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February 18, 2020

Actions speak louder than words. 

The internet is a brilliant tool when used appropriately. However it has also created a lot of noise - a lot of contradicting messages about health and fitness. 

I've observed a lot of people spend all their time humming and hawwing...

February 10, 2020

Yes, it's 'shopped. 

Key Points: 

  • Getting too big is not something you need to worry about 

  • Gaining significant amounts of muscle is much harder than you think

  • Follow a programme that emphasises getting stronger on the basic lifts

  • Eat and sleep li...

January 28, 2020

I'm a big fan of video games. If you are too, I'd highly recommend the game 'Firewatch'. You play a guy who takes a job as a fire lookout/forest ranger for a summer, and then certain mysterious events begin to unravel. Anyway, the point is that the game is highly immer...

January 10, 2020

This is Tom Crean. He is a bonafide Irish hero, and harder than a bed of nails. Men like him are an inspiration for my training and life philosophy. 

Since I've disabled my Instagram account (try it), I've been reading up on marketing in my spare time. Truth b...

November 29, 2019

So you've been lifting for a while and you've seen some great progress. Your training weights have gone up quite a bit and you may even be starting to see the results in the mirror. 

But something is terribly wrong. Recently, things have started to get hard. Your gain...

November 13, 2019



Social media has slowly crept more and more into our lives over the past decade. When I was in school, sharing photos from parties on Facebook and having awkward 'conversations' with that girl you liked on Messenger was more or less the extent of social media's role...

October 17, 2019

It doesn't take a genius to see that I'm not exactly the 'cardio guy'. It's true, strength is my passion, and if I could only train one athletic quality, strength would be it. However, it doesn't have to be a choice between one or the other. There is tremendous benefit...

August 29, 2019

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...

August 28, 2019

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...

August 23, 2019

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...

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