Which Type Are You: A First-Puncher or Reactor

So anyone who is into boxing knows that there are four generally accepted styles boxer; these are the swarmer, out-boxer, slugger, and boxer-puncher. But it’s not just as simple as picking one of these, sticking with it and basing your entire boxing career around it. As well as the fact that this would be an […]

What Does It Mean When You Have Sore Muscles?

Hitting the gym, pounding the weights and cardio, then getting home and feeling completely sore across all your muscle groups is a problem that any man has faced if he’s spent meaningful time in the gym. Some will tell you it’s a sign of strain and excess, and others will tell you it’s the reward […]

8 Signs You Are Fitter Than Ever

In the fitness world, there are so many ‘doom and gloom’ articles that tell us how to know we are seriously out of shape or are not doing enough to ensure our own good level fitness and health. But conversely, there are few publications focusing on the signs that we’re on top of our game […]

A Workout Split: The Definition and How to Use It as a Man

If you go to the gym, or for that matter, do any kind of working out at home or otherwise, you will no doubt have heard of a split workout. This is something that has been common sense ever since the method was used but, for many reasons, got left by the wayside in favour […]

The Main Differences Between Dirty and Clean Bulks

Bulking is not as simple as it may at first seem. The whole idea behind it is to create a prolonged state where the body has a surplus of calories, and within this time, training is specifically centred around muscle growth; it’s essentially the opposite of a weight loss diet. But, within this concept, there […]

The Different Types of Cardio

Cardio has one major thing going for it; its beauty is in its simplicity. Being that the only major criteria for cardio is to be an exercise that works the heart, there are an absolute ton of different cardio exercises and regimes out there. Let’s take a look at some of them. Low intensity cardio […]

The Difference Between Sore Muscles and an Injury

If you feel the strain during a workout, then chances are you’re experiencing acute muscle soreness, and in this case the smart advice is to stop. After a few hours, you’re likely to get the next phase which is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. After around 24-72 hours, however, it generally tapers off and you’re once […]

The 8 Most Common Boxing Punches

Boxing is not just a simple case of running into the ring and throwing as many punches as you can at your opponent. Each punch comes from a place of training, skill and discipline, as well as strategic thinking. It may seem like a case of people just slugging each other, and some matches will […]

The 4 Types of Weight Training Explained

If you’re looking at getting into weight training, it is worth stopping for a moment to consider what it actually is you want to achieve before heading off in the relevant direction. There are many different workouts, all designed to produce different effects in the muscles. Simply picking up a barbell and wanting to ‘bulk […]

Progress: Why You Don’t See Any Changes to Your Body (Yet)

Progress is a slow moving train. And because of that, it can be incredibly frustrating to put in your absolute best and not see the results you want, or worse still, see no results at all. There may be a perfectly reasonable explanation for why; you may have simply not trained enough, or placed unrealistic […]