How to complete Ramadan physically healthier than when you started

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Ramadan doesn’t need to wipe out your fitness, muscle and nutrition gains, by using the Ultimate Performance guide below, we’ll show you how to be healthier than when you started. In today’s increasingly multi-cultural, or cross-cultural (a phrase that suggests a type of integration that we feel we should be aiming for) society, we always need to address certain differences. And there are tonnes – from those who won’t eat pork (not a problem at all when it comes to optimizing …

UP Food – Buffalo Avocado Chips

Avocados have made it, whether they are crushed on toast and sprinkled with chilli flakes or attracting all of the limelight in a delicious guacamole they quite simply make a nutritious snack at any stage of the day. Well it’s about time they had a makeover, a refreshing new favourite to break up the endless snaps of avocado toast that engulfs our news feeds all too often. Presenting…these mouth-watering Buffalo Avocado Chips, which are quite literally everything you avo wanted…(it’s …

UP Food – Pre-workout Protein Banana Pancake Recipe

With the official start of British Summertime just around the corner it is not an unusual sight to see the commencement of ‘quick fix diets’ and the standard seasonal rush to get into shape. However if you’re reading this, than it is most probably because you’re looking for a flipping good pre-workout recipe to accompany your fitness regime and that is something we like to hear. These can be used to satisfy those cravings for a sweet treat without throwing …

UP Food – The Ultimate Pre-Workout Bliss Balls

It’s no secret that the best feeling always comes after a workout; it’s a strong mixture of “nailed it” and “I’m so glad it’s over.” Let’s face it…not everyone will be excited at the thought of becoming covered in sweat, feeling ‘the burn’ and being launched out of our comfort zones and into a deep squat. There is however, no reason why we shouldn’t feel great heading into our workouts. Especially if we can give you a VERY good reason to appreciate …

Nutrition: UP’s Top 10 Super Foods

You can train as hard as you like but if you’re not going to pay attention to the food you’re eating, it’s the same as taking 2 steps forward and one step back. Only focusing on that one hour of training you do in the gym and ignoring your body for the other 23, is a bad move. Choosing the right foods to help with your training progression will work wonders and to help you along the way, UP has …

Drink Coffee Before Training not After

Why? There are numerous studies demonstrating that coffee is a potent ergogenic. It can increase fat burning during training, heighten motivation, and improve work capacity. However, if you drink it post-workout, you will delay recovery and elevate the stress hormone cortisol just when you need to clear it. Exercising naturally elevates cortisol. If you are training hard enough to trigger an adaptive response then your are exposing the body to an acute bout of stress. After exercise you want to …