• Weight loss

    Why weight loss isn’t a great idea for you

    I want to lose weight You’re a bit overweight, and feeling a little down on yourself. The first thing you think to change about yourself is your weight. But is that the best way to describe what you’re looking to achieve? What’s the issue with weight loss? Easy: the way we phrase of “weight loss” …

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  • Deadlift Or Squat, What Comes First?

    In the fitness world, there is an occasional “chicken and egg” argument over whether the deadlift or the squat is the more foundational movement. Generally the squat is given precedence, with the rational being the deadlift is moving an external load, while the squat is moving your own bodyweight. This sounds coherent, but it’s not as …

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  • Gym poster offensive

    Was this gym poster offensive – and does that matter?

    There was an internet furore a little while ago when some ‘offensive’ billboards were put up in the UK, and of course, the professional offense community quickly picked up on them. But was this gym poster offensive? Fit4Less, a budget chain of gyms installed billboards in the Derbyshire area with a series of fairly unoriginal, …

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  • Hill Sprints workout to increase lean mass

    Increase Lean Mass and Decrease Body Fat with Sprints

    Sprints. Let’s get straight to the point, sprinting exercises stand out amongst other body fat reduction workouts you can do. Yep, sprints. Really. It’s an ‘easy’ way to increase lean mass, while losing bodyfat. Science time: An investigation at CSC gave subjects an calorie maintenance diet for three days. One of the days they did …

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  • Weightlifting for weight loss

    3 Tips to lose weight that have nothing to do with food

    It is obvious that some people find it difficult to shed some weight by using dieting techniques, not everyone is willing to leave their beloved piece of cake, red meat or ice-cream and adopt vegetables that are not very pleasant, all in the name of losing weight. So is it possible to lose weight without changing …

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  • 7 Tips for a better deadlift 1rm

    The deadlift is one of the most muscle-beneficial exercises and one that should be included in all strength training routines, because it generates muscle from head to toe, increases athletic capability and strengthens your posterior chain. It’s as simple as pick it up, put it down. Here are a few tips that will help you …

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  • Top tips for improving your squats

    Squats: 7 Tips for a better squat

    Squats (also known as back squats) are one of the most popular exercises in the fitness world as they are responsible for building deadly mass. Squats let you reach maximal body strength, encourage muscle growth and also make you a better all-round athlete. Pushing up a heavy squat uses nearly every muscle in your body …

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  • Gym posters for motivation

    Gym posters – 8 Ways to motivate at your gym

    One of the many challenges that gym owners and trainers face is keeping gym users coming back. It’s an unfortunate fact that most people who start a fitness routine don’t keep it up. The gym posters offering personal training, classes and special offers don’t seem to help. In fact, most statisticians report that by the …

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  • Weightlifter doing a heavy squat

    Fitness Motivation when Facing the Impossible

    In 1926, a woman from New York City did something that had been considered impossible. One August day, just after seven in the morning, she left the town of Cape Gris-Nez in France, and arrived in Kingsdown, Kent, just 14 hours later. The impossible part? She did it by swimming the English Channel. This woman …

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