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Weight Training Articles

Our weight training articles focus on the basics. By basics we mean the basic weight training principles which can be used on basic gym equipment. The reason we stick to the basics is because they work! You don't need to have fancy gym equipment to get results. Just a basic home gym, with a good diet and training routine and you will build strength and or size!

Drop Sets are for POSERS!
What I am talking about is the type of guy who drives to a nightclub, so he could take a pair of dumbbells in the boot of his car. Just like a leaking tire he must keep pumping to maintain his size. Don’t be this guy! I know there a lot of you out there, so I know I have got your attention. Listen ..
Recently I participated in the Campbelltown Open 2 which was held in Adonis Athletics Campbelltown. I was gutted with my performance. To put it simply, I did not meet the expectations that I set for myself. As part of the healing process, I thought I would sift through the bones and work o..
I have been busted by the Form Police! Just recently I’ve posted a video update of my training progress. While the weight might seem impressive for some of you (190kgs). The form wasn’t. I completely understand why I received the critique. My glutes lost contact with the bench, so the lift would hav..
Powerlifting If cheesecake, lifting heavy weights and no cardio sounds like a dream to you then maybe Powerlifting might be the strength sport you have been looking for. We don’t need to starve ourselves like bodybuilders! Although that doesn’t mean all powerlifters are fat. ..
For the uninitiated, it might not seem like much. But for those of us who have toiled on the Iron for years, they are gifts from the Gods. 175kgs The Hard Way! The first part of the video shows a lift I completed at the start of my preparation for the World Bench Championships. It was 175k..
Are Smith Machines Bad?
Some say that smith machines are great for you and others are clinging on to the belief that they are the worst thing that happened to weight training in human history. Instead of listening to the self-proclaimed fitness experts, here is my take based on my training for the 2018 Bench Press World Ch..
15yr Old Boy Crushed by Barbell: Training Safely in the Gym

A 15 year old boy from Brisbane Queensland has tragically passed away after being trapped under a barbell. It is just so heart breaking to see such a promising life ended so young. But when someone loses their life in such tragic  circumstances, it's important we learn from it to avoid it ever happening again. But in doing so, we must make sure the action is balanced and rational, not a bunch of media hype and knee jerk reactions.

What age to start weight lifting?
This is a question I hear from parents all the time.Unfortunately, the term weight lifting is surrounded by a lot of "fake news". What I mean by this, is that there are some common misconceptions about weight training that prevent kids from participating in a healthy, educational activity that's hea..
Dropping Dumbbells The growing popularity of Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting and CrossFit has lead to a greater use and understanding of bumper plates. Most people understand now that if you load up a barbell it is not a good idea to just start dropping it from waist high. If you keep doi..
10 Weight Training Tips 1. Use a weight you can control with good form. 2. Never more than two days in a row without a break. 3. Never stretch a cold muscle 4. Workouts should last between 45-60 mins. 5. Large Muscle Groups Basic Trainers: 1 exercise per muscle group. No m..
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