James Andrews

Hi I'm James and I'm a self confessed fitness fanatic. When I'm not personal training I enjoy multi discipline endurance events, mma and hitting the gym. I also love to write about my passion and I'm a firm believer in healthy body healthy mind.

Top 5 Best Weighted Vest for Improving Performance

​Most athletes ​will tell you about the importance of weight training while working out. ​Weighted vests have become extremely popular particularly for that reason.​They allow you to increase the efficiency of your workout results and reach your goals more quickly.​What Can You Gain from Weighted Vests?Weighted vests are essentially what the name would suggest – vests that feature added weights designed …

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Dumbbell Deadlift vs. Barbell Deadlift – Which One is Best?

weightlifting

The deadlift is one of the gym exercises that engage the entire body – some muscles are directly targeted, others serve as support system, but all of them work hard. It is probably the complexity and the efficiency of the exercise that has earned the deadlift its nickname, the King, but there is one more aspect that makes it a …

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How to Perform Bent Over Shrugs Correctly With Kettlebells

The Best Body Weight Back Exercises

If you are looking for an isolation strength exercise to work the upper part of your back, you have found it: bent over shrugs are known to be among the most effective exercises for the upper body and they are also exercises that require very little space and gear, therefore they are perfect for your home workout sessions. Include bent over …

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The Best Stress Balls to Help Relieve Tension

Stress Balls

 Stress is part of our day-to-day lives and also the principal cause of illnesses and physical conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, depression, ulcers and many others. We all experience stress, we all go through longer or shorter tense periods and we all need strategies to help us relax and calm down. Some people choose exercise and go to the gym …

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The Best Exercise Bike For Seniors: Review and Buyers Guide

Recumbent Bike

Cycling is generally considered to be one of the best, most efficient and most enjoyable forms of exercise for young and middle-aged people and, even more importantly, for seniors looking for a great way to improve their mobility and overall health. When it comes to choosing physical activities that are suitable for seniors, it is very important to select exercise …

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Finding The Best Speed Bag Platform

Boxing Punch Bag

The speed bag is the little brother of the punching bag. It is seen as one of the most popular pieces of gym equipment and a staple for any boxer. The relatively small, inflated ball is fastened to a swivel that is attached to a sturdy, shock-absorbent metal frame fixed on the wall or to the ceiling. The user stands …

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Bicep Curls vs. Hammer Curls How Do They Compare?

Bicep curls and hammer curls are both among the most effective exercises to train the upper arm.  Both types of curls being nowadays considered to be staples in professional workout plans just as much as in the training plans used by amateurs who mean business and want to see results, you should include bicep curls and hammer curls into your …

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How To Perform Dips At Home With Or Without Equipment

tricep dips

Dips are among the most effective isolation exercises that target the muscles of the chest, the back, the forearms and the upper arms. These compound exercises engage most muscle groups in the superior part of the upper body, but besides the extraordinary efficiency, they come with one more very important benefit: they can be performed equally efficiently with and without …

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Shoulder Muscles Anatomy-Functionality and Exercises

Shoulder Muscle

Shoulders are part of the upper body and are considered as a sign of power. Three bones are involved in the formation of the shoulder: the scapula, the clavicle and the humerus. Shoulders are closely related to the movement of the arms, the back, the chest etc.The major Muscles of the shoulderThe muscles that make up the anatomy of the shoulder are: teres major, teres …

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Supine Bridge Exercise to Strengthen Your Core

Core Strengh

The supine bridge exercise is a practical and easy to perform exercise that you can use to strengthen your core muscles, glutes, thighs and even certain secondary muscles. If you do it right, it can easily help you lose more weight or build additional muscle mass and strength. Supine bridge progression is also possible, allowing you to improve your results much …

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