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Author Archives: Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

  • Off Season Progress

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Dropping in for a quick off season progress update and I’m pretty pleased with the changes I’ve made in the past few years.
    I say few years, I’m talking since I have been proudly sponsored by Bodybuilding Warehouse and been privileged to use the supplements provided day in day out consistently in my training.

    I have also [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with contest prep, gains, muscle building

  • Top Ten Gym Mistakes

    Posted on March 28, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Here is a list of the ten biggest gym mistakes that I have seen people make.
    Just thought I would drop in this week with some observations that I have seen in the gym this year. These may be slowing your gains down and stopping you from seeing the benefit from all the hard work you [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with diet, form, gym mistakes, Technique, Training

  • Trapped Nerve and Bodybuilding

    Posted on March 19, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    So, today was the day I begin the long road to recovery in relation to an injury that has plagued me the whole of my bodybuilding life something called – Foraminal Narrowing.
    In short, what it actually can be described as is a trapped nerve, the opening of the vertebrae (foramina) has become blocked with scar [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with Bodybuilding, Foraminal Narrowing, injury, trapped nerve

  • The Deadlift - A Quick How To

    Posted on March 12, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    The Deadlift
    I wanted to get an article across on one of my favourite exercises and something I am majorly focusing on with three variations to bring up my back before I start my prep for the November Stars of Tomorrow show – The Deadlift.
     
    I believe that the Deadlift is the daddy of all exercises and [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with Bodybuilding, deadlift, Technique

  • Late Night Snacking

    Posted on February 19, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Is there a reason for your late night snacking?
    One thing we have all had at some point or another, whether dieting, just getting healthy or following a food plan is late night cravings or sugar cravings when tired.
     
    Is there a reason for this?
    One reason which that a study suggests is ‘decision fatigue’.  Decision fatigue is [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with cravings, food, weightloss, zma

  • Low Fat Foods

    Posted on February 10, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    This is something that comes up every year, in fact this is something that both myself and a lot of other coaches in the fitness industry often get frustrated over. LOW FAT FOODS.
     
    Now, I’m not talking about your standard one ingredient fruit and veg low fat foods, those are the good ones and we will [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with low fat food

  • Body Transformation Progress Steps

    Posted on January 20, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    KEEP THE FAITH! PERSISTENT CONSISTENCY.
    So, that resolution, we are a few weeks in, are you still sticking to it or have you caved in to that glass of wine and pizza yet? For all those doing the Body Transformation Challenge , I hope your getting on OK!
    I’m hoping the answer is yes you are sticking [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with bbwtransform, body transformation, Motivation

  • UKBFF Prep with Ollie Matthews

    Posted on January 15, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    So, here we are FINALLY! 2014 and the prep time is looming, as of last Sunday I was 17 weeks out from the UKBFF London & South East Inter Under 80kg class and I can’t wait!
    The past year has been pretty crazy and I am in the best position that I have been in going [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with ukbff, ukbff 2014

  • What is glycine?

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    So, what is glycine?
     
    Well, it is one of the non-essential  amino acids within our bodies which is used in order to aid the body in converting glucose into energy,  alongside things such as helping to create new muscle tissue and correct cellular function.
    One of the great things that glycine does is help to prevent the [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with glycine, supplement, Training

  • Citrulline Malate

    Posted on November 25, 2013 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Citrulline Malate
     
    Citrulline Malate is the supplementation form of the amino acid l-citrulline which is one of the essential amino acids found in foods such as watermelon, walnuts, meat, fish, legumes etc. It is great for many bodily functions and is actually the precursor to the amino acids arginine that a lot of people may be [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with citrulline malate, fatigue

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