Author: Sam MacIntosh

Sam MacIntosh is a writer, editor, and a British Weightlifting and Precision Nutrition certified coach. Sam played football from her pre-teens through to university, briefly switching to rugby when she was 25. It was then that she was introduced to strength training and weightlifting by a teammate and began training in CrossFit in late 2013. Shortly after, Chet Morjaria of Strength Education took her on as a powerlifting athlete and coached her to first in her weight class at the 2014 Welsh Powerlifting Open. She now trains in Olympic weightlifting and is the head barbell coach at CrossFit Gain in Norwich, England. Sam is passionate about empowering athletes to think independently and neutralising nutritional propaganda. She's a recovering perfectionist, and enjoys coffee, books, and cinnamon donuts. You can connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

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The Case Against Antioxidants

There are millions of nutritional products in the West that tout “health-boosting” antioxidant properties, particularly in athletic populations. But two European professors analyzed the evidence

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