TRAINING TYPES

Cutting with Complex Workouts

  I’d love to but I don’t have time... At some point or another, most of us are guilty of placing our workouts to the back of the queue when we are busy. Workouts don’t need to be time-consuming, though. Shorter, intense workouts can be very effective in stripping body...

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3 Workout Mistakes Holding You Back

Chasing the perfect workout preparation is not realistic for most of us, but avoiding the basic mistakes is crucial in helping you achieve the results you want!  The Same Routine  Consistency in the gym is an achievement in itself., but challenging your body is what's required to achieve the results you desire. Performing the same workout over and over again...

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...

Spice Up Your Training With Plyometric Exercises

Plyometric training has made its name mainly in the athletics world due to its benefits on performance and an athlete's development. Like with most training concepts an appropriate use of its method can be used by any fitness enthusiast and that's no different with plyometric training. What is Plyometric training Plyometric training involves a stretch of the muscle-tendon unit immediately...

The Best Rep Range to Build Muscle

  It is widely thought that the best rep range to build muscle is a moderate rep range between 6-12, but It is not as black and white as we may think. However, the bodybuilding tradition of training with moderate reps is probably the ideal rep range and here's why! The above picture shows the consensus that is thought 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...

The Importance Of Training Your Biceps

  The biceps muscles are composed of the short head and long head which sits on the upper arm, with main functions of the biceps being forearm flexion and forearm supination (1). A well developed bicep in combination with thick looking triceps is very aesthetically pleasing, but the benefits to training the biceps stem deeper than just looks. Stabilisation Of...

The Most Overlooked Muscle Groups For Women

  Training the lower body isn't normally an issue for female trainees but one potential problem seen is the lack of femur control due to poor glute medius strength. Additionally, similar to the lower body issue the upper body tends to lack control through the scapula, as the supporting muscles such as traps, levator scapulae, rhomboids, and rotator cuffs lack...

The Myth of Shocking the Muscle

  Shocking the muscle or confusing the muscle into muscular growth is a term used that has a potentially good premise, but is commonly used in the wrong context. Shocking the muscle should have a fundamental goal, which is to progressively overload the muscle and provide it with a new stimulus. As a result, the body will be forced to...