What are reps and sets in the gym?

In my recent blog post about tips for weight lifting beginners, I mentioned reps and sets and said I'd give you an explanation of what they are, so here you go... If you've looked into weight lifting then i...

13 tips for weight lifting beginners

Weight lifting is awesome and I often write about why I love it so much, but I recently realised that many of you may have never tried it. So I've decided to write a blog post with advice on how to get started ...

What should I be doing as a warm up?

Last week I wrote a post about why you should warm up and thought I'd give you a few tips this week about what you can do to make sure you've thoroughly warmed up before your workout. So, as I mentioned brie...

Why should you warm up before a workout?

This post has an element of self discipline learning (for me), almost in the same way that writing lines in school was supposed to work. Why? Because I made a Rookie mistake a few days ago and I'm suffering ...

My top 4 abs exercises

Last week a few of you asked what abs exercises I recommend, so I thought I'd write a post about it. That way, you can see them all and figure out which ones you want to try. Before I talk about the exercise...

Swinging ruins your workout!

Swinging can really ruin your workouts, and no, I'm not talking about your sex life...I mean swinging the weights! Obviously for kettlebell workouts, there are times when swinging the weights is part of an e...

Why is HIIT a great way to burn calories?

I just want to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who completed my little survey about what you'd like to see more of on my blog. There were a few requests for info about the best ways to burn calo...