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December 11, 2015

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What to do if Friday's a cheat day

We have decided to combine #FitnessFriday with #FeelGoodFriday.

It's Friday and, like everyone else, you want to celebrate the fact that the weekend has begun.

If you celebrate the weekend like we do at Sex, Weights and Protein Shakes®, a cheat day usually follows.

But what happens after a cheat day (or weekend), and you have to go back to your normal routine... 

 

Deciding to go to the gym the morning after you decided to have a cheeky few drinks.

 

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Going back to your diet after eating forbidden food.

 

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But you remember everything you did and have a slight mental breakdown 

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So you excersise with all the energy you have 

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But overall it was totally worth it cause you look great

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To get you motivated after your cheat day, and to look fab in the second-to-last weekend before Christmas, check out these bargains...

 

 

Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat - Vest

 

 

Go Hard Or Go Home - T-Shirt

 

 

Sweat Is Fat Crying - Sweatshirt

 

 

Beast Mode - T-Shirt

 

 

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 Happy Friday and Merry Christmas from Sex, Weights and Protein Shakes®

 

"Dear Santa, please please let me have bigger guns for Xmas..."

Christmas for bodybuilders and gym bunnies is always a difficult time: whether it be swallowing down that last protein shake after a full turkey dinner, navigating irregular gym opening times, or trying to convince Santa to pack 100KG of weights in his sleigh. To make it a bit easier for you, Sex, Weights and Protein Shakes® have compiled a handy list of all your training apparel needs for the coming year:

 

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Don't Need A Permit For These - Vest

 

 

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Pain Is Weakness - T-Shirt

 

 

 

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Life Behind Bars - Sweatshirt

 

 

 

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I'd Flex But I Like This Shirt - T-Shirt

 

 

 

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Getting a nice little pump on earlier, kitted out in @swpsapparel Great quality items, free shipping, and 10% off with the code MYLES10 on their website www.sexweightsandproteinshakes.com

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99 Problems - T-Shirt

 

 

 

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I'll Take It As A Compliment - Vest

 

 

 

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Beast Mode - T-Shirt 

 

 

 

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These Swans Are Sick - Vest

 

 

 

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Sex, Weights & Protein Shakes - Vest

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at  Sex, Weights And Protein Shakes®!

 

From big muscles to the big screen: 60 years of bodybuilders on film

From the '50s to '70s bodybuilders were usually frowned upon. Not being seen as intellectual lead to bodybuilders being reserved to play tough guys or extras.

Steve Reeves was probably one of the first bodybuilders to land a protagonist role, in which he played the leading role in Hercules (1958), an Italian film. As prominent as this role was, however, his voice was dubbed, due to the fact that they wanted a much deeper voice than matched his look and size.

Throughout Reeves' career, most of his films (apart from a select few) were dubbed. Most of the roles dolled out after this for bodybuilders included warrior, tribal, and pirate roles in which they where portrayed as barbarians or wondering around in a loin cloth.

1959 ... Hercules and the Barbarians

It was only in the mid '60s that a bodybuilder called Peter Lupus managed to secure a role in the TV series of 'Mission Impossible' as an I.M.F member, chosen for his strength. However, he dressed in a suit and was seen as an equal intellect to the other cast members. Lupus' breakthrough role showed that bodybuilders could do more then just stand and pose.

Mission Impossible

Dave Draper was another Bodybuilder who secured a short series called 'The Gladiator', which he hosted. From this, he managed to get a role in a feature film called 'Don't Make Waves' in the 80's, in which he played a body builder.

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And then we have Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the most famous bodybuilders in history, known for his many popular starring film roles. It started when he took to the main screen in 'Conan' which introduced him to the public and opened the door for many aspiring actors in the bodybuilding community. This leads us to the present day, where we can see an increase in bodybuilders in Film and TV cast for their talent, not just their physique.

Conan & Zula. 

December 07, 2015

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Five golden era bodybuilders who CRUSH Twitter

They're the stars of the sport whose faces are plastered all over our gyms and bedroom walls: bodybuilders of the Golden Era.

From the '60s to the '80s, these titans brought competitive, often 100% natural bodybuilding to mainstream audiences, cultivating huge audiences and fan bases to this day. Now, with the rise of Twitter, you can get closer to your heroes than ever before; we've listed five of our favourite Golden Era strongmen (and women) to follow...

(N.B. We didn't rank them because they're all legends!)

 

Ric Drasin (@RicDrasin)

Joe Gold lifetime achievement award winner, rock and roll star, wrestler, and one of the original Muscle Beach breakout stars, Ric Drasin uses his Twitter to provide Golden Era wisdom in the form of training advice and insightful anecdotes from the age of Arnie.

His YouTube channel features shows such as Ric’s Corner, and is a must watch for its inside story on how Muscle Beach went from a small-town sideshow to the centre of the competitive bodybuilding world. Fun fact: Ric designed the logos for both Gold's and World gyms!


Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger)

Longtime Twitter user Arnie was an obvious choice when making this list, for good reason. The Austrian Oak is probably the best known Golden Era athlete, turned into a Hollywood staple and then Governor of California (the 10th biggest economy in the World according to the UN).

 

 

He's still at it today, attending climate talks in Paris and campaigning for green energy worldwide, while still keeping in touch with the bodybuilding world; this legend has definitely earned a follow.

Cory Everson (@CoryEversonMsO)

Cory's reign as Ms Olympia (a six time champion!) means that when she Tweets, the bodybuilding world listens. This woman dominated the sport in the mid-1980s, helping female bodybuilding gain mainstream acceptance at a time when it was still deemed unusual to see women lifting weights.

 

The only professional female bodybuilder to ever retire undefeated, Everson is definitely a must-follow.

Lou Ferrigno (@LouFerrigno)

The man who played the Hulk - an irradiated superbeing famed for its muscles and strength - before CGI and still managed to look convincing needs little introduction. Lou Ferrigno's place in the bodybuilding hall of fame probably means you're already following him, but you can't have Arnie if you wont have Lou.

 

Alongside tips, pics, and videos of the big mans workouts, Lou also provides his followers with an inside look into the Ferrigno Legacy, California's newest IFBB Olympia and National Qualifier NPC contest.

Frank Zane (@Frank_Zane)

Three time Mr Olympia and aesthetics pioneer Frank Zane uses his Twitter to spread bodybuilding training tips (usually through links to his own advice and his active website). Coming a little before Arnie, and never quite reaching the household-name levels of fame as Lou Ferrigno, Frank's contribution to competitive bodybuilding lives on in the current trend for aesthetics.

 

Frank is an inspiration, continuing to train at 73, and his many books and manuals on competitive bodybuilding have sealed his legacy as a dedicated member of the Golden Era.
December 07, 2015

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Five golden era bodybuilders who CRUSH Twitter

They're the stars of the sport whose faces are plastered all over our gyms and bedroom walls: bodybuilders of the Golden Era.

From the '60s to the '80s, these titans brought competitive, often 100% natural bodybuilding to mainstream audiences, cultivating huge audiences and fan bases to this day. Now, with the rise of Twitter, you can get closer to your heroes than ever before; we've listed five of our favourite Golden Era strongmen (and women) to follow...

(N.B. We didn't rank them because they're all legends!)

 

Ric Drasin (@RicDrasin)

Joe Gold lifetime achievement award winner, rock and roll star, wrestler, and one of the original Muscle Beach breakout stars, Ric Drasin uses his Twitter to provide Golden Era wisdom in the form of training advice and insightful anecdotes from the age of Arnie.

His YouTube channel features shows such as Ric’s Corner, and is a must watch for its inside story on how Muscle Beach went from a small-town sideshow to the centre of the competitive bodybuilding world. Fun fact: Ric designed the logos for both Gold's and World gyms!


Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger)

Longtime Twitter user Arnie was an obvious choice when making this list, for good reason. The Austrian Oak is probably the best known Golden Era athlete, turned into a Hollywood staple and then Governor of California (the 10th biggest economy in the World according to the UN).

 

 

He's still at it today, attending climate talks in Paris and campaigning for green energy worldwide, while still keeping in touch with the bodybuilding world; this legend has definitely earned a follow.

Cory Everson (@CoryEversonMsO)

Cory's reign as Ms Olympia (a six time champion!) means that when she Tweets, the bodybuilding world listens. This woman dominated the sport in the mid-1980s, helping female bodybuilding gain mainstream acceptance at a time when it was still deemed unusual to see women lifting weights.

 

The only professional female bodybuilder to ever retire undefeated, Everson is definitely a must-follow.

Lou Ferrigno (@LouFerrigno)

The man who played the Hulk - an irradiated superbeing famed for its muscles and strength - before CGI and still managed to look convincing needs little introduction. Lou Ferrigno's place in the bodybuilding hall of fame probably means you're already following him, but you can't have Arnie if you wont have Lou.

 

Alongside tips, pics, and videos of the big mans workouts, Lou also provides his followers with an inside look into the Ferrigno Legacy, California's newest IFBB Olympia and National Qualifier NPC contest.

Frank Zane (@Frank_Zane)

Three time Mr Olympia and aesthetics pioneer Frank Zane uses his Twitter to spread bodybuilding training tips (usually through links to his own advice and his active website). Coming a little before Arnie, and never quite reaching the household-name levels of fame as Lou Ferrigno, Frank's contribution to competitive bodybuilding lives on in the current trend for aesthetics.

 

Frank is an inspiration, continuing to train at 73, and his many books and manuals on competitive bodybuilding have sealed his legacy as a dedicated member of the Golden Era.

The five "must follow" Instagram accounts for UK bodybuilders

As the days get colder, darker, and (for Britons at least) damper, finding the inspiration to leave the warmth and comfort of the sofa to hit the weights can be difficult.

Unless you’re on Instagram (like we are: @swpsapparel), where professional and amateur bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts give you a reason to keep going. We’ve listed five of our favourite UK bodybuilding accounts so far…

 

#5 Samantha Egan (@samgolift)

Relatively new to the circuit, Samantha caused waves after winning her first ever competition following just six months training. 

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A CNP Professional, Samantha’s lightning-fast journey to bodybuilding fame offers some great inspiration for beginners. 

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#4 Mike Thurston (@mikethurston)

The first (but certainly not the last) personal trainer on our list, Mike’s Instagram is chock-a-block with training videos and pictures. 

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And if you’re so impressed you want the real thing, Mike can provide training and advice both on and offline for all experience levels. 

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#3 Kate Austin (@k.austin26)

Kate Austin is a veteran of the UK and Welsh bodybuilding circuit. While her Instagram doesn’t provide the technical advice of others on this list, Kate’s great sense of humour means you will never be bored. 

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 But don’t be fooled by the laughs – Kate is serious when it comes to training, owning the “biggest and best equipped” gym in Bridgend. 

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#2 Ricardo ‘Rudeboy’ Correia (@ifbbpro_rudeboy)

The double British champ and the 2013 overall British champ, Ricardo’s lively feed provides as much entertainment as it does insight into the top tiers of professional bodybuilding. 

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 With frequent progress updates, the ‘Rudeboys’ Instagram is your chance to keep up with the pros.

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 #1 Myles Leask (@mylesleask)

This personal trainer-cum-model-cum-actor mixes great shots with eight years gym based training experience to create one great Instagram feed.

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Myle’s says that “the biggest investment you can make in is your health” – in his case, literally, as his successful personal training brand and app has landed him sponsorship deals and a committed fan base.

 

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Added fun comes from his love of costumes!

 

 

 

August 14, 2015

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Sex Weights & Protein Shakes pumped-up about new premium apparel range

Having built up a cult following on the bodybuilding circuit, we're proud to unveil our new premium range of Sex Weights & Protein Shakes apparel, exclusively available on our internet store! With more than 65 designs, a wide choice of colours, styles and of course sizes all the way from small up to ripped, you'll be sure to find what you need!