Monthly Archives: September 2012

Top 5 Exercise Myths

With a subject like fitness where there are lots of “experts”, but not many experts, there will always be a lot of disagreement about what’s right and what’s wrong.  There are so many myths about exercise and fitness – what … Continue reading

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How to do crunches

Crunches have a number of advantages over traditional sit ups, especially when it comes to the stresses that they put on your spine when you do them.  If you kow how to do crunches properly, you’ll find that they isolate … Continue reading

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Leg Toning Exercises

A lot of people tend to neglect their legs at the gym: people concentrating on a fitness programme that’s aimed at either getting bigger or getting stronger, often see bigger gains in their upper body and focus on them.  If your … Continue reading

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Do you need supplements?

If you go into any health store or gym, you’ll see a range of diet supplements stacked up and ready to sell.  Everything from crash weight gain through to fast weight loss, along with plenty of energy drinks, and protein … Continue reading

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How Much Water Do I Need When Exercising?

If you don’t keep your hydration levels up when exercising, your performance will suffer.  Without getting enough water into your body to replace the sweat you lose, you’ll struggle to get cool, and risk overheating which can be dangerous. There’s … Continue reading

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Low Fat not No Fat

Fat is an important part of your diet.  Too much is bad for you, but too little is also very unhealthy.  You need fat in your diet to build new cells, act as a long term energy store, and also … Continue reading

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Cycling Interval Training Example

Pro-cyclists can maintain speeds of 50KPH+ for 8 hours a day during a race, and hit more than 60KPH during a sprint.  They’re some of the fittest people on the planet in terms of their VO2 Max performance, and also … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do I Need To Eat Each Day?

Getting the right calorie intake each day is essential if you want to meet your goals – whether you want to stay at a healthy weight, increase your muscle mass, or lose weight. Calorie Intake to Gain Muscle If you … Continue reading

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Improve Running Endurance

We blogged recently with some Fartlek Training Tips to help improve your overall running speed, but for many runners – particularly those starting out on their training, increasing the level of running endurance that they have is just as important. … Continue reading

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What is Resistance Running

When you’re training with weights, progress is relatively simple:  as soon as you master one level, you add a few more Kilos onto the bar, and the exercise becomes harder once more.  It is possible to do the same with … Continue reading

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