Low, moderate or high rep range - which is best for what!? Here's all you need to know and how to choose the ideal repetition range for your fitness goals.
As men, it's only natural to want to look bigger and stronger, but with so much inaccurate information out there, knowing what to believe and where to start can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things you need to know about building muscle.
Whether your goal be to carve out Brad Pitt's six-pack of steel in fight club or to build an Arnold Schwarzenegger like physique, you're going to have to include some weight training into your exercise routine.
New to weight training? Fear not! In this article we'll provide you with everything you need along with a sample workout plan to help get you started.
You're eating well, training hard and giving your body sufficient rest, yet you're stuck in a rut. What gives!?
Unfortunately weight training plateaus happen to us all. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, you will no doubt have or will experience at least a few weight training plateaus along the way. Loss in strength, failure to hit rep counts, irritability, lethargy, frustration, lack of motivation and little to no progress are all tell tale signs that you've hit a training plateau.
If wondered how olympians train in order to reach their peak physical performance? With so much pressure riding on each and every athlete taking part at this years Rio olympic games, finding the perfect training plan is essential and could be the difference between simply taking part and winning the gold.
Dr Aubrey De Grey, a leading scientist claims that the first person to live to 150 years old has already been born and that the first person to live to 1,000 will be born in the next two decades. He says that by regular “maintenance”, gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques along with the small matter of curing all known diseases and we’re heading into a new era of lives spanning into the hundreds and possibly even thousands of years. I hate to be a pessimist Dr Aubery, but I think you’re bananas and a little bit nuts!
Drop sets are essentially a technique where you perform an exercise to failure or near failure, then drop (reduce) the weight and continue for more reps until you reach failure, drop the weight again and repeat.