Bodybuilder and Golds Gym Don’t See Eye to Eye.

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It all kicked off in Mumbai in India with bodybuilder Shashikant Hotkar, winner of the Mumbai Shree 2011 title, unceremoniously barred from entering the Golds Gym fitness training...

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Exercise and the Immune System

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Over the years research has conclusively proved that exercise effect’s the immune system. Too much can lower it, making you susceptible to colds, flu and a general feeling of malaise. However regular exercise performed sensibly has the opposite effect, boosting your immune system and protecting you from a range of ailments. No reputable person would...

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Could there be a fitness pill in the future?

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In 2008 scientists at the Salk Institute in California took mice that could only be described as coach potatoes and turned them into marathon mice after administering two specific...

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40% of Cancers Self Inflicted.

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Cancer Research UK has just released figures from a study carried out in 2010 that shows that 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes in lifestyle. No surprise that smoking was the biggest cause of cancer contributing to over 20% of the total and responsible for an estimated 61,000 diagnoses. The main cancer...

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Your Energy Systems and How They Impact On Your Training

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Your body uses three basic energy systems and the system that your body utilizes depends on the type of training you do. If you understand how your energy systems work it may help you design a more effective exercise programme. The first thing to point out is that no energy system works alone but one...

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What Does An Elliptical Crosstrainer Trainer Really Achieve.

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One of the most popular exercise machines today is the elliptical trainer or crosstrainer. Originally the elliptical trainer was just a lower body trainer developed by Precor and then Pro Form bought out their elliptical with an upper body motion and the elliptical crosstrainer was born. They work by trying to get the feet to...

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Stretching to Improve Flexibility.

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Flexibility is when a joint can move through its full range of motion without discomfort or pain. Some people are naturally more flexible than others as genetics can play a large part. It can come down to many things including elasticity in muscles and tendons, joint structure, age, previous injuries, body type, gender and strength...

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Exercise reduces the risk of stroke.

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Researches at the National Public Health Institute in Finland conducted a study to find out if exercise cut the risk of stroke and it found that even moderate exercise produced positive results. They monitored 47,721 Finns aged between 25-64. They found that those who added physical activity as part of their leisure time such as...

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Weightlifter Runs Amok and is Killed by Taser

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A bizarre event took place at a Golds Gym establishment in the USA a few weeks ago when a weightlifter named Chad Brothers, 32, suddenly went into an uncontrolled frenzy. It began at about 5.45am in the morning. It appears he had been acting strange for about half an hour, making unusual and odd sounds...

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Understanding Sciatica

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Anyone who has suffered from sciatica knows just how painful and debilitating it can be. Mild sciatica can have a major impact on your fitness regime, serious sciatica will stop you in your tracks. Sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve, which is made up of five branches of nerves branching from your lumbar and...

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