Fitness industry insights, information and opinion pieces from our experienced exercise professionals, covering everything related to training and nutrition from building muscle to staying motivated.
Forget ‘fitfluencers’ promising you the ‘best exercises to lose weight!’ - because there really is no such thing. Weight loss comes down to one simple equation: calories in vs. calories out. Here are six simple tips to help you burn more calories and keep you on the right side of a calorie deficit.Continue reading
For decades, the average gym-going female was discouraged from lifting heavy weights. Then, slowly, people began to understand the connection between genetics and adaptation to training. But has the pendulum now swung too far in the other direction?Continue reading
If you’re at all familiar with working out and training in general, the terms “superset & "compound set" will have come up at some point. Technically though, they’re very misused.
In this article, we explore their differences - and application - in depth.Continue reading
If you’re following a diet plan, it’s reasonable to assume that each meal of the day should be tailored for optimal nutrition. However, there are many, often unconscious, habits that hold us back from making real progress on any weight-loss (or muscle-building) programme.
As we face another lockdown, here are five of our favourite pieces of kit that allow you to get a great home workout in. This essential equipment will ensure you get enough variety in your routine to keep things interesting and effective. Plus, staying fit physically will work wonders mentally, too.Continue reading
N-WHY-E: Find your foundation for fitness in 2021.
Somehow, we’ve made it to the end of this crazy year and, like the end of any year, it’s that time for setting new goals, targets, and resolutions.
This year has been particularly tough for making resolutions stick, especially fitness-related ones. How can you go for that daily jog if you’re not allowed out of the house? How can you make that promised gym session when they can’t even let you in?Continue reading
2021 has been an … interesting year, shall we say. And with not long left until the New Year, we might as well just put our feet up, ride the rest of it out, and hope that 2022 has a lot more to offer, right?
We reckon New Year’s resolutions are going to kick up a gear this year. Plenty of people will be making up for lost time, wishing they’d done more during lockdown, or got a taste for a new hobby that they promise themselves they’ll stick to.
But who wants to follow a crowd?
There’s every good reason to set - and start - your New Year’s resolution before January 1. We’ve picked out just three of them.Continue reading
On the “Gym Rules” sign in most gyms, you’ll see “No children under the age of X”. This reinforces the misconception that children or teenagers should stay away from the weights room, which isn’t strictly true.Continue reading
Any exercise - any movement for that matter - presents a risk of injury. Whether a dynamic change in direction that puts stress on your knee ligaments, landing a jump and challenging your ankle, or a heavy overhead press that puts strain on your spine and shoulders, we must always exercise caution (quite literally). The simplest way to avoid injury and reduce this risk is learning how to maximise your body’s mechanics through the right movements. In this article, we walk you through the three key steps.Continue reading
While there is no shortage of fitness guides and training tutorials on the internet, sometimes it can get more overwhelming than helpful to sort through it solo. Selecting which workout plan to follow, what movements work for your personal body goals, the kind of equipment required to execute them, and whether or not can you even stick to the workout plan you’ve set for yourself - it’s all very daunting.
If you can relate to even one or two of these pain points, it might be time to start working with a personal trainer. Here's why.Continue reading