Gain Lean Muscle Mass Whilst Shredding Fat

Happy, well-built young man doing a plank in a gym. Gaining lean muscle is hard.

Stripping fat whilst growing muscle at the same time can feel like mastering the dark arts. It has been called the holy grail of weight training: how does one simultaneously gain muscle mass whilst also shredding body fat, and promoting toned muscle definition? It’s a wonderful goal, but it most certainly isn’t easy. Building muscle … 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

Survival of the smartest: how exercise affects our brain

cartoon image of brain exercising with barbells. Relates to how exercise affects our brain.

It is increasingly accepted that the brain as well as the body benefits from a life rich in sport and exercise. Improving cognitive fitness through exercise Across recorded human history there have been certain ages that have defined us, literally guided our advancement as a society.  With each of these seminal ages, a set of … Read more

Resistance Training, the basics

A young woman practising resistance training in a gym

Resistance training (also known as strength or weight training) has many benefits. And the best thing is, anyone can do it. You don’t need to spend a tonne of money on expensive equipment or a gym membership. Read on for a beginners introduction to resistance training. What exactly is resistance training? Basically, resistance training is … Read more