MUSCLE GROUPS

Back Care Awareness Week

Eliminate your back pain, that 80% of the UK population suffers from.     The National Back Pain Association has listed the Top 10 Tips for back pain prevention.    According to the National Back Pain Association, back pain is one of the leading causes of taking time off work. On...

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Leg Day Ladies?

  Is your goal to tone up and trim the fat off those hips and thighs? Stop and read this. If you are a lady who has this goal in mind and you’re doing some or all of these gym machines, then you’ll be waiting longer than wind erosion to achieve your goals. Swap them, and reach your goal in...

Arm Workout for Mass

Supersets are an excellent tool for saving time and achieving workout volume (sets x reps x weight) to stimulate a muscle group. Performing the exercises back to back with their opposing muscles, i.e. bicep and tricep, aids in performing an exercise without it being in a detrimental fatigued state. Performing a superset in this fashion allows for greater recovery between...

3 Exercises for Wide Shoulders

  Achieving wide shoulders is a goal for many fitness enthusiasts. Firstly, understanding the muscle that is culpable in creating wide shoulders is essential before choosing any exercises. Three muscles make up the aesthetics of the shoulder, the anterior (front), medial (middle) and the posterior (rear) (1). To create a broader look to the shoulder, developing the medial deltoid should...

Fix Rounded Shoulders

  One of the biggest postural issues is consistently having rounded shoulders and due to poor posture, muscle imbalances and lack of thoracic mobility being big causations of this posture (1), it becomes an increasingly harder task to fix. Habits can contribute to a lot of postural issues and with these being highly prevalent in modern society, reversing the effects...

The Most Overlooked Muscle Group For Men

It’s commonly quoted not to skip ‘leg day’ with all the benefits that training your legs provides, but the glutes (buttocks) still don’t get the attention they need!   There are a plethora of reasons why we should train the glutes (buttocks).  However, they only tend to be worked during other leg movements when training quads (front thigh) and hamstrings...

The Importance Of A Strong Core

  Having a well developed core is always bandied around to be so called ‘functional’ and that does hold some truth, as the benefits of a strong core include having the ability to perform movements more efficiently. The main muscles that make up the core are external obliques, internal obliques, rectus abdominals, transverse abdominals, tendinous inscriptions, erector spinae, multifidi (1)....

The Importance Of Training The Glutes

The glutes consist of the three muscles, glute maximus, glute medius, and glute minimus and serve a great deal of importance for maintaining balance from lifestyle factors to performance. They contribute to help stabilising the hip joint, performing flexion, external and internal rotation and adduction at the hip as well help to produce a lot of power during performance of...

The Importance Of Training The Triceps

  Aesthetically the triceps are important and are a bigger muscle than most think making up two-thirds of the upper arm, so training the triceps is a good idea if having bigger arms is a goal (1). Developing the triceps for aesthetic purposes will make a difference, but the reasons for doing so shouldn't just be for aesthetics but also...