Seen the increased feminisation of men in recent years? Seems funny but actually it isn’t

Have you noticed the increased feminisation of men in recent years? Sounds funny but actually it isn’t. This has political ramifications as well as physical. You didn’t subscribe with us for political discourse, so unfortunately we maybe should leave that discussion for another day. Regarding the physical. The reason why you, as a man have …

Been Fooled by the Protein Companies?

Bodybuilders are crazy about Whey protein. “What’s wrong with Whey protein?” I hear you ask. Nothing. It’s fine if you’re pushed for time or had a bad day and need a quick hit of protein. And…that’s IT. But it is being used by bodybuilders as a COMPLETE MUSCLE SOLUTION – which it blatantly isn’t! (If …

ARNIE FAVOURITES: SHOULDERS

Arnold presses Isn’t it great to have a exercise that bears your name! Arnold presses are dumbbell shoulder presses with a small, vital twist. To perform them, hold a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder level with your palms facing you and your elbows near your sides (like top position of dumbbell curls). Your thumbs …

PAIN AND GAIN

How Hollywood’s bodybuilding “heavy-hitters” pack on the weight fast We thought you’d be interested in the food and gym routine employed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Mark Wahlberg in their new movie “Pain and Gain” (directed by Michael Bay) which is a crime genre film (based on a true story) set in the crazy …

Best training tip of 2013: DO USELESS WORKOUTS!

How can ‘DO USELESS WORKOUTS!!’ be the best training tip of 2013? Simple. The no.1 reason for failure and ‘slipping back’ to skinniness/flabbiness that the team at Ripfast and thousands over the world have experienced is getting in great shape after a strict couple of months and then MISSING A COUPLE OF MONTHS (or more). …

An Apple a Day Keeps the Weight Away!

Penn State researchers have discovered in a recent study that people who ate a large apple 15 minutes prior to lunch took in 187 less calories during that lunch than those that didn’t  snack prior to the meal. (The apple contained approx.128 calories). Furthermore the apple-eaters said they felt fuller afterwards too. Of course, part …

How Many ‘Dead-Hang’ Pull Ups Can You Do?

There’s a reason for old sayings like ‘you must pull your weight’! Because, on a fundamental level it matters that you can ‘pull your own weight’ – as a bodybuilder, as a human being. The old school ‘pull-up’ is a fabulous way to add size to your upper lats and thereby develop your ‘V-Taper’ (the …

Stay Alert on the road with Mint!

Forget dodgy motorway coffee and energy drinks, try sniffing something! Research from Wheeling Jesuit Univesity in the USA suggests that sniffing odours (eg: peppermint or cinnamon) reduces fatigue, anxiety and frustration compared to smelling nothing. Researchers stated that similar effects could be gained through sucking on mints or chewing gum.

2 Easy Routines for Killer Calf Muscles

2 Easy Routines for Killer Calf Muscles Adapted from Article by: Jim Brewster The importance of good calves in bodybuilding cannot be overstated. How many times have you watched a contest only to see a guy with a great physique but small calves? It really detracts from the rest of his physique, doesn’t it? The …

10 ESSENTIAL MUSCLE MASS GAINING TIPS

http://www.ripfast.com 10 ESSENTIAL MUSCLE MASS GAINING TIPS 1. Weight Train Weight training involves the use of equipment that enables variable resistance. This resistance can come in the form of “free weights” like barbells and dumbbells, machines that use cables or pulleys to help you lift the weight and bodyweight exercises like pull-ups or dips. For …