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…

Swap skinny for strong!

We have been sold a warped perception of beautiful and ugly. The media has created their own image and idea of what is perceived by a large population of people as ‘beautiful’ or ‘to die for’. Especially when it comes to women and how their bodies should look. The media would lead us to believe…

Carbs at night benefits

I get asked quite frequently about carbs, are they bad? Do they make you fat? Should I avoid them? No carbs after 8, right? No carbs at night sounds logical as we are not nocturnal animals. We sleep at night so you would think we don’t need much energy before bed and our metabolisms would…

Alcohol Consumption

Does alcohol impact your gains? No shit it does! Alcohol has a range of negative effect to our health. However; being a social adult regularly involves drinking also some careers entail the need to entertain clients which is more often than not over drinks. For this reason I do not rule out alcohol consumption however…

Ashwagandha 

If I told you there was one natural remedy to help with stress, fatigue, inflammatory issues, fertility, depression, anxiety, cholesterol issues, libido and mood swings – would you believe me? Before I learned about Ashwagandha, I wouldn’t even believe me! Withania somnifera as it’s known in the botanical world, more commonly known as ashwagandha (also…

Unilateral & Bilateral Training

Unilateral and bilateral. It is what it says it is on the tin. Working with one side, working with both sides. Ta-daaaa. Each have their own benefits, but is bilateral training flawed? What about imbalances? What about symmetry? What about injuries? Well, as with anything, a number of approaches can help us to achieve our…

Insulin Sensitivity

When you think of insulin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is diabetes. Understandably so, since both type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur when our insulin levels are out of whack. Type 1 is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body cannot release enough insulin to regulate our blood sugar. Type…

Optimizing Sleep

Sleep, sweet sleep! We all know we need it, but why exactly? And how does it affect ourperformance in the gym? It might seem counter-intuitive that sleep benefits our weight loss and muscle gain, but it’s true! For starters, our bodies burn stored fat while we’re asleep, mostly to keep our temperatures regulated during our…