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THE INNER FIRE

I’VE GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT SLEEP AIN’T 1!!

"SLEEP : The Ultimate Performance Enhancing Drug With Only Positive Side Effects" In 2007, Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington fainted while working in her office. When she passed out, her head slammed off her desk, breaking her cheekbone and resulting in the need for five stitches in the area surrounding her eye. One of the main contributing factors to Arianna fainting was a signifIcant lack of sleep, the effects of which can be devastating to your health and wellbeing. As you read this article, more than 1/3 of people in the UK are getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night,

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Kings of The Compound Pt.2 : Deadlift

There are very few exercises that stimulate multiple growth like the Deadlift can.   It is one of the main exercises used as a benchmark of overall strength, simple to execute and a big strength and mass builder when used correctly. Unfortunately, it is also one of the exercises I see performed incorrectly more times than any other in the gym. On a number of occasions I have even felt the need to intervene before a serious injury occurred. Below, i've split this King Strength Builder into 8 easy to highlight steps, that will have you well on your way to perfecting

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Kings of The Compound Pt.1: Squat

Along with the deadlift, the squat is one of the best compound exercises available to build strength and mass in an athlete. Unfortunately, just like the deadlift, it is an exercise performed incorrectly by so many gym goers. I have seen personal trainers and fitness instructors not only perform the squat incorrectly, but also teach incorrect form to clients and gym members. This is both frustrating and dangerous. The squat engages the core in much the same way as the deadlift does. The biomechanics of the body make the squat a very natural movement to perform. In fact many of

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Sand Storm: Beginners Guide To Training With Sandbags

Sandbags. Something that most people associate with flooding, particularly here in the UK. However, more and more people are using sandbags as an alternative to traditional dumbbells and barbells for a great full body functional workout. Throwing around a moderately weighted sandbag is about as old school as it gets and is a great way to hit all the muscles you'd typically train with cable stations and the aforementioned free weights, plus others that you wouldn't usually hit. Despite its recent resurgence in popularity, sandbags have been around as a training tool for hundreds of years, especially wrestlers and combat

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Hang Tough: Perfect Your Pull Ups

Pull ups & chin ups are 2 great bodyweight exercises that can be performed almost anywhere, with minimal equipment. Hitting a variety of muscles including the traps, lats, biceps and delts, pull ups & chin ups should be incorporated in to any strength & muscle building programme. In fact, there is no better exercise for building strength in the upper body. There are significant differences between the two exercises and this guide will illustrate not only the differences between the chin up & pull up, but also how to perform them correctly, even if at the moment you can't even

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From Russia With Love: Training With Kettlebells

Kettlebells! Cumbersome. Awkward. Brilliant! Getting Familiar With Kettlebells Do you know your pood from your goblet squat? Or your swing from your get ups? If not, this is the article for you! For many, kettlebells are a relatively new piece of gym equipment. You may have even seen a few knocking around the gym floor, wedging doors open! Kettlebells have been around for decades, centuries in fact. And they are one of the ultimate weapons in your battle to get lean, strong and functionally fit. In this article i am going to introduce to the #SacredSix, 6 exercises that when

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