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Take a load off: Research challenges the “lift heavy to grow” gym paradigm
Conventional weight training guidelines suggest that we need heavy weights to make gains in size and strength. However, a growing body of research has brought into question the need to constantly move heavy loads to build the most muscle or progress in the strength department. Light weights, big impact... Read more
Become the ultimate gym spotter
A training partner isn’t there to simply keep you company at gym. Someone who knows the correct spotting techniques and can motivate you through your hardest reps can take your training to the next level. This is important not only from a safety point of view but also to... Read more
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These potential health benefits of exercise run more than skin deep
We all choose to exercise for different reasons. While most of us hit the gym for a better body, others exercise for improved sporting performance. Then there are those who work up a sweat for the numerous health benefits that physical activity impacts. Whatever your reason for staying active,... Read more
5 tips for hardcore hamstrings
When you delve into the topic of optimal human biomechanics, you soon realise how important hamstrings are – they play a vital role in hip extension and knee flexion, which fulfil primary mover functions and are integral in producing power during various activities. However, they are one of the... Read more
5 life hacks to live fit
Life hacks can increase your productivity and efficiency in everyday life and in your fitness-focused or sporting lifestyle. Try any of these 5 life hacks to boost your performance, get greater returns for your training efforts or just make it easier to get to that all-important training session in... Read more
Cardio revolution: A better, more effective way to get your cardio on!
Successful fat loss hinges on your ability to effectively combine the right approach in three basic but essential elements – diet, weight training and cardio, in that order. As they say in the industry, “you can’t out-train a bad diet”! That’s why getting your nutrition game on point is... Read more
15 muscle-building tips that work
While the physiological mechanisms that drive muscle growth are complex, your approach doesn’t have to be. But with so much information available on the internet and on social media platforms, it can be confusing when formulating the most effective muscle-building plan. When your aim is to build quality lean... Read more
We reveal why training in minimalist shoes can be good for gainz
Some trail runners already do it, as do many in the CrossFit community. Perhaps it’s time that you also considered the benefits of training in minimalist footwear. The reason is that these shoes, which generally have minimal or in some cases, no cushioning and no difference in stack height... Read more
4 ways to pack in more protein
If you hit the weights hard in the gym to sculpt the ideal body, you need to eat more protein to support your muscle-building and recovery needs. But you don’t need to get bogged down in trying to include meat in every meal. With these handy tips, you can... Read more