Smith machine for squats

Smith Machines for Squats: Yay or Nay?  There’s a question that’s been on trainers and trainees minds for some time now – what’s the deal with Smith machines? Some trainers are for them, some are vehemently against them. In this blog we’ll explore the pros and cons of using a Smith machine to perform squats….

Scientific Glute Training

It’s pretty safe to say the majority of people out there appreciate a good ass, and while yes it’s true that a butt trained to perfection is easy on the eyes, it’s more than just aesthetic. Strong glutes can improve performance in sports and increase your overall load bearing ability for your lower body. Having…

Full body training

Full body training for maximum stimulus! As humans, we seek out effectiveness. And in this day and age, we want to save time in all that we do and have results here and now! By utilising exercises that stimulate multiple muscle group all at the same time, you could save yourself a hell of a…

IIFYM

If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)… sounds simple, right? Then why do so many people get it wrong? The theory took the world by storm. It annihilated the idea of having to eating restrictively to get your body anywhere near where you wanted it and opened the flood gates for ‘flexible’ dieting. After all, you…

Lean Arms 101

“Do you even lift, bro?” If you spend 3-5 days a week in the gym, hearing this would be frustrating. Your chest, back, abs, even legs could be completely ripped but your gains go unnoticed because they’re often hidden underneath clothes, especially in the colder months. The body part that is the biggest indication of…

Creatine

What’s it all about? Creatine… It makes you hold loads of water weight! That’s what I was initially led to believe. You hold water weight and as soon as you stop taking it, you deflate. Don’t judge me. I was naive and it was at the beginning of my training. Creatine is one of the…

Mind-muscle connection

Mind-muscle connection… is it all a great big myth? Some believe that by performing an exercise with great form, the targeted muscles will do what they have to do. Whereas, others believe in the theory of mind-muscle connection and the mental activation of the muscle. It sounds a little like the egg and the chicken…

Do supersets improve metabolic rate? 

As we speed into the future and the past slips away almost as fast as it comes, time is becoming our most important currency. When 24 hours in a day just doesn’t seem like enough, we need to maximize the hours as best we can. In this blog post we will discuss the best scientific…

How to build a chest with a shelf!

Don’t get it confused, we’re not going to be expecting you to be pulling out your belt, screwdrivers and hammers. But we will be expecting you to get yourself dirty! Here at Power Moves Fitness we’re talking about building a big ol’ chest with a shelf. Of all the chest exercises out there, the bench…