Six things to know about the Six Nations

Six things to know about the Six Nations

It’s that time of year again. The Six Nations is back. And people go nuts for it. Suddenly it seems like accents are getting stronger, pubs are getting busier and your mate Ryan who has never been outside of the M25 in his life is now a fierce Ireland rugby supporter...
What is a monster set?

What is a monster set?

Just when you think you can speak workout, along comes a new buzzword. The ‘Monster set’ is one of the latest ideas for getting real value from training. Here’s the jargon unpicked. Sets and reps Let’s start from the beginning. A ‘rep’ or repetition is one complete...
What is progressive overload?

What is progressive overload?

Nobody begins their fitness journey being able to do loads of reps or lift very heavy weights. You need to challenge your muscles to develop them.  A great way to build your strength and fitness is to follow the principles of progressive overload.   What is...
What are the major muscle groups?

What are the major muscle groups?

If you want to make sure your strength training is efficient and you’re giving each bit of your body enough attention, it’s important to know about muscle groups. There are over 650 muscles in the body. There are even muscles inside your ears. We’re assuming you’re...
Do you need to warm up and how long for?

Do you need to warm up and how long for?

Do I need to warm up?Before intense exercise, whatever intense means to you, it’s a good idea to get your blood flowing before launching straight into it. Increasing your heart rate helps to increase the blood flow to your muscles and loosen up your joints. But it can...