Category Archives: gym

10 NUTRITION MYTHS THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY

1. You shouldn’t eat late at night One of the most common nutrition myths that we all have heard is don’t eat food late at night or it will all be stored as fat. Really? So, what they’re trying to tell you is that when you go to bed to rest, so does your metabolism?…

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3 Reasons Why Vegetables Improve Your Physique

Vegetables aren’t necessarily what many people talk about when thinking about building muscle or burning fat. It goes without saying that getting enough protein, carbohydrates and fats is essential to building muscle and getting in shape. However, vegetables play an extremely crucial role in dictating the way your physique looks and more specifically, the results…

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Strength training v cardio

To KO fat — and keep it off… Cardio’s edge Calorie for calorie, cardio has a slight advantage. You’ll burn 8 to 10 calories a minute hoisting weights, compared with 10 to 12 calories a minute running or cycling, says Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., director of research at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. Strength’s…

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INTERMITTENT FASTING: WHAT AND WHY?

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting. Numerous studies show that it can have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 10 EVIDENCE BASED health benefits of intermittent fasting: 1. Intermittent Fasting Changes The Function of Cells, Genes and Hormones When you don’t eat for…

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WHY DEADLIFTS SHOULD BE A STAPLE IN YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMME.

Deadlifts work more muscles than any other exercise, including the squat. The lift engages all the major muscle groups. It works both the upper and lower body and is the one exercise that you should be doing! The deadlift has so many benefits, these are some of the main ones: – [ ] Increased Strength…

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How to stay lean whilst on holiday!

JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING ON HOLIDAY DOESN’T MEAN ALL YOUR HARD WORK HAS TO GO OUT OF THE WINDOW.. Keeping to a well balanced and nutritious diet is hard enough for some people, so throw a holiday into the mix and for some people it’s a green light to undo all their hard work..…

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5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Remember to achieve toned arms, you need a mixture of compound exercises (exercises that use more than one muscle) and isolation exercise (an exercise that targets a specific muscle.) The reason for this is because you can use heavier weights on the compounds exercises which will help the shoulders and arms. Then finish off with…

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Why to never skip leg day?

Are you someone who thinks, leg day … no way?  Often guys prefer to train their upper body and leave most leg exercises to the girls. These guys are missing out. And not just on the opportunity to get gains, but also many other positive effects leg day can have on their health and overall…

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How to build lean, strong glutes for women!

1: Wake your glutes up with a dynamic warm-up. You know that static stretching before workouts is passé, but doing dynamic movements to wake your muscles up is particularly important because the glutes are a “sleepy” muscle group. When you spend long hours sitting, suffer low back pain, or simply don’t work your glutes sufficiently,…

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Cellulite – The Why, The What, and How to get rid of it forever

Cellulite is a real pain in the backside! It’s not like normal fat – as it isn’t just caused by overeating and lack of activity. Guys are not affected by it nearly as much as females, but we can still get it. In males, it just tends to be a bit less noticeable. Males tend…

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