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You Are Not A Hardgainer

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You Are Not A Hardgainer

If you think you're a hard-gainer then you are wrong. Hard-gainers generally do not exist. What actually does exist is this: Those who don't consume enough calories.  And Those who train poorly. If you don't consume enough calories, then guess what?  You're not going to put on muscle. Unless, that is, you're brand new to lifting weights. But even newbie gains don’t last long. Once you’re a bit more experienced, unless you start doing the right things, then your growth and development will stall. This is because the #1 thing you need to do to build muscle consistently after you’ve had...

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Bench Pressing: one man's guide to a modern test of gym prowess.

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Bench Pressing: one man's guide to a modern test of gym prowess.

"What ya lifting mate?" – see first comment. They usually mean "what do you bench press?", and for good reason: the bench press is reasonably easy to perform – skills-wise, at least – and highlights the masculine, scientifically acknowledged as a sexually dimorphic (look it up) quality of increased upper-body strength more than any other lift. 

Your girlfriend might out-squat you... but if she's out-benching you you might need to hand over your man card and shave your beard. Don't blame me... science said so!

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 2 – venues, heroes and weigh-ins

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 2 – venues, heroes and weigh-ins

In part one of this story, I'd explained how I'd finally summoned up the courage to test my strength and, to some extent, knowledge in the 'real world' of competitive raw powerlifting.I think something that's common amongst those of us who train hard – and, more importantly, take at least some of our identity from what that's 'made us into' – is that it becomes easy to sit on what you're achieving in the gym, and stay in that comfort zone.Social media makes this even more of any easy option, as nowadays it's easy to post a video of, say, a...

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 1 – Deciding to compete at 40 years old

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Recent adventures in Powerlifting. Part. 1 – Deciding to compete at 40 years old

Hi all, For those of you who don't know me already, I'm Rick Jones – CEO of Olympus Health Supplements, and the big, bearded, tattooed guy to the far left (or is it right, if you aren't in it?) of this picture: The picture was taken at the GPC-GB Powerlifting Southern Qualifiers, held at Genesis Gym (Bulldog Powerlifting) in Wembley last weekend (19th of May 2017). It features Team Jersey Powerlifting: Left to Right; Dan Reis (of DNA fitness online), Will Hall, Ross 'Cubey' Kenwright, Danny Blandin and me, Rick Jones.In case you didn't know already, Olympus Health is based...

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March 14th is Steak and BJ Day!

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March 14th is Steak and BJ Day!

We love protein, and we love BJs and we hate breast cancer. Today is a great day to do something about all three.  For every bag of protein you buy from us today we will donate £1 to breast cancer UK. We're running some great deals in our spring sale. So today is a beautiful day to build muscle, save money, have fun, and kick cancer. Please take a moment to share this post! 

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