The push-up has long been the king of chest and triceps exercises because it’s simple, can be completed anywhere, and is extremely effective. However, there isn’t just one way to do a push-up. You can use a wide stance, a narrow stance, complete archer push-ups moving from side to side, and more recently, you can use various pieces of equipment that claim to aid the movement … [Read more...] about Push-up Grips: The Pros and Cons of Adding Them to Your Equipment
After protein powder, creatine might possibly be the most widely consumed health and fitness supplement on the current market. Even though many people believe the powder to be some form of steroid, creatine is a relatively safe and effective way to increase your strength and power output. Today, we’re going to look at some new research examining the best time to take … [Read more...] about When Is the Best Time to Take Creatine?
A common stereotype of male prisoners is that they’re big, burly men with huge muscles and incredible strength, seemingly ready for any event that requires peak fitness. However, if you take any time to actually think about this phenomenon, then you’ll realise it’s highly impractical. After all, prisoners spend most of their time in their cells, not in the gym. There may be … [Read more...] about What Can We Learn From a Prison Workout?
NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are most commonly used for relief from pain and swelling in the muscle which is why they’re more commonly referred to as ‘pain killers’. Occasionally, gym goers will use them to reduce the negative or unwanted effects from delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMs). In fact, it’s reported that as much as over thirty million people use a … [Read more...] about The Effect of NSAIDs on Muscle Growth
We’ve all seen the dramatic body transformations that actors undergo for various movies and TV shows. The most famous is possibly Christian Bale’s dramatic weight loss for The Machinist followed by his incredible weight gain for his role as Batman in Batman Begins. Bale dropped around 60lbs to put him at an extremely low 120lbs for 2004’s The Machinist, a film where almost … [Read more...] about How Actors Bulk Up for Movie Roles