Charity Swing Challenge – February 2017

The Bristol Kettlebell Club charity swing challenge will take place throughout the month of February! Cost to enter the event is a minimum of £5, but you can donate as much as you want. All money raised will go to the Nicola Corry Support Foundation. The charity was...

Magnesium flakes – Recovery and performance!

To continue seeing optimal progress in your quest for ultimate strength and fitness, you will need to employ recovery strategies. A very simple thing you can do is to add magnesium flakes to your bath. Magnesium is a mineral that has a long list of benefits: Improve...

Joint pains? – What to do.

If you love lifting weights and do it frequently, its inevitable at some point you might get some annoying niggles or pain in your joints.   If you’ve tried: Stretching Massage/foam roll Using a compression sleeve The next step I’d recommend would be...
When is the best time to eat carbs?

When is the best time to eat carbs?

Due to the “interwebs” there is all sort of conflicting advice on timings of starchy carbohydrates and it can seem somewhat confusing, but it boils down to 3 schools of thought. 1. After exercise Any exercise undertaken that pushes the heart rate above 140 bpm is...
Protein – Why, Where and How Much?

Protein – Why, Where and How Much?

Protein is one of the three main macro-nutrients we ingest to nourish our bodies, protein is broken down to amino acids which have several physiological roles within the body, they are involved in rebuilding and repairing tissues structures such as muscles, tendons,...

Kettlebells and martial arts

Martial artists around the world are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of using kettlebells in their training regime, the application of the kettlebell to a martial artist is, more explosiveness, more power, more strength, more strength endurance and...