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Author Archives: Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

  • Are Sports Supplements For You?

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    In the world of health and fitness the word ‘Sport Supplements’ can mean so many different things and there are different opinions from person to person as well as sport to sport.  This has been further confused after some media stories highlighting cases concerning competitors failing drug tests and wrongly the banned substance as a [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with CYCLING, RUNNING, sports, SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS, SWIMMING

  • How To Workout Without A Spotter

    Posted on June 25, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    No Spotter… No Problem!! Ever wanted to know how to continue to go hard without your training partner?  Well here's a few simple things to ensure that you keep the intensity high when you training buddy fails to turn up!
    Time and time again I have seen people using the excuse that they cannot go to [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with Bodybuilding, no spotter, workout tips

  • How To Avoid Shoulder Injury

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Keeping your shoulders in tip top condition
    Due to the shoulder being such a complex joint it is also one of the most common place to find injuries in the fitness world. When we look at daily lives and the make-up of the shoulder joint, it is easy to see why.
    Some injuries lead to other injuries; for example [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with avoiding injury, recovery, shoulders

  • Cyclic Dextrin and Its Benefits

    Posted on June 11, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    So many people have recently changed their minds in regards to nutrition around their workout. Previously, I was one of the shake before shake after brigade; Rushing to get to the changing rooms and grab my shake straight after that last weight was dropped (carefully replaced on the rack, my bad!).
    Now people don’t seem to be [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with Cyclic Dextrin, intra workout

  • Arm Workout: Get Some Guns

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

    Right no doubt you've said it and as the summer sun gets more frequent its all about SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT and his arm workout will make sure that you have some monster guns to flex this summer.
    I am using this arm workout off season to bring up the arms with the added help of Bodybuilding [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with arm workout, Training

  • Vitamin D - How to Avoid Deficiency

    Posted on April 23, 2014 by Ollie 'Ojay' Matthews

    Vitamin D
    Ever heard someone shouting out ‘Just gonna grab some vitamin D’ referring to the fact that they are laying out in the sun, working on their tan? Well, being out in the sun is one of the main places that a lot of people get their vitamin D and the reason that vitamin D [...]


    This post was posted in Athletes and was tagged with bone health, vitamin d, vitamins

  • 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

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