Author: Human Kinetics

Run, Cycle, Swim: An interview with Founder of Fetcheveryone, Ian Williams

If you are a runner, cyclist or swimmer you are likely already an avid user of Fetcheveryone, and a keen member of its thriving and supportive community. Or perhaps you’re thinking of getting into running, cycling or swimming, but don’t know where to start – Fetcheveryone could be a helpful way to get you started on your journey. In this post we catch up with founder of Fetcheveryone, Ian Williams to chat about the platform and everything sport.

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Top tips for building muscle

Building muscle can be difficult when you aren’t sure where to start, knowing how to train, what to eat and how to progress can make the process a lot easier to incorporate into your training style. In this post, guest author Future Fit Training explore 5 tips to help you get started on your muscle building journey. In order to build your muscle mass, you need to be pushing your muscles to the limit within your training, to then let them recover and grow.  To put yourself in a better position to start building muscle, understanding what muscle building involves is essential. Muscle hypertrophy is the increase in the growth of muscle cells, this process is often kick-started by resistance training. Essentially it focuses on pushing your muscle through weight lifting, rep count and sets which stimulates the release of muscle-growing hormones and other metabolites.  Another alternative route may be to work with a personal trainer, to learn more about the best way to train for yourself. As personal trainers, they will be qualified in …

How to train for muscle building vs. fat loss

Many people train to either lose weight or build muscle, so with these specific training goals in mind it is important to understand the impact of the different types of training and nutrition in meeting these goals. In this excerpt from Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body we explore the core training principles you’ll need to know to build muscle or lose fat.

5 minute yoga for runners

Incorporating yoga into your fitness plan as a runner can be a great way to counteract any negative impacts of running on your body. Yoga can address muscular imbalances and strengthen weak zones that may lead to injury. A yoga practice that increases range of motion in the joints, stretches out the tight spots, and strengthens the weak ones will help the body’s overall alignment and reduce risk of injury.

Should you incorporate cardio into The M.A.X Muscle Plan?

If you’re on the journey to build muscle and transform your physique you’ll no doubt be following Brad Schoenfeld’s M.A.X Muscle Plan. The plan takes you through everything you need to build muscle, with a variety of strength training exercises for each part of the body, plus nutrition advice. But, can you add cardio to your muscle-building regime? Or will it hinder your progress? We explore in this adapted excerpt from Brad Schoenfeld’s The M.A.X Muscle Plan 2.0.