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    Training Outside of The Lactic Acid System

    Training Outside of The Lactic Acid System
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    For the development of strength, speed and power it is essential that an athlete train outside the lactic energy system. "The presence of lactic acid destroys mitochondria, which in turn,...

    Skill Coach Or Performance Coach?

    Skill Coach Or Performance Coach?
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    I've written in the past about some of the terrible workouts being thrown out there, often prescribed by skill coaches and recognised by the masses to be the “Gold standard”...

    How to Train for Tough Mudder

    How to Train for Tough Mudder
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    Tough Mudder is a race that has transformed obstacle races in the UK and US. Thousands of people have taken part from elite athletes to sofa warming pizza gobblers!! Why...

    Things You Learn from fighting (that make you better at everything)

    Things You Learn from fighting (that make you better at everything)
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    Guest writer Joel Snape talks martial arts and the philosophical benefits of being punched in the face. I’ve done quite a bit of fighting (well, martial arts) in the course...

    Bionic - A Saving Grace

    Bionic - A Saving Grace
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    A REVIEW BY CROSSFIT ATHLETE EMELYE Bullet proof – a buzz word (or phrase…) that is thrown around a lot recently.  “Bullet proof coffee!” “Bullet Proof body!” “Bullet proof gym...

    Good Food & Bad Moods - A Guide to the Human Stress Response

    Good Food & Bad Moods - A Guide to the Human Stress Response
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    From an evolutionary perspective, we were meant to be stressed. We were meant to be out, hunting, foraging, bypassing predators and coping with the environmental damage from the wind and...

    Proteolytic Enzymes - The antidote to slow recovery times, increased incidence of injury & long term inflammation?

    Proteolytic Enzymes - The antidote to slow recovery times, increased incidence of injury & long term inflammation?
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    If you’re half savvy with nutrition, then you’ll probably be aware of the importance of digestive enzymes and their role in breaking down the food you consume. When food is...

    Surviving Winter with Ayurveda

    Surviving Winter with Ayurveda <Br><Br>
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    AYURVEDA: A BACKGROUND Ayurveda is a Hindu system of medicine whose focus lies, as with many holistic practices, on balance. Over 5000 years old, Ayurveda postulates on a broad scope...

    Keep calm and get jacked: the Spartan way to fix your stress-response

    Keep calm and get jacked: the Spartan way to fix your stress-response
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    Guest writer Joel Snape gets to grips with the stress-response and gives us an interesting incite into how things were done within the walls of Sparta... Think about all the...

    NEW! Primal26 Whey Protein Isolate Formula

    NEW! Primal26 Whey Protein Isolate Formula
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    In 2012 we won the Men’s Health (UK) award for best protein shake with our groundbreaking Primal26 whey protein isolate. Since then many companies have tried to imitate, but none...

    Intelligent Supplementation - Pre-Workout Combo

    Intelligent Supplementation - Pre-Workout Combo
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    For you creatine “non-responders”, or those who don’t want the caffeine hit and the tingling (paresthesia) of beta-alanine, look no further. Pre-workout strategy is like all supplementation, very subjective. However,...

    Protein Rich Super Smoothie!

    Protein Rich Super Smoothie!
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    This awesome nutrient dense shake can be used to enhance recovery after intense training, or as a general health shake. Tastes great and is extremely satiating! Ingredients: 1 Banana, 200ml...

    Success Through Perseverance

    Success Through Perseverance
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    What motivates you to succeed? Are you striving to realise the dream for yourself, or are you driven by the negativity of others? Life can be a bitch, there’s no...

    Bedtime Milk

    Bedtime Milk
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    As strange as it may sound, this bedtime drink, based around turmeric actually works wonders and is calming enough to allow a peaceful sleep. Turmeric offers us many benefits and...

    The Pineal Gland - Conspiracy, Reality & Longevity

    The Pineal Gland - Conspiracy, Reality & Longevity
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    Of all the organs and glands in the human body, the pineal gland is possibly the one shrouded with the most mystique. Also known as "The third eye”, the pineal...

    The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

    The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric
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    Every once in a while the nutrition industry becomes extremely excited about a nutrient or food which is precipitously hailed as the new saviour; a liberator of disease and/or the...

    Turmeric Smoothie Recipe

    Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
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    We have recently extolled the many health benefits of turmeric in another one of our blog posts, so we thought it would be great to accompany it with a recipe. To...

    Juicing vs Smoothies

    Juicing vs Smoothies
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    If there’s one thing that takes a lot of shit on the chin, it’s juicing. Particularly with the advent of juice cleanses that prescribe nothing but juice for seven days...

    Body Image and Health

    Body Image and Health
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    It’s becoming the talk of our time, and now even Vin Diesel is weighing in on the act. Body image, fat shaming, call it what you will, it’s got people...

    Product Focus - E-Bomb

    Product Focus - E-Bomb
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    What Is E-Bomb? Monkey E-Bomb is a sugar free, safe and natural alternative to those nasty energy drinks, which seem to find their way into gym bags all around the...

    CrossFit

    CrossFit
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    I said it, CrossFit, ooh… dirty word!  If you’re looking for another article that spends paragraph after paragraph bitching on CrossFit then you’ve come to the wrong place. It’s commoner...

    Vegan Chocolate Energy Balls

    Vegan Chocolate Energy Balls
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    These chocolate balls may not be salty but they are suitable for vegans, delivered as always by the wonderfully talented Lu Coghlan. Ingredients 2 cups almonds (soaked overnight and rinsed)...

    Nutrition Perspectives

    Nutrition Perspectives <br><br>
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    Everyone has an opinion on nutrition these days but rather than fighting about who's right, it's far more important for us to find out what is right. What's right for one...

    The Greedy Brain, Recovery & Increased Cognitive Function

    The Greedy Brain, Recovery & Increased Cognitive Function
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    It is common knowledge that glycogen is the muscles form of energy and therefore fuelling up before exercise is of paramount importance in order to achieve a rigorous level of...

    Gender Blender

    Gender Blender
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    The supplement industry has a marred reputation and rightly so. Far too often it’s about a quick buck rather than products that help people achieve their goals and maintain optimal...

    Serious as Cancer

    Serious as Cancer
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    Lets talk about the C word. Not that one, the other one. It’s a touchy subject as it impacts millions of lives everyday. Cancer is almost becoming a certainty for most people...

    Product Focus - I.Q

    Product Focus - I.Q
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    What is I.Q? Monkey I.Q. is an advanced nootropic formulation designed to enhance neurotransmitter activity and improve overall cognitive function, giving rise to further benefits throughout the body. This specific...

    Product Focus - Green Tea

    Product Focus - Green Tea
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    White Monkey Paw Green Tea White Monkey Paw is a rare Chinese tea cultivated in the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian province, handmade from the top two leaves and bud...

    To Cheat or Not to Cheat

    To Cheat or Not to Cheat
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    The much lauded and slavered over cheat meal has been encouraged and spoken about in fitness since before step aerobics. We'd like to put a big fat question mark over...

    Spicy Summer Chicken and Chickpea Curry

    Spicy Summer Chicken and Chickpea Curry
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    Recipe for Curry 1 tsp Monkey Coconut Oil 1 onion 4 cloves garlic 2 tsp fresh ginger 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp turmeric 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1 cinnamon...

    The Art of Swinging

    The Art of Swinging
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    Tricked you! Sorry we tried to resist but couldn't. This article isn't a set of tips around the etiquette of middle class Britains' favourite, underground past time. We will say,...

    Product Focus - Digestive MX

    Product Focus - Digestive MX
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    What Are Enzymes? Enzymes are not just about digestion (digestive enzymes), they are necessary for every biological process (metabolic enzymes) in the body; low enzyme function leads to impaired energy...

    Meet Andy Beckett

    Meet Andy Beckett
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    Team Monkey's Andy Beckett drops some shiny pearls of wisdom on his training schedule and staying on track with his nutrition and long term goals: How long have you been...

    LuLu's Kitchen Protein Pancakes

    LuLu's Kitchen Protein Pancakes
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    Louise Coghlan loves her protein, but as a very busy lady, she also likes to keep things simple and effective. These protein pancakes are a great option for a quick...

    Product Focus – Monkey Creatine

    Product Focus – Monkey Creatine
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    What Is It? Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver and formed as a result of normal protein metabolism (in other words, it’s a natural substance!), from...

    Chocolate Protein Brownies and Caramel Cashew Squares

    Chocolate Protein Brownies and Caramel Cashew Squares
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    Everyone loves brownies, right? Moist, chocolatey squares of indulgence…But sadly, the calories, fat and sugar content ain’t that brilliant. Which is why I was keen to make protein-packed chocolate ‘sponge’-like...

    Orthorexia Nervosa... What The?

    Orthorexia Nervosa... What The?
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    OK, let’s see what we’ve got here. Orthorexia Nervosa, a term coined by an American doctor called Stephen Bratman. In a nutshell, he’s saying that eating healthily is a disorder...

    Are You in the Right Mood for Fat Loss?

    Are You in the Right Mood for Fat Loss?
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    It’s not often that we write specifically about one of the products we sell, but the feedback on Moodulator; in the office, from our athletes and from customers has been so...

    Chocolate & Courgette Protein Loaf with Caramel Frosting

    Chocolate & Courgette Protein Loaf with Caramel Frosting
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    New guest chef Pamela Bustard has been whisking up some culinary wonders in the Spamellab kitchen. Her first invention using some Primal26 is an absolute triumph. Over to Pamela for some...

    The Blurred Lines Between Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Whey

    The Blurred Lines Between Grass-Fed and Grain-Fed Whey
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    Over the last few years the fitness industry has seen a boom as the general public have experienced a shift of consciousness away from the couch potato mentality, toward the...

    The Balance Of Life

    The Balance Of Life
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    Modern day fast-paced lifestyles and technological advancements mean we are literally “plugged” in 27/4, whether we choose to admit this or not. Smart phones, lap tops, tablets, ipods, the latest...

    Does Music Really Affect Your Workout?

    Does Music Really Affect Your Workout?
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    “The real weights that need to be lifted are the ones that hold your mind down” - Kendrick J.Farris. You’ve been there before, walking into the gym all fired up...

    Guide to Protein Powders - Differences and Benefits

    Guide to Protein Powders - Differences and Benefits
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    Which protein should I use? It’s one of the more common questions we get, so to make life easy for everyone, here’s a user guide to the Monkey Nutrition Protein...

    Sport specificity - What does it even mean?

    Sport specificity - What does it even mean?
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    Mohamed Yacoobali, owner of MO POWER Strength and Conditioning (otherwise known as the dungeon), MSc Strength & Conditioning,  BSc Sport Science & Coaching, has been doing this since before you were a...

    The Truth About BCAAs

    The Truth About BCAAs
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    With an array of amino acid powders and pills on the market promising to boost strength, improve body composition and augment rapid recovery, it’s understandable that most people are confused...

    Five Tips to Improve Your Deadlift

    Five Tips to Improve Your Deadlift
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    There is no better feeling in the gym, than picking some heavy weight off the floor and being able to display your strength. The deadlift is known as a compound...

    Sleep - The Silent Killer

    Sleep - The Silent Killer
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    At the risk of cutting this article short before it even gets started, one of the worst things you can do is over think sleep. You’ve no doubt had those...

    A Guide to Health and Fitness Bull S*!t...

    A Guide to Health and Fitness Bull S*!t...
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    Of all the topics that get banded around at Monkey Nutrition HQ, fitness industry bullshit is perhaps the most popular and widely discussed.  We’re not talking about changes and adaptions...

    Product Focus - Spirulina

    Product Focus - Spirulina
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    Maybe you focus on foods that are nutrient dense. If so, that’s good. However - on it’s own, that means very little. nutrient density is useless if you can’t absorb...

    To Meat or Not To Meat?

    To Meat or Not To Meat?
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    How do you know if someone’s a vegan? They’ll tell you within the first five minutes of meeting you. A bad joke we know, but one that’s doing the rounds...

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