this article we’ll lift the lid on alcohol and whether it can be part of a healthy lifestyle.

A lot of confusion exists in the fitness industry with people training the wrong way for their goal - not everyone needs to train like a bodybuilder. There are several different so-called “strength sports” which, to the average person, can seem very similar. However, each training style is unique and offers different challenges and benefits.

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