Three reasons you’re not losing weight

Many people hit the gym specifically with the goal of toning up and losing some weight – but it’s a misunderstood objective. In actual fact lots of men and women find that when they begin to invest time in a solid gym routine their weight increases – but their waistline gets smaller. Where weight loss is needed however there can …

Low-carb meal ideas

Cutting down on carbs helps the body to shed water weight and start to burn fat, boosting metabolism and encouraging muscle growth. Since the body does need an adequate amount of carbs to function and build muscle, one of the most effective ways to trim down is to begin carb cycling (see our article on carb cycling here). We’ve compiled …

Three types of food to avoid when building muscle

There are so many choices when it comes to eating well and incorporating healthier produce and recipes into your diet – so it’s more useful to know exactly what not to eat when building muscle and bulking up. Here we share three main food groups to avoid when working out to maximise your fitness routine and keep your body fit …

How to build bigger arms

Looking to build bigger arms? There are quite a few dos and don’ts to consider before you get started. Here we share a few of our favourite tips to help you bulk up and trim down with a diverse diet and expert training tips. Up your calorie intake This applies when building any muscle group – so if you want …

6 reasons to pick up weights

When you think of ways to get lean and reduce body fat, which types of exercise immediately spring to mind? Often we think of cardio as the sure-fire, swiftest way to shape up. But whatever your goals or objectives may be, weight training should also be an essential aspect of your fitness regime. Here we share six reasons to pick …

4 things to look for when choosing gym gear

Whilst many focus on the what, where and why of working out, the truth is that what you wear to the gym does have an impact on your performance. Here we share four key things to look for when choosing gym gear. Comfort Comfort is our number one criteria – and understandably so. Without comfort you can’t perform at your …

4 lean, easy meals perfect for post-workout refuel

When you come home from the gym late at night, the last thing you probably feel like doing is cooking a huge, complicated meal. Often ‘healthy’ is perceived as complex – but ensuring adequate nutrition each day is essential in order to help you to stay on track with your fitness goals. Here’s our run-down of lean, easy meals with …

circuit training

Why is circuit training so effective?

Circuit training is more popular than ever before – and it’s easy to see why. Quick, efficient, high-intensity – this technique has been shown to burn fat, raise metabolism and help the body to build muscle more efficiently. So what makes circuit training so effective, and how could it help you to fulfil your fitness objectives? A universal workout Circuit …

carb cycling

Carb-cycling 101

The fitness industry is plagued by a constant onslaught of viral trends – a never-ending stream that can often make embarking on the journey to better physical health confusing and complicated. In amongst these many fads a select number of key techniques remain, substantiated by sound evidence and scientific research. Carb cycling is one such discipline – a method incorporated …

smoothies

Start your day the right way with 4 power-packed protein smoothies

Smoothies are a fantastic way to get plenty of vital nutrients, vitamins and macrobiotics into your daily diet without expense, mess or fuss. Many ready-made smoothies on the market tend to be high in sugar and don’t contain a diverse range of fresh, potent ingredients – so it’s best to make them from scratch at home. Fortunately frozen fruit and …