Beginner’s Guides – Training & Exercise

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Building Muscle

      When we join the gym for the first time, our primary goal is often to build muscle; the kind of muscle you see in the movies – broad shoulders, thick traps, solid pecs, quads-of-the-gods and not forgetting…guns of fury! Building muscle can be an uphill battle but there are a number of simple steps […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

    Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is one of the fastest growing sports currently in the UK. You may have heard of the 2 bigger names in the OCR world; Reebok Spartan Race and Tough Mudder, however there are hundreds of independent races all over the country every weekend as well. You will be spoilt for choice! […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Out On Your Running Journey

    Whitney Larkin, triathlete We recently caught up with Whitney Larkin, an up-and-coming triathlete and BULK POWDERS™ athlete, to speak to her about taking running more seriously, and to find out her top tips for starting out in the sport. Here is what she had to say: I started out as a swimmer, never doing any […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to DOMS

    You’ve probably heard people speak its name, or shudder when it’s mentioned in conversation. What is this DOMS everyone talks about? Chances are you’re a lot more familiar with DOMS than you think. What is DOMS? DOMS is an acronym for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and relates to the feeling we have of muscular discomfort, […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Training

    Starting out on Your Fitness Journey When first starting out on your fitness journey, it is important to take note of a few basic things. Firstly, what are you eating? Is this the sort of food you should be consuming? Secondly, how often are you training? Thirdly, how are you training? Is your training reflective of […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Starting out at the Gym

    Making the decision to join a gym is the hard part. You know what you have to do, it’s just a matter of motivating yourself to actually get up and do it. Let’s not pretend it’s going to be easy, but then again, nothing worthwhile comes without a bit of hard work does it? The important […]