Training & Exercise
It’s something most people know - Warm Ups and Cool Downs are super-important.
But why? And what are the best exercises to do? Should you change warm-up routines according to the exercise you’re about to do?
All great questions. This article will shed some light on some of those unknowns...
Do you want a perfectly toned bod?
All those unsightly bumps and bulges ironed out?
Not a lot of people know this, but cables are absolutely perfect for targeting all the major muscle groups for honing and toning.
No special equipment. No trip to the gym. No frills. Just you, your body and the will to become stronger.
It feels like the purest form of strength training – almost primal in its simplicity.
But, although simple, don’t underestimate the effectiveness of using your own bodyweight to build core strength.
Bodybuilders get joint aches and pains from time to time.
No pain, no gain and all that.
Lifting heavy weights on a regular basis is going to put a fair amount of stress on your joints. Go figure…
In today’s society, back muscles are the ones we use the least often day-to-day. Most people work in sedentary jobs these days, sitting at a desk for hours at a time.
We also sit down to eat, drive, socialise, relax in front of the TV or reading a book. And guess what? When we’re sitting, we’re not using our back muscles at all.
We know it can be tough to stay motivated to keep on track with your workouts - especially when you feel like you’re strapped for time and the few workouts you do get in leave you feeling like you accomplished nothing. This is actually one of the biggest reasons people give up.
Circuit training is a type of workout routine that combines several exercises back-to-back. It’s time efficient, it’s intense, and it’s a great way to burn body fat and build muscle.
It’s got to be the number one feature most beginner, and intermediate bodybuilders aspire to - a chest of steel.
There’s something primal about it. Male animals often puff out their chest or pound it to ward off enemies or attract the opposite sex. And let’s face it – we humans aren’t that different when it comes down to it.
‘Wow, I tell you what I love doing more than anything in the world – the plank’, said nobody… ever.
Ok, so maybe the plank isn’t the most exhilarating or enjoyable exercise in the world.
But there’s no denying planks are popular. In fact, they’re probably the most common method used for strengthening the core these days.
Over the past few years, since Supersets became a ‘thing’ on the workout scene, there has been a lot of misinformation spread about exactly what they are and how to do them.
This article will explain exactly what supersets are, why they are a great addition to any workout programme and we’ll also share our all-new superset workout routine to build muscle and optimize your gym time.
Upper Body Workouts are among the most searched workout programs on the Internet - and for a very obvious reason. Most people get into exercising for what you could call “mirror gratification” - that could be losing weight, building or toning muscle in specific areas.
For guys, that often means a large, broad chest, big arms and washboard abs. These goals are based on the ‘final results’ you see from guys who have been training for years.