Category: Training Tips

Secrets of the Press To Handstand

The press to handstand is an impressive feat to pull off and requires a lot of core strength as well as a solid handstand at its base. If you are trying to achieve it, these videos give some really useful hints and drills to work up to it! Good Luck!     Secrets of the […]

Combining Calisthenics With Weights | Exercises And How To

It can be difficult moving from weight training to calisthenics (or bodyweight training), especially when you are so used to the weights. Ideally you should try to incorporate a mixture of the two into your workouts, that way you can keep the muscle building effects of the weights while you get stronger at the calisthenics exercises […]

7 Forms Of Stretching You Can Incorporate

Stretching is as important to your health as a healthy diet and frequent exercising is. Stretching should be incorporated into your daily routine for added range of motion, injury prevention, and flexibility. Quite often, stretching is as misunderstood as something performed solely by gymnasts or runners. In fact, for building muscles and being fit, you […]

Give These Less Conventional Muscle Building Exercises A Try!

Sometimes we get caught up in the big exercises like squats, bench presses and deadlifts, while there are many other great exercises. While these other exercises may not be as ‘compound’ as the ones just mentioned, they can isolate certain muscles and develop those specific muscles a lot more, or they can just add some […]

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 […]