The right exercise for the right muscle: Arms

Suns out! Guns out! Nothing says "Badass mofo" like huge arms. Bulging biceps are a requirement for heroes in bad novels, and large arms impart the idea that a person can hurt you... badly. Indeed, arm development is one of the chief aims for gym rats. …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Chest

Ever met a gym bro? They are surprisingly simple to identify; How much you bench? is the classic gym-bro giveaway. And the answer reveals a lot about a lifter in general, including strength level and training history. The bench press is also an excellent …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Legs

Blessed is he that skippeth not the day of legs. - Random Internet Personality. Leg day. If there is a day feared by gym-goers, it is this day. A man cannot hide from the squat rack, and the deadlift threatens to expose you for the puny weakling you …

The right exercise for the right muscle: Shoulders

The human body is a well-oiled machine, able to adapt to a range of movement patterns. One look at the modern sporting scene reveals the diversity in body types and musculature - all the result of a quest for physical efficiency. Using modern technology …

Picnic essentials

Picnicking is a great outdoorsy activity suitable for people of all ages. It is an opportunity to get out of the house, soak up the sun and just relax. You can have a picnic just because you want to, for birthdays, with kids or without kids...it's up to …

Smile to boost your workout

“...and smile!” That’s what our yoga instructor would say to us as we gritted our teeth while trying to get into a particularly challenging pose. Smile?! Who can even think of something like that at the time like this, I used to think. However, it …

Premier League: The race for second?

A record breaking 18-game winning streak came to an end as Liverpool edged Manchester City 4-3 in an iconic game for all who appreciate attacking football. Now that all the Arsenal fans can breathe easily because their “Invincibles” record will …

What (not) to wear to gym

We all know what we want from our gym outfit. We want to feel good in it. And look good too. But how does one achieve these lofty aims? The tips below are tailor-made to save you at least some of the angst that so often accompanies shopping for the perfect …

South African cultural villages

Renowned for its cultural diversity, South Africa is dotted with cultural villages. Most of them focus on illustrating the traditional lifestyle of a specific ethnic group, for example Xhosa, Zulu, or Ndebele. A number of them are designed to portray …

Summer holiday with kids

“Are we there yet?” That is the question parents dread the most when travelling by car to a holiday destination. No wonder. It is uttered the first time about five minutes after the ignition key is switched on, and then repeated at an increasingly whiny …