Training Muscle Groups: Which Combinations to Make as a Man

With any fitness regime, there are an absolute litany of questions that any muscle building enthusiast has. What foods should I eat and avoid? How long will it take to build muscle? But perhaps one of the most overlooked questions is actually what combinations of muscles should be worked on to produce the most effective […]

Which Type Are You: A First-Puncher or Reactor

So anyone who is into boxing knows that there are four generally accepted styles boxer; these are the swarmer, out-boxer, slugger, and boxer-puncher. But it’s not just as simple as picking one of these, sticking with it and basing your entire boxing career around it. As well as the fact that this would be an […]

What Does Testosterone Do to a Male Body?

That often spoken about, heard about but equally misunderstood hormone. The ‘manly’ hormone and the one that quite literally separates the men from the boys. It’s easy to think we understand the role of testosterone in so far as it is ‘what makes a man a man’, but is it really that simple? What does […]

What Does It Mean When You Have Sore Muscles?

Hitting the gym, pounding the weights and cardio, then getting home and feeling completely sore across all your muscle groups is a problem that any man has faced if he’s spent meaningful time in the gym. Some will tell you it’s a sign of strain and excess, and others will tell you it’s the reward […]

8 Signs You Are Fitter Than Ever

In the fitness world, there are so many ‘doom and gloom’ articles that tell us how to know we are seriously out of shape or are not doing enough to ensure our own good level fitness and health. But conversely, there are few publications focusing on the signs that we’re on top of our game […]

The Main Differences Between Dirty and Clean Bulks

Bulking is not as simple as it may at first seem. The whole idea behind it is to create a prolonged state where the body has a surplus of calories, and within this time, training is specifically centred around muscle growth; it’s essentially the opposite of a weight loss diet. But, within this concept, there […]

The Best Time to Work Out

Believe it or not, there are actually several unexpected variables that affect the success and efficiency of our workout routine without us even thinking about it. These aren’t so much the ‘internal’ issues such as our weight, metabolism or the like, but more around when we work out and how we split up our exercise. […]

The 8 Most Common Boxing Punches

Boxing is not just a simple case of running into the ring and throwing as many punches as you can at your opponent. Each punch comes from a place of training, skill and discipline, as well as strategic thinking. It may seem like a case of people just slugging each other, and some matches will […]

The 4 Types of Weight Training Explained

If you’re looking at getting into weight training, it is worth stopping for a moment to consider what it actually is you want to achieve before heading off in the relevant direction. There are many different workouts, all designed to produce different effects in the muscles. Simply picking up a barbell and wanting to ‘bulk […]

Self-Lifting: 5 Tips on How to Lift Without Assistance

Self-lifting brings additional challenges. For a start, you don’t have any kind of ‘buddy system’ in place; nobody to spot you, spur you on or offer advice. And it makes the gym session that little bit less social as you’re effectively going solo. Furthermore, you run the risk of injury and nobody being there to […]