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What made me gain weight - my reason

What made me gain weight – my reason

Behind every action, there is a reason. Sometimes this reason is obvious and rather practical, others - the reason is part of a complex issue or (in some cases) a matter of health. Gaining weight is more often than not a rather complex issue. The real reason/s are often much more than just simply wanting to get bigger.
Avocado – the good fats

Avocado – the good fats

Avocado is a regular ingredient in healthy diets. It also features in the diets of professional athletes, fitness models and bodybuilders. It’s full of the nutrients and goodness the human body needs. The avocado is also rich in good fats.
Kinetica Sports - protein supplements review

Kinetica Sports – protein supplements review

Over the past few weeks Skinny Muscles’ HQ has been transformed into a protein tasting lab. Numerous brands have been sending me samples of their latest products to be reviewed on your favorite fitness blog (the latest one being Kinetica Sports). I have been trying and tasting a whole load of protein powders in order to select the ones worthy of a review.
Eating tips for skinny guys who want to gain weight

Eating tips for skinny guys who want to gain weight

Ask anyone the simple question: How to gain weight? and I guarantee you that their answer will be just as simple: Eat more! It is stating the obvious, but you do need to eat more to gain more. Eating matters.
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?
Micronutrients - the importance of vitamins and minerals

Micronutrients – the importance of vitamins and minerals

The winter-spring transition is when I suffer spring fever. It’s not an illness but “rather a phenomenon thought to be initiated by a change in the season.” In my case it means weariness, low energy levels and lack of drive. This year I will rely on micronutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals to fight spring fever.
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.
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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":
Recovery XS by Myprotein – product review

Recovery XS by Myprotein – product review

The summer is almost here and everyone is putting extra hours in the gym. Working out, is though, only one of the steps towards achieving your new body. A proper diet, combined with enough rest and recovery between workout sessions are vital. That’s where Recovery XS by Myprotein comes into its own.
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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...

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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...