Calling All 50+ Year Olds – Why Fitness Matters Even More As You Age

Fitness is undoubtedly aimed at the young. Social media is awash with images of abs and ripped bodies. Now while this can inspire many, it can turn just as many off who feel they will never achieve that look. And while there’s nothing wrong per se with those things, they aren’t what fitness is really … Continue reading Calling All 50+ Year Olds – Why Fitness Matters Even More As You Age

Don’t be one of those guys that just trains arms

Over the years, I've lost count of the number of times I've seen guys whose almost entire gym routine consists of endless sets of biceps and triceps exercises. If you really want to build some muscle, then you need to train more than just your arms, which after all are quite small muscle groups. Training … Continue reading Don’t be one of those guys that just trains arms

Training on Unstable Surfaces – The Whys and Wherefores

Unstable surface training became popular in the 1990’s with the widespread use of exercise and BOSU balls, wobble boards and small inflated discs, among therapists and trainers. It is rare to find a gym these days that doesn’t have these items as standard equipment. However, they are widely misused by both those in the industry … Continue reading Training on Unstable Surfaces – The Whys and Wherefores

Why You Should Make Sure You Train Legs

 I have had the experience of observing many people training in gyms over the years. A common trend I see in many gym goers is doing minimal leg work or even worse none at all. The most ridiculous manifestation of this phenomenon is the guys who look like this. There are many reasons that men … Continue reading Why You Should Make Sure You Train Legs

Final Factors for Success in the Gym

Just to tidy up this series of blogs, there are a couple of other factors that can and will affect your success in the gym. While in my opinion these aren’t quite as important as the six I have already discussed, they are still important enough to merit discussion. Genetics will obviously have an important … Continue reading Final Factors for Success in the Gym