Month: May, 2017

Rest, Breaks and Layoffs

A look at how adequate sleep is an important part of a weight training regime and how breaks can be good whereas layoffs are usually bad.

Gym Etiquette

If you’ve never trained in a commercial gym before, here are a few points of gym etiquette that will keep you on the right side of the gym owners and regulars.

Calculating Food Macro Requirements

This article shows you how to calculate your calorie requirements and your protein, carbohydrate and fat macro requirements. This is important if you’re serious about weight training as diet is at least 50% of the battle.

Steroid Use Amongst Weight Trainers

This article highlights the fact that steroid use is rife amongst weight trainers, bodybuilders, power lifters and strongmen and that the situation is unlikely to change any time soon.

Squat Technique

An article that looks at squat technique. Proper form in the squat will help you lift more weight and keep you injury free. This article looks at the low bar squat in particular.

Five Key Exercises

A look at the five key exercises virtually every weight training routine or split system should be based around: squats, bench presses, deadlifts, shoulders presses and bent over barbell rows or cable rows.

Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates Review

A review of Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates, which have rubber encasing to help eliminate noise and tri-grip holes in them to make it easy to load onto bars.

A review of Body Power Rubber Encased Tri-Grip Olympic Plates, which I think are excellent weight plates that should last a lifetime.

4.5/5
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Training Frequency – High or Low?

A look at how often you should train and how often you should train each body part. This article includes data from a scientific study, although the study isn’t at all definitive on the matter of training frequency.

FXR Sports 2 x 14″ (35cm) Steel Chrome Spinlock Dumbbell Bars & Collars Review

A review of the FXR Sports 2 x 14″ (35cm) Steel Chrome Spinlock Dumbbell Bars & Collars, which would probably suit a person who weight trains only occasionally but not the dedicated weight trainer.

Good for what they are but I can’t recommend them for the dedicated weight trainer.

2.5/5
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Problems Facing The Older Weight Trainer

An article that looks at the particular problems facing the older wight trainer. You have to make some allowances for age but you really shouldn’t make excuses. Injuries can be trained around and you can still make great progress in the gym no matter what age you are.