I continue my favourite top 10 weight exercises. I have been giving my opinion on some of the best weight exercises that I feel should be part of a gym staple for years to come.
The purpose here is to show the benefit of having a good foundation, like old friends these exercises are something you can rely on to deliver the goods.
This week is Number 7:
Continue reading “The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Lunges”
I continue my series where I count down my top 10 weight exercises, giving my opinion on some of my favourite exercises that have been a staple of my gym routine for many years.
The purpose of this weekly series is for me to share with you the reader my favourite workout exercises. I don’t tell you how to do it – so whether you are doing it for power, body building or endurance – you will just see why I like these exercises, it’s up to you how heavy you go.
If you have experience of weight training you have probably heard of most of my list. Although I can appreciate a number of exercises, I take the view it is best to be a master of a small number of routines. These 10 weight exercises are what I focus on week-in, week out.
This week is Number 8:
Continue reading “The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Push Press”
Please see a continuation of my top 10 weight exercises: where I give my opinion on some of my favourite exercises that have been a staple of my gym routine for many years.
I have a very traditional and basic attitude to weight training – you won’t see gimmicky exercises or “Wolverine Workouts” here. If you have experience of weight training you have probably heard of most of my list. I take the view to be the master of these 10 weight exercises, rather than do a new routine everyweek.
This week is Number 9:
Continue reading “The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: Side Raises”
I have had many years going to the gym. Many times I have tried various gimmicky exercises, which I usually picked up from some fitness magazine or website. Sometimes it has been some gym bro extending his “knowledge”
As I have got older I realised that sometimes it is better to stick to the basics rather than trying to imitate some crazy routine seen on YouTube.
So here are (in my opinion) the best 10 free weight exercises to do in the gym
This week I start with Number 10:
Bent Over Barbell Row
Continue reading “The 10 Best Weight Lifting exercises: The Bent-over row”
How much do you bench?
That is a question that always makes me cringe. If we ignore the basic functionality of the bench press (how often do you lift a heavy item off your chest) – it usually illustrates to me that the person asking the question:
- Lacks gym/weight lifting experience – non-regular gym goers may ask this as they don’t know the name of any other exercises.
- Shows the askers immaturity – if you don’t believe me, note how often the bench press is the first thing all teenage boys seem to do first when they hit the free weight area.
For some reason the bench press has developed a reputation of being the main measure of a persons strength, despite the fact that the bench press is focused on only working upper body strength.
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A small trap to get into when working out is that desire to eat more.
You will either feel that you have ‘earned’ the right to eat more just because you have worked out or your metabolism goes crazy and your blood sugar is low, so the temptation is to grab anything in sight. Continue reading “Workout to eat”
There was a time at the gym I could not do pull-ups and because of this I neglected to even try doing this.
Then I came across some advice on how to do more pull-ups and I was able to achieve more than mypathetic two pull-ups. So whether you were hopeless like me or on a plateau where you can’t seem to improve try this: Continue reading “How to Improve your pull-up power”
I realised the other day that I have been going to the gym for over 15 years.
It all started when my dad started encouraging me to join the gym he was going to. I was a shy, quiet, overweight Eighteen year old. I knew if I didn’t take action I was going to get fatter.
So I joined that day. I never knew doing that would change my life forever.
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In the western world we live in a very privileged society. We have safety, comfort and the freedom of leisure in ways that our ancestors never experienced.
So, what I am wondering is…
How did we all become such miserable bastards?
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I was browsing fitness videos on YouTube yesterday and I came across this:
If you don’t have time to watch, basically it is a guy making sarcastic and amusing comments of people working out – doing stupid routines, dropping weights, etc, etc.
I am not sure if I should laugh, because if you are a regular gym user you will have been there at some point. Continue reading “Gym Fails”