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Exercise of the Month: May 2014

Stiff Leg Deadlifts
 

Stiff Leg Deadlifts are a great exercise for developing the hamstrings and working other muscles of the posterior chain such as the lower back and glutes.

Here’s how to correctly perform the stiff leg deadlift:
– with a barbell or dumbbells, take a shoulder width or slightly narrower stance. (A wider stance will […]

Cashew & Cacao Energy Balls

Cacao is arguably the best superfood on the planet. These energy packed, snack sized balls bring out the natural flavor of cacao along with some other very tasty ingredients. Be sure to consume these only in small amounts around post-workout periods….. unless you’re trying to put on some mass (skinny guys take note).

Ingredients:

1 cups […]

12 Ways to Flavour your Water – Naturally!

As the temperature heats up, many people resort to soft drinks, artificially flavoured water varieties, and other high sugar/calorie drinks to keep fluid intake up while getting flavour in what they chug down. Few realise that there are many other ways to get your water intake up while adding taste to it at the […]

Exercise of the Month: March 2014

 Bulgarian Split Squats

Were the Bulgarians the first to invent this exercise? Who really knows? The Bulgarians are known for famous (and infamous) weightlifters, exercises and training strategies – if the name implies truth, this exercise is one of the better things to come out of this European state. It is great for developing leg […]

The Abs Program (excerpt) – Advanced Routine, Phase 3

As far as aesthetic appeal, the abdominals (or commonly referred to as ‘abs’ for short) are probably the most popularised and talked about muscle group in the human body. When people refer to the abs, they are often talking about the abdominal wall and the visual muscles and aspects of the trunk that can […]

Exercise of the Month: Cable Woodchop

Cable Woodchop – horizontal


The Cable woodchop is a great exercise for loading the obliques and abdomen and trains the muscles of the trunk to not just produce force and power but also to reduce force and power. See text below and video above for proper execution of the movement:

Position cable attachment at sternum height. […]