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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.

Drop sets are a great way to add intensity to a workout without having to use a spotter but, like all the other training systems, use them in moderation otherwise over training and severe muscle soreness may result!

Squats and Deadlifts are two of the most beneficial exercises in your workout arsenal - if done properly! Find out how to perfect your technique and get maximum results out of these compound lifts. 

Ultimately, your training and nutrition style says a lot about you. Your training is most effective when it is tailored specifically to you making it practical for your lifestyle so you can hold yourself accountable for the results. Use these tips to help you overcome your shortcomings and push forward towards your goals.

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are made up of the three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These three amino acids have to be ingested through supplementation or nutrition, as your body can't make them. Beyond BCAAs make up about 40 percent of your daily requirement of the 9 essential amino acids, hence their importance in your fitness regimen for recovery and performance.