Bodybuilders eat a lot (it’s key to build quality muscle). Pineapples help digestion

You eat a lot because you want to force your muscles to recover and grow. But to optimise your body’s use of that food to allow it to feed your muscle – you need to digest it properly. The pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins C & B1 and is a massively effective digestive …

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 …

The Unbelievable Importance of the Training Diary.

If you don’t have a training diary – get one! After nutrition, weight and sleep it is genuinely your best friend. (Don’t scoff at the guy who walks round the gym with a little note book – he knows something you don’t! And he’s really benefiting from it). Gym legend Arnold Schwarzenegger swore by the …

Bringing your entire physique to a new level? Squats are certainly the way to go.

[vslider name=”everypost”] When it comes to building new muscle mass, strength, size, and bringing your entire physique to a new level, Squats are certainly the way to go. But they can also be improved by mixing the way you complete your squats. Below are a few ways you can change up your squatting routine for …

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 …

Cut down on the Sugar – it drops your Testosterone!

We know it, but we ignore it. And in these times of sugar packed aisles in the supermarket, it’s very hard to stay strict. But the fact is that a diet high in sugar can lower your testosterone levels. As we all know, testosterone is key to muscle, strength and basically masculinity itself. The research …

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 …

Use Almonds as snacks

Snack on a handful of Almonds instead of choc etc. They are a rich source of Vitamin-E and helpful in reducing Cholesterol!

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.