Six Nations Workout Bingo!

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Italy vs Scotland just got interesting…

Whether you like rugby or not, we have a serious treat for you.

Every time a major event happens, we like to make bingo sheets. Mainly because yours truly likes to pop down Castle Bingo from time to time and waste some money. But also because…who doesn’t want to destroy themselves while watching rugby or Eurovision? And I suppose, if you really like punishment, X-Factor.

So, for a serious workout, and and a level of entertainment you just can’t get from rugby, here is the 2016 Six Nations Workout Bingo!

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VIDEO: Woman Mega Pukes During Deadlift

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Image source: blondebeautybri
CHUNDER!

Yes, yes, yes, we’re pretty immature. But this is fairly funny. As is the reaction after it!

It happens with strong men, and it might have happened before to you, but for “blondebeautybri“, it might have been a shock.

While competing at the Raw Unity Powerlifting Championship, she lifted like she had done thousands of times before…and out came the spew.

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How to Train Your Lower Back

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Safely train and get serious…lower back gains?

If muscles could talk, then your lower back would probably say one of the following.

1) Ouch, I hate my life, so I am going to make you hate yours.
2) Why have you forgotten about me?
3) Cheers for looking after me, much appreciated.

If 1) or 2) sounds like your back, then keep reading, and if it’s 3), well then you might learn a thing or two anyway.

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Video: F1 Car vs Rugby Scrum

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Who do you think will win?

Rugby players are strong. We all know that. But 6 Nations just round the corner, and with Formula 1 drive Daniel Ricciardo with a bit of spare time, Red Bull Racing decided to have a bit of fun.

They could have put a rugby player in a car to show how difficult it is, or put Ricciardo in the middle of a scrum to show how physically demanding it is. But they didn’t.

Instead, they tested who was stronger, an 8 man, Bath Rugby Club scrum, or a car than go from 0-60mph in about 2 seconds.

Who is your money on?

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The Pros and Cons of Having a Gym Buddy

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Are you a man or woman who needs a spot?

Gym partners, swolemates, “buddies”; call them what you will, there can be some serious benefits to having a fellow lifter on hand for workouts.

And of course, there can be drawbacks.

So should you find yourself a gym buddy or should you be like our resident Dom, and always go alone?

Let us help you decide.

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Mark Smith Disabled Bodybuilder: Documentary

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Mark posing with My Olympia, Phil Heath

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”.

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How to Workout in Space

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#SpaceFitFam

There is a strong space theme going round at the moment.

Major Tim Peake’s doing a spacewalk, Brian Cox is on the TV more, and we have also seen the sad passing of and space-age-esque music creating legend, David Bowie

So we wondered, how do astronauts workout in space?

Let’s “launch” our investigation.

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10 Ways to Spot a Gym-Noob

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Disclaimer: This post is meant as a bit of fun

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.

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How to Succeed as a New Year Gym Newbie

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Will 2016 be your year?

Last year, we wrote about how to deal with new people in the gym come January. This time, we’re going to be a bit more supportive of that new flock.

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.

So here’s 8 tips that will improve their chances.

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Should you Train with a Hangover?

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Not exactly #fitfam?

There are many times in life where you find yourself to be horrifically, almost cripplingly, hungover. And the last thing you’ll want to do is train.

But if you are more hardcore than John McClane in Nakatomi Plaza (can you tell this being written around Christmas), then you will definitely want to train. But should you?

Here are the pros and cons…some scientific…some not.

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