Results tagged “measurement”

Is Your Body Actually Responding to your Exercises?

How do you know if your workouts are working or not?


Looking At : Nov 8, 2015

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Video for Gymchat 257 - Muscle Activation Techniques (Eric Seifert)

How does it all work?


Video for Gymchat 241 - Advanced Fat Loss : Losing the Last 10lb (Vic Magary)

Fat loss. We outlined the basic idea in a recent Gymchat ( #231 ); what happens when progress slows down a little or stops altogether? How do you lose the last few pounds?


Transformation Techniques II - Mental Strength

This week : the change in character. The mental transformation.


How I Started in Weight Training and Bodybuilding

Kirk Fontaine.Kirk Fontaine takes a look at how it all began. Fantastic.


7 Health & Fitness Monitoring Devices

Monitoring everything, constantly.


From the Archives : Nails - Converting Imperial to Metric

I'm travelling for a couple of weeks (back around March 15). In the meantime, here are a few hidden gems from the archives. Enjoy. Nails : Converting imperial to metric Yesterday I finally had time to head over to a...


From the Archives : A Little Yoke Work - 10 Exercises for a Bigger Neck

Whether it's for protection, stability, or simply to look good in a suit - a strong neck's a great thing to have.


One Set Wonders

Hey you! Are you the kind of guy or gal with limited time and limited energy? You are. Good, because I am writing this post just for you! I want to encourage you that you don't need to be ashamed to stop an exercise after just one set. You can achieve great results with one set training. Great results that don't require you to spend 45 minutes to an hour in the gym! Results that won't leave you burned out after only two months of training. Sound good to you? Then read on.


From the archives : Using pulse rate to determine rest break length

A little over a year ago I took a look at the idea of using your pulse rate to determine the length of your rest breaks. It's a technique I still use - and it works well. The original...


From the Archives : DIY Gym Equipment

This series looks at some of my favourite articles from this site; updated to include new developments and other changes. I hope you enjoy it. There's something inherently satisfying about building things yourself. Perhaps this is best seen in the...


A Little Yoke Work : 10 Exercises for a Bigger Neck

Whether it's for protection, stability, or simply to look good in a suit - a strong neck's a great thing to have.


Nails : Converting Imperial to Metric

Ready to begin your nail bending journey? Live in a country where Metric measurements are the norm?

DIY: Home-Made Gym Equipment

Have you ever considered building your own lifting platform? Climbing wall? Stones for Strongman training?


Using Pulse Rate to Determine Rest Break Length

How long do you rest between sets?


Kettlebell Buyers' Guide

About to get started? Great.


It's All About the Diet

Last night I finally got around to watching Super Size Me, in which Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but McDonalds' food for 30 days. In addition he performed no exercise during the period, and restricted walking to the pathetically low average of less than 5000 steps per day. Whilst I wasn't at all surprised to see a few health problems appear over the month; I was quite amazed at their severity. In fact, it took over a year for him to regain his former weight - let alone his former health. Very interesting documentary. The news this morning was filled with stories linking diet not simply to physical health problems, but also several mental health issues. It's clear that a lot more research needs to be done. As for my own diet experimentation, this morning was the first fortnightly record of a few basic measurements. The primary goal is weight gain, however I'll also be tracking a few of the other regulars.


How Many Calories Do I Need?

How much do you need to consume in order to lose, gain or maintain things?


Estimating Bodyfat

It's that time of year again. Before setting my health and fitness goals for 2006, I decided to check the status of a few things first. One of these is my current level of bodyfat - last estimated back in...


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