Riley Athletics’ Blog

Gerard’s Transformation

Need a little Autumn motivation? Check out Gerard’s amazing transformation, thanks to dedication and discipline. Gerard’s words of advice rings true…grin and bear it. The results will follow!  

Carpe Iron

Grip strength is handy.  A powerful grip is incredibly useful for both everyday and fitness-specific tasks, from turning wrenches & opening pickle jars to throwing nasty uppercuts & deadlifting big weight. Conversely, a weak grip is often the limiting factor …

BCAA’s for Improved Performance

Amino acids are the building blocks of the proteins that are found in our bodies. The human body can produce 10 of its 20 amino acids, but the other 10, which are called essential amino acids, can only be obtained …

Have You Been Burned?

In the world of fitness, it’s an unfortunate irony that some of the most ambitious participants are the most likely to have gotten burned at some point.   We’re guessing a good number of readers have experienced something like this: …

Mastering Motivation

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” –Zig Ziglar It’s 6pm and you are getting ready to pack up and head out of work.  Having eaten lunch at 1pm, …