Bodybuilders maintain a strict training programme to achieve their toned physique, spending hours in the gym working out and building muscles. Continue reading
An evolution has taken place in the fitness industry in recent years, due largely to the boom in social media that has enabled experts to spread their knowledge and expertise. Only five years ago, bodybuilding terms such as “bulking” and “cutting” weren’t well-known outside specialist gyms. Continue reading
Having a gym buddy can benefit both parties, as you will keep each other motivated (even when you don’t feel like training) by working out side-by-side and sharing your highs and lows. A great way of training is to challenge your gym partner to a little competition. Continue reading
People of all ages complain it’s difficult to lose weight – but for those in their 40s and 50s, it seems to get harder. Apart from the psychological barriers to losing weight, such as a lack of motivation and willpower, the physical changes that take place as we age also make it more difficult to shed the pounds.
If you’re feeling demotivated and lacking enthusiasm for doing anything, nothing can pick you up like your favourite music! When nothing else works, listening to music can make us productive, spurring us on to tackling the task in hand with renewed vigour. Continue reading
People may not give much thought to their resting heart rate – but it’s a very important number in your life and one you should know about! Your resting heart rate is a good indicator of your general health and fitness level and it’s something you should be aware of, whether you’re an athlete or not.
With more people recognising the benefits of getting fit and healthy, gym usage has soared in recent years. Whether you hit the gym to build muscles using weights or you want to drop a few pounds by taking part in fitness classes, it’s the universal appeal of gyms that makes them so popular. With more of us visiting gyms, inevitably, they’re getting bigger to accommodate membership numbers. Here are some of the world’s biggest gym contenders. Continue reading
Phil Heath (nicknamed The Gift), is the current Mr Olympia champion, having held onto this title for the last seven years.
To maintain his killer physique, Phil has created a workout and diet plan that he sticks to religiously. Continue reading
When many bodybuilders start training, achieving a Greek God body is often their ultimate goal. Achieving this look is about building lean, solid muscles that are well defined and proportionate, whilst gaining mass without piling on the fat. If you have achieved a V-shaped back, round powerful shoulders and a toned chest, particularly in the upper chest region, you’ve perfected the Greek God body look.
If you’re maximising your muscle pump during workouts then you’re onto a good thing. Increased blood flow to your muscles gives them an aesthetically-pleasing bulge, but it also ensures you’re targeting the muscles as effectively as possible. Achieving optimum muscle pump needn’t be an elusive endeavour, if you follow these tips.