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.

Motley’s Muscle Making Mistakes

Shoulder and arms of a HIT trainer
Strength training is a great way to tone your body and get physically fit. More important than the amount of weight you lift, proper form is essential for success and safety. If you work out in the gym regularly, you’re…

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…

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?

Triceps Training – the Key to Bigger Arms

To work the triceps efficiently, you need to work the long, medial and lateral heads of the muscle. The triceps involve small muscles, so high repetitions can lead to over training. Limit a workout to 8-12 sets, split between three or four different exercises.

Weight Training Push & Pull Split Routine

bicep curl
Once you start weight training more intensively it becomes essential to split your routines into more than one session per week. This is to avoid overtraining, which occurs when repeatedly exercising your muscles before they have fully recovered. Splitting the routine this way allows more regular training, as although the day after training your pushing muscles are still recovering, you can utilise and train the pulling muscles.

Back Building Exercises

The back is so often neglected. People focus on building biceps, chest and abs, but forget that the back is key to many exercises that help to grow the other target areas. A strong back is essential also to develop…

Push Ups / Press Ups – Bodyweight Strength Workouts

Push ups are a great bodyweight exercise
Push ups (a.k.a. press ups) are one of the core bodyweight exercises. They are often overlooked by people looking to improve strength and conditioning, even though they are the staple exercise in the military and martial arts school. Push ups can strengthen the back, shoulders, triceps and forearms. Push ups are common in both traditional Eastern exercises as well as Western fitness routines.

How to Shoulder Shrug to Build Huge Shoulders

The shoulder shrug is an exercise in weight training. To execute the exercise, the lifter stands erect, hands about shoulder width apart, and raises the shoulders as high as possible, and then lowers them, while not bending the elbows, or…

Beginners Weight Training Advice

With weight training it is sensible to start light and see what you are capable of. Keep a training diary, if your first session is easy, then increase the weight in the next session. Do not over train, especially at…

Yaxeni Oriquen and Bodybuilding For Women

Many people have the misconception that all female bodybuilders are muscle bound, steroid popping Amazons, who look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are certainly a small handful of women who will fit into this category and they compete in the elite…