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    Why you remain sore after a workout

    This article will just be a short article based on my personal experience and how to combat soreness. This is why you remain sore after a workout. TLDR Your body received novel stimulus It lasts between 24 hours to a few days Stretching, whether dynamic or static will help Your body received novel stimulus Soreness is NOT an indicator of muscle growth. Many people make this misconception. They want to “destroy” their muscle so they will feel sore as hell the next day and then they feel like they have actually worked the muscle and thus will attain muscle hypertrophy. Boy, are they wrong. Soreness, also known scientifically as Delayed…

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    My take on Tesla stock (TSLA)

    This article will give you a summary of my opinions on Tesla’s stock price. As of the time of writing, it has a price of approximately 805 USD. Within the past year, the stock price has skyrocketed by about 4 times and its price has been attracting a lot of attention. As a young person, I see Elon Musk as someone we should admire in our generation. I will break down this article into three big sections, which would be my personal opinions on the company and the CEO himself, Elon Musk. After that, I will go into some fundamental analysis and technical analysis of the stock price itself. I…

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    Strength Training as a Beginner in Singapore

    First of all, before I begin this guide, go read on Stronger By Science’s article. It is really comprehensive and it will give you a really good idea of strength training as a whole. This is not your typical beginner’s guide to strength training. This will relate everything you need to know if you want to start strength training in Singapore. How do I know whether I want to start strength training? Well, don’t question yourself. Just do it and start. Try it out for 1 month or so and see whether it is suitable for you. If you like it, just continue it. This is a guide to strength…

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    Can money buy you happiness?

    In this article, I will tackle the age-old question. Can money buy you happiness? TLDR Money can buy you some happiness True happiness still comes from within Find your own passion Appreciate the time spent with your loved ones Why do people say money can’t buy happiness? There are several arguments as to why money can buy happiness. This is why this question never gets old, and you will always see new articles pop up once in a while. For the naysayers that believe money can buy happiness, they will cite the reasons below. Healthcare Firstly, money can purchase better healthcare. Using wealth, you can get better diagnostic services and…

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    nSuns 5/3/1 Program Review

    This article will be very stats based. I will present the objective results of the program first. My thoughts and opinions about this program will be at the end of the article. This is my nSuns 5/3/1 Program Review. Lifting History When I began 5/3/1, I was 16 years old, still am 177cm and 65kg. I have been lifting for about 7 months as previously mentioned in my lifting journey article. I was on the Ice Cream Fitness Program for roughly 7 months.  After stalling on my bench for 2 weeks, I felt I needed to switch up my program. 7 weeks was already stretching its lifetime. Therefore, I went…

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    Why I bought these ETFs

    Okay, so you want to start investing right? A lot of passive investing advice online tell you to invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). I have heeded their advice after reading some books and some blog posts about it and doing my research. These are the reasons why I bought these ETFs. TLDR Low cost and diversified Start from a slow amount and dollar-cost average Takes little time for relatively high returns Global and Local Exposure What broker do I use? Firstly, passive investing is easy. You need a CDP account which you can open here. After that, you will need a brokerage account. Currently, the one with the lowest…

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    Should I buy whey protein in Singapore?

    So you feel that the nutrition you get from your food is not enough. You need to supplement it. You want to get the boost in results that you were longing for since the start. Although not necessary, they can be very helpful in your body’s progress along the way. Here are some reasons why I support buying whey protein only in certain circumstances, for a typical person in Singapore. TLDR Supplements are not necessities Do not think that they will give you magical results There is no difference between a more expensive and a cheaper supplement Pick the one you like the most My personal take Supplements are exactly…

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    How to save as an NSF with $630

    So you earn less than $1000 month. What’s that? You are often called cheap labour? Your salary is called an “allowance”? That’s why it’s so low? Yes it is difficult saving when you have so little to start with. But it does not mean you should not try and save. Saving is important and I firmly believe that it should be strongly inculcated in our education system from a young age. This is how I, an NSF who earns $630 a month, save my money. TLDR Track every cent that goes out of your bank account Take advantage of cookhouse meals During weekends, go for cheaper options Background Personally, I…

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    How to Make Gains at Home

    It’s the corona season. You have been stuck at home for quite a while, unsure of what to do to spend your time. You want to do something productive instead of netflix and chilling your life away. (It’s okay to do that, cut yourself some slack.) You have been wanting to lose weight for quite a while. Yet, you did not embark on your goal. Now it is the best time to do so. But you are not sure. Don’t worry, here is how you can make gains at home. TLDR This workout does not require any equipment This workout only consists of push muscles and abs This workout will…

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    Nail Your Finances as a PES E9 NSF

    Okay, you are PES E9. You are probably a clerk. In fact, this article should be relatable for the stay out PES unfit personnel. You don’t have a cookhouse or have accommodation. But don’t worry, this is how you can nail your finances as an NSF. TLDR 3 aspects: Savings, Expenditure, Investment Eat-in camp, go for the bang for your buck option Calculate your daily transport fee and consider purchasing a concession card Consider a Regular Savings Plan for investment Background Personally, I am a PES E9 clerk. I am a stay out personnel. Every time I tell my friends about my life, they tend to feel jealous and I…