Motivation has become a popular word and concept that is constantly used in mainstream society with the fitness world being no exception. The exercise world has no shortage of people who allude to motivation (mainly the lack thereof) as the main problem restricting them from their goals. There is no question that motivation plays […]
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 […]
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).
1 cups […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Workout: Barbell Complex
If your goal is to lose body fat and add some conditioning work to your routine, barbell complexes will be a good adjunct to your overall plan.A barbell complex can be defined as one large superset of various exercises (the number of exercises and reps can vary) completed without stopping or setting the bar […]
Can Vegetarians Compete?
by Michael Hermann
As a trainer I have been posed the question in the title of this article on numerous occasions. I thought it would wise to take a closer look to what it suggests and what implications it might have. I have previously been asked this question in regards to sports performance and […]