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Ultimate Weight Bench Workout

Using a weight bench is a practical and effective way to build muscle. Read our blog to get the ultimate workout to improve your upper body strength.

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  1. Super Strong: The Most Powerful Women in Sport. Part 1 - Sarah Davies

    Super Strong: The Most Powerful Women in Sport. Part 1 - Sarah Davies
    We've sat down with several inspirational strong women to discuss how and why they, and everyone, should be lifting weights. For the first interview in our series, we talked to Sarah Davies, beauty pageant winner and Team GB Olympic Weightlifter.

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  2. Top Ten Plank Exercises

    Top Ten Plank Exercises
    Planks. Love them or loath them this isometric exercise is fantastic for strengthening your abdominal, shoulder and back muscles. Performing the same exercises every day can get a bit boring though, so we've put together a list of plank variations.

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  3. Tips and Tricks for Exercising with Asthma

    Tips and Tricks for Exercising with Asthma
    Exercising while asthmatic can be a daunting prospect for many people, with some worried to begin exercising at all. Regular exercise can improve both physical and mental health so, if you can, it’s good to get started. Several members of the Mirafit team suffer from asthma and have put together a list of tips and tricks that have helped us get more active. We also talked to asthmatic Olympian Harry Aikines-Aryeetey about how he deals with his condition.

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  4. Strength Training for Sprinters with Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

    Strength Training for Sprinters with Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
    Here at Mirafit we are used to people strength training to become bigger and stronger overall, but what if you want to train to support a specific purpose, like representing your country on an international stage? We sat down for a conversation with Team GB relay star Harry AA to see how he incorporates strength training to support and improve his sprinting.

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  5. Top Ten Tips for Lifting Safely

    Top Ten Tips for Lifting Safely
    We've all been there; you're distracted or busy or eager to put your new gear to use straight away but there are a few important safety tips to bear in mind that will keep you safe and your equipment in top condition. We spoke with JayJay Anthony about his top gym safety tips, and what happened when his bench failed during a session.

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  6. Squat Rack - Now What?

    Squat Rack - Now What?
    The squat rack is a must for any serious home gym, and you’ll be upgrading more than your leg gains by installing one. But, a rack alone isn’t going to have you punching through plateaus and setting new PBs each week. You’re going to need a set of accessories to help you make the most of your fitness investment.

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  7. Returning to fitness in 2021

    Returning to fitness in 2021
    We’re at the start of a new year, and, as we make our resolutions and commitments to revisit our fitness goals, planning how we’re going to kickstart our bodies after a slower year is a challenge that nearly everyone faces. Easing back in Maybe you’ve kept busy by working out at home, pushed your cardio further than before, or taken...

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  8. Create abs for Christmas

    Create abs for Christmas
    The festive season is fast approaching, and everyone is preparing to indulge in their winter favourites. But just because you’re ready to fill yourself with delicious food and drink, it doesn’t mean you should abandon your training and give up on the solid core you’ve been dreaming of. Reps, reps, and more reps There’s no doubt about it. Your core...

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  9. Training with dumbbells: Back

    Training with dumbbells: Back
    If you’ve been following our blog posts, you’ll know that we’re running a series of articles on training your entire body with a simple set of dumbbells. Why? Because dumbbells are affordable, they’re convenient and compact, and because they offer a seemingly never-ending selection of exercises to choose from

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  10. Resistance band arms workout

    Resistance band arms workout
    If you’re finding yourself breezing through resistance band workouts, then you’re doing them wrong. This lightweight, portable, and adaptable gym accessory can have an impressive impact on your training, and it’s possibly one of the most affordable and effective pieces of equipment you can buy to strengthen, tone, and even grow your muscles.

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  11. Barbell Rows: Building a stronger, healthier back.

    Barbell Rows: Building a stronger, healthier back.
    Are you sitting at a desk for most of your day? Does your job require manual labour? What about driving? The stresses and strains on your back are never-ending, and ignoring your posterior in your training sessions could lead to pain, discomfort, or even injury in the long term.

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  12. The ultimate upgrade for deadlifts

    The ultimate upgrade for deadlifts
    Our team has been hard at work to design, build, and test the ultimate deadlift accessory to make sure you’re leaving nothing in the tank — so the only thing holding you back, is you.

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