Stretch marks are characterised by their pink, red or purple appearance that is present in the form of lines usually on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs and buttocks. Stretch marks typically occur due to a dramatic increase in weight. Maintaining a healthy diet, enhancing the elasticity of the skin and avoiding drastic weight changes may help. Stretch marks are common [more]
Back pain is a problem for many weight lifter Back pain can be a menace: it messes with your exercise plans and your workouts. In order to help you, we have asked for advice from Dr Alan Jordan. You may have heard about slipped or ruptured disks in the back. These names describe a herniated disk, which is a major cause of [more]
Building muscle is the main goal of many gym goers. One of the main components required to efficiently build muscle is a good source of dietary protein and if you make regular visits to the gym with a view to transform your physique, you’ll do well if you know what you’re doing. The recommended daily allowance for protein is 0.8g [more]
Article by Chris Richards, Personal Trainer, Chris Richards Personal Training Skip the rope...Not your workout! Jumping rope is a fantastic method to consider for your metabolic (CV) conditioning work which tones muscles in the entire body while improving coordination which you will benefit from across your subsequent exercises. Skipping can burn up to 1000 calories per hour, making it one of the [more]
This is an excerpt from coach Poliquin's and Dr. Houston's book on fat loss. Thirteen Reasons To Use Fish Oils To Get Lean Serious trainers want to find a supplement that will give them an edge. For those of us interested in positively and optimally altering body composition and maximizing our training efforts, fish oils offer thirteen possible advantages: 1. Cell membrane [more]
Article by Andy Tsang, Personal Trainer, The Varsity Gym Overhead Press The overhead press in recent years has been turned into a rouge exercise of sorts and the bench press took over as the king of upper body pressing exercises. I for one think that the overhead press is often overlooked and should still be regarded as one of the staple [more]
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