Weightlifting & Fitness Myths

The Top Fitness Myths Debunked

Fitness isn’t rocket science but it can get confusing with so many different opinions and facts around.

With so many fitness myths around, it can be difficult to understand the facts versus the made-up. Fitness fanatics can get so caught up in fitness myths that might not even be true.

Anyone can pick up a pair of dumbbells and do a random workout that will bring great results, for a while – thanks to newbie gains (yeah, they are not a myth).

Failure is not immediately obvious (not the case with surgery), and any solid research is very hard to do. This is the environment in which myths sprout.

How can you separate reality from fiction and bro-science from proven concepts?

That’s where we come in, debunking the most common and enduring fitness myths out there and providing you with the truth about fitness, exercise and muscle growth.

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How to Burn Belly Fat

Core Strengthening Ab Exercises To Burn Belly Fat

If you’re looking for how to burn belly fat and have a desire for ripped abs, you’ve come to the right place.

You can’t strictly target the fat loss from any specific place on your body – when you lose fat, you lose it from all over.

However, by attempting to burn your belly fat, you will tighten up your ab muscles and give the appearance of being slimmer.

Over time, as you do burn off your belly fat, your abs – as long as you’ve worked on them like with the belly-busting ab exercising in this guide – will start to become more and more defined.

Besides just strengthening your core, these ab exercises will make your workouts interesting.

It’s important to keep your workouts enjoyable after all.

You might hear the phrase ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ which is true to some extent but you also need to incorporate exercise and core strengthening exercises to enhance your abs.

Abs are made through hard work and are revealed in the kitchen.

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Best Women's Weightlifting Shoes

A Guide to the Best Women’s Cross Training Shoes

Whether you are a beginner or an athlete, the most important thing to get right is your footwear. 

The wrong footwear when cross training can cause injury and unbalance the body. Cross training is a combination of different exercises, such as running, cycling, strength training and swimming. 

Due to the high-intensity exercises we put our bodies through, stress injuries can be caused by wearing the wrong shoe. 

Your feet and ankles go through a lot when you work out; the impact of the ground, jumping and landing on your feet, running on a treadmill. So, they need as much support, protection and comfort as possible.

A decent pair of gym shoes can do wonders for your form, technique and posture, make sure you pick the right pair for you.

We've done all the hard work for you, we have found the best women's gym shoes. We have also listed the best woman's weightlifting shoes at the bottom.

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Health Snack Alternatives

11 Healthy Substitutes for Unhealthy Snacks That You’ll Love

As Arnold used to say, “if you train like a fool and eat like a champion, you become a champion. But if you train like a champion and eat like a fool, you stay a fool”. Reality isn’t quite as dramatic, but it’s still pretty close.

Most people get cravings for sweet, fatty foods and sometimes it seems impossible to kick those cravings without indulging in the bad food.

But, once you have eaten them unhealthy snacks, do you feel bad or guilty?

I know we do. That’s why we have found healthy snack alternatives to keep you on track.

So, can we kick cravings for unhealthy snacks and still be satisfied from eating healthier substitutes?

Absolutely!

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Best Shoe for Lifting

Best Shoes for Weightlifting & Crossfit for Men

People underestimate the importance and benefits of wearing a good pair of gym shoes for lifting or crossfit. 

They provide support and cushioning to your feet and help stabilise your body. 

If you wear just any shoes to the gym, maybe you should think twice. 

Apart from suffering from delayed onset muscle soreness, have you ever walked away from exercise or a gym session with a pain in your knees, back or hips? A pain that is not related to being a newbie to the gym?

You should take a look at the shoes you are wearing whilst working out.

Think about it, your feet get put through their paces during any workout. They take a hammering from the treadmill, cross trainer, deadlifts and squats. 

Bad footwear can cause damage to the muscle, bones, joints and tissue throughout the body. Long-term effects would mean your fitness goals may be put on hold whilst your body recovers from the damage.

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Eat More Protein

11 Sneaky Ways to Add More Protein to Every Meal

A popular question we get asked is “how much protein should I be consuming daily?

The amount of protein you should be consuming varies depending on each person.

The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) recommends that individuals 19 and older should be receiving 0.8 grams of protein per each kilogram of bodyweight every day.

That’s really low, and if you’re working out regularly, you shouldn’t be afraid to incorporate a lot more.

The minimum that weightlifters should be taking in is 0.8 grams per pound of bodyweight; more is fine, less is not optimal.

Your body needs protein to properly function – but also to build muscle.

Are you getting enough protein?

If you’re struggling to get enough into your current diet then we’re to help.

The following ways for how to add more protein to your meals give you sneaky yet effective ways to ensure your diet is on track.

With these protein-packed tips and you’ll be increasing your muscle mass efficiently and effectively.  Read More