Budding fitness fanatics have a lot more help available to them than they used to. Alongside essential kit that has been around for ages like knee supports and running shoes, there are now high-tech gadgets that offer detailed insights into their workout. Of course, these accessories are not meant to be a substitute for hard work – you don’t want people whispering, “all the gear, but no idea” as you jog past, after all. However, these fitness-boosting gadgets should give you a helping hand if you’re looking to squeeze a little bit extra from your exercise routine.
The following article, written in Peary Rader’s Ironman magazine in 1964, deals with a question most bodybuilding fans have to answer. Namely, whether or not the pursuit of muscle building can be viewed as a sport or athletic event in its own right.What differentiates Rader’s time from now is that back then, physique competitors were also expected to perform weightlifting feats as part of the competition. A stipulation one could hardly think possible in today’s Mr. Olympia competitions. Nevertheless the article raises and answers some interesting points from one of the industry’s most respected figures. Enjoy!
The controversy over phyisque contests has become one of the touchiest events you can discuss and perhaps for this reason we should keep quiet, and yet we have some convictions about this thing that we feel ought to be presented. It has been some years since we discussed the problems of phyisque contests in Iron Man and perhaps it is time to bring it up again since, instead of lessening, the difficulties seem to be increasing.
If you are regarding hitting the gym as a possibility or you’re already a seasoned weight lifter, taking into account knee protection should be one of your top priorities. Knees are one of the most crucial parts of your body when you’re doing physical activities such as running or weight lifting and factors such as heat insulation, elastic rebound and strong leg protection should be the most regarded.
Read more reviews on the best knee wraps to make sure you have a better understanding of how your knees can take a pounding under the heavy weights. We’ve come up with a list of top products to choose from in 2017 when it comes to keeping your knees safe during heavy sessions of lifting.
For decades we were led to believe that all fats, no matter where they came from, were the work of the devil and if we wanted to stay trim and healthy, we should eliminate all forms of fat from our diets and follow a low-calorie, virtually fat-free diet on a regular basis.
Time went by, researchers conducted various, well, research, and discovered that perhaps SOME fats were ok.
More time went by, more research was conducted, and this time around, experts concluded that not only were some fats OK, some fats, namely fats from healthy sources, were actually pretty essential and incredibly healthy. Not only that, but they’ve also discovered that healthy fats can actually help us to lose weight!
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the healthiest forms of fat, although some saturated fat from natural sources such as coconut oil or red meat, is also highly beneficial.
When it comes to healthy fat food sources, they don’t call avocados “nature’s butter” for nothing and for that reason, here’s a look at the nutritional value of avocado and 7 reasons why you should be eating more of this delicious food.
New Year’s Eve is a good moment to set resolutions and make some changes in your life. Most resolutions are health related, which is kind of fitting because that’s the most literal self- improvement one can make. Consider swimming as an alternative to fitness program. It has all the benefits of a serious work-out, without any of the downsides, and it doesn’t feel forced or repetitive.
One of the hardest things to do is to increase size while keeping muscle definition. Nutrition and the right training regimen play an important role, but the addition of the right supplements can do wonders. There are a ton of products on the market that claim to increase muscle mass, decrease fat and get you cut. The hard part is finding the best supplement for your needs, so we broke down the top products on the market. Here’s a few of the best selling supplements and the benefits each of them offer.
Published in the San Francisco Examiner in 1894, the above illustration depicts the Apollo Belvedere alongside the famed US boxer Peter Jackson and, of course, Eugen Sandow. Disputing the various forms of manly beauty, the response to […]
Most of us lead a sedentary way of life. Because a huge chunk of most people’s day is dedicated to work, and a lot of their free time is spent online, they usually don’t get as much exercise as they should. Food is another important contributor to weight issues that seem to plague an overwhelming number of people. We eat too much processed food and don’t pay enough attention to calories hidden in our soft drinks and coffee. Putting on weight seems far too easy and losing it is near impossible. Or is it? For most us, exercise equals torture. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The secret is to find an activity that you will actually enjoy! Losing weight can be fun and easy. Don’t believe us? Try some of these:
One of the most popular physical culturists of the entire twentieth-century, there is no denying the impact Charles Atlas had on the muscle making industry. Full of vigour, advice and the occasional insult, Atlas challenged […]