How to Get Rid of Your Fear of Being Punched

Getting punched anywhere, but especially in the face (as happens in boxing matches!) is not nice. Pain is never meant to be nice. Unfortunately, as a boxer, it’s something you’re going to experience on a regular basis, albeit padded out with some gloves that cushion the blow somewhat. But there are a few ways that […]

HIIT Workouts: A Beginner’s Guide

High intensity interval training, or ‘HIIT’, is not the faint hearted, literally or figuratively. Anyone who is looking at getting into HIIT needs to be prepared for an absolute monster of a workout 99% of the time; it’s meant for someone who is in great physical shape, and who can cope with constant bursts of […]

How A Caloric Surplus Can Help You Gain Muscle

If you’ve ever heard of the term ‘bulking’, it’s something that essentially means one of two things; either they are ‘dirty bulking’, whereby they eat anything and everything in order to build up a massive caloric surplus (and thereby give themselves an absolute ton of carbs to work with and quickly gain mass) or they […]

Easy Ways to Improve Your Punch Power

Punching effectively and forcefully is hardly an art form. We’ve all seen someone throw a haymaker and it hasn’t done much more than slightly inconvenience the opponent. Likewise, we’ve also seen a short, sharp jab that has looked pretty ineffective when thrown but has put someone on the floor. Despite it not needing to be […]

Vegetarian vs Raw Food

Is there a difference between vegetarian and raw food diets? A raw foodist is a vegetarian, but one who generally is not going to cook his vegetables or fruits. A vegetarian is someone who simply doesn’t eat meat, fish or poultry, but only consumes vegetables, pasta, and rice. A vegetarian might eat meatless spaghetti sauce […]

Positive Body Effects of Distance Running

Our body reacts to strenuous activity like distance running in two ways: acute reaction and training effect. Acute reaction is when your heart rate speeds up, your stroke volume increases, your ventilation rate and depth of breathing increase, your blood pressure rises, and your muscles feel some fatigue. However, when an activity becomes regular routine […]

Muscle Soreness: How to Get Through It Quicker

Ask any gym goer or general fitness enthusiast and they will tell you that after a hard day’s exercise, they really feel it; the joints are stiff, the chest and heart have done more than their fair share, and, more often than not, the muscles are completely sore and tender. We accept it as ‘just […]

Cooking for Sunday Dinner

From as far back as I can remember there have been special church occasions when dinner on the church grounds was the order for the day. Far too many times I watched as person after person walked in with store purchased fried chicken. Whether the reason for this was lack of time, lack of planning, […]

What Does It Mean When You Have Sore Muscles?

Hitting the gym, pounding the weights and cardio, then getting home and feeling completely sore across all your muscle groups is a problem that any man has faced if he’s spent meaningful time in the gym. Some will tell you it’s a sign of strain and excess, and others will tell you it’s the reward […]

At What Age Do Men Have the Most Energy?

A common question people have when training is whether they are too far ‘over the hill’ and if they have enough energy to work out, enjoy a productive day and generally get the most out of life. We all occasionally feel like we have more energy on some days than others, and it is definitely […]