Squatting maintains overall body health

7 Reasons To Start Squatting

You may have heard a lot about squatting and the love fitness athletes and enthusiasts have for these compound moves. Women, in particular, are motivated to squat more in order to build strong and firm glutes. The good news is that there are many more ways squats help athletes and fitness enthusiasts to build a stronger […]

the benefits of creatine

Is Creatine Necessary?

Creatine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the kidneys and liver. It is also found in meat and fish. This amino acid has been in the limelight since the 1990s as a nutrition supplement that does the following: Enhances athletic performance, and Increases physical power and strength. Therefore, it is responsible for building more […]

Why you should be taking protein powders

The Truth About Protein Powders

You will have heard a lot about protein powders. There has been a lot written in nutrition and fitness courses about – for example – the benefits, possible side effects, how these can assist you in reaching your goals. A lot of scientific research has also been done to determine if protein powders are good or bad […]

The benefits of strength training for women

How Can Strength Training Help Women Physiologically?

Strength training offers many physical, physiological, mental and emotional benefits. This is applicable to both men and women. The great thing is that people are starting to realise this. More and more people are adding regular strength training to their health and fitness regimes for many reasons. These are, for example, to get strong, stay fit, lose weight, […]

Why core training is essential

Is Core Training Really That Important?

So many people are struggling with their physical health these days. If it is not constant lower back pain, it is an injury, a pulled muscle or even bad posture. These are all issues people are dealing with more and more in today’s day and age. This is partly as people do not look after their physical […]

The secret to strengthening your weak body part

Why You Should Train Your Weakest Body Part First

If you have a certain fitness goal – whether it is to get fitter, lose weight, build muscle or get your physique to the next level – there are many, many different factors, methods, procedures and elements to consider that target each body part in turn. Regardless of what your goal is, your diet and your training […]

Sources of protein decoded

Why You Should Worry About Protein

  Protein – which is made up of amino acids – is the essential building block of muscles. When you exercise, your muscles tear microscopically. As they repair themselves, you visibly see your muscles developing. This nutrient helps this process, which is why so many people who are interested in changing the way their body […]

The different muscle fibres

What is The Difference Between Slow Twitch and Fast Twitch Muscle Fibres?

Why is it that some people are best at running marathons or cycling for hours but can hardly perform a box jump? Ever wondered why others can jump very far or high, or sprint exceptionally fast, but cannot run very far? Well, the difference lies in the make-up of their skeletal muscle, specifically their muscle fibres. […]

Top 3 Benefits of Foam Rolling and Mistakes to Avoid

“Have you ever had those days where you feel like your knee is feeling a little sore, but you don’t remember hurting it while you were training?” asks Kayla Itsines? “Sometimes things like training and bad posture can cause your muscles and their surrounding fibres to become thicker and tighter, which cause tension and sometimes pain […]

Value of Vitamin C

The Value of Vitamin C

For years, people have known the benefit of Vitamin C with its ability to fight off colds and flu. What you may not have realised is that this vitamin plays a vital role in exercise. Here’s why. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth of tissue It is essential in the production of collagen, which makes up […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

How an exercise ball is used at the office

Should you swop out your office chair for an exercise ball?

If you are looking to perform some core exercises while at work, you could replace your regular office chair with an exercise ball. This has become quite the trend but how effective is it actually? Sitting on a chair requires pretty much no muscle activity and it can actually hurt for a number of reasons: […]

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