Lifting Straps – How to use them

Although it is much better to not rely on lifting straps, on occasion for some of the much heavier lifts such as deadlifts or shrugs your progression should not be hampered by lesser grip strength. We all know heavy deadlifts are one of the key exercises for big gains and should your grip start to falter yet your still has the […]

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My Animal Stak Review

Animal Stak Testosterone Booster Review – But Will It Work? Universal Nutrition have been around since 1977, some may call this the ‘Golden Age’ of bodybuilding fueled by the release of ‘Pumping Iron’. In those days protein shakes were practically limited to milk and eggs, however, in the present day Universal Nutrition boast a wide line up of supplements only […]

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Is Milk Good for Bodybuilding?

Make the most of Milk For the typical skinny and young weight lifter to develop a lot of muscle mass, a lot of food needs to be consumed.  The easiest and most cost effective way to add lots of nutritious calories is from milk, ensure you drink skimmed so you get the benefit and none of the fat. Milk is […]

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Bodybuilding Appetite

Your appetite is a useful indicator of how well your training is going.  If you find, after you workouts, that your appetite seems to take off, you are doing something good.  On flip-side, if you find your appetite is flagging, something is wrong with your training or recovery. You can gauge your efforts in the gym quite accurately with your […]

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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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