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Top Bodyweight Exercises for Beginners

This article is going to talk about the top bodyweight exercises beginner and intermediate athletes can use to build muscle. Our list is created based on the basic muscle principles of large compound movements. Compound movements have been scientifically proven to build the most muscle when it comes to working out. Although generally these movements need weight added, for example the squat, deadlift and bench press, there are ways you can work around this to get an effective workout even without going to the gym or having the weight you need Top 7 Body weight Exercises Exercise 1 – The Press Up | Push Up The original bodyweight exercise and the most commonly performed “lift” in the world. The press...

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Beginner Weightlifting and Powerlifting Programme

Last Updated 12th August 2017: We’ve done a lot of posts over the past couple of months on training programmes and routines for beginner and intermediate lifters, but over the last week I’ve received a couple of questions along the lines of how “much” or “often” should I be working out. Although we’ve covered this briefly in the 5 day gym split post, I wanted to write an article going through 3 schedule options for beginners. Option 1: The Absolute Beginner The most common reason people fail at their fitness goals, is they try to do too much in a short period of time and end up burning out and quitting. You see this for 80% of the people who say they are...

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Introduction To Weightlifting

Weightlifting for most people is something you’ll only ever see once every 4 years, usually at the summer Olympics. You’ll watch it and think “Sh*t those guys/girls are strong” and then won’t think about it again until the next summer Olympic games come around. In this post I wanted to outline some of the opportunities open to people who are interested in professional weightlifting and how you can get started. What is Weightlifting? Weightlifting or Olympic weightlifting as it is sometimes referred to, is an Olympic sport consisting of 2 “lifts” – A lift being a particular movement. In powerlifting their are 3 lifts (the deadlift, the squat and the bench press), in weightlifting there are only 2 but are...

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Weight Lifting VS Cardio

Last Updated 11/08/17: If you’ve been around on the blog for any length of time you will probably know that our primary focus is on strength training. Whether that be powerlifting, weightlifting or just generally using weights to get stronger. But not many people know that I actually ran a marathon in 2012, before I ever started lifting weight, before I ever even saw a gym. My 10k times were good 42 minute PRs, for someone who only did this as a hobby it was generally all good….Except it wasn’t. Introduction Around the time I began training for the marathon, like most people you start to increase your volume, so you run a lot more and you run a lot...

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