Strength Training

Strength training is a vital part of fitness. Building muscle is vital for improving athletic performance. It also boosts metabolism which means you burn calories quicker. Weight training routines and bodyweight workouts are provided.

Prisoners talk about strength training

Kali squatting with man on soulders

There was an interesting discussion on Quora this week about bodybuilding in prisons. The questioned asked was, if prisoners have little time to workout, no real control over their diet and live a stressful life with disrupted sleep how can…

Dumbbell Exercises and Workout

Dumbbell workout

For many people lifting a pair of dumbbells forms their first weight lifting experience. Dumbbells are very simple and yet extremely effective. You can perform just about any weight lifting exercise with a dumbbell, or a pair of dumbbells and…

The Squat – Build Strength, Endurance and Power

Tobey Air Squat

The squat is possibly the most important exercise for building strength, power and muscle. Whether you perform bodyweight squats to develop improved endurance, jumping squats for more power, or weighted barbell squats for strength, they all provide you with a…

Strength and Conditioning at Degree Level

Mike Brooks previously shared his experiences here in training and competing for full contact kickboxing competitions. Mike has now decided to further his education and in October 2011 he started studying Strength and Conditioning Science at St. Mary’s University in…

Weight Training for Martial Arts

Many people train in martial arts as an active hobby which aids weight loss and improves strength and general fitness. This is great for health, confidence and self esteem. However, if you wish to develop your martial arts further it…

How to Bench Press – Chest Exercises

The bench press is the most important chest exercise. If you want to build bigger and stronger pecs then you need to learn how to bench press properly. Here we provide instruction on barbell and dumbbell bench press techniques plus a video tutorial on correct form.

Kettlebell Training for Fitness and Strength

Exercising with kettlebells can be very intensive. Kettlebell workouts provide dynamic fat burning workouts that will help to build strong and athletic muscle. Ideal for women as they target the hips, thighs and butt. Progress from basic swings to power cleans and the Turkish Get Up for a fantastic workout experience.

Barbell and Kettlebell Workout Plan

Lose weight with kettlebells

Weight training is the best way to build bigger muscles. Kettlebell training is one of the best ways to build powerful, athletic muscle and burn fat at the same time. So if you are looking to get fitter, stronger and more powerful, then a combination of the two could be for you. Try our weight training and kettlebell plan.