Shrugs – Shoulder Exercise

I love shrugs and for any rugby player it would be a prudent move to work the exercise as it will protect your shoulders and neck with the big hits in to the scrum, rucks, mauls and tackles. It essentially hits your trapezius but also the pecs and lats. You can do these using a trap/shrug bar whilst stood and […]

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Parallel Bar Dips

The parallel bar dip works more muscle than the bench press.  Prior to bench pressing benches standard fare in gyms, the dip was a very popular exercise. The exercises does not require any spotters or safety bars and is a multi-joint exercise that involves a large mass of musculature. It is an extremely effective exercise that should be included in […]

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The Flat Bench Press

Monday is international chest day, right? Well, where better to start than the flat bench press. It is the mainstay of any weightlifter and most probably the first exercise anyone will perform who has just started to lift. It is simple and highly effective, primarily the flat bench benefits the chest, shoulder and triceps. Even if you just perform the […]

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The Bent Legged Deadlift

The deadlift is one of my favourite exercises, I know the squat is King, but for me personally I see so much growth from the bent legged deadlift and manage to build serious strength – a 551lbs/250kg 1 rep max is my peak thus far, but I am heading for more. The reason for the strength and size gains is […]

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My Battle Fuel XT Review

MusclePharm is an American supplement company that offer three product categories; catering for the more conventional athlete such as football players and UFC fighters (they are the official nutritional supplement provider to the UFC), specifically the female market and also the Arnold Schwarzenegger series; and if you will believe the hype it was developed so you can be just like the […]

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My Prime Male Review

Does Prime Male actually work and will Prime Male Make it to the top 3 best Testosterone Boosters? Score: 4.5/5 Once a man is in his mid twenties and knocking on the door of his early thirties he is battling against losing his own naturally produced anabolic steroid – testosterone.  Amongst many effects a lack of testosterone in your body reduces your ability to […]

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The Squat!

The sole addition of intensive squatting just once a week can turn a otherwise unproductive training program into a productive one. Mastering the squat, and then intensively and progressively squatting on a consistent basis is a linchpin  of successful strength training. As long as you can squat well you will probably never find a more productive exercise for growing bigger legs […]

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Testosterone Production

  Testosterone is the hormone produced in the testes (read bollocks). This hormone has anabolic (the good stuff) and androgenic effects (good if you want to look and sound like a man).  The former are related to the development of muscle tissue and the latter related to the male sex characteristics. Anabolic steroids are synthetic forms of testosterone that provide […]

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My Review of the PhD Synergy-Iso-7 All-In-One bar

All-in-One protein shakes and bars have risen in popularity since the marketing boom of Maxinutrition (formally Maximuscle) when they released their Cyclone product(s), in doing so they effectively engaged a whole new audience who wanted to hit the gym and get results fast with convenience and little nutrition knowledge. Their spearhead in to the market quickly became saturated with other […]

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