viking press

Viking Press – The Ultimate Shoulder Builder

The Viking Press is traditionally a strongman competition lift in which the athlete is required to perform as many repetitions as possible.   The movement is essentially an overhead press of a max weight and in a competition the athlete is required to lock out arms and legs in order for the rep to count towards their total.

glute ham raise

How To Master The Glute Ham Raise

The Glute Ham Eaise is a compound exercise which effectively targets the posterior chain muscles.  The muscles include the glutes, hamstrings, calves and those along the spine.  It’s also perfect for improving your stabilisation muscles, this is because you engage your core throughout this exercise. 

swiss bar vs football bar

Swiss Bar vs Football Bar

Before we begin delving into the differences between a swiss bar and a football bar, lets look at two bars separately.

At first glance, it appears as though the bars are the same.  However, the one difference between each of the bars is that the Swiss bar features grip options that are straight, whereas the football bar offers grips which are on an angle. 

reverse hyper

Build Your Posterior Chain With The Reverse Hyper

A reverse hyper, sometimes referred to as reverse hyperextension, is an exercise using a specific machine that targets your glutes, hamstrings and lower back muscles.  The equipment used is called the reverse hyper machine and works by allowing the user to rest their upper body on the pads whilst they extend their legs up behind them. 

powerlifting tips

Top 3 Powerlifting Tips For Beginners

On the face of it, powerlifting may seem to be a relatively straightforward strength sport comprising of three main lifts, the squat, bench press and deadlift.  

However, these three lifts require excellent technique and form and this is only achieved by a lot of dedicated practice. 

gym bench

9 Things To Consider When Buying A Gym Bench

Asking yourself these 9 questions below will ensure you get a bench that is safe, providing you good value for money and will help you in achieving the best gains in your workout

covid 19 and the fitness industry

Covid 19 And The Impact On The Fitness Industry

It’s suggested that a habit is borne out of doing something regularly for around 10 weeks, and this includes going to the gym. 

Following on from gym closures in March 2020, there was concern within the fitness industry that the longer gym members go without using a gym, the less likely that they would return once gyms were to reopen. 

The History of Strength Sports - Kustom Kit Gym Equipment

The History of Strength Sports

From the mid 1800’s strength sports weren’t so much of a sport as an act of showmanship. Strongmen would show off their prowess in front of large crowds performing lifts such as the bent press.