•   By Myprotein Writer Jamie Wykes Hobday   If we quickly divert into the anatomy of the bicep, the bicep is a muscle otherwise known as ‘The Bicep Brachii’ and is comprised of two parts; the long head and the short head. The primary movements of the biceps are to be able to flex and […]

  • Ultra Race | Doñana Trail Marathon Diaries

    By Lee Grantham | In Endurance | on July 27, 2016

      By Lee Grantham Doñana Trail Marathon Diaries The gun went and the initial pace was uncomfortably slow. There was a timing car in front which seemed to be orchestrating the speed so I tried to pass it but was shouted back by the other leaders. I was confused but they explained that the initial […]

  • How To Stay Hydrated | Training In The Heat

    By MR PROTEIN | In Endurance | on July 27, 2016

      By Myprotein Writer Scott Sowerby   On average the human body consists of 60% water but can vary between 45 and 75% depending on age, height, weight, gender and body composition (Dunford and Doyle 2008). As its summer the temperature is increasing, this alongside an exercise regime, puts an increasing importance on staying hydrated. […]

  • 5 Yoga Stretches That Every Runner Should Try

    By MR PROTEIN | In Endurance | on July 26, 2016

      By Gemma Seager |   Dedicated runners know the importance of cross training. Other activities like swimming, cycling and strength training make use of muscles that running doesn’t and help keep your body in balance. But have you considered including Yoga as part of your cross training? Yoga is great for runners as […]

  •   By Myprotein Writer | Jamie Wykes Hobday   Whenever we think of the conventional squat, we automatically assume that it is a barbell back squat. Whilst this is no doubt one of the most effective lower body movements for strength and hormonal stimulation, there are other ways of giving your legs a tough workout! […]

  • Hit A Running Plateau? | How To Have Fun With Training

    By James Kuhlwilm | In Endurance | on July 23, 2016

      By Myprotein Writer | James Kuhlwilm Need a training trick? Start mixing adventure into your running schedule! If you’re training for an event, whether it’s an ultra-marathon or a 5k, it’s no lie that tedium can strike at any time: the same concrete pavements, the familiar pot-holes, the same dogs and their owners. Although […]

  • How Pokémon Go Can REALLY Benefit Health & Fitness

    By MR PROTEIN | In Training | on July 22, 2016

      By UK Personal Trainer | James Griffiths   Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have heard of a new mobile app called Pokémon Go – and, if you haven’t, then this is an explanation for people everywhere wandering about recently! The aim of the game is to walk around your local […]

  • Developing The Posterior Chain | Benefits & Exercises

    By MR PROTEIN | In Training | on July 20, 2016

      By Myprotein Writer | Jamie Wykes Hobday   The posterior chain consists of traps, back, glutes, hamstrings and calves; a segment of the body that can be unintentionally neglected all too often. For the most part, people with desk jobs rest on their glutes all day which eventually leads to them becoming reliant on […]