Overtraining is something a professional athlete might experience a few times in their career and is more prevalent in endurance or combat type sports. The signs of an overtrained person are very obvious. Every aspect of their life tends to be affected, like poor sleep, impaired recovery and immune system (cold sores, illness, etc), poor gym […]
If you have had any length of time away from training, your first day back in the gym can be a real shock to the system. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is often felt 24-48 hours post-exercise and causes your muscles to feel more sensitive to touch and stiffer than usual. We know there is […]
Life has been tough for everyone over the past 12 months during the coronavirus pandemic. Normal life was suspended, fitness goals put on hold and healthy diets went out of the window for many of us, and our health and wellbeing may have suffered as a result. But with a return to normal on the horizon and our Ultimate […]
A common complaint is that people don’t like going to gyms because they think everyone is looking at them as they train. They aren’t, and here’s why.
Overdoing it in the gym is easily done after an extended break from training. Luckily, it is equally easy to adapt and avoid delayed onset muscle soreness entirely.
When trainers complain about how they can’t get results, there is usually one common cause – a lack of planned, programmed and tracked progression.
Ever experienced DOMs (Delayed On-set Muscle Soreness)? It’s painful and no fun at all so here’s some tips to help.
Maximum performance can mean maximum gains. Here’s how to prep to make turn a good session into a great session
Do you spend hour after hour and week after week in the gym? Wondering why you’re not really getting anywhere? The chances are that you’re not alone.
Five tips for maximising results in the gym from U.P.’s Elliott Upton. Simple changes you can put in place to make all of the difference to your success.
Do we need heavy weights to build muscle? The COVID-19 lockdown puts traditional weight training out of reach for most, so what can we do to workout effectively at home?
The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, or so they say. No matter how much we might want to exercise, sometimes work commitments, family complications or any number of factors get in the way. Right now, we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more people self isolating and […]
Are you a “start tomorrow” or “start today” kind of person? At this time of year, we’re almost all “start tomorrow”. “I’ll start my diet tomorrow” (or after Christmas) has to be one of the most popular refrains in the world right now! That’s not how we should be living – if something is worth doing, […]
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Everything you need to know on abdominals training to get the ultimate six-pack abs
Nick Mitchell describes why some gyms are built for getting results and other simply aren’t
If you’re training abs these 14 mistakes might be stopping you from building the six-pack you want