Massive congratulations to Igor Almeida on receiving his black belt from Professor Bruno Alves earlier this week. 

"After over 10 years practicing this sport I’ve earned my black belt last night from the hands of the person who took me to my first bjj class @brunoalves_...

Inflammation

We have all seen inflammation in action, whether it be a rolled ankle or a little cut on the hand. The affected area gets red, hot, and swollen. This is a normal, beneficial process, that we need to happen to keep us alive. It protects us from bacteria, tox...

Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress

A free radical is an atom with an unpaired electron floating around. They are formed every time we produce energy. They float around and try to bond to other molecules in healthy cells. When they do this, they release energy that can d...

Hard work is motivating to be around. It bonds people together and you see respect for others being built the longer the hard work continues. I don’t think there is anything else that brings people closer together, it is the best team builder.

One of the big things I ha...

With rugby league pre-season about a month away I start to hear a lot of talk about what things they will be focusing on at training. A lot of it is about how hard the training will be, mostly in terms of conditioning. This is the wrong focus in my opinion.

Conditioning...

Last week we had some of the boys come in and do a mass gain camp during the school holidays. The biggest takeaway from the whole thing for me (and now I think the boys too) is that it doesn't matter how hard you train, to gain mass, you have to eat all of your meals a...

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that can be made by the body and is found in red meat. The body uses carnitine throughout the body, in tissues like the heart and brain, and has many benefits, but it is mostly know for its role in helping metabolize fat, shuttling fatty ac...

There are many benefits to using the sauna regularly. Recently, I have been looking into heart health again as it is something I try to understand in more depth as I have a poor family history and want to try and do as many things as possible to reduce my risk of suffe...

You hear a lot about intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, and fasting these days. People will say fasting all day and having a large meal at dinner is best, others say it is better to eat at lunch, some say 2 meals is best, it goes on and on. Then there are th...

When it comes to nootropics, some of my favourites are the racetam family. These include things like piracetam, aniracetam, oxiracetam, and pramiracetam to name a few. Whilst many compounds come under the term nootropic, the racetams are what I consider to be true noot...

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