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Is Lycra Sexy... Do people really find Lycra sexy? Well, a survey of 600 men and women commissioned by The British Heart Foundation found that cyclists were perceived as 13 percent more intelligent and cooler than other people, and a whopping 23 percent said a cyclist would be their preferred blind-date athlete. Read more

Thirsty Work Are you eating and drinking enough before you workout? Especially in the summer months, it’s so important to remain hydrated - especially when exercising.Due to the fact that everyone’s metabolism and activity levels are different, a lot of it depends on you listening to your body and working out what is best for you.Yet not eating or drinking enough before your workout puts your health at risk, increasing your chances of serious injury. As a rule of thumb, you should try to drink a 250ml glass of water 30 minutes before you hit the gym to ensure your muscles are... Read more

The Power Of The Plank Sometimes it’s the simplest of moves that make the biggest difference, and when it comes to your physical fitness ‘the plank’ is right up there!To some people doing planks can look easy and is often not included in many exercise programs. Done correctly, they have many benefits and strengthen your abs, core, hamstrings, and back – and can even help support a proper posture and improve your balance.So if you want...1. A toned stomach – planking helps your deep inner core muscles, making them stronger and tighter. That perfect sixpack look!2. Flexibility – while you’re building your strength, doing the... Read more

Tongue-tastic Facts The tongue may not be one of the hardest working muscles in the body but strengthening it may still be useful. It’s a muscular organ in the mouth, made up of groups of muscles and very much like the heart, it is always working. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about your tongue:  The average tongue is about 3 inches long. According to the Guinness World Records, the current title of World's Longest Tongue belongs to an American named Nick Stoeberl, whose tongue measures 3.97 inches (10.1 cm). You would be forgiven for thinking that you sense different... Read more

A Day In The Life Of… Craig Wright (craiglw007)  Sunday 12 November (but applies to most weekends)  Woke up at 7.30 and took Creatine, fish oil and BCAA  Got to the gym for 8am (opening time) and trained till 9am.  I trained arms mainly, tricep dips, bicep curls on the cable machine, kettlebell high pulls with a 32kg, regular pull ups, wide arm pull ups engaging back, farmers walks with two 25kg plates, recline rows on a TRX.  Sauna till 9.20, left and got a can of sugar free monster (I had 3 over the course of the day (which I'm trying to cut down on!)). ... Read more