You’re doing it wrong-sprains and strains

Traditionally, the acronym RICE which stands for rest, ice, compression, elevation was used to treat sprains and strains. You’d be surprised to learn that actually; the researcher who suggested RICES as the best line of action himself now disagrees with the concept. Even more shocking… it’s the “rest” and “ice” aspects that are outdated. We…

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week feels very suiting to be Mental Health Awareness week, especially as all of us university students in the UK are now going through the dreaded exam period. This means tons of caffeine, snacks and late nights, coupled with hundreds of journal articles to be read, and pages and pages of notes to be…

What Type Of Protein Should I Get?

Here are my steps to choosing your protein: Know how much protein you need in a day. The average person needs 0.8-1.2 g/kg of protein per day. This is a very minimal amount, which many people overestimate. My average protein intake per day would realistically be between 38.4g-57.6 g. This isn’t much. One scoop of…

How To Get “Toned”

First off, I’d like to apologise for the title. I do not want to teach anyone to get “toned”, as this isn’t a real thing in sports physiology. Muscle tone is a defined as an internal muscle-fibre contraction. This means a constant state of contraction. Physiologically speaking, I don’t think any of you want to be…

What about Pre-workout?

When some hear the words “Pre-Workout” they consider it the same as steroids. You get the tingles, you get hyped, you lift heavier weights, you move quicker, you do better. Must be the same thing, especially with all those additives, right? Wrong! Let me give you a run down on what pre-workout is. First off,…

Who Says Weightlifting Is An Individual Sport?

How do you define a team? A group of people who work together to achieve a simultaneous goal? A group who oppose another group? A well collaborated group who work well together? Not exactly what most people would look at Olympic lifting as then, right?  I first came into the sport of Olympic Weightlifting thinking…