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Bodypower 2018 – The athletes

Bodypower provides the ultimate opportunity to meet some of the world’s most experienced industry experts alongside athletes from all over the international stage.

Bodypower features a vast array of sponsored athletes giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal with them. Whether they’re you’re idol due to their superhuman strength, flawless physique or their ‘vlogging’ lifestyle. Many of these athletes may have inspired and motivated you, your friends or even family into training and following a healthy lifestyle, possibly completely changing your life! Read More

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is the standard measure used for clinical diagnosis of obesity.

It predicts health risks for most people accurately. It is not a reliable indicator for strength athletes and body builders (around 2% of the population) because it only takes height and weight into account – not body composition. Bodybuilders with very low levels of fat are often classified as ‘obese’ by this method.

BMI is a quick and easy gauging method. A BMI reading of 30 or more is classified as obese.

Below is a guide to BMI readings:

– < 18.5 = Underweight

– 5 – 25 = Normal

– 25-30 = Overweight Read More

Dare you eat like Eddie Hall?

He is Britain’s strongest man, the worlds strongest man, and the world record holder for the deadlift.

Eddie Hall has achieved worldwide respect as being a man of colossal size and strength.

The old saying of ‘You are what you eat’ just about sums it up for this monster of a man especially when the food is combined with strong man training.

Here we take a look at what the powerhouse from Stoke Eddie can put away on a daily basis. Read More

10 exercises to improve your core

Everybody wants washboard abs and a flat stomach regardless of your age so its natural to want to know what exercises are the best to improve your core.

Its worth remembering that in order to have a visible six pack you need to have very low levels of body fat for your abs to be visible.

Here we look at 10 exercises which will improve your core strength.

The Plank

This is a simple and effective exercise which you can do anywhere. Its an exercise which you can adapt to relatively easy so its good to have variations of the movement and toughen it up a bit. Read More

Olympia breakdown

The stage was set for Mr. Olympia 2017 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada for another winning year for ‘The Gift’ Phil Heath.

It came close and there was defiantly some tension on the stage as Phil Heath and ‘Big Ramy’ Mamdouh Elssbiay stood waiting in anticipation for the final result of the 2017 Mr. Olympia contest.

For the whole posing routines, they were always stood very close to each other and must of sensed it was between the two of them to be crowned the king of bodybuilding.

Phil Heath as we know was looking to win his 7th Mr. Olympia title in a row and it was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who announced what Phil wanted hear and he was announced Mr. Olympia for the 7th time. Read More

Top 5 Mr. Olympia 2017 predictions

Its nearly that time of year again when the biggest competition in Bodybuilding takes to the stage.

This is the main event, the competition that everyone in the bodybuilding world has dreamt of winning all their lives, but of course there can only be one winner!

Only a very select few will ever get the chance of be in with a shot of winning the Olympia as it takes years of self motivation, dedication, focus self sacrifice.

It looks very unlikely that anybody is going to beat Phil Heath who has won it for the last 6 years in a row. Maybe Kai Green could of come close would he still be involved but it would be unlikely for him to beat ‘The Gift’ Phil Heath. Read More

Free weights vs Resistance machines

There has been a long-standing debate in which is the better type of equipment to help you reach your fitness needs. However when you ask from person to person you will always get a different answer and it will always come down to one thing. Their own personal preferences.

We have given our views on the subject matter here. When we look at the question, ‘free weights or resistance machines’ it should pose more questions surrounding it. The first one being, that we believe is the most important, what’s trainers exercise experience and history like. For example, the clean and press is a fantastic exercise when executed perfectly. It is a thing of beauty and will engage muscles that you never thought you had. However, would you implement this into a plan for a new gym goer? The short answer is, no. Read More

Interview with Kay Goodwin

Hi Kay, could you just give some background on yourself? How did you get into competing?


I first caught the “Bodybuilding” bug after going to see a friend compete in a show. Seeing all the girls on stage, all glammed up looking fabulous and the physiques on display was inspiring and got me thinking “could I really do that?” Read More

Interview with Jamie Wheatley

Hi Jamie, could you just give some background on yourself? How did you get into competing?
Hi I’m Jamie 24 years of age and I am a fitness fanatic. I have always been into fitness and reading flex magazines and I wanted to look like them! I loved power lifting and competed in this for a while in local Yorkshire shows, I then wanted a new challenge that’s when I turned to bodybuilding. There was a guy in the gym who guided me threw my first prep and this was my hardest prep yet as I had a lot of body fat to get rid of. Read More