The definitive guide to protein sources

History of protein powders The history of protein supplements begin in the 1950’s in the days when bodybuilding wasn’t as mainstream as it is now. Bodybuilders discovered that in order to increase their muscle size they needed to drastically raise the amount of protein they were consuming. This wasn’t always easily achieved by diet alone

10 secret winning tips that actually work

When it comes to getting the edge, whether it’s football, rugby, swimming, running, boxing or for that matter tiddlywinks it’s so important to have the right mindset and so training your brain in the right way is crucial when it comes to getting the edge over your opponent even if that opponent isn’t a person

The Key Supplements Needed for: Strength Training

This week’s pro article is brought to by semi-pro rugby player Ollie Claxton Lifting weights is a curious activity: you pick up a heavy object and then put it down again. If an observer from a gym-free planet were to witness the countless people around the world performing this repetitive and seemingly pointless task, they may

Henry Armstrong – A Boxing Great

This week’s pro article is brought to by leading boxing historian Ralph Oates Over the years boxing has produced a number of fighters who can be called great. American Henry Armstrong nick named Homicide Hank, is a fighter who clearly falls into that category. Armstrong boxed his way to world title contention learning his trade by

Things you MUST know to get gains.

When it comes to working out there is a lot talked about lifting heavy, it seems to be a culture that is pushed by those in the know. But is it really the best answer to getting those results when working out? Well I suppose in part this depends on how experienced you are and

Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Cookies

This twist on a classic is sure to satisfy your sugar cravings while still providing that peanutty protein punch. These cookie sandwiches are packed with tasty Rice Protein Peanut Butter and oats to deliver the perfect post-workout boost. A drizzle of your favourite jam and a sprinkle of Coconut Sugar makes them feel like a

Top 10 richest body builders

Ever wondered who’s made it big in the bodybuilding world? Here’s our list of those who have hit the big time and how they’ve made their riches! These are the ten richest bodybuilders in the world AND how they made their money. So next time you’re thinking, s**t, I can’t do another rep, think where

Great North Run

We’re very pleased to be featured in the ‘Essential Kitbag’ section of this years official Great North Run Magazine. This years Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in the world, will take place on 9th September. The race will start from Newcastle upon Tyne and finish at the iconic Tyne Bridge. The 13.1 mile

Top 5 Health Trends

It seems as if every new month brings with it a new health trend. With all of these new trends it can be really difficult to keep up with everything but, more importantly, to know which ones work and which ones don’t. Carb-cycling Intermittent fasting Splitting meals High protein Rainbow diet Carb-cycling: Carb-cycling is the

Why Is Protein Important in Your Diet?

by Matt Durkin MSc Nutrition Specialist Protein, alongside carbohydrates and fat, make up the macronutrients – the food groups that provide the energy we need to live. Like most topics in nutrition, protein has received a massive amount of attention; both positive and negative. This has inevitably led to confusion on the topic. In this