Increasing your muscle size is known as hypertrophy. This basically means the increase in skeletal muscle through the increase in the size of its component cells. There are two factors that help your muscles to grow; sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is all about the glycogen storage within muscles and myofibrillar hypertrophy which is concerned with increased myofibril size.
As smartphone addiction creeps into bedrooms all over the country, it's clear that we need to make a conscious effort to disconnect. A nationwide epidemic of sleep deprivation, smartphone hangovers that sap our productivity, and an inability to switch off from work and relax, are all sure signs that our dependence on the smartphone has gone too far.
I've been an active member of the Les Mills tribe for the last 15 years, religiously attending classes from Body Combat to Body Step, always looking for ways to challenge myself and take my fitness onto the next level. So imagine my excitement when I started to hear whispers of a totally new workout concept that was set to revolutionise the studio fitness industry.
Steam, as a natural element, provides a daily supplementation and mood boosters in a natural and fun way. In an age where "healthy is king", the value chain of this company has the potential to ice-break the market and add a new significant element, to the wellbeing/well-living industry, which counts for billions, just in the US.
It's good for me to see what others are saying and doing and often I find gems of wisdom I can share with my coaching clients and email subscribers. This particular morning one thing caught my eye which really got my goat. It was a photo posted by a fitness professional (personal trainer) of their brekkie.
What about using your Twitter feed as fitness motivation and inspiration rather than just a stream of celebrity gossip, sports results and up-to the minute news updates. I follow plenty, perhaps too many runners, gym bunnies and weight lifting enthusiasts, but despite spending more time looking at my phone screen, I'm fitter than ever.
Potholes can be a motorist's worst nightmare. Even the sound of driving over one is enough to merit a short intake of breath - oh no, the car! With the government's recent proposal to spend £6 billion on repairing potholes, this issue has once again entered the limelight. But what should motorists do if a pothole damaged their vehicle or caused a personal injury?