Flat vs. incline bench: Which builds more muscle?

Out of the two iconic brothers of the weightlifting world — the flat and incline bench press — which is better? The chest (pectoralis major) is comprised of a clavicular and sternocostal head or as otherwise known, the upper and lower pecs. When flat benching, both are stressed evenly, while the anterior deltoids and triceps are also activated. Common sense will tell you that the incline bench places … Continue reading Flat vs. incline bench: Which builds more muscle?

Embracing your body clock: Should I go back to bed?

There’s nothing more tempting than waking up well before your alarm only to drop back on the pillow. While hitting snooze and delaying your rise is a luxury, it’s a poison… beware. Our bodies are typically efficient judges at recognising whether we have had enough shuteye, so if you find yourself awake surprisingly early, bounce out of bed and embrace it. In fact as Gizmodo notes, going … Continue reading Embracing your body clock: Should I go back to bed?

Lift more with the right music

  You’re at the gym. You put on our favourite tune, full blast… and for some reason it feels like you’re able to lift the world. Is there any science behind it? Can listening to certain songs somehow crawl through certain neural pathways — muscles and bones in your body — and make you lift more weight? Research says yes. In fact, David-Lee Priest, Psychologist and researcher … Continue reading Lift more with the right music