Benefits of lifting straps, wraps and belts

To strap, or not to strap? This, my friends, is the question. You hear a lot of talk that using straps is ‘cheating’ and ‘oh, I don’t have to use STRAPS to PB’. Well, everyone has their own training beliefs, but straps, wraps and belts can actually be beneficial to strength and size gains. Think…

Quad Goals

If you’re leaving the gym after a leg work out, walking exactly the same way as you did on the way in, then you didn’t go hard enough. You use your legs EVERY DAY (even on a duvet day, trips to the fridge, toilet breaks) and because of this, you really have to push them…

Train your Lower Back for Improved Strength and Posture

Your core affects your every movement. It stabilises your body. And whether you like to train it or you find it boring, it WILL impact your strength but also; all aspects of your training and your posture (we’ll have you walking around upright and straight like iRobot before you know it, jokes). Do not be…

The Benefits of High Protein Breakfasts

Ever since we were old enough to munch away on solid foods and knee height in comparison to the population, our parents have forced breakfast upon us! I would say that the majority of us were given cereal without consideration of the health benefits and purely based on the fact that ‘breakfast is the most…

Giant Sets

So you’ve heard of supersets, working one set of muscle groups against another, right? Well let me introduce to you, your worst nightmare! I mean, *giaaaant seeeets! Not only is it an awesome way to gain muscle, but also burn fat by smashing one or a number of muscle group’s with a hell of a…

Overtraining

Have you fallen victim to overtraining? First things first, the expression ‘overtraining’ is totally misleading. The wording leaves us to believe that overtraining means that you’re training too much/often,when in fact, this is not the case. So, my gym friends, what is overtraining? “It’s a physiological state caused by an excess accumulation of physical, psychological,…

Stop wasting your gym membership

It’s now April and all those new year resolutions gym goers have given up the ghost. They haven’t seen the results that they expected to, most likely because they were the ones using child’s weights on the hip adductor machines whilst focusing more on the hilarious meme they received in their group chat. Worse yet,…

4 days on Keto

My attempt at a ketogenic diet lasted 4 days. Yes only 4 days – bit of a anti climax! I really wanted to give this diet a try and see how it would affect me. Prior to this I never really believed in restrictive diets and this just made more evident. I also was recently…

Free weights VS Resistance machines

Free weights. Resistance machines. It’s a debate that’s been argued since the beginning of time (in the body building and physique world at least). What you need to remember is that everyone has a different body type and size. One (wo)man’s limbs may be longer than another, your torso may be abnormally long compared to…