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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How to have a healthy Christmas dinner

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Disclaimer: we aren’t a bunch of Scrooges

Get in! Christmas is nearly here. And that means chocolate, alcohol and the main event, the Christmas dinner. But can a clean eating machine make the the Don of roasts healthy? We think so.

Now at this point, you may well be thinking, “Why would you want to?” It’s one day in a year after all.

We aren’t saying you have to do this, but if you are so hardcore that, go to them gym, swig on a protein shake, and count your macros on Christmas day, then this is for you.

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Who said it? Trump or Fury?

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Two outspoken men. One quiz.

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?

Take our quiz to find out!

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How To Fix Your Deadlift

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An article by Liam Browne

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.

This is what I learnt.

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