Do diet pills actually work?

Diet pill concept: How lazy can we get? . The idea of losing weight fast is so appealing and generates the supplement industry countless millions of pounds every year. It plays so well into human nature. We are always looking for a quick fix. Why change my lifestyle when I […]

5 gym ‘facts’ debunked

The gym is full of shit science. Also known as bro-science. Also known as bullshit. As funny as it is to hear, it ultimately signals ignorance of basic biology and training which isn’t all that funny. These sort of ideas seem to stick around and really spread their way through […]

Homeopathy – The Placebo Effect

  I’ve wanted to write about homeopathy for a long time. As you have probably already guessed if you frequent this website, I am somewhat of a sceptic. Questioning the truth and validity of things is in my nature. My training as a neuroscientist has only increased my disdain for […]

Top 5 Body Weight Exercises

Improving your physique and strength isn’t all about smashing the heavy weights. It is a great idea to incorporate simple body weight exercises into your workout programme. These sort of exercises can help with explosive strength, core development as well as overall body development. The great thing about body weight […]

Naked Mole Rat: Freak of Nature

A frequent entry in ‘Top 10 Ugliest Animal’ lists, the naked mole rat truly is a sight to behold. A cross between, a mole and a rat, with a sprinkle of naked has produced a physical abomination. Despite its looks, the naked mole rat has remarkable physiology and is one […]

Top 5 Science Achievements of 2016

2016 was an odd one lets be honest. All sorts of crazy shenanigans occurred. Although some may view 2016 as one of the worst years on record, it was a great year for science! Lets take a look at some of the most exciting developments of 2016. Science is a […]

The Slap Therapy Tragedy

The ‘Slap Therapy’ Tragedy   I’ve decided to write a quick post regarding a couple of truly disturbing news stories I’ve read recently. . The topic? . Slapping people (including infants) to cure their diseases and illnesses… . These sort of stories are important because they highlight pretty much everything I […]

5 Best mass-building exercises: A quick guide

Not all exercises were created equal. Compound exercises recruit the greatest amount of muscle fibre ultimately stimulating greater muscle growth when performed correctly. You will also be able to lift the most amount of weight compared to any other excercise hence why the bench press, squat and dead lift are […]

5 ‘superfood’ myths

While many foods may be packed with certain nutrients and molecules that play a role in health, the food industry and health nuts have taken a massive leap of logic and applied the term ‘super’ to foods which are actually fairly ordinary. The main message here: Some foods are better for you […]

4 common weight lifting mistakes

I spend a lot of the time in the gym and I see all sorts of crazy shenanigans. The same people making the same mistakes over and over again. I don’t claim to be The Mountain or Arnie but the basic tenants of weightlifting and building size hold true for […]