Mike Samuels

Mike Samuels

Mike Samuels is a UK-based personal trainer, diet coach, writer, sports massage therapist and corrective exercise specialist. He has a Level 3 Personal Trainer certification from premier Global UK and accreditation as a Precision Nutrition Diet Coach. He has written for Livestrong.com, EliteFTS.com, BuiltFit.com and Kettlebell Inc. Visit his website at mikesamuelspersonaltraining.co.uk.

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The Cheat Meal Day: Why It's Not So Smart

You diet hard all week, eating nothing but clean foods, train your butt off in the gym, and feel like you're making real progress. Then Saturday comes -...

5 Easy Muscle-Building Tips for Hardgainer Athletes

You put in the effort in team practice and in the weight room. You feel fitter and stronger, and like to think you're making progress, but yet when it...

The Best Exercises for Building Bigger Shoulders

You've got legs like tree trunks, a barrel-shaped chest, bulging sleeve cannons and a back so wide it blocks out the sun. So what's missing? A broad...

5 Ways Athletes Sabotage Their Muscles

To get bigger, faster and stronger, which is seemingly the goal of every young athlete, you need to train hard and train often. Right? Not nece...

5 Simple Muscle-Building Nutrition Tips

Muscle isn't easy to come by, especially if you're a naturally skinny guy with the metabolism of a hummingbird in flight. Try as you might, those tw...

3 Simple Steps to Build Muscle Fast

You don't have to be a wannabe bodybuilder to desire instantaneous results. We've all dealt with the frustration that stems from working our butts ...

The Truth About Post-Workout Carbs

Debate rages on in the nutrition world over the best type of diet for athletes. However, one thing that is universally agreed upon is that consuming...

The Big 3 for Losing Belly Fat

If you want to be taken seriously as an athlete, you need to lose that flabby potbelly protruding over the top of your uniform. The extra weight you...

4 Easy Steps for Skinny Athletes to Build Muscle Faster

Locker room nicknames like "chicken legs" or "twiggy" got you down? Wondering if it's possible to build muscle faster? It's the eternal question o...

Special Considerations for Vegetarian Athletes

It's an age-old question—can you succeed in sports while following a vegetarian diet? Many athletes, such as Joe Namath, Martina Navratilova, Ca...

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