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We Have Winners!

We Have Winners!

First of all, thank you to all who entered. I know it can be daunting sharing personal stuff with a bunch of strangers, but that’s the whole point of this blog: to share and motivate each other in health and fitness. Okay, without further ado… (drum roll please!) Keep an eye out for future giveaways! … Continue reading

Friday Freebie

Friday Freebie

You already know how important it is to keep hydrated. Well, to make sure you keep your daily intake in check I have two Mammoth Mugs up for grabs! All you have to do to enter is subscribe to my blog and tell me what your greatest fitness achievement is in the comments below. The … Continue reading

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I have always tracked my meals. It started when I first competed back in… well, a long time ago. It keeps me honest – especially in my off season. Back then I used to write everything down in diary that I took with me everywhere! Then along came a smartphone app called “Lose It“. Game changer. … Continue reading

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – Review

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – Review

I’ll preface this by saying: I’m not into big headphones. I just don’t get them. I never understood it when people began wearing them at the gym during the big Beats by Dre explosion. I mean, I was always in search of “minimal”. I think it may also have to do with the fact I’m … Continue reading

Muscle Music

Muscle Music

I love music. And, as anyone that knows me can tell you, I can’t live without it – especially while training. I’m also a self-confessed gadget geek. I love technology and the latest “toys”. A couple of years ago, in 2009, when bluetooth stereo headphones started appearing onto the market, instead of waiting for them … Continue reading

My Top 3 Supplements

My Top 3 Supplements

SUPPLEMENTS THAT HELP ME THROUGH COMPETITION PREP I am often asked what I eat, how I train, and what supplements I take.  Rather than give away all my secrets, I thought I’d share with you three of my top supplements that have assisted me in reaching my physique goals. Now, considering I’m a MuscleTech Ambassador, … Continue reading

The True Art of Sportsmanship

The True Art of Sportsmanship

With the 2014 competition season now in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to bring up a very important, and often overlooked, aspect of competing: sportsmanship. A LOOK BACK When I first entered the world of competition I can remember the immense loneliness I felt as I prepped for the big … Continue reading

Living With Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow)

Living With Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow)

LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN Over the last 10 months, I’ve been living with chronic pain in my elbow. It was formally diagnosed as lateral epicondylitis (LE), aka tennis elbow. I’m not sure what exactly caused it, but in almost every case it’s an overuse injury, much like carpal tunnel syndrome. The pain isn’t exactly debilitating, … Continue reading