Category: General Fitness

Run faster

Improving your run speed

Running is a great sport, but like every sport, we always want to be better. I want to explain a few little tactics which can be used to help you increase your speed and improve your run times.

Build muscle with the pump

What is a muscle pump?

The ‘muscle pump’ is a term thrown around the fitness industry, usually by gym rats who have spent the last 15 minutes staring at their bulging biceps. It was once believed to boost the size of your muscles temporarily, however, research has shown otherwise. What is a ‘muscle pump’? The pumped-up feeling occurs when the […]

Feeling Tired

When to take a rest day

It’s important for us all to take a break every now and again, to rest and recharge our batteries. Do you ever get home after a busy day at work and think “I’m dreading the gym tonight but I need to go”. So you go to the gym and you come home even more deflated […]

Healthy eating is always best but what about a crash diet?

Crash Diet or Healthy Eating?

Crash diets are a great way to lose weight quickly – so long as you’re responsible about it. But, there are a couple of things you need to consider about the crash diet before throwing yourself in at the deep end. They come in many shapes and forms – salad diets, liquid diets etc. but, […]

Bulk up without a gym membership

Building muscle without a gym membership

Building muscle without a gym membership can be a little bit of a challenge, but it certainly isn’t impossible. In fact, it can be better for your health! Gyms can be costly and the budget gyms are exactly that – budget! I for one, like to work out when it’s nice and quiet so I […]

Get more confidence in the gym

Increase your gym confidence

Feel uncomfortable in the gym because you don’t really feel like you know what to do? Maybe you’ve been away from the gym for a little break and you feel out of the motions? Whatever your reason for being afraid of the gym, I’ve got a few tips to help you get into the swing of […]

What is health?

Health is the state of complete wellbeing, free from illness and injury. But, not just physically, it can be mentally and socially too! Although many people believe good health to be free from illness, good health comes from all aspects of your life. I want to explain why. Let’s imagine that the 3 aspects of […]

Smoking is bad for your health & fitness

Smoking and Fitness

It’s no secret that smoking is harmful to your health and your fitness. But not many people actually know just how much smoking can affect your fitness. It might surprise you to know (or it may not). I used to smoke. Although, I decided to quit back in 2014. I’m not suggesting that quitting smoking […]

cardio for weight loss?

Do you need to add cardio in a fat loss phase?

So, you’re about to start training and all your friends are telling you that you should do cardio to lose weight. But, you’ve also read that cardio is going to kill your strength gains… What do you do? I decided to write this blog to help you and give you direction for building your dream […]

Counting Calories for Weight Loss

Calories, many people are confused by them. They think they are bad, and the more you have, the fatter you get. Well, it’s true that the more you have the fatter you COULD get, but its not quite as simple as that because you’re body requires so many calories to function! Let’s dig into the […]