Want To Increase Size…Then Pump Up The Volume!


It is a common misconception that if you want to increase size and mass, you have to lift heavy. Yes, increased size is indeed a side effect of lifting heavy weights, however you may find that one of the main reason’s you’re gains are stagnating is because you’re performing enough reps. Volume training is useful when trying to increase size, so load the barbell/ machine with a weight that enables you to perform 10 reps so that the final rep is a struggle. This means the weight you’re lifting is about right for you, and an ideal rep range to summon muscle growth.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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