January 11, 2018

Competition Prep Series: The Cut

So you have finished your offseason and gained lots of quality muscle while shoving your face full of food. Energy levels were high, you felt like you could lift more weight every time you went to the gym, and you probably were in a pretty good mood all the time. Well, that’s all gone now. The 12-16 week cutting phase is about grit. A certain amount of suffering is required to get to contest level […]
November 30, 2017

Dynamic Resistance Aids for Strength and Muscle

  As weight trainers, we face a constant, yet welcome, battle against gravity. The great leveller. The pull towards the center of the Earth. The thorn in the side of every physicist on the planet. But what if you could cheat gravity? What if you could manipulate it and mould it into your own muscle and strength-building monster?   Weights are just heavy lumps that you hold in your hand. It’s as simple as that. […]
October 19, 2017

Squats vs. Hip Thrusts

As a training enthusiast you are well aware of the critical role that lower body training plays in your overall routine. The sweep of a strong set of hamstrings and quadriceps, capped off by a set of powerful glutes, are markers of an educated and experienced lifter. However, when it comes to two characteristic lower body exercises – the squat and the hip thrust – which is best? Which exercise will reign victorious in the […]
October 12, 2017

Here’s Why You’re Still Fat Even Though You Exercise Regularly

Most people start exercising to lose weight. Many spend hours a week at the gym and still have trouble shedding fat. You may see the same people sweating profusely on a cardio machine week after week with no change to their physique. After a few months (or a few weeks) of hard work, most give up when the results aren’t matching the effort. There are a number of reasons fat loss may be stalled, but […]