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Mark Alexander

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A freelance journalist, web editor and a skinny guy on a mission to gain weight, build muscles and look good. I also travel and take pictures.
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Leica M10

The new Leica M10 is the perfect balance of long-established traditions and innovation. Its functions have been adapted to meet the needs of modern...
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How to stick to your New Year’s Resolution and become fit and healthy

Wouldn’t it be great if, for once in your life, you were able to stick to your New Year’s Resolution and become fit and healthy? It would, wouldn't it? That’s why, in this article I am going to lay out everything you need to know in order to do just that.
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Six food hacks for six pack abs

You must have heard the old saying that “abs are made in the kitchen” over and over again. Whoever came up with it was...
chicken wraps with kale recipe

Chicken wraps with kale recipe

I can’t believe I haven’t made my own wraps before. They are the easiest thing to do and are so versatile: you can have...
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My reasons for choosing steady-state cardio over HIIT

Even though the fat-burning benefits of HIIT are much greater, it's still not right for me. Here are my reasons for choosing steady-state cardio over HIIT.
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Egg fried rice with chicken leftovers recipe

My version of egg fried rice with chicken leftovers. It takes 15 minutes to prepare and cook, and it's packed full of nutrients and 53g of protein.
scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado on rye bread recipe served on white plate

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado on rye bread recipe

My version of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado on rye bread. It takes 5 minutes to cook and is packed full of nutrients and 33g of protein.
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How I gained 5kgs in a month to achieve my target weight

The only reason I started to exercise was to gain weight as I wanted to be 85kgs. I gained that weight a couple of times in the past but was never able to maintain it. This time I gained 5kgs in a month to achieve my target weight and I still maintain it. Here's my "secret":
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My fitness journey: from skinny to fit

A very honest article about my fitness journey so far, the mistakes I’ve made, the lessons I’ve learned, my advice on changing your body shape and my future fitness strategy.
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Top 5 fitness models worth following

Fitness models accumulate a vast amount of knowledge which they are happy to share on social media or elsewhere. Here are the Top 5 fitness models worth following and taking seriously.

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Florian Bornschier German fitness model and personal trainer

Fitness model interview: Florian Bornschier

Florian Bornschier is a 24 year old personal trainer and fitness model from Germany. He is the first German fitness model on Skinny Muscles but more importantly, he is Men’s Health Cover Contest Finalist 2013. In this exclusive interview, Florian talks about his involvement with fitness and shares his tips about working out and dieting.