Anyone in the fitness industry—from beginner to pro—will have used supplements at least once. Even people who aren’t really “into fitness” have probably used supplements at least once in their lives. Perhaps the most asked question regarding supplements is “do you need supplements to build an attractive physique?” The answer, like always, is it depends. It depends on the individual; it depends on your goals; it depends on your current state of health, genetic predispositions and health risks; and it depends on your budget. What are Supplements? They supplement the food you eat; contain one or multiple dietary ingredients such as vitamins, [...]
When gym rats first discover the world of exercise and nutrition, it’s always because they are interested in losing weight and/or building a better physique. You will rarely find someone who lists down “have a bigger vertical jump” as a primary goal. While there is nothing wrong with training specifically for aesthetic purposes, there are several challenges that can affect even the most confident individuals. Changes come after months and years of effort, not weeks. For natural athletes or athletes that do not make use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) or anabolic steroids, gains in strength and muscle mass come slowly. [...]
Cravings are the antagonist to any diet because it has the potential to make or break you. That one chocolate bar you are craving for could be just that—one candy bar—or it could lead to an all-out binge. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the effect of restriction. By not eating the chocolate bar on that day, you could be developing eating habits that could lead to a misaligned relationship with food down the road. These are three scenarios that could plague even seasoned dieters. Try these tips to help manage your cravings: If you are craving for [...]
Everyone’s got a six-pack. The problem for most people is that it’s hidden under a layer of fat. A six-pack is arguably one of the most desirable body parts for men and there is an abundance of confusing & deceiving information out there about the best way to get them. Here, we outline 4 simple steps behind attaining the coveted six-pack. Burn body fat Your abs of steel are not always visible because they are completely covered by a protective layer of body fat. The abdominal muscles will only show up at a certain body fat percentage so in order for you [...]
Metabolism refers to the physical and chemical processes that occur in the body responsible for normal functioning, keeping us alive. Such functions include breathing, blood circulation and nerve function. To carry out these processes, our body converts energy from the food we eat. The total amount of energy your body burns is referred to as your metabolic rate and is broken down in to three categories: basal metabolic rate, physical activity and thermic affect of food. Our age, gender, size and activity level all factor into our metabolic rate, however there are additional ways to independently control its speed. So if [...]
Launched on the 16th of October 2012 Strong Lift Wear has been inspired by passion and developed for enthusiasts. For years gym clothing has been lacking in quality, inspiration and ingenuity – whilst we aim to keep some of the ‘old favorites’ (t-backs and stringers) we are here to bring today’s generation a vibrant and innovative range of apparel.