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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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Supplements I take as a skinny guy and a gym beginner

It’s very rare nowadays that anyone who goes to the gym to work out, does it without taking supplements to aid the muscle building process and reduce recovery time. We all want quick results without...
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The most popular fitness and lifestyle articles of 2014

2014 has been a good year for Skinny Muscles. Your favourite fitness and lifestyle blog for men expanded its content to include more LifeStyle content (link in the main menu). The website was redesigned...
Whey Protein 80 (concentrate) by The Protein Works

Whey Protein 80 (concentrate) by The Protein Works – product review

Eating right is just as important as exercising for muscle growth. Ideally you should have 5-6 small meals a day to provide you with the right level of nutrition. The easiest way to get some of these nutrients is from a protein supplement in the form of a shake. Here’s my review of Whey Protein 80 (concentrate) by The Protein Works.
Bulking: Dirty or Clean? Photo: Morgan Spurlock/Supersize Me

Bulking: Dirty or Clean?

Every naturally lean guy who's ever stepped foot in a gym would have undergone a bulking phase at some point. But faced with the task to build as much muscle as humanly possible when gifted with a metabolism that burns calories like a furnace, which is the better option?
To diet or not to diet?

To diet or not to diet?

One of my biggest pet hates are all of the diet adverts on TV, radio, press, internet and everywhere else you go. They are impossible to ignore and this time of the year (after Christmas and the beginning of the New Year) brings out the worst in them.
Six dinner ideas for six pack abs

Six dinner ideas for six pack abs

Dinner is often the meal when we feel like rewarding ourselves. It could be because of a long and tiring day or due to not having much to eat during the day. That’s tolerable every now and then but not when it grows into a habit. Here are six dinner ideas for six pack abs to help you stay in shape.
Six lunch ideas for six pack abs

Six lunch ideas for six pack abs

Lunch is the second meal of the day for most people. If you are on a mission to get yourself into shape, lunch should be your third meal of the day – after breakfast and mid-morning snack. It should be light but with enough protein, carbs and micronutrients to keep you going. Here are six lunch ideas for six pack abs.
Six breakfast ideas for six pack abs

Six breakfast ideas for six pack abs

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. It fuels your body with the energy and the nutrients it needs for the day ahead. Considering that there is a slightly longer gap between dinner (or your pre-bed snack) and breakfast, it’s not a surprise that you wake up hungry. Here’s a list of six breakfast ideas for six pack abs.
Six snacks for six pack abs

Six snacks for six pack abs

Snacking is the Achilles’ heal of most diets. It doesn’t matter what kind of a diet you are on, you are likely to snack. Here is my list of six snacks for six pack abs that will provide your body with the nutrients and the energy it needs to function.

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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...