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 8, 2019 Jonathan

If You Are Ready To Rev Up Your Workout Intensity, Then Discover Which Split System Will Work Best For You! If you’ve been consistently lifting weights for more than six months on a full-body programme, you probably aren’t getting nearly as sore as when you started. Your muscle growth and…

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…

December 16, 2018 Jonathan

A “sissy” leg curl? Hardly! Not to be confused with its slightly bent-knee cousin the Romanian deadlift, the stiff-legged deadlift is, as its name suggests, the knees-straight version of this popular hamstrings exercise. That being said, a lot of confusion surrounds the proper execution of both lifts. Let’s settle the…

December 15, 2018 Jonathan

Jump-start your gains with a power cycle! With the ever-increasing focus on muscle size, both in competitions and in your local gym, lifting for strength appears to have lost its lustre among bodybuilders. That’s a shame, because it should be an essential component of their regimes. I’m not saying you…

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 19, 2018 Jonathan

Q: I’ve heard that the reverse-grip pressdown works the triceps lateral head better than the standard pressdown does. What’s the best way to perform this exercise? A: What you’ve heard is correct. Generally speaking, the medial head of the triceps does most of the work in elbow extension, especially at…

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…