Training and Exercise

  • Utilising Isometrics to Develop Strength

      One of the most under utilised training and rehabilitation methods is isometric contractions (and eccentrics for that matter but I’ll focus on them in another post). Isometrics are an extremely versatile tool that can have a positive impact on a number of physiological traits ranging from building strength to improving motor control to reducing […]

  • 3 Key Elements to Develop Shoulder Stability

      The shoulder is a complex joint with a very large range of motion in all directions and planes of motion. On the scale of mobility/stability based joints, the shoulder sits firmly at the mobile end of the spectrum. As a result, keeping the shoulder joint stable, robust and, most importantly, healthy can prove challenging […]

  • How to Target the Teres Minor & Major

      Teres Minor & Teres Major How To Target These Muscles And Why Anatomy of the Back Firstly, let us make sure we understand the anatomy of the back. As I’m sure you’re already aware, the muscles which comprise the majority of the back are the trapezius (traps) and the latissimus dorsi (lats). However, there […]

  • CrossFit: Benefits, Dangers & Exercises

      Understanding CrossFit & Its Benefits CrossFit is a concept and style of workout/exercise regime which has been around since the early 2000’s. But it is only in the past few years where it has become a big thing in the UK. So the question is, why? What does CrossFit involve that makes it so […]

  • 5 Cable Exercises for your Core

      The cables are one of the relatively new pieces of equipment to be seen in most modern day gyms, yet they can be neglected by many or not used to their maximal potential. One area a lot of people don’t use cable machines for are the abdominal muscles. Our question is, why not? This […]

  • Rack Pulls: How To, Benefits & Form

      The “Rack Pull” is a variation of the deadlift. This exercise is used to improve strength in the deadlift movement, and also as a compound exercise which has great hypertrophy benefits for the back, in particular the lower back. When performing regular deadlifts, a lot of people struggle to keep their back straight and […]

  • 4 Core Strength Swiss Ball Exercises

      Swiss Ball Exercises to Improve Your Core Strength When you think about having a strong core, having abs is what probably comes to mind, but there are far more benefits to having core strength than just having the aesthetic benefits of defined abs. Core strength is very important for a variety of exercises whether […]

  • 4 Muscle Challenges for Gym Partners

      There are many benefits to working out with a partner in the gym. You can help to motivate each other and hold each other accountable so you do not miss gym sessions and help you push yourself harder, which means you could see better results. Providing you workout with a gym partner who is […]

  • How Yoga Can Make You A Better Athlete

      What kind of yoga should you do to supplement your training? Stretching is good. You know that. In fact, we all know that we need to stretch more. But is yoga really a viable addition to a bodybuilding (or sport) training routine? What Even Is Yoga? 6 of the Most Popular Classes Explained… If […]

  • 6 Steps to Summer Shredding

      1) Calorie Deficit The most important part of any weight-loss journey is (unfortunately…) a calorie deficit. This means that in order to lose weight you must be burning more calories than you are consuming. I’ve talked about the nitty gritty science-y details in my article “The Science of Weight Loss” but for now let’s […]