Muscle Specific Training Part 2 – The Lats

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In part 1 we covered the biceps. Today it is the turn of lats. But first a quick recap on how these articles can add value to your training. We all have muscle groups we’d like to grow more. Perhaps it is a stubborn body part or perhaps you just want to develop freaky size in one particular area. Not …

Muscle Specific Training Part 1 – The Biceps Files

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We all have muscle groups we’d like to grow more. Perhaps it is a stubborn body part or perhaps you just want to develop freaky size in one particular area. Not all muscles are created equal! As a result, training all muscles in the same manner doesn’t make sense. That is where muscle specific training comes in. The aim of …

Everything you NEED to know about the Science & Practice of Muscle Gain

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We all want to gain loads of lean muscle, right? Of course. Being muscular looks cool and correlates highly with strength and power. Even better… …“Strong people are harder to kill.” Thanks to Mark Rippetoe for that gem. The problem is that packing on slabs of muscle is HARD! To achieve a lean muscular physique you need to train and …

London’s Top 5 Flat Whites

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Before delving into London’s top picks for a tasty flat white it makes sense first to explain what a flat white is and, secondly, what constitutes a good one, and why it’s a big deal. To our first port of call then…what is a flat white? A flat white is an espresso shot served in a small cup with textured …

Plateau Busting Fat Loss Strategies

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Training & Nutrition Tips For Fat Loss Fat loss is simple. It just isn’t easy. In most cases this is true but, what if you want to get absolutely shredded? Well that is a little more complicated. You will most likely hit plateaus along the way. With that in mind here are 4 plateau busting fat loss strategies for you. …

A One-Day Field Test Battery for the Assessment of Rugby Players

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Introduction   One of the most important aspects of sport science and coaching is the ability to make accurate measurements (Hopkins, 2000). Testing deals with detailed examination of the characteristics and properties of an athlete (Stone et al., 2007). Physiological monitoring can provide the coach and sports scientist with an objective and reproducible means of assessing an athlete/player’s training status, …

Modified Strongman Training – The ultimate training protocol to get you ripped and jacked

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The many benefits of Modified Strongman Training (MST) Competing in Strongman requires strength, power, speed, agility, endurance and all in ‘functional’ activities. Functional, that is, if you need to drag a Boeing 747 anywhere. Given the impressive feats of strength and the physiques on display (think Mariusz Pudzianowski) it is no surprise that this mode of training has gained popularity …

Women and Weight-lifting: 10 Benefits without Bulk

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Weight lifting is for people of all shapes and sizes and with varying goals, no longer just for men wanting to get bigger. The following are just a few ways in which lifting weights outshines the competition in delivering powerful health and life-enhancing benefits. 1 – The best exercise for fat loss What exercise do most women do when they …