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How To Use Fat Burners

A large and growing percentage of the world’s population is overweight or obese. There are lots of reasons for this, including socioeconomics, an increased reliance on labor-saving devices, mechanized transport, and an abundance of calorie-dense food. In short, people are eating more and moving ...

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Elliptical Workouts for Beginners

Cardio is arguably the most important type of exercise. Yes, strength training can be very beneficial, but, ultimately, it doesn’t matter how toned your arms are or how strong your legs are; it’s your heart and lungs that keep you alive. Cardiovascular fitness is inextricably linked to ...

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Spin Bike Workouts for Beginners

Fitness experts love to argue about what type of exercise is best. They’ll quote (and misquote!) studies, talk about things like functional versus non-functional exercise, compare calorie burning, and a host of other characteristics. On paper, at least, this can make it appear that some workouts ...

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Rowing Machine Workouts for Beginners

If you want to lose weight and keep it off, exercise is a must. Working out burns calories while you do it and also causes a small but meaningful increase in your resting metabolic rate so that you burn more calories 24/7. There are lots of different forms of exercise, and almost all of them can ...

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Wall Sit Benefits

Whatever you want from your workout routine, leg training is a must. Your lower body makes up about 50% of your total body muscle mass, and skipping leg day will have a significant (and negative!) impact on how you look, feel, and perform. There are lots of exercises you can use to work your ...

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How To Remove Rust From Weights

One of the best things about training in a commercial gym is that you don’t need to do any equipment maintenance. You just turn up and work out, safe in the knowledge that the equipment you want to use is (or should be) clean and in good working order. After all, that’s part of what you are paying ...

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Ways to Build Your Biceps Peak

Of all the muscles in the human body, the biceps are arguably the most famous. Ask any non-exerciser or even a child to name a muscle, and invariably they’ll point to their biceps. Many men and some women want bigger biceps, and they’re an important muscle for things like climbing and pulling too. ...

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13 Lying Leg Curl Alternatives

Squats are arguably the most popular lower body exercise, closely followed by lunges. But, as important as both these exercises are, they do have an obvious drawback – they’re very quadriceps dominant. The quadriceps are the muscles on the front of your thighs. They’re responsible for extending ...

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Dips vs. Push Ups – Which Is Better?

When it comes to exercise, cardio is often thought of as king. That makes a certain amount of sense because cardio works your heart, lungs, and circulatory system, which are the very things pumping blood around your body to keep you alive. Improved cardiovascular fitness is inextricably linked ...

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10 Overhead Press Alternatives

The bench press is probably the most widely-performed strength training exercise. In fact, in gyms all around the world, Monday is National Bench-Pressing Day! This wasn’t always the case. In fact, the bench press is actually a relatively new exercise and was only invented in the 1950s. Before ...

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8 Leg Burning Alternatives to Lunges

Whatever your workout goal is, you need to train your legs. Leg training is almost always hard work, but it’s all-but essential, even when your main aim is building a bigger, more muscular upper body. After all, a huge chest and muscular arms look RIDICULOUS when paired with skinny legs! While ...

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Broccoli Nutrition Facts 

Whatever diet you follow, with the exception of the carnivore diet, you’ve got to eat your veggies. Vegetables are nutritional superfoods. They’re low in calories, contain fiber, and are your primary source of vitamins, minerals, and other plant-based compounds. A diet that includes plenty of ...

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Does Protein Powder Go Bad?

There are three macronutrient groups – fat, carbohydrate, and protein. Of these three, protein is arguably the most important. If you don’t eat enough protein, your body will start catabolizing or breaking down your muscles. Losing muscle is never a good idea and could lead to weakness, a slower ...

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Towel Grip Training – Benefits

When it comes to strength training, most people tend to emphasize large muscles like their quads, hamstrings, glutes, pecs, and biceps. This makes a lot of sense, given that these muscles make up most of your muscle mass. However, there are lots of important, smaller muscles too, and neglecting ...

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11 Front Squat Alternatives

Whether you want to build bigger, stronger, more toned, or more athletic legs, squats are a must. No exercise works as many lower body muscles at the same time. Squats aren’t called the king of exercises for nothing! There are many types of squats to choose from, but many experts believe that ...

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What is a Spin Class?

If you want to get fit, there are lots of workout options to choose from. You could go for a run, hit the pool for a swim, or head to the gym to pump iron. If you prefer a more sociable workout, you could go to a group exercise glass. Zumba and step are good options. But what if you prefer a ...

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Endomorph, Mesomorph, and Ectomorph Body Types

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to gain muscle easily, and why others find it so difficult? Or why some people can eat whatever they want and stay slim, while others gain weight just thinking about junk food? The reasons for these differences are usually genetic and are specifically ...

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