The Benefits of Going on a Run

When I first started losing weight, the main exercise I was doing was walking, and plenty of it. However, as time went on and my waistline decreased, I found myself taking the intensity up and level and decided to get into running. For my weight at the time it was a lot more challenging than…

What is Muscle Hypertrophy?

When you’re in the gym, it’s not all about what exercises you’re doing, but also how you’re doing them. We’ve already covered the benefits of doing low reps with heavy weight for powerlifting. However, this is a slightly different, more vain approach. I’m talking about hypertrophy workouts. This is when you’re training for muscle size,…

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Why It Works

When it comes to the gym, I love weight lifting but I hate cardio. If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you’ll already know how much I like to gush about powerlifting. But when it comes to cardio, it’s a different story. It takes a lot of time and when you’re in the gym,…

Benefits of Bouldering

As I started to lose more and more weight, I found myself becoming more active outside of the gym. Lifting weights is fun, but it can only take you so far. Sometimes you want to see what else your body is capable of doing. This is why I started indoor bouldering. Bouldering is essentially climbing…

The Health Benefits of Walking

When I first started losing weight when I tipped the scales at 300 lbs, the first thing I did was the only the thing I thought I could do: walk. The easiest thing that I could think to do at the time to start my weight loss journey was walking. It’s low stress, I knew…

What is Powerlifting?

When I first started hitting the gym during my weight loss kick, I didn’t know where to start. I’d done research, but really needed someone with hands on experience to show me what to do. I tried several types of exercises with varying weights and rep ranges, but the style I felt got the most…

Introduction to Compound Lifts

Almost everyone knows what a compound movement, or compound lift is. It is a form of exercise in the gym that uses multiple muscle groups at the same time. It involves moving more than one type of joint in the same movement. For example, a bench press involves moving both your elbows and your shoulders…