Cycling Vs Running


Hey my fitness pals, got another good read for you. Where I live in Leeds we have a fair bit of fitness chums out there ranging from Rugby players, Football players, Tennis, Runners and Cyclists but the two most popular ways of keeping fit that I see around here that stand out for me are cyclists and runners! They are like everywhere I turn at any and every given time.

Now I’m a cyclists myself but I used to run so when i’m on my way to the gym for instance and I ride my bike along the canal its full up of either cyclists or runners and although I used to run to the gym before I’ve kinda grown partial to cycling but the other day when I was in the gym i opted to go for a run on the treadmill (which I’m normally good at) but after a few mins i was out of breath which shocked me as I do cycle a good length and speed so how or why am i huffing and puffing on the treadmill. This lead me to ask which is better cycling? running? or both?

So check out my blog or ‘Cycling Vs RunningContinue reading

HST (Hypertrophy Specific Training)


Hypertrophy-Specific Trainingâ„¢ arose out of the research looking at both the stimuli and mechanisms for muscle cell hypertrophy. Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST) is based on physiological principles of hypertrophy first discovered in the laboratory. These principles were then organized into a “method” of mechanically loading the muscle to induce hypertrophy. Of course, translating these principles into applicable methods (sets & reps & schedules) brings in some possibility of error. As the science continues to explore the exact mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, this error will be whittled away.  Continue reading

5 Steps that make muscle growth impossible


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You know that feeling you get when you want to workout or get in shape for the first time and you have all that zeal, will-power and motivation to get those BIG biceps or toned chest and that? What’s the first thing we do? that’s it!! jump online, google search and our good ol’ friend YouTube and fitness magazines then we do what? yep we replicate what we have just read and seen but when we see it’s not working for us we’re like “ahhh forget this” and we give up or hit the net again for another solution…well check this post out, because I’m a real person like you trying to get the same results like you so yes i fall short at times and get fed up but not since these 5 steps hit me in my dream last night have a read as i share my dream with you…… Continue reading

Hit the ICE after a burn!


Iceman Wim Hof in an ice bath in 2007.

Taking an after exercise plunge in an ice water bath (a tub of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius ice water) is a common practice among many élite athletes as a way to recover faster, and cut muscle pain and soreness after intense training sessions or competitions. From élite runners like Paula Radcliff to nearly all professional rugby players, the ice bath is a standard practice routine. Continue reading

How to get thin and toned arms


Many women talk about wanting thin and toned arms as they are unhappy with their current wobbly triceps. In this post I’ll go over some of the myths about this type of training as well as looking at some of the ways to try to do this.

Myths about getting thin and toned arms

I’ve noticed that the women’s fitness industry is full of so many fibs and false information that sometimes I feel like throwing my computer into the wall! However, I am determined to make Real Women’s Fitness.com full of quality, fresh and helpful information to combat all these myths. Continue reading

I Want bigger Arms…


Arm Specialization

Now comes the fun part. We’re going to start with your new 31- day arm routine. You’re going to work arms three days a week. I’d suggest Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

On Monday you will work your arms after you do the body routine I described above.

Here’s our plan of attack on Monday: Continue reading

If you want your muscle to change, it simply has to be challenged.


Think of a callous. You don’t get calluses immediately. A matter a fact, the opposite happens. The skin thins, tears and even bleeds. It’s only in time your body builds the layers of protective hard skin, but that won’t happen unless you continue to stress that area. Continue reading