2014/03/26 15:17:00
James 2 comments

Lisa Cross Female Bodybuilder with MuscleTalk at BodyPower 2014 - Launching her New Novel!

Lisa Cross - female bodybuilder, trainer, glamour model and now published author – will be appearing on the MuscleTalk / 1 Rep Max stand at BodyPower 2014!

Lisa is one of Britain’s most successful female bodybuilders who, after having won the UKBFF Finals in 2010, has gone on to compete on the international stage. She recently placed 2nd at the European Arnolds - the highest placing by any British bodybuilder at the Arnolds ever.

Be sure to come and see Lisa at BodyPower as she launches her debut novel Devil and Disciple in conjunction with MuscleTalk. Stop by the stand for a signed copy from the author herself or just for a chat about training and a signed photo.

Devil and Disciple

The world of female bodybuilding as you have never seen it before! Exploring the true depths delved and the dedication required to become a top female bodybuilder. An erotically charged, gothic tale of Faustian proportions that demands you ask yourself what exactly you would sacrifice in order to achieve your dreams?

Devil and Disciple is the debut novel by top female bodybuilder Lisa Cross. To read the opening chapter and to order your copy visit the website www.devilanddisciple.com. Also be sure to follow Lisa on Twitter and Facebook at twitter.com/devildisciple and www.facebook.com/devilanddisciple and check for updates on the MuscleTalk forum and their Facebook: www.facebook.com/MuscleTalk
2014/02/26 08:18:33
James 5 comments

Shape-Up Prizes Jan 2014

The prizes for the January 2014 Shape-Up Competition are as follows including the overall Multi-Site Compeition with TMuscle & Muscle Supermarket
MuscleTalk Shape-Up Jan 2014
1st Place (male and female)
- 1 Rep Max T-shirt or Vest
- MuscleTalk T-Shirt or Vest
- Muscle Food Super Lean Stack plus an exclusive featured interview
- £50 Muscle Supermarket Voucher
- 2.5kg tub of Avenches Biotech Pure Whey
- 300g tub of Avenches Biotech Pure Digest
- Shaker

2nd Place (male and female)
- 1 Rep Max T-shirt or Vest
- MT T-Shirt or Vest
- Muscle Food Super Lean Starter Bundle
- £25 to spend with any retailer via Muscle Supermarket
- 300g tub of Avenches Biotech Pure Digest
- 1 Rep Max Shaker

3rd Place (male and female)
- MT T-Shirt or Vest
- Muscle Food £25 Voucher
- £25 to spend with any retailer via Muscle Supermarket
- 300g tub of Avenches Biotech Pure Digest (no flavour preference)
- 1 Rep Max Shaker

Special Prize for Most Outstanding Effort (not placed in the top 3 but having put in a damned good effort!)
- Ergogen UXB Pre-Workout
- MT T-Shirt or Vest

Remember that we are teaming up with TMuscle and Muscle Supermarket who are running the same competition and therefore there is a big additional prize for the overall winner:

Overall Multi-Site Champion

- 2 x BodyPower Friday or Saturday Tickets + show entry.
- 1 Rep Max Vest
- Photo Shoot in Manchester from Richard Hunter of RiHüPhoto
- £100 Muscle Food Voucher
- £100 MuscleTalk Shop Voucher
- £100 Muscle Supermarket Voucher
- Overall Trophy to be presented at BodyPower.

Hopefully seeing the above will help give all contenders an extra drive! The most successful team (Team TMuscle, Team MuscleTalk or Team Muscle Supermarket) will choose a forfeit for other two teams so make sure to give it your all!
For details and competitors in the Shape-Up Competition see here
2014/01/29 14:05:41

Darran Winfield-Stanesby & Micky McKay full MT Sponsorship and Reps for MuscleTalk Shop

British wheelchair bodybuilding and bench press champion Darran Winfield-Stanesby has been a MuscleTalk Sponsored competitor for three years.  We’ve now renewed and enhanced his sponsorship to support him as he plans to compete in both sports again in 2014.  Darran is an inspiration to so many and he’s available in his journal to ask any questions.  You can read Darran’s story here.
Micky McKay is a former British bodybuilding champion and he’s been part of Team MuscleTalk for over four years.  Micky is considering competing in the UKBFF over 50s category within the next couple of years.  He’s also a top personal trainer and has been an MT moderator and article contributor for a several years helping people out with their training questions.  Check out Micky’s journal.  Micky was also Mr MuscleTalk in 2010 at the UKBFF MuscleTalk Championships.

Both Darran and Micky are also representing the MuscleTalk Shop as board representatives, so you can ask them questions about our products and they'll recommend what to use.


2014/01/27 12:05:11
James 4 comments

A Quick Guide to your New Year Fitness Resolution

A re-blog from 27th December 2013
My colleague, Les Willis aka MuscleTalk Moderator Big Les, wrote this short article. So I thought I'd pass on his words of wisdom for those of you hitting the gym after Christmas:
A Quick Guide to your New Year Fitness Resolution
1) Please Get a Grip
You are not going to train every day, swim lengths and get a sauna, etc; even if you manage it for a few weeks, its not sustainable. And if you are being told you can by people in the gym it is probably because they've got late February in the sweepstake on when you are going to quit! 1 hour 3 times a week is going to tax you and be a formidable commitment for you: take baby steps.
2) Shut Up: No, Please Shut Up
No one cares what your fitness resolution is; no one cares that this year will be your year. People who know you have no doubt heard it before far too often, and in your gym everyone has heard it far too often before. Keep your goals to yourself. Also shut up some more, because no one cares what you used to do, or lift, or play. This is a what-have-you-done-lately environment, and you have sat on the sofa eating pies. And please shut up about what you read in a magazine; we don't care, no one cares, and we certainly don't care what the nutritionist said on The One Show about the new superfood – we just don't care!
Instead of talking about it, maybe try an innovative approach: ask questions and listen to the answer and then go and do it. See, many people can ask a question; not many listen, and precious few listen then do. What happens is you have 1 or 2 strikes: experienced trainers will help you once, then if you don't follow their advice they don't want to know; some will try twice because they are angels, but again, they are in the gym to do their thing not be ignored by you.
3) It Hurts
You see all those quotes about success being on the other side of pain, and pushing through pain, it's for a reason. Getting fitter, growing muscle, losing bodyfat is hard work and it will hurt and it is really uncomfortable.
Have fun and remember actions speak the loudest!
2014/01/27 11:38:24
James 1 comment

New MuscleTalk Blog!

With the recent forum upgrade, we have a great new Blog system.  We've had a Blog on MT for a few years, but this was a seperate section.  With this new Blog, it's integrated with the forum so members ans viewers can see Blog posts more easily.  You can access them through the Blog button at the top, and also new topics will appear within the forums along with normal topics.
We'll be using the Blog for important announcements as well as news regarding MT and the bodybuilding, strength and fitness scene.  I'll also be re-blogging a few of the useful Blog posts we had on the old system so we don't lose them!
I hope you like the new system - please let me know if you have any queries.
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