By now you know probably know about him, but that doesn’t make him any less awesome. Yep, Mark Smith, disabled bodybuilder legend, has continually deified the odds.
After losing his leg in a training accident at the age of 26, he had a few choices to make. During his rehab he became a qualified football coach, boxing coach and personal trainer. It was in the latter that he found his new vocation.
From personal training, came bodybuilding, and the renewed buzz “of being shot at”.
Noob: noun a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity…and that includes the gym.
There is no shame in being inexperienced, but acting like a stereotypical noob means something else entirely. On Call of Duty it’s using the grenade launcher, in cooking it’s using every single ingredient known to man, and at the gym, well there is quite a bit to it actually.
So read, see if you know the behaviours and take our quiz to see how much of a noob you are.
People wanting to get in shape, whatever time of year, is something that we like. It’s a lot better than people sitting in front of the TV all day. But so many gym newbies, especially those who start in January, fall off the wagon.
Unless you have been living under a rock, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Tyson Fury, and Donald Trump.
The former, now a SPOTY candidate, has said things that have annoyed, angered and even started a petition. The latter, well, where to begin? We aren’t one to comment on politics, so take a look on Google and you’ll see what we mean.
All that aside, can you tell them apart simply by what they have said?
One of the big three, the deadlift is as much about raw power and strength as any other exercise. Pick it up, put it down. But it is not that simple, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of videos online of people with poor technique at risk of injuring themselves.
I posted a video a fair while back deadlifting 200kg for 2 reps. I believed the form to not quite be right, so took to the internet for help. What I was met with was some harsh comments, sprinkled with some positive, constructive feedback. Then I was offered a place on a deadlifting seminar at Structure sport and Fitness in Sheffield with Lee Dubois and Ian Thistlewood.