Dead lift

Dead lifts are a great exercise and very versatile to, great for mass building and weight loss (depending on the amount of weight you lift, tempo & reps etc).

There has always been a bit of a debate about on which day to you use them, you will find that some trainers will argue that they should be used on a legs day and some will say back day. Continue Reading →

Another 20 minute Workout

This is a guest post by Jenny Man

Are you too busy with no time to go to the gym?  To be fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to spend hours exercising.  You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve in as little as 20 minutes with just your own body weight.  To save valuable time, superset exercises i.e. perform exercises back to back without any rest.  Note: Supersets are best performed with exercises that use opposing muscle groups or totally different muscle groups, so you don’t pre-fatigue any muscles unnecessarily. Each exercise is performed with fresh un fatigued muscles.  E.g.  Push up – Chest followed by Squat jumps – hamstrings, glutes, lower back. Continue Reading →

7 Tips to Relieve Stress

Stress is a normal part of life and mild stress can actually be helpful. But for millions of people, stress can seem insurmountable. If it is not handled and dealt with properly, it can cause much more serious ailments like panic attacks, anxiety and depression. There are many causes of stress and each one of us handles it differently. Financial worries, loss of a loved one, a demanding job and much more can cause varying degrees of stress.

Below are some ideas for relieving stress and getting back on the road to health: Continue Reading →

The 7 Worst Things In The Gym

Being a personal trainer I’ve seen a lot of bad behavior in the gym over the years. Carry on reading to find out the things that really get on my nerves.

Guys training in groups of more than 3: You’ve all seen them, they stay on the same piece of equipment for 30 minutes performing sets at a rate that would make a snail happy, spending most of their time chatting between themselves and scaring most of the girls away from the weights area. Guys this is not a turf war! You don’t need to bring your whole crew to the gym! Your rest periods are too long and your training intensity is non-existent so if you’re serious about results split into pairs and do your own thing. Continue Reading →