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I'm James and I've been a bit of a fitness and gym nut for the past few years. I have just recently become a qualified gym instructor and personal trainer. If I'm not washing my car I'll be in the gym!


Best home gym equipment ideas

By James / September 1, 2016

If you’ve decided to build a home gym then it can be something of an exciting yet confusing time.  The possibility of having a gym at home is great, especially if you don’t actually enjoy going to a regular gym.  You won’t have to wait your turn for some equipment, no worries about germs and […]


What are the best cheap protein sources for building muscle?

By James / August 18, 2016

I’ve been looking at my diet a lot recently and know that I need to increase my protein if I’m to be building muscle effectively.  Problem is that my wife then grumbles about the cost – it can certainly be an expensive game and we’ve been investigating budget protein options!  So what cheap protein sources […]


What is the best creatine supplement?

By James / August 13, 2016

Taking creatine is one of the more common nutritional supplements that are around today.  In this article we’ll be looking at what creatine is, why you should consider taking it and comparing a few so you can choose the best creatine supplement for you. What is creatine and why is it useful? Creatine is a natural […]


What’s the best punch bag for your home gym space?

By James / August 12, 2016

Introducing a punch bag and some boxing exercises to your home gym routines are a great idea for increasing fitness.  They aren’t just for boxers and professional fighters though – you’ll definitely get some benefits even as a home gym enthusiast!  In this article I’m looking at the best punch bag for the home gym […]


The best push up bars and handles on the market

By James / August 10, 2016

Adding push ups to your daily exercise routine are an excellent way to increase upper body strength and work on chest muscles.  If you want to do lots of push ups (or press ups as they are sometimes called) then getting some push up handles or bars might help to make them more effective as […]


What are the best adjustable dumbbells – are they worth it for home?

By James / August 9, 2016

Having always lived in small houses with other people around me and as such my gym space being even more limited, space saving gym equipment has always been of interest to me.  Once I began weight training, having a set of dumbbells that didn’t take up a load of space was the next thing to […]


The best spinning bikes for home use 2017 – cardio time!

By James / August 8, 2016

You’ve likely heard of spinning by now.  But what on earth is it and what are you getting in to if you go to a spinning class or getting a spinning bike?  It’s not some crazy bike that spins around as you try and cycle (as my wife thought!) but rather it’s an exercise bike […]


What is the best pull up bar for home?

By James / August 6, 2016

Pull up bars are often one of the first bits of home equipment people go for, especially the door frame version.  They can be really unobtrusive and allow you to have a quick workout whenever you pass so of course they are very popular.  So what is the best pull up bar for home? What are […]


Resistance band exercises for men

By James / August 3, 2016

If you’re looking for some resistance band exercises for men then I hope you’ll enjoy these.  I’m using a small looped resistance band and also a flat exercise band for these.  I like this combination of bands as they are lightweight and can fit in any bag really, so perfect for traveling! If you’d like […]


The best resistance bands on the market in 2017

By James / July 29, 2016

Exercise bands are a great tool to use in your home gym for a number of reasons.  The main one for me is that I can get a full body workout, targeting lots of muscle groups, with a small, fairly inexpensive set up that doesn’t take up much space.  In fact they’re even perfect for […]

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