• Written by Maziar David Ajtar –   Many endurance athletes believe that participating in strength training will make them bulk up, therefore making them heavier and slowing them down. However, that is simply not true – if done correctly it will in fact make you a faster and more efficient athlete, increasing your strength, […]

  • German Volume Training | Training Programme

    By MR PROTEIN | In Training | on October 3, 2016

    Written by Jamie Bantleman   German Volume Training, commonly known as ‘GVT’ is a programme,  popularised by a strength coach, Charles Poliquin. Used with the intention of increasing lean muscle mass while its incredible volume will ensure fat loss as a by-product.   The first phase of German Volume Training is based around 10×10 of […]

  • Teen Weightlifting | Can It Stunt Growth?

    By Nina Chin | In Training, Uncategorized | on October 2, 2016

    Written by Benjamin Wellburn   There has always been an urban myth that weightlifting whilst going through puberty can cause damage to the body, stunt your growth, and stop you from reaching your full height. But how true is this? The myth arises from the idea that during puberty, human growth plates are at their […]

  • Why Is Time Under Tension (TUT) Important?

    By Nina Chin | In Training | on October 2, 2016

    Written by Sam Kelvey   Regularly wheeled out as the elixir of all strength and size gains, it is often a very important part of programme design. ‘Time Under Tension’ (TUT) denotes the amount of time a muscle is used per meaningful contraction – essentially the length of a set. Is it all it is […]

  • How To Increase Your Pain Threshold In The Gym

    By Nina Chin | In Nutrition, Training | on October 1, 2016

    Written by Jamie Bantleman / Personal Trainer   What is pain in the gym?   How do you define ‘pain in the gym’? Of course, the correct training technique, programming and form are all important factors to avoid injuries in the gym, however often we discuss pain in the same breath as lactic acid build […]

  • Addicted To Sugar? | Find Out Why!

    By Nina Chin | In Nutrition | on October 1, 2016

    Written by Jamie Bantleman / Personal Trainer   Often we make the wrong choices with food selection on our own accord, often needed as a part of a ‘cheat meal’ or simply because you just don’t want to cook or prepare anything. If you are one of those people, you are making the conscious decision […]

  • Half Marathon Training Plan For Beginners

    By Nina Chin | In Endurance, Training | on September 30, 2016

    Written by Amy Golby There is nothing more rewarding than crossing the finish line of an event you’ve trained and prepped for over the last months. The best thing about that this is – anyone can get this amazing feeling. Running events are for everyone and there are so many to choose from now, you’re […]

  • 5×5 Strength Training | Stronglift Workout

    By Nina Chin | In Training | on September 30, 2016

    Written by Jamie Bantleman / Personal Trainer Often, we look at keeping repetitions low for strength to enable our bodies to reduce levels of fatigue. Using compound exercises such as a deadlift, squat, bench press or chin up, the low reps will ensure you can maintain a heavy weight while keeping safe form and tension […]