Women & Weight Training

The myths around women and weight training are absolutely preposterous. Up until recently, the biggest problem for women when trying to figure out the best way to train is that most of the studies and research have been done on men!  Thankfully scientists have recently been putting more time into researching the benefits of weight…

Open and Closed Chain Exercises

If going to the gym is part of your regular routine, it’s likely you switch it up and do a variety of different exercises, week to week. But do you know exactly what type of movements you’re doing and what effect they have on your joints? The difference between open and closed kinetic chain exercises…

Hunger Hormones: Leptin & Ghrelin

Ahh, hunger. A feeling we’re all affected by, some more than others (hangry, much?).  We need to eat to survive, of course, but what we eat has such a huge impact not only on our overall health, but on our progress in the gym. None of this is news. But what you might not know…

Training Frequency

In the gym world, everyone has an opinion and their own way of doing things. One person you talk to might have a completely different strategy than the next, and that’s okay. So naturally, the same goes for the big questions, like, how often should you train? A little disclaimer here: this will be a…

Stretching & Performance

Before you sink your teeth into this post, I must warn you that this article serves as a bit of a myth buster. For decades, centuries even, people have preached that stretching is a must-do before and after exercise and sport performance, but this common suggestion seems to be based more on abstract assumption than…

Morning vs. Evening Workouts

One of the age-old gym arguments is what’s better: morning or evening training sessions? I’m going to cut straight to the chase and say, after my research has been conducted, the answer is definitively: it depends. Like most other things, there are factors at play that will influence the right answer for each unique situation….

Cryotherapy

These days we’re so inundated with tips and life hacks, it’s tough to sift through it all to find what’s worth doing and what’s not. This blog post will attempt to do that for you with regards to a current craze: Cryotherapy. For those who don’t know, Cryotherapy is a type of cold water immersion…

Alkaline Diet

As a society, we are always trying to stay on top of the latest trends. Clothes, hair, shoes, even food. There always seems to be trendy foods to eat and fad diets to follow, usually based on some celebrity telling us it worked for them. The thing is, everyone is different so it’s really hard…

Rolling Foam

Without realising, every day we put our body through stresses. Whilst you’re sitting in your car on the way to work or managed to find a seat on the tube, sitting at your desk for hours on end staring at your computer or slyly checking your messages on your phone (and somehow getting hooked on…