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AtivaFit Adjustable Dumbbell Review DT1166

If you’re like me, you understand the importance of a good set of dumbbells in your fitness routine. The challenge, however, is often about finding the perfect balance between cost, convenience, and quality. That’s where adjustable dumbbells come into play, aiming to offer the best of all worlds. I was fortunate enough to be gifted…
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Are adjustable dumbbells worth it?

Adjustable dumbbells have surged in popularity in recent years. What used to be a market dominated by a small handful, is now a market with countless brands to choose from! With space a premium in home gyms, a rack of fixed weight dumbbells (like you see in commercial gyms) just isn’t a viable option for…
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Busy with work and kids? The ultimate guide to lifting and eating healthily when life is hectic

As a busy dad, you don’t have a lot of time for working out and eating right. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape! In fact, you can still get in incredible shape, even if you have “no time”. Trust me, I know. Here are some of my top tips on how to keep up…
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Power Guidance Lat Pulldown and Triceps Pushdown Cable Attachment Set Review

I was fortunate enough to recently be sent the Power Guidance Triceps Pulldown Attachment and Cable Machine Accessories. The products are officially listed as: V Shaped Bar. Straight Rotating Bar. V Handle with Rotation (I would refer to this as a close grip row or pulldown attachment). Nylon Braided Triceps rope. Power Guidance contacted me…
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13 Reasons why a Home Gym Is Better Than a Commercial Gym

I’ve trained in many commercial gyms – both cheap and high end. I’ve had gym memberships (which I used regularly) to budget, nation-wide chain gyms (like PureGym, The Gym, Fit4Less etc.). I’ve also trained many times in expensive, high end gyms (like Gymbox, David Lloyd, Bannatynes) and many places in between. Some of these gyms…
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How Much Protein Do You REALLY Need for Building Muscle – Evidence Based View

If you’ve got a goal to build muscle, you need to be eating enough protein. There is some debate about how much is necessary for the growth of maximal new muscle tissue. Some people say it’s 1g per lb of your bodyweight – but this feels too simplistic. Some people firmly believe that more is…
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Everything You Need to Know About Meal Replacement Shakes

Meal replacement shakes have long been the go-to drinks for bodybuilders, athletes, 9 to 5ers, and dieters. People consume meal replacement shakes for different reasons. For some, it’s to get in extra protein in a convenient and cheap way – with extra nutrients. For others, it’s to shed weight by removing extra calories from their…
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Is Saturated Fat Terrible For Your Health or is this a Myth?

Saturated fat has a really bad rap. Common belief is that a high intake of it will increase your likelihood of developing and dying from cardiovascular diseases, heart attacks and strokes. Others argue a link between saturated fat and diabetes. But what does the evidence say? When it comes down to testing these relationships with…
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Is it Healthy to Eat Eggs? (Evidence Based)

This post about eggs and whether they’re healthy is adapted from a thread on twitter that I posted, which went semi-viral. If you’re not following me on twitter, you can do that here! Eggs are a source of massive confusion when it comes to health. People aren’t sure whether they’re good for you or if…
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Compound Exercises: How to Use them for Optimal Gains

Compound exercises are the best way to efficiently work multiple muscle groups at once. If you want to work your whole body, build muscle everywhere and you’re interested in getting the maximum returns from the time you spend training, then compound exercises are absolutely what you need to be doing. With just 6 compound exercises…
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