Category: Training Tips

The Six Essentials Of Designing Your First Workout Regime

We all love a good workout, because pushing ourselves physically and mentally is refreshing and challenging, and rising to that challenge can be a way to motivate ourselves to tackle other, more complex problems in our day-to-day life. Evolutionarily speaking, exercise works because a regular strain placed on our muscles causes our bodies to adapt […]

How To Lose Fat And Get Lean On A Vegan Diet | Part 2

In case you missed it, in a previous post (Part 1) I talked about some of the background, my diet, what I ate and how I manipulated my calories as well as the overall strategy that I used to get photo shoot/competition ready on a vegan diet. In this post I will briefly cover the […]

How To Lose Fat And Get Lean On a Vegan Diet | Part 1

I did a few photo shoots and decided to do them to test out how to get lean and photoshoot (or competition) ready on a vegetarian/vegan diet as it is not something I have done or knew how to do since becoming vegetarian. Though I am vegetarian, the meal plan that I followed (for about two months) […]

A Few Leg Training Q’s & A’s With Professional And Nike Trainer, Zaakirah Khalek

Name: Zaakirah Khalek Age: 27 Height: 1,65 m Current city: Johannesburg, South Africa Occupation: Professional and Nike trainer     Favourite exercise to target the booty? Squats and Bulgarian Split Squats.   Favourite exercise to target the quads? Hack squat. Favourite exercise to target the hamstrings? Romanian deadlift.     A video posted by Z […]

The Right Way To Plank! & Common Plank Mistakes

So many people add the plank hold to their core or ab exercise routines, but often times are not doing the exercise correctly, and thus not maximising its benefits. At a glance the plank looks simple enough and easy to do, but there are a few small tweaks that need to be done to really […]

The Fit Five! 5 Tips For Progressing With Calisthenics Training

Some people train just to keep fit or look good, while others train to master certain exercises or feats, be it, to be able to squat or bench press a certain amount, sprint a particular distance in a certain time, or to be able to perform a handstand. When the goal is to progress in […]

The Fit Five! 5 Tips For Gaining Size For Hard Gainers!

Many thin or skinny guys/girls start out in the gym in the hopes of gaining some size and achieving that ideal physique. Sound like you? Though, you train and train but you only see slight differences. You seem to get more ripped but the size that you need just doesn’t seem to happen. I too […]

The BEST Handstand Tutorial Ever!

Have you always wanted to do a handstand and relive those fun times in your childhood when it was so easy? Or do you enjoy calisthenics training and are working on getting your handstand and handstand push ups? Whatever the case may be, it’s always good to know the correct technique right from the start. If […]

If Only There Were Better, More Exciting Ways To Do Cardio!

Are you one of those people who goes to the gym just to do some cardio? Doesn’t it get boring doing the same old thing on the treadmill, or stationery bike? If you enjoy it, that’s perfectly fine, but I know sometimes it can become quite boring and monotonous. If you feel the same way […]