Fight the Christmas gluttony with a home workout

As the festive season approaches, so do the opportunities for excesses in all forms. On of the forms that leave consequences hard to get rid of is excess weight. Whether temptation comes in the form of chocolates, multiple Christmas parties and lengthy family meals, you need to stay in control of your diet, health and […]

Free weights vs machines

The free weights vs machine debate has been going ever since machines have made their way into the gym. This is Iron Simba‚Äôs attempt at clarifying this issue. So when should you use machines and free weights in your training? The answer is that it depends on what you seek to achieve and where you […]

Barbell curl

Benefiting from the barbell curl

Here is a description of the barbell curl, this fundamental exercise to add muscle mass to the biceps. You’ll also find some variations mentioned to keep your muscles guessing – the key to making progress.

Hardgainer: training big, eating big

Hardgainers by definition have a tough time trying to put on weight. That includes fat as well as muscle. They are often perceived as being more disadvantaged than others in the gym because they are slow to grow muscle and therefore increase the weight they can lift. But this disadvantage can be turned into a […]

Why should you do compound exercises?

Most modern gyms nowadays boast an array of fancy, sophisticated and sometimes intimidating machines that work your muscles. Many beginners are lured by the shiny looks and impressive pulleys, pads, cables and handles of these machines, thinking that such sophisticated machinery must surely work muscles better than a plain simple barbell. Well, barbells and dumbbells […]

2 lower back exercises

For success in your training, you need to target the big muscles of the body. They are the foundation of a good body structure and extra muscles that will be added on later. You cannot be in great shape if you target just your abs and biceps. The big muscles of the body are the […]