Tag: Training tips

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How important is your diet really?

What is the most difficult part of getting in shape, or meeting a training goal?  For most people, once they get into a training routine they enjoy, the hard part is not actually going to the gym or hitting the streets for a run. It’s eating properly. This is because while training might be 3…
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The most important factor for progress

If you’ve come for a secret to training, I’m actually going to give you one. But it’s only a secret because it’s something people don’t consider when they approach their training.  It’s not a secret in the sense that it’s hidden or magic in any way. As I keep saying, no matter what anyone wants…
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Bench press alternatives and my routine

This is a continuation from the post Why you don’t need to bench press. In the post above I outlined the reason why despite its status as THE gym exercise you don’t actually need to bench press to get great results. Sure, you won’t be able to answer the ‘how much do you bench then?’…
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A ‘trick’ to increase your lifts

Everyone knows about the power of the mind.  Mental attitude and belief are fundamental ingredients when it comes to making things happen, and although obviously there are physical limits, you’ll probably never get near them because you don’t believe that you can. I’m not saying that ‘if you believe it you can do it’ because…
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Why you don’t need to bench press

There are actually three certainties in life: 1. Death 2. Taxes 3. You’ll always be waiting to use the bench press on Mondays Monday is IBD- International Bench press Day.  If you look like you go to the gym, or it comes up in conversation even with people who don’t lift, the first question is…
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Dealing with injuries

You only appreciate what you have when it’s gone, or so the saying goes. Everyone lucky enough to move about freely without pain or restriction takes it for granted. When you are someone who trains even more so, because you’re striving to be better than that- you want to do more than just move, you…
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How to ACTUALLY get toned

If you went around a typical gym and took a survey of what people’s aesthetic goals were, the chances are you’d find this result: Men want to build muscle and be bigger Women want to be toned If the buzzword in men’s fitness is ‘size’, the equivalent for women is ‘tone’, at least when it…
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Muscle confusion: is it useful?

A big buzzword in fitness in recent times has been the theory of muscle confusion. Some of the fastest growing fitness followings such as Crossfit are built on the idea that doing traditional programs that focus on the development of the body through repetition and practice are not the optimum way in which to achieve…
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The Top 10 ways to build muscle

For the volume of material that is and has been written about it, you might think that building muscle is a highly complicated process. Certainly when it comes to trying to eek out the last one percent of performance at a high level it can get quite scientific and complex. But for most of us…
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The best way to build muscle

How is muscle built? This might seem like a question that has an answer that can fill several books.  If you want to know the biology behind it then it probably does. Considering magazines can write articles about it week after week surely means that it is a complicated subject. It’s not really.  It’s just…
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