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Darren Beattie
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Well the summer is dwindling down, and that last thing I was thinking was joint clicking. That means it’s back at things a little more full tilt, and while I’ve updated a few things on my current side project (well second side-project), and done a boat…

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Dairy is hopefully the start of some quality discussions on certain hot-topic foods items in the future on this blog. People often ask me what my thoughts are on Dairy, Meat, Eggs, blah…blah…blah… and to be honest I’m mostly moderate in my recommendations…

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“In his 1934 book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, the philosopher Karl Popper proposed a crucial criterion for distinguishing a scientific system from an unscientific one. The fundamental feature of a scientific system, Popper argued, is not that its…

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I got to view a wonderful TED 2016 presentation on genes by scientist Riccardo Sabatini last night. I’m paraphrasing the talk (it was on personalized Genetic Medicine) here slightly because I’m not a geneticist, but it got me thinking about how genes…

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The X split follows the K.I.S.S. principle, and not in the keep-it-simple-stupid, kind of method, but more so the keep-it-short-and-sweet method. Arguably most people don’t want to spend a ton of time in the gym and the X split can help make that a…

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I’ve been spending more and more time lately reading research. I’ve always been a voracious reader, but research is different… Research is always something I’ve been interested in, but also something I’ve always figured it can wait till I’m over 40 or 50…

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Skill Based 2×2 is kinda something like Starting Strength (SS – a classic) or Stronglifts 5×5 — Starting Strength with more volume… Two resistance training programs that have taken over the interwebz. I’d say without a doubt I answer more questions about…

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There has been a long standing cliche in the fitness business. No doubt you’ve heard the cliche saying that ‘diet is 80% of fat loss’ or maybe you’ve heard that, ‘diet is 80% of muscle mass gain.’ I read it posted in dozens of quora answers nearly every…

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Does anyone even use G+ anymore? I dunno, I have a hard time keeping up with the vast supply of social media options these days, been trying to take my own advice though.

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Some time ago I wrote a quick article called, “Perfect Smurfect.’ As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve been a long time advocate of encouraging people to escape perfectionism in favour of effort, consistency and deliberate practice. I never really…
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