Life at Loughborough Uni: Cheatius Part 2

Last week we considered doping in its origins and adolescence, this weeks blog is a continuation of the story, looking slightly further down the timeline at a huge story that shook the sporting world in the mid 2000’s and started to reveal what a presence doping really had in elite sport worldwide. Hope you enjoy […]

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Cheatius, Altius, Fortius – a history of doping (PART 1)

Sport is a fantastic entity, for many of us it forms a huge part of our day to day lives, filling us with emotion and enjoyment, but behind such physical drama can often be a soured undertone which turns heroes into villains, the famous into the infamous and the adored into the despised. For this […]

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Horse Burgers

Life at Loughborough #2: Eating healthily on a student budget..no time for horsing around!

With all the horseplay (pun certainly intended) and controversy around contaminated meat produce lately, I though I’d theme this weeks blog around how ive been able to try and form a stable and healthy diet fit for a grand national winner, and all constrained by the tight reins of a student budget. I promise not […]

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Roy Barber

Life at Loughborough: Roy Barber Bio

‘I am aspiring athlete and fitness enthusiast, currently studying Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University, widely regarded as the best course of its type in Europe. I am currently a 3 time County Athletics gold medallist over the sprint disciplines at junior level and am working hard every single day to continually improve myself […]

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Loughborough

Life at Loughborough Part One: Positive Feedback Loop

So what is life like being a first year student at Loughborough University, trying to juggle studying and training and socialising and all the other things you have to concern yourself with at Uni? For me; yeah it’s hard work, it’s challenging, it’s exhausting at times, but it sure is immense fun! There I am, […]

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Hemp Vs Whey Protein Powder

If you go into your local supplement store you will see rows and rows of whey proteins and very little else but is whey really as good as its cracked up to be? While it has to be said that hemp protein is lower in protein than whey in percentage protein terms (with whey around […]

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Why is whey protein so bloody expensive?

Why is Whey Protein So Bloody Expensive?  It’s a good question. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In short, the price of the whey commodity has gone beserk. Producers are now paying a whopping  €1000 a ton for whey protein! Here’s why. 1. China. The explosion of industry in the Far East has […]

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Gym Free Fitness Plan For 2013

Gym Free Fitness Plan  So its that time again- the gyms will soon be full of newbies and the same old info is being regurgitated in all the colour supplements. I have put together ten ideas for a new world of gym free fitness to start the year, great if you want to avoid the […]

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The Hemp Diet

The Hemp Diet Try this simple 7 day diet plan: Please take a front & side photo Keep a food diary Refrain from smoking Induldge in physical activity Get good sleep Drink plenty of water & milk free teas   Breakfast Viva Sativa & Porridge (with added hemp hearts) or if carb intolerant Muslie (with […]

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When is a 50% Protein better than a 100% Protein?

When is a 50% Protein better than a 100% Protein? When choosing a protein shake there are various things to consider, for many the most important consideration  is the protein %. Now its all very well having a high percentage of protein but what is really important is the grams of protein & the quality […]

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