January 12, 2019 Jonathan

With the fitness boom on an upsurge, the market is exploding with exercisers promising to slim you down, build you up, boost your energy levels – give you Total Fitness in short. Does such a dream exerciser exist? The experts assesses the wide range of workout equipment, both high-tech and…

January 9, 2019 Jonathan

STILL DECIDING BETWEEN FREE WEIGHTS AND MACHINES? HERE’S HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF BOTH Walking into most modern gyms or health clubs, you are usually faced with an enormous choice of training equipment. In addition to racks of barbells and dumbbells, there is a wide variety of exercise…

January 6, 2019 Jonathan

SHOULD BODYBUILDERS DO CARDIO? Most days you go to gym with the intention of building a certain bodypart. Monday might be back and bi’s, Tuesday chest and tri’s and perhaps Wednesday is legs and shoulders. But what day is dedicated to training the most important muscle of all – your…

December 20, 2018 Jonathan

HOW TO AVOID ONE OF BODYBUILDING’S MOST COMMON MISTAKES Don’t look now, but something seems to have gone terribly wrong with the way some bodybuilders are training nowadays. Physique competitors have always tended to believe that more is better and nothing succeeds like excess. But this “too much of a…

November 27, 2018 Jonathan

Improve conditioning, increase muscle development and propel your physique to new heights! While these moves may seem better suited for the playground, they’re actually beneficial to those of us a few years beyond playtime. These explosive activities are collectively called “Plyometrics”. Put simply, plyometrics works to train the muscles to…

November 18, 2018 Jonathan

Big arms are the mark by which recreational lifters and professional bodybuilders inevitably make comparisons. In fact, they have their own lexicon: guns, cannons, firearms. Heck, can you even name the pro bodybuilder with the biggest chest, or quads? Probably not, but I’ll bet you can visualise your favourite’s heavy…

November 12, 2018 Jonathan

Jump-start your fitness programme with an ab routine that’s guaranteed to work! Many women come up in the gym and ask about “training secrets to success.” The big “secret” is that dedication to reaching a goal and self-sacrifice are the only ways to make improvements in the battle to build…

November 11, 2018 Jonathan 1Comment

PUNCH UP YOUR MASS When it comes to training, are your gains coming faster than an Ali one-two combo? Or are you getting worked over in the corner like some washed-up pug, folding up under a rain of body blows? While you probably don’t want to admit it, chances are…

November 8, 2018 Jonathan

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions On Building A Broader Back How would you define your back training? If you’ve been pushing the weights for a while, you’ve probably discovered that certain bodyparts are rather stubborn. (How about a show of hands for those who want trade-ins on their calves?) Surprisingly,…

November 4, 2018 Jonathan

BEEN TRAINING SINCE THE “IRON AGE”? Q: I’ve been lifting for about 20 years now, and I often struggle with joint pain and flexibility issues. How can I modify my workouts to still benefit from them? A: “Age is just a number”, some people will tell you. Yeah, tell that…

October 30, 2018 Jonathan

Here are the best principles for arm training: OVERLOAD PRINCIPLE: In order to force a muscle to become larger and stronger, you must continually overload it with increasingly heavier weights. So when you see favourites doing barbell curls with 225 pounds or knocking out lying triceps extensions with nearly 300…