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Sets and Reps Strength Training Guide

Sets and Reps Strength Training Guide

Sets and reps are probably the most commonly used terminologies in weight training. The definition of a set is the number of repetitions performed without stopping, the definition of a rep (repetition) is the number of times you move a weight through the range of motion, then back again one time. An example of a repetition using barbell bench press would be …

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Warm up With Weights

Warm up With Weights

So, you’ve just got into the gym and ready for your weights workout, but before you can begin you need to warm-up. Well simple, you just do 10 reps with the bar then stick a plate on each side, perform another 10 reps and hey presto your ready for your workout. Wrong! If you have …

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Compound Exercises

Compound Exercises

If you have been lifting weights for a while now you should be familiar with the two types of exercise movements: compound exercises and isolation exercises. An isolation exercise is a single joint & muscle movement that moves a weight through its range of motion. For example dumbbell curls which use the elbow joint in conjunction with the biceps to …

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Progressive Resistance Training

Progressive Resistance Training

The most overlooked and also most important part of lifting weights and building muscle is progressive resistance training. Regardless of the training program or exercises you are doing, it won’t make a difference unless you are progressively increasing something each time. So what is Progressive Resistance? Progressive resistance is a strength training method whereby overload …

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Types of Protein

Types of Protein

We cover all the different types of protein in greater depth in their own sections on the site, but here is a brief overview of some of the different types of protein you are likely to encounter on the market. If you want to know more or one of them interests you, be sure to …

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best treadmill with TV

Best Treadmills with TV

Best treadmill with tv screen Exercising on a treadmill has its benefits. It is an excellent tool to use during inclement weather and outside workouts are not an option. It is a viable option for someone who is hesitant about starting a running/walking program in the outdoors. Many use treadmills as a way to ease …

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How Long Should You Workout

It’s a question I get asked by a lot of my readers: how long should I workout? It’s a difficult question to answer because everyone is different, but lifting weights longer than you need to is counterproductive, and in some cases could lead to overtraining. There seems to be a common census that you should …

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Concept 2 Vs WaterRower

Concept 2 Vs WaterRower

The best equipment for a home workout would always be the rowing machine. If I would ever choose just one piece of equipment for my training sessions, it’d be a rowing machine. I understand it’s a rowing machine and the name suggests an outdoor use. Rowing machines are quite convenient indoors, especially in countries where …

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