Do you ever see videos of people benching, and wonder to yourself why they're creating a big arch through their back? Surely that's dangerous, right? Actually, it's not dangerous at all, and powerlifters and strength trainees have been using this technique safely for a long time now. Why It's Safe
When you are benching, the weight of the bar is only acting on the muscles and bones that are directly beneath it. This means that everything from your mid-back and down is not t
The most popular sector of the fitness industry is without a doubt group fitness classes.
These classes promise big results and rely heavily on fitness buzzwords like 'toning' and 'firming' in their marketing. Perhaps most effective in their marketing is the promise that you can get all the fitness results with minimal effort. Coaching? One of the biggest issues with fitness classes is that you are never going to get sufficient correction on your movement. There are too ma
Dips are a funny exercise. They can be both the best and worst exercise for your shoulders. This is because they require a high level of flexibility and control through the shoulder girdle. This is something that most people lack, hence why dips have gotten such a bad rap. Combine this with most people going far too heavy and using crappy form, and you have a recipe for disaster. I've had long term shoulder issues ever since a rugby tackle gone wrong when I was 15. Throughout