MATT PIPES

TRAINING

THE CARDIO EQUATION

Cardio is often thought of the first place to start when looking to lose weight/fat. How often have you heard someone say "I want to lose fat so I’m going to start cardio 3x per week"? In this article I’m going to suggest why that might not be the best idea and how it could actually backfire on you.

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NUTRITION

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS – HANDY TOOL OR A DEATH WISH?

Why Should You Read This?

There's a lot of misinformation surrounding Artificial Sweeteners with random off hand comments that you may have heard such as; "Don't you know they cause Cancer?" "They clearly make you gain weight, I see a lot of overweight people drink them" "They wreak havoc on your insides" "They'll kill you and your pets"

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MEAL PLANS – A TOOL NOT A METHOD

DM me for meal plans £30 each *insert bicep flex emoji* It seems anyone who's ever lifted a weight and got lean seems to be writing the above sentence and putting it on their Instagram story and bio. I think we can all agree it's pretty annoying, and to me, it's the single laziest and fucked up way anyone could ever try and make money.

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NUTRITION 101 – THE PYRAMID

Over the next few weeks we'll be releasing a series called Nutrition 101 alongside Training 101, going through the very basic principles to start with before going into more minute topics.

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LIFESTYLE

Balanced Lifestyle

My Issue with the Balanced Lifestyle Message

A very common message (not necessarily a bad one) is that you should aim to have balance within your life. Balance between training and life. Balance between dieting and being social. Balance between work and family. Balance between health and fun. Etc Etc Etc...

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HEALTH

Can Your Kidneys Survive the Protein Onslaught?

Protein, we love it here at S4S and you should too.... However, there is a plethora of myths relating to protein.. All usually touted by such things as the Daily Mail aka the most credible sources of scientific information... This last myth, that protein can damage your kidneys, is what we’ll be focusing on in this article.

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