If you struggle with doing push-ups, I feel your pain. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I could actually complete a full set of push-ups on my toes. I was fit and more active than most, but I found out from my trainer that I wasn’t conditioning my … Read More
Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water during exercise is incredibly important, but how do you know when you’ve had enough? Here’s everything you need to know about H20 and exercise, from SportsShoes in-house nutritionist, Lucy McCrickard.
So, Why Is Hydration Important?
Around 70% of … Read More
Does working out end with an insatiable appetite? This is for you.
If you’re trying to lose weight, chances are you’re doing a two-pronged approach – increasing the amount of calories you burn through exercise, while trying to eat ‘better’.
But even if you’re trying to be ‘good’, you may … Read More
The fact that many guys tend to neglect their legs during their regular workouts is a grave mistake. Ask any straight woman or gay man: there are few parts of a man’s anatomy that are sexier than a set of firm, muscular and toned thighs and calves.
The good news … Read More
If you walk into the gym and automatically feel like there’s a magnetizing energy force pulling you toward the elliptical, I feel you, fam. TBH, a lot of the other workout machines in the gym kind of look like distant cousins of Transformers, and I know I personally used to … Read More
With the Christmas party season fast approaching, it’s time to get the legs back out for one last time in 2017. Sadly, despite the best of intentions, completing a celebrity workout DVD once a week is not going to get you the results you’re after.
So how can we really … Read More
Not everyone can afford those high gym fees and still that should not preclude them from getting the benefits of a full body workout. It is possible to get a full body workout at home using only the items found in almost any household. The venerable Jack La Lane has … Read More
Everyone’s got that guy in the office—the one who does laps around the floor and sits on a stability ball all day “to lose belly weight”. Is he onto something? Or is it a waste of time?
Surprisingly, you can burn extra calories by sitting—or, to be more accurate, bouncing … Read More
Are you looking to get flat abs? Follow these 10 foods that can help you to get a flat abs ! There’s no question about it, getting flat abs is one of the most popular goals that people work towards. And for good reason, too. A nicely defined stomach means … Read More
For those aiming to lose weight, the equation is relatively simple: calories in < calories out. Going the other direction — that is, gaining mass and building muscle — presents a comparatively more intricate set of steps. Muscle growth depends on a number of factors, not just how much weight you can throw on a barbell (though that is part of it).
You may be familiar with the 80/20 rule, which can be applied to many aspects of life. The rule dictates that 20% of the effort directed at a given task or goal will have the most impact, while the remaining 80% has less. Well, within the world of fitness, it applies as well — just not in the way you might think.
We’ll cover that more in the following pages, along with some of the other factors that may be hindering your journey to muscle growth. Read on, take stock of your daily routines, and make the appropriate changes, if need be.
You know the adage, or at least some form of it. And the 80/20 rule clearly applies here: A lot of the work when getting fit takes place in the kitchen, not in the gym. … Read More