Training

  • 5 Different Squats You Should Try

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 16, 2017

    Written by Jack Boardman 5 Different Squats Think there’s no variety in squats? You’re wrong; there’s more to squatting than the standard movement with the bar across the back of your shoulders. If you’re looking for a few different exercises to try, these are a good place to start. #1 Standard Squat   The standard […]

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  • Written by Jack Boardman Wide Or Close-Stance Squat? When performing squats your aim is to develop the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps femoris muscle (vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris) and hamstrings.   General advice suggests that when performing squats you should have your feet approximately shoulder-width apart, your […]

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  • Gain A Beach Body In 8 Weeks | Week 1

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 14, 2017

    Written by Jamie Bantleman Week 1 Of 8 In this series of 8 articles, I will be covering the different training phases of aiming for the perfect beach body. It will take you through different weight training workouts, cardio sessions, modified strongman sessions and abs workouts.   This plan will not be for the feint […]

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  • How to Burn Off An Easter Egg’s Calories

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 13, 2017

    Written by Charlotte Campbell Top Ways To Burn Off An Easter Egg’s Calories Overindulged this Easter? You won’t have been the only one! Cracking open those calorific eggs may have been that Bank Holiday treat you needed, but the most tempting treats come at a price.   The average Easter egg will add 133 calories […]

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  • The Importance of Stretching

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 13, 2017

    Written by Akesha The Importance Of Stretching Stretches? Stretching? What is this foreign language? One only needs the gym and heavy weights! Why is stretching considered so important? You lift, you get stronger. You clean up your diet and get leaner. Why would stretching ever come into your mind? Stretching is for yoga fanatics who […]

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  • How To Use A Lifting Belt Correctly | Top Tips

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 13, 2017

    Written by Callum Parker Are You Using Your Lifting Belt Correctly? Lifting belts are brilliant bits of kit. They can be the difference between failing or hitting a new one rep max. Throughout my career, I have used them extensively to get the best out of clients and out of myself. Yet, I see many […]

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  • What Happens When You Take A Rest Day

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 12, 2017

    Written by Jack Boardman The Benefits Of A Rest Day Muscular hypertrophy is the result of burdening your muscles by lifting heavy weights, which causes trauma to the individual muscle fibres. Because your body treats this as an injury, it overcompensates and, in attempts to recover, increases the volume and density of the ‘injured’ myofibrils. […]

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  • Four Of The Most Underrated Exercises You Should Try

    By Myprotein | In Training | on April 12, 2017

    Written by Callum Parker The Most Underrated Exercises  Most workout plans today rely on the trusty ol’ squat, bench and deadlift each week to build mass and strength. These exercises are undoubtedly a staple of an effective routine, but many people rely a little too heavily on these exercises, or variants of them, and subsequently […]

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