Home | Articles | Training

Training

Don’t lift and run!

Don't lift and run

Sports scientists in Australia have urged athletes to separate their weight training sessions from endurance activity after conducting tests on, what is known in the industry, as concurrent training. According to researcher Kenji Doma from the James Cook University in Queensland the physiological stress caused by lifting weights can continue for several ...

Read More »

Bust through plateaus with eccentrics

eccentrics

Experienced lifters can overcome plateaus by using eccentric training. “This is no magic pill that will suddenly create huge differences over systematic hard work. smart periodization, and nutrition; but it can give a boost or kick start to overcoming a plateau in strength and muscle mass development;” says Dr. Simon ...

Read More »

Exercise: Perception is reality

Perception is reality

How you perceive a training session will have a major influence on its outcome. Scientists at the University of Freiburg in Germany found that how people felt played a big role in their feeling of strain during exercise. They invited 78 men and women between the ages of 18 and ...

Read More »

Johnnie Jackson to Retire

Popular American IFBB Pro bodybuilder Johnnie O. Jackson has announced that he will retire after the 2017 Mr. Olympia competition. The 46-year-old veteran, who has recently won the Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg as well as the Pro Supershow in Toronto, will hang up his posing trunks at the end ...

Read More »

A Big Serving of Food Psychology

me food psychology

A new study involving a six-week experiment in a dining hall at the Stanford University in California found that people are more likely to choose vegetable dishes with exotic descriptions. The dining hall served up one of eight vegetable dishes during lunch time. The manner in which kitchen staff prepared ...

Read More »

Vigorous Exercise Reduces Cell Aging

New research reveals you can slow down your biological clock at cellular level by staying active. According to a new study, published in the medical journal Preventive Medicine, people who have consistently high levels of physical activity have significantly longer telomeres than those who have sedentary lifestyles. Telomeres are the ...

Read More »

Muscle Mulisha: A show you cannot miss!

Muscle Mulisha

Show promoters Garron and Candice Whitehead are pulling out all stops on Saturday, 8 July 2017 to make the 2nd  edition of the IFBB sanctioned show and Arnold Classic 2018 qualifier a memorable experience for athletes and fans of the sport. New venue Not only can athletes earn points as ...

Read More »

ACA 2017: Bigger and Better!

Arnold Classic 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger promised he’d be back and he will be when the globally-renowned Arnold Classic series returns to Sandton in Johannesburg from 5 to 7 May. Hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre the organisers of the multi-sport spectacle are promising fans a bigger and better event than last year when ...

Read More »

Move of the Week: Tricep Kickbacks

Isolate your tris with tricep kickbacks

Isolate your tris! The triceps make up two-thirds of your upper arms and should not be neglected. Muscles involved in the move: All three heads of the triceps are involved in the kickback exercise. Execution: Step one: Take a dumbbell in one hand, bend your knees slightly and lean forward ...

Read More »
Skip to toolbar