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Fix your form to squat heavy
You need to squat heavy to achieve serious gains in size and strength, but you also need to squat safely, using impeccable form and engaging the right muscles to avoid pain and injuries. If squatting has literally become a pain in major joints like the hips, knees or ankles,... Read more
The more muscle supplement stack
Adding lean muscle is the main focus for gym-goers and also allows athletes to perform at their best. There is no shortage of products that claim to boost muscle gains, but truly elite physiques are built with a combination of hard training, serious nutrition and quality supplementation. When your... Read more
Get swole like Men’s Physique athlete Mickael Davis
Men’s Physique athletes generally sport one of the more aspirational physiques in the bodybuilding world. These modern-day Adonis’ don’t carry as much muscle mass as their bigger bodybuilder counterparts, yet are just as lean. Their balance of muscle size, symmetry and conditioning make their aesthetic extremely appealing to a... Read more
Meet Busisiwe Mmotla, the fresh face ready to take fitness into a new era
For more than a decade, the annual USN Face of Fitness cover model search has provided a platform to uncover new talent, outside of conventional industry showcases like Bikini competitions and sporting events. Every year, the competition is inundated with entries from aspiring fitness models, hopeful fitness enthusiasts and... Read more
Robbi Crafford is leading the #NPLarmy to victory
Robbi Crafford is a seasoned campaigner. This NPL-sponsored bodybuilder, who also works as the company’s brand manager, first hit the stage in 2010 as a 23-year-old with huge potential. After discovering his passion for bodybuilding, he boarded the gain train and has spent that last decade building body, his... Read more
A CrossFit coach explains why high-intensity workouts are best for fat loss
CrossFit consists of constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements. There are no routines and no isolation exercises. Rather, the focus is on compound exercises or full-body movements, which are performed in short bursts, at maximal effort. Targets the entire body “A simple example would be the benchmark workout – Fran... Read more
Escalating Density Training: Add “big picture” thinking to your workout
In today’s time-strapped world, high-intensity training has become extremely popular. From Tabatas to other metcon workouts, we’re constantly hunting for new ways to boost our effectiveness in the gym. To this end, it might be worth revisiting a training protocol that was first developed more than a decade ago.... Read more
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
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