Exercising with Back Pain

Lower Back Pain Exercises to Help Your Body Recover

Back injuries affect most of us at some stage of our lives. Back pain can range from slightly painful to debilitating.

It can be short-lived or it can be something you have put up with for years, every injury is different.

Whether you are a fitness fanatic who’s panicking about losing hard-earned muscle or someone who wants to tone up but feels they can’t because of risking further injury, there are exercises you can do with a bad back, painlessly and without danger of further injury.

In fact, the right exercise can actually help to rehabilitate even a chronic back problem.

Often back injuries are caused by lifting heavy things using your back muscles where you should be using core muscles. Building a strong core can help you to take the pressure off of your back.

There are some basic common sense measures to keep in mind when exercising with lower back pain, so let’s start with those:

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Creatine Definitive Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Creatine

Over the years that creatine has been around as a supplement, it has been proven to be effective time and time again.

But how does creatine work?

With very few reported side-effects – none of them serious – this seems like a product worth trying for anyone wanting to build muscle or increase power and performance.

Because of its popularity, there have been many new formulations emerging onto the market which can make it difficult to choose between types.

You’ll often find these different variations within gym preworkouts and protein shakes, although some manufacturers argue that you don’t feel the benefit when taken alongside ingredients such as beta-alanine.

In this post we’ll give you the lowdown on the most popular creatine formulations, and let you know exactly what to expect from taking it as a supplement. Read More

What is beta alanine?

The Definitive Beta-Alanine Guide

Beta-Alanine has become something of a celebrity among supplements.

It has a wide range of benefits, including the ability to boost muscle carnosine levels.

Carnosine helps with increasing power, speed, stamina and performance.

It also helps to prevent anti-ageing too!

We’ve gathered everything you need to know from an athletic perspective in this definitive beta-alanine guide.  Read More

How much muscle can you put on in a month?

How Much Muscle Can You Gain in a Month?

If you’re asking ‘how much muscle can I gain in a month?’ then the chances are you’d like an exact answer with some figures, and research to back it up.

The good news is that we can give you exactly those things, along with some effective, fast muscle-building strategies, which will help you to bulk up as much as possible in a month.

So read on, and we’ll do our best to answer this deceptively complex question. Read More

How to cut fat and build muscle

How to Cut Fat & Build Muscle

Can you cut fat and build muscle at the same time?

That’s one of the most common questions we get asked.

Ideally, people would want to be able to do both at the same time.

After all, who wouldn’t want to get completely ripped in the quickest time possible?

In this article, we look at the best way to cut fat and build muscle.

And here’s a promise:

When you finish reading, you will have all the knowledge, tools, method, and action steps to help you achieve your fat burning and muscle building goals in the most optimal way possible.


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How to avoid muscle cramps

How to Avoid Muscle Cramps

It always happens the same way.

You’ll be deep into a workout or out for a run, past the point of no return, and it hits:


The sharp, stabbing pain of a muscle seizing up and cramping hard.

Workout ruined.

An old saying goes that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We’ve found no truer statement than this when it comes to avoiding muscle cramps.

You might curse your luck when you start cramping up…

But it’s not really luck, is it?

When it comes to muscle cramps, learning how to be smart about your athletic endeavors is essential to making the most of your daily and weekly workouts.

Without further ado, let’s look at the best ways to avoid muscle cramps.  Read More