Weight training advice

Here we provide information on starting weight training, weight training for specific goals, how to plan weight training workouts and how to manage sore muscles. Weight training is a very diverse and complex topic and can be used forbodybuilding, events such as Olympic powerlifting, as a means to optimise fitness for sport or a way to help manage weight.

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…

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.

Want To Get Really Beefed Up?

Have you ever wondered what it means to want to get “beefed up”? Well, it is more obvious than you may think, and it also is very relevant to the bodybuilding world, although not so relevant to athletics and weight…

Train for Muscular Strength, Size and Power

We always strive to provide the clearest and most accurate information possible when it comes to fitness training. We have recently been scouring publications on health, and specifically sports science and weight training research papers, to help determine once and…

Weight Training Intensity or Volume for Bigger Muscles?

Bodybuilding has been a mainstream sport and fitness activity for several decades now, however there is still a debate over the best way to lift weights to build the biggest muscles. Some people believe that you should lift less for more muscle, and some say lift more. But what does this mean?