Hypertrophic gains in your muscles

8 tips for hypertrophic gains

If you’re trying to grow your muscles, to achieve a certain physique or increase your physical strength, then you’re pursuing something called hypertrophic gains in your muscles. It’s when your muscles grow because they either store more glycogen (i.e. sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) or because the myofibrils are bigger (i.e. myofibrillar hypertrophy). We asked the professionals how […]

The importance of your deltoids

Here’s a good reason to give your deltoids more attention

Ask any professional personal trainer and they’ll tell you that one of the most common injuries at the gym is a shoulder injury. The thing is, most of these shoulder injuries are sustained while performing non-shoulder exercises because we don’t have well-balanced deltoids. As it turns out, most of us are training our shoulders incorrectly. And […]

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 […]

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 your bones wish you’d do more weight training

We all expect grey hairs, wrinkles and saggy bits as we age. And we can’t do much about some of these things (well besides, say, investing in good hair colour or a bit of Botox). But we can do a lot, in the gym through activities such as weight training, to keep our bones as […]

What exercises are best to build youir biceps

Which biceps exercises are best for building mass?

So many people are obsessed with arm training (especially some men) and building great biceps. This comes with  a big chest and arms.  If people notice your good-looking arms, they will know you are on top of your training game.   When you aim for maximum size, the importance of lifting should be emphasised.  A good idea […]

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