Training & Exercise
The humble barbell can be found in every gym in the world.
But despite being commonplace and the fact that most serious bodybuilders use one – it’s amazing that so many people still do barbell training wrong.
Winter can be a bit bleak - cold, not much sun, short days, ice and snow.
That’s probably why Christmas became a festival of eating and drinking – to cheer everybody up!
At this time of the year, it’s all too easy to feel lethargic and unmotivated to exercise...
Ever heard the saying “Sweat is just fat crying?”
It’s true. The more you work out – the more fat you’ll burn.
But it’s important to choose the right exercises. In this article we’ll highlight some of the best ways to incinerate that fat and replace it with lean muscle.
Both women and men are guilty of passing over certain muscles when working on their fitness. It’s little wonder when you realise that there are more than 650 muscles in your body.
Most of these lie in the large muscle groups, but there are dozen of smaller ones that are easily forgotten...
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure” so the saying goes.
When it comes to fitness, it’s accurate. Reaching your goals takes time, and above all, dedication.
For that reason, it’s essential to track your progress.
Feel like you’ve reached a drop-off or plateau with your strength training?
Maybe you got awesome gains to begin with, but things are slowing down. Or maybe you’re just getting bored with the same old, same old. It’s time to make some changes to keep up the momentum.
Whatever the reason - we could all do with shaking things up once in awhile.
Beginners tend to go for the machines because they’re less scary. Often, they stick to them without venturing across the border into ‘free weight world’, sometimes for many years.
Is this a mistake? Is there a point where you should transition from one to the other? Are free weights better than machines or vice versa?