7 Useless Gym Exercises 


  Walk into any commercial gym and look at the floorspace the majority will be taken up by cardio machines of some type. Resistance training machines will also inhabit a sizeable portion of the gym relegating free weights and proper training space to little or non existence. Many machines in the gym are in my […]

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5 Rules For Building A Great Physique

Building a great physique

Building A Great Physique Building a great physique usually entails spending quality time in the gymnasium. This means training intensely enough to produce the over compensatory mechanisms required to initiate growth. Quality training means spending an hour or less in the gym. Training for longer is counterproductive. This will go some way towards attaining the […]

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5 Great Squat Variations

squat variations

    For good reason the squat is known as the “king of exercises”. There is simply no other exercise, and certainly no machine, that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and […]

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10 No-No’s In The Gymnasium

no no's in the gymnasium

10 things to avoid doing in the gym The importance of gym etiquette cannot be overstated IMO. Unfortunately, there’s always some individuals in every facility (and over the previous 4 decades I have trained in many) who fail to abide by this golden rule. Im sure many of you will be familiar with some or […]

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Training Consistency is Key

Build Big Shoulders

  Well it’s that time of year again. The gym is already starting to look less full. The crowd that vowed to get in shape on Jan 1 are slowly dissipating. This happens every year without exception – the realisation that in order to change you have to work hard consistently for the long haul, […]

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9 Signs Of Overtraining

Signs of overtraining

As an enthusiastic weight trainer for many decades I have seen my fair share of overtraining. Overtraining impedes progress and it is therefore important for trainees to know the signs of overtraining. If you look online today on many of the social media groups and bodybuilding sites, you will find trainees asking questions about for […]

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Reflections On Training As An Older Athlete

training as an older athlete

  Training as an older athlete (or pretend athlete if I’m honest), I came to the realisation in recent years, after reflection and a rational chat with my ego, that I needed different training focuses than when I was younger. A change of priorities if you will. As an older athlete my recuperate powers have […]

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Beginners Bodybuilding Routine

Beginners Bodybuilding Routine

There are a number of people who have not formerly trained to any great extent on changing their body composition, but want to achieve their dream body. My initial response to their first foray into bodybuilding, is normally to point them in the direction of the excellent Rippetoe’s “Starting Strength” or “Stronglifts 5 x 5”. Granted […]

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The 20 Minute Miracle Workout

Miracle workout

We live in a hectic 24/7 world. Working hours have increased as has the available entertainment and other distractions. If you are a regular at the gym, your time is limited, and your purpose is to put some decent muscle on your frame, then this twenty minute  Miracle Workout will do just that. You do […]

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Machine Training For Hypertrophy

Machine training

If you are an athlete and train to improve your performance, then becoming stronger in functional movement patterns will assist in this endeavour, and is the reason that athletes employ weight training. It doesn’t improve their technique or skill, as these attributes are trained by practicing their chosen discipline itself. However any discipline that would […]

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