Really interesting, if not scary review of Joanna Blythman’s new book Food Science. Reminds us all to make sure we know what’s in our ingredients!!! Food science: Hard to stomach, and hard to swallow.
“Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.”
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next leg workout then you’ve come to the right place.
Today we look at some of the greatest leg exercises that time has forgotten about.
They were invented by iron legends like Gironda and used by men like Arnie. Needless to say, they’re effective, they’re tough and they’re worth doing.
So often in today’s world of World’s Strongest Man, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting, the assumption that strength is defined by maximum weight lifted goes unchallenged. It is as if we accept unquestioningly that the person who can lift 500 pounds once is stronger than the those who can ‘only’ lift 400 pounds for reps.
It’s important to remember that strength was and is, a highly contested issue. Today we are going to look at a 20th century European strongman’s views on what strength really means.
Interesting piece from yesterday’s Irish Times about the growing obesity epidemic and how it affects Irish workplaces Fat is a workplace issue.
It was ‘the war to end all wars’, comprising over 60 million troops and lasting four grueling years. When the First World War broke out in 1914, few would have envisioned the bloody scenes that came to pass. In the fight for freedoms, millions died, civilian and soldier alike.
Despite the bloodshed, the thirst for fresh recruits amongst the European powers never ceased. Men who in the normal course of events would never have joined the army suddenly became troops on the front line.
As millions rushed into battle, army officials across the continent began to pay more and more attention to the type of training their new recruits were receiving.
So how did soldiers from both sides prepare for War?
Since the early 1990s, the Western World has been infatuated with a wonder supplement that increases athletic performance, helps build muscle and has relatively few side affects. Creatine is perhaps one of the best known supplements available on the market. It has been praised and castigated for its effectiveness and oftentimes has been mistakenly deemed as a dangerous substance.
So what is creatine and where did it come from?
Whilst not the most effective form of training out there, chances are all of us will have done countless jumping jacks as kids. Indeed, Jumping Jacks were often the staple exercises for countless PE teachers, alongside the dreaded burpee.
So who did invent the Jumping Jack and how did it become so popular?
Can techno music help you run faster? Will heavy metal make you stronger? The Folks at Fix.com have created a fascinating infographic detailing the effects that different kinds of music have on exercise. Well worth […]
A fun start to your weekend. Have muffins gotten bigger in recent years? Q: Is it just me or are muffins getting bigger?.
Ah yes the trans fat. Now reviled as one of the most unhealthy substances a human can eat, trans fats were once presented as the epitome of clean eating in the United States. They were cheap to manufacture, easy to cook with and marketed with aplomb.
Today we look at the fascinating history of the unhealthiest of fats.