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Posts made in February, 2016

The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week: 24/02/16

By on Feb 24, 2016 in Articles |

Our weekly round-up of articles we’ve found useful and interesting. Thanks to all the writers and creators of these articles – without people releasing great content free to the world, we’d all be a lot mentally poorer! The Complete Strength Guide – beginner, intermediate or advanced? Essential reading. What NOT to do in training A whole bunch of FREE training plans from a world-class lifter A science-y one. Just read the last sentence of it, if nothing else! Resistance training works for the elderly and our usual shameless self-promotion: Train when you can, not when social media tells you to Enjoy – and feel free to tell us about any great articles you’ve picked up on. We’ll feature them over coming weeks.   Want to be notified about more free content, and receive free subscriber-only giveaways? Leave us your details! Email Address First Name Last...

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The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week: 17/02/16

By on Feb 17, 2016 in Articles |

Our weekly round-up of articles we’ve found useful and interesting. Thanks to all the writers and creators of these articles – without people releasing great content free to the world, we’d all be a lot mentally poorer! Training to failure – the science All you’ll ever need to know about Creatine Detoxes are a waste of time Stuck-in-the-office nutrition and our shameless self-promotion: Bench Press Basics   Enjoy – and feel free to tell us about any great articles you’ve picked up on. We’ll feature them over coming weeks.     Want to be notified about more free content, and receive free subscriber-only giveaways? Leave us your details! Email Address First Name Last...

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Bench Press Basics

By on Feb 17, 2016 in Articles |

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The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week: 11/02/16

By on Feb 11, 2016 in Articles |

This is the first of a weekly round-up of the best things we’ve read over the past week. We constantly find interesting, thought provoking or just plain helpful articles – and usually simply retweet/share them. As well as doing that, we’re now going to put them all together here, so you don’t have to go searching. Simply mentioning the following articles/blogs/books doesn’t mean we fully endorse everything they’re saying. That would be a very daft conclusion for anyone to draw, but The Interwebz is a very daft place sometimes, so we feel we must stress that signposting these articles does not constitute full endorsement of every word within them! To the list! Use of a belt in training Automating your diet Beginners guide to powerlifting Your GP might not be the best place to go for back pain More crap from The Biggest Loser And some self-promotion: deadlift tips from RWF   Enjoy 🙂   Want to be notified about more free content, and receive free subscriber-only giveaways? Leave us your details! Email Address First Name Last...

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“But I Only Want To Tone Up”

By on Feb 9, 2016 in Articles |

At Real World Fitness, we’re big into our strength training. With two competing powerlifters as coaches, and one more planning on having a go, we take pride in practising what we preach. Our knowledge on strength is not just for those who want to compete, though. Not by a long shot. The foundation of most people’s goals, including muscle gain and weight loss, is adding strength. You don’t need to end up the size of a bodybuilder or strongman competitor. Check out our testimonials page for proof of that – many clients look great, but aren’t ‘bulky’. All these folks “strength trained”: We have had a lot of success with clients suffering with back pain by getting their strength to the point where they can once again play sports, walk pain free and eliminate dependency on painkillers. And let’s face it, life is easier when you’re stronger.  Carrying the shopping from your car? One trip. Children to carry? No problem. Car stuck and needs a push start? Push it with ease. So, what IS strength training? Strength training is increasing the force that a person can exert in a single maximum contraction. Sounds sciencey – but just means how much your body can cope with lifting, pulling or pushing. It’s rare that you’ll ever need to know your absolute limits (unless you have competitive goals), but being strong enough cope with most of life’s daily demands is what we’re aiming at. Why is it so good for us? Builds muscle – Studies across a variety of populations have demonstrated that muscles grow in a very broad variety of rep ranges. Not just your typical bodybuilding ’10-12 reps to build muscle’ Burns fat – Like all exercise, strength training will increase your energy expenditure, and whilst you may not feel like you’re doing as much workload in lesser rep ranges you’ll still be doing heavy compound lifts that will be forcing the body burn calories, build muscle and build strength. Your body will be recovering from this well after your workout, requiring energy long after you leave the gym. Improves – bone density, and ligament, tendon and joint strength will all be increased by lifting heavy weights. This is especially...

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