Bodybuilding Supplements – What a Professional Takes!

Bodybuilding supplements - scoop of protein, bcaa and creatine, omega3 in pills on wooden background

Buying protein powder, collagen, vitamin supplements and concerned by the cost? Spare a thought for the poor bodybuilder! SmartPlay spoke to Tom Lawry, a competitive bodybuilder, to get an understanding of what supplements and vitamins he takes on a daily basis. It’s fair to say that what it takes to be a serious player in … Read more

Struggling to Build Muscle? You may be a Hard Gainer

A slim, but fit young man in boxing gloves. He may be a hard gainer.

You work hard in the gym, lifting heavy, doing the same exercises, the same routine as all the massive guys. But you just don’t get any bigger. So you work harder, adding an extra session per week and doing even more reps every time you step inside the gym. Instead of getting bigger, you just … Read more

Top 5 Exercises to Build Power

close up of back of a train. One of the best exercises to build powerer holding a heaving barbell

When it comes to weight training in the gym, there are some classic exercises that we all come back to time and time again. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because they are old, that they are not good. These exercises have proven themselves over the years to be highly effective in adding power … Read more

Train your Legs for All Over Body Power

A fit man using a leg press machine in a gym. Exercises like this are good to train your legs

Don’t make the mistake of shirking leg day to focus on your pecs and biceps instead. The legs are your key source of power and strength. Big arms, huge shoulders, wide chest and narrow waist. The classic V-shape. What’s not to love? However, whilst they may not be as glamorous (or as easy to show … Read more