Simple 5×5 training guide

Introduction For individuals who have never trained using weights before the prospect of starting can be quite intimidating. Not knowing what exercises to do for what muscle group or not knowing how long to train and how often are common reasons why people will never even start. This guide provides gym exercises for beginners and […]

Lowering blood pressure using the ‘dash diet’

With the World health organisation estimating that over 12.8% of deaths are caused by raised blood pressure it is an aspect of your health that you should never overlook. Raised blood pressure is a major risk factor in coronary heart disease and stroke related deaths. To get to grips about blood pressure here are a […]

How to have strong quads

How to have strong quads

Quadriceps are large muscles that make up the front of your thigh. Quads are muscles which contract together to help lift and extend the knee. They are one of the largest muscle groups in your body due to the fact that they’re working all day to carry your entire body weight around. This means in […]

Vegetarian Fuel

seasonal eatingA growing number of athletes at all levels of sport are now vegetarian and therefore rely on a diet consisting mainly of plant sources. Due to the effort and commitment and nutrition requirements required for training athletes often encounter difficulty in selecting appropriate and nutritious meals from these plant sources if they do not want [...]

What you need to know about Carbohydrates

There are a lot of opinions on the amount of carbohydrates we should be eating and how helpful they are to maintain a healthy diet. You might have also heard the term ‘good carbs and bad carbs’ so what does this actually mean and how should you be incorporating them in to your diet. Whether [...]

HIIT vs LISS

When it comes to losing body fat, particularly from the troublesome and stubborn areas such as your belly, cardio sessions along with a calorie controlled diet are the most effective way of doing this, and more importantly stopping the fat from coming back! HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and LISS (Low Intensity Steady State) are [...]

5 exercises to train quads

5 exercises to train your Quads We have all heard the phrase “skipping leg day” but how beneficial is it to incorporate leg exercises regularly in to a training programme? Well more beneficial than you might think… By targeting the individual muscle groups in your legs you are targeting your biggest muscles in your body […]

Let’s talk about male pattern baldness

What Is Male Pattern Baldness? Male pattern baldness is the common type of hair loss that develops in a high percentage of men at some stage in their lives. The condition is sometimes called androgenetic alopecia. Depending on the case, it takes 15-25 years to go bald. However, some men go bald in as little as […]