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…

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…