Quick at home cardio

After a long day and commuting I do not need performing cardio to be long or laborious… so, having taken a bit of inspo from Mr. Ben West (@benwestfit, see photo!) I just smashed out a quick “8 minute and 8 second” mini session in the kitchen. Best of all, no equipment was needed at…

Back to glory

I’ve been reading lots of chat about people having a “bad back” recently. Most seem to say it’s post deadlifts and bent over rows (or similar) and they don’t know why because they stretch afterwards for a bit……… and then seem to think that avoiding these exercises will help them…….. Firstly, I’m no medical professional,…

2 – Back

Back!!! Each set needs to be a near maximal weight for the desired rep range… Keep rest times to around 60-90 sec0nds. And lift at a controlled tempo. Deadlift Two warm up sets: x10-12 reps One working set: x4-6 reps Dumbbell pull overs Two warm up sets: x10-12 reps One working set: x8-10 reps Close…

Chest and Back 20/08/15

It has been a fair while since I wrote my current workouts on here… But here goes! Remember everyone’s goals are different, everyone’s abilities are different and the equipment we have access to will also differ. But this is mine… Chest and Back Warm up: 5 minutes speed skipping + Dynamic stretches (full body) 1  …

The Reeves Deadlift

As the star of Hercules, Goliath, and dozens of other bare-fisted, bare-chested adventure flicks, Steve Reeves helped lay the groundwork for latter-day action icons like Schwarzenegger, Stallone, and Van Damme. He also happened to be an accomplished bodybuilder during his day, winning the 1947 Mr. America and 1950 Mr. Universe titles during a brief but…

Upper body pyramids – long session!

Upper body day – massive session so strict tempo and rest times have to be adhered to! Rest times varied from 30 seconds between sets to 45 seconds when really fatigued. Tempo was kept the same throughout: 2-1-2-1. Chest Incline DB press (up the pyramid) 1. 26 x 12 2. 30 x 8 3. 34…

Massive back session

Huge back session this evening for my first back workout since getting food poisoning – so needed! Barbell rows 4 sets of 10 reps, heavy! Deadlifts 4 sets of 8 reps, heavy! Wide grip pull ups 4 sets of 8 reps Pivot prone pulls 3 sets of 12 reps Reverse cable flys 4 sets of…