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.

Bicep Curls

Man performing a Preacher Curl.

Biceps are possibly the easiest muscle to build and they are rarely concealed under a layer of subcutaneous fat either. Big biceps can be both functional and aesthetic. So, how is it done? What is the best way to beef…

Overtraining Problems when Weight Training

Less is more. Man doing seated bicep curls

Overtraining is generally regarded as one of the biggest and most common problems bodybuilders and athletes face. Overtraining can affect anyone that performs a lot of intensive exercise on a regular basis. However, do not confuse overtraining problems with being…

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

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.