The beauty of natural steroids

How to get your body to produce more steroids naturally

Steroids. Is it really the dirty word you – and the rest of the personal training fraternity – think it is? When we hear about steroids, most of us take it to mean the synthetic chemicals that some bodybuilders and athletes use to bulk up their muscles and enhance their performance. Seeing as these chemicals […]

Benefits of weight training for women

The benefits of weight training for women

Visit any gym and you’ll see the dudes lining up to use the free weights. But only one or two women (and they’re usually there with a personal trainer or a boyfriend!). Women have, historically, avoided weights and weight training, for lots of reasons. There’s the belief that weight training is a masculine pursuit (kind […]

calorie-burning exercises

12 calorie-burning exercises

If it’s your mission to burn away fat, then you should be signing up for calorie-burning exercises. Here’s a roundup of the 12 exercises that yield the highest burn. Incorporate them into your workouts and you’ll soon see the results. 1. Kettlebells There’s a reason why the original Russian kettlebell swingers boasted a very low body […]

Weight training and the skeleton

Why weight training is as important for your bones as it is for your muscles

When we think about weight training, we usually think about its impact on our muscles. However, your skeleton is impacted by exercise just as much as your muscles are. Any personal trainer will tell you that weight training, more than say cardio training, benefits your skeletal system more than you might have thought. Weight training […]

Dangers of too much exercise

Dangers of too much exercise

If you are a hard core fitness junkie, you will most likely feel that unless you kill every workout, each day – if not twice a day – you are just not doing it right. With the growing popularity of high-intensity exercise, there is an increasing number of people joining in bootcamps, crossfit and other […]

The truth behind bigorexia

Bigorexia: Why we should take it seriously

We’ve all heard of anorexia nervosa – the eating disorder characterised by obsessive and serious restrictions on food, fear of gaining weight and a total fixation with an impossibly thin physique. But did you know there’s a similar condition, called bigorexia? Since it’s claiming an ever-growing number of victims – predominantly male – it’s important […]

Why it is difficult to tone your calves

Why it’s difficult to tone your calves – part 1

#TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Ashleigh Frost, chats to us about why your calves are the most difficult muslce – in your body – to grow. Next week, she’ll be talking to us about the anatomy of the calves. If you have ever been to any kind of bodybuilding or physique-related competition, you will know (even as a spectator with minimal […]

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Pilates principles offer you some pretty impressive benefits: these give you true core strength, balance and control, to name a few. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight training? You can! Here’s how… Six Pilates principles that guide good form There are six principles that underpin the Pilates practice. […]

Optimise your weight-training routine

Optimise your weight-training routine to increase your endurance and strength

Gone are the days when the only people who trained with weights were men interested in bulking up. Today, weight training to increase endurance and strength has become popular with both sexes. Why? Building strength makes endurance activities, such as spinning, a lot easier. During a spinning class, you’re required to exert a high amount […]

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