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Guide to Protein

Protein is a macronutrient that’s essential in large amounts in order to keep your body healthy. Here’s all you need to know about this vital nutrient.   The importance of protein Protein plays a leading role in keeping your mind and body strong and healthy. It’s vital for building and repairing tissues, as well as […]

New Year, New Body

With the dawn of a new year comes a new set of resolutions, where losing weight usually tops many people’s list of desires for the year ahead. Yet, with over 90% of people failing to achieve their New Year’s resolutions, does this mean the dream of a new body will never become reality? © Victor […]

How cinnamon can help you burn fat

With the festive season fast approaching, the warming smell of cinnamon is reminiscent of this time of year. Whether you add this spice to seasonal dishes, infuse it in mulled wine or light a cinnamon scented candle, it’s a must-have ingredient at Christmas time. It’s not just the taste and smell of cinnamon that is […]

Calculating Macros

Whether you’re looking to lose weight or bulk up at the gym, keeping an eye on what you eat is crucial. While many people count calories to achieve these aims, in more recent times, calculating macros has become the favoured choice. © udra11 / Adobe Stock   All about macros Macros refer to the three […]

How to Gain a Six-Pack at Home

It’s often the goal of exercisers to blitz the tummy flab and gain a honed six-pack. But, you don’t necessarily need to fork out for an expensive gym membership to get those ab muscles in tip-top shape. There are many abdominal-building exercises that can be performed just as easily at home, with the desired results. […]

Get Ripped!

If you’re new to bodybuilding, you might hear fellow weightlifters talking about getting ripped. What is this exactly, how should you do it, and what workouts can help you achieve a shredded physique? © Mircea.Netea / Adobe Stock   The basics explained Getting ripped is a process by which you reduce body fat so that […]

How to Build your Biceps

There can’t be a bodybuilder in the land who doesn’t want big biceps. These prominent arm muscles define physical strength when wearing a short sleeve shirt. As with any muscle group, there is a wide range of exercises and workouts that target specific muscles . If you want to build and tone your arm muscles […]

Plan your Pre-workout Meals

Eating prior to a workout is often something that causes a great deal of confusion. Should you eat a pre-workout meal at all, and if so, what’s the best option, how much should you consume and when?

Leg Press: How it Works

Knowing how to use gym equipment properly ensures you maximise your exercise opportunities, but crucially, it helps to prevent injuries. Take a trip down to any gym and there’s a good chance you’ll stumble across a leg press. As one of the most effective pieces of equipment for working out the leg muscles, it’s easy […]

The Importance of Eating Breakfast

Breakfast is frequently touted as the most important meal of the day. Yet, surprisingly, recent research suggests that almost half of Britons fail to eat breakfast, often citing lack of time or hunger. Finding time to eat in the morning is really important. The nutrients gained from a healthy breakfast can set you up for […]