• Diary of a Lapse Gym Rat – Week 2

    Week Two – The transcendent power of training This week I trained 4 times, and it felt great. It took me a week to recover from my horrific tricep pain from last week, but after swimming in anti-inflammatory gel, the swelling died down. This week’s Lesson from the iron: Always train, no matter what is [...]
  • Making no gym progress? Read this

    How long have you been going to the gym ? How much has your physique changed since you have been training? Did you ride out your newbie gains and then sort of stay the same? There are so many people who make some initial gym progress, but end up looking the same year on year. They [...]
  • Ramblings of a lapse gym rat – Week 1

      First Week – The experience of true pain After getting married a little over one year ago my gym routine predictably fell into oblivion. The pasta piled up, the gym became a distant memory, and my hard earned muscle shrank. All that was left was a bag of bones, and a newly acquired beer [...]
  • Quick Brutal Cardio Ideas

    Cardio is either an over appreciated or an under-appreciated tool in the arsenal of the typical gym goer. Either people do nothing but pound the treadmill or swish on the cross trainer, or they feel that walking to their car is too much cardio. Both of these attitudes are extreme and aren’t going to serve [...]
  • How to train when you are busy

    “I’d love to, but I’m just so busy. I have literally no time in the day!” – Almost everyone Being busy is worn as a badge of honour these days. People are constantly talking about how “slammed” “up to the eyes” and “swamped” they are, and more often than not it is used as an [...]
  • 5 Food habits to start building today

    Food is often the hurdle that is most difficult to overcome in a typical fitness journey. The majority of the population are not educated well concerning their diet. Food that is easily available, cheap and ready to eat is all too common in the diet of many from childhood. This creates a disorder that is [...]
  • Is Squatting bad for your knees?

    People get injured from doing squats every day. A newsflash, hundreds of kilos on your back as you crouch down and stand up again isn’t risk free. Let’s just get it out of the way first and admit that squats have caused knee injuries. However, let’s get some perspective on this situation. Very few people [...]
  • The transformation of Justin Kim

    After his reddit fitness post blew up the internet, we had a chat with Justin Kim about his amazing transformation. Learn what motivated Justin and how he took control to transform his lifestyle. How did you get to the point you were at? I was born an Introvert, I spent decent time outside doing typical [...]
  • Is Obesity really a disease?

    This issue may seem like a pointless topic to discuss, however, the classification of obesity as a disease has caused a furore, especially since it is being used at the heart of a debate about healthcare. The two ends of this argument are: Obesity is a disease. It can arise due to many different factors, [...]
  • The Wim Hof Method; the science and steps

    One of the hottest names in the health and fitness world right now is Wim Hof (The Iceman). Wim Hof preaches a simple method along with radical claims about the health benefits. What is the method? What has science proven so far? How do you do it? Wim Who? Wim Hof is an eccentric Dutch [...]
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