6 tips to keep you safe…
September is ‘National Preparedness Month’ in the US to: “encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.”
Physical training emergencies weren’t mentioned (they must have forgotten about them), so we’ll take the onus and provide a few tips to help your muscles survive if the end of the world was to turn up and stop you getting to the gym.
Who will win?
Scotland is in the grip of referendum fever, the rest of the UK waits with baited breath to see which way the vote will go.
Will the Scots opt to split the union on September 18th or will they choose to give brand UK a resounding vote of confidence by saying no to independence?
Whichever way our friends north of the border choose to use their vote, we thought it would be interesting to see how Scotland measures up to the rest of the country in the strength stakes. Yes, it’s Scotland v the rest in our very own combat and power sports smack down! Here we take a look at the very best wrestlers, bodybuilders and strongmen from both sides of the border.
Follow these steps for 6 pack success!
For many, a six pack is the ultimate goal; a badge of honour that signifies untold dedication and willpower.
Getting one, however, can prove tricky!
Even seasoned trainers can struggle to get the elusive ripple of abs to show. With tips on diet, training and supplements, our easy-to-follow infographic will show you how to achieve six pack success in just six steps.
Is ‘clean’ eating all it’s cracked up to be?
There’s a new eating disorder sweeping the columns of tabloids, healthy living forums and yes, even the message boards of bodybuilding websites.
At one end of the spectrum, comfort eating and food binges can cause weight gain and all the emotional and psychological issues that go with it. At the other end of the scales, there’s anorexia, a horrible disease that sees sufferers starve themselves, sometimes to death.
But now it seems too much emphasis on ‘clean food’ can cause problems too…
Exercise is essential for fat loss
If you’re going to get ripped, you’re going to need to train for it.
We’ve discussed the part that a calorie controlled diet plays in fat loss, but not enough on it’s own. You’re going to have to hit the gym too.
But what do you do when you get there? And should you prioritise weights or cardio?
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You CAN get a six pack from the comfort of your sofa
We live in the age of convenience where we can get our hands on most things by the click of a button. So if you want to watch the World Cup on TV and get a six pack (the abs kind, not the beer kind) then you damn well can, Sir!
We’re only happy to assist you with a workout so subtle that it won’t affect your World Cup coverage. You can work towards that six pack whilst chilling on the sofa.
How many calories do you consume each day?
When you know how, counting calories is a simple way to stay on track of your weight goals.
But if you’re a beginner, all those calculations and acronyms can seem a tad confusing.
Fear not, we’ve simplified it down into a few easy steps for you. Read on to find out what a calorie is and how to count them properly…
Exercise for happiness!
We all know that working out is a great way to keep our bodies fit and healthy. But did you know that exercise is just as important for the health of our minds?
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we’re celebrating the incredible power of exercise to keep us fit in mind as well as in body.
And the benefits are endless. Exercise can make you happier, more positive, cleverer and even sexier. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to sweat yourself happy.
How much fat to lose?
So, you want to lose fat! But how much should you lose, and how fast should you do it?
While it might be tempting to cut fat fast, it isn’t the most sustainable strategy. This post will help you decide how much fat to lose to meet your goals, and how quickly you should do it.
How can you measure body fat percentage?
Body fat percentage (BF%) is pretty self explanatory, it’s simply the percentage of fat on your body.
Many trainers like to track their BF% during fat loss as a measure of progress, but getting reliable results can be tricky.
Read on to find out how much body fat you should have, and the best ways to calculate it.