Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 2

By Adrianna McDonald MYTH #1 I DON’T WANT TO GET BIG. This is a big misconception amongst the ladies. I say it over and over again: lifting weights to build muscles is a long, hard journey, which requires lots of discipline. Weight training is by far the best way to increase lean muscle mass, speed up your metabolism,Continue reading “Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 2”

Is Weight Training for Everyone?

By Adrianna McDonald In my honest opinion, yes -absolutely! Weight training with a structured, well balanced program for gradually building up strength offers great benefits to health and physical development. It is one of the best tools for building up your confidence and mental resilience. I believe it should be part of everyone’s lives. The benefits ofContinue reading “Is Weight Training for Everyone?”

Exercise of the week: Sled drag

Sled dragging is a great strength and conditioning exercise with many benefits. As there is less muscular tension and reduced joint loading, there is much less risk of injury and muscle damage & soreness. This also makes it a good lower-body rehabilitation exercise for those recovering from knee, ankle or hip injuries.  Doing sled dragsContinue reading “Exercise of the week: Sled drag”

Exercise of the week: Sumo Deadlift & Leg Curl Superset

As mentioned previously legs are a key part of my workout programme. On leg day my trainer and I use a combination of supersets and individual exercises. A superset refers to performing two or more exercises back to back with little to no rest in between. This really pushes the muscles to work hard and burnsContinue reading “Exercise of the week: Sumo Deadlift & Leg Curl Superset”

Exercise of the week: Romanian Deadlift

Now that I am 14 and a half weeks out from the competition, training and nutrition are really starting to take the spotlight in my daily routine. Of course, training is key in getting my body ready for the stage takes a lot of hard work in the gym. I always start my week withContinue reading “Exercise of the week: Romanian Deadlift”