Training and Exercise

  • Get to know: Sophie Aris

    From Art teacher in Oldham to bikini competitor and now health-and-fitness guru, Sophie’s friendly face, bubbly personality and relatable content has gained her over half a million Instagram followers. We sat down with our brand-new ambassador to find out more about her journey into the fitness world. When did you first get into fitness? About […]

  • The Running Edit: Marathon advice from endurance experts

      Marathon season is upon us and you could probably do with a dose of extra motivation for the final push. Andy Elks and Laura Shewbridge are two seasoned endurance runners lining up for the London Marathon this year and as a happy coincidence, work for us at Bulk Powders HQ. We sat down with […]

  • The Running Edit: Five reasons why strength training is great for runners

    Five reasons why strength training is great for runners Whether you’re running your first 10k race or gearing up for this year’s London Marathon, strength training is your pre-race secret weapon. We sat down with six-time marathon runner and Lead Trainer at Digme Fitness, Ben Davie, to chat about the importance of mixing the miles […]

  • How to Split Shoulders Between Push & Pull Day

      The deltoids are made up of 3 heads; the anterior (front) lateral (middle) and posterior (rear). This means that in order to effectively target the whole of the deltoids, movements must be performed which require each head to contract and relax. Splitting your training into a Push/Pull/Legs routine has become popular over recent years, […]

  • Do You Need a Fitness Tracker?

      Fitness might not have changed, but technology has. The way we train has adapted to the science and technology around it – and fitness trackers are a great example of this process. The big question you might be asking yourself is “do I need a fitness tracker?”. This question is actually pretty simple – […]

  • Which Bench Press Variation Should You Be Using?

      As you’ll have probably noticed, there are a number of different variations to the bench press. The angles utilised most frequently include incline, decline and flat. As well as this, the bench press can be performed with either a barbell, or dumbbells. This article will explain the benefits of each variation, and help you […]

  • Competing This Year? Read This First

      Top tips if you’re planning to step on a bodybuilding stage this year Bodybuilding competitions are not for the fainthearted. Sure, they can be done as a personal challenge to show the results of your hard work. Not everybody competes to win or get a coveted Pro Card. But no matter what personal reason […]

  • Are You Getting Enough Quality Sleep?

      How often do you feel refreshed after a night’s sleep? And how hard do you find it to actually nod off in the first place? A lack of sleep, even as little as a couple of night’s worth, can seriously impact your performance at work, or more importantly – the gym. So what can […]

  • Understanding the Science of DOMS

      How to Recover After a Workout DOMS can cause muscle weakness and pain in the days following an intense workout. This can prevent you from training on a regular basis and in order to know how to recover, you must first understand why we experience DOMs. There are a number of precautionary steps someone […]

  • How Can a Lifting Belt Help You?

      Weightlifting belts are, without exception, probably the most incorrectly used piece of fitness accessory equipment! This largely comes from a misunderstanding about the reason as to why weightlifting belts are used, particularly in strength sports like powerlifting or weightlifting. Many people use weightlifting belts to strap themselves in tight and to almost try to […]