A look at what constitutes a good natural bench press (no steroids or shirts) based on observations made in a number of gyms over the years.
Do protein supplements work or are they just a waste of money? Two opposing viewpoints reach their conclusions from a some of the same studies.
How tracking and recording workouts can help you progress. Setting goals is important as a measure of current progress and a motivator for future progress.
A review of the Ironmaster Super Bench, which is an excellent multi-purpose bench that can host a number of attachments. Well-made and very adjustable.
A high quality bench that can host a number of useful attachments. I can’t imagine you’d find a better multi-purpose bench than this one in the same price range.
An article that looks at bench press technique in simple steps. Includes setup, lift off, down phase, up phase and re-racking the bar.
A look at the biological process of how muscle is built. This includes the AP-PC cycle, hypertrophy, microtrauma and protein synthesis.
A review of BodyRip’s 0.5kg micro-weight plates. Such plates are important to maintain progressive resistance in your workouts and the BodyRip plates are perfectly adequate in this respect.
Micro-weight plates are essential if you want to maintain progressive resistance training beyond beginner level and these BodyRip 0.5kg plates are inexpensive and accurate to within 6% (which you’d hardly notice), making them a good value purchase.
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.
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.
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.