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Empire xxvi

Stuart Macmichael is the man behind the brand. Raised in a small town in Tasmania and with a background in mining and getting his hands dirty he never saw himself as someone that needed much help. Moving to Perth he started to feel isolated and spiraled into a Drift (sorry mining term, look it up). In a dark place he didn't know where to turn. "I've always been a positive person so I thought I could beat it. It slowly got worse and worse to a point where it was scaring me. I knew it wasn't me I kept telling myself...

10 Arcadium commandments of the gym

The gym. To some, a place to accumulate your weekly amount of exercise and maintain good health and general fitness. But to others, the gym is a holy place. A way of life that they dedicate themselves too and here are their commandments that all must follow when stepping into the house of gains. Thou shall put weights back correctly “If you are big enough to pick up the weights, you are big enough to put it back”- Ancient Chinese proverb. Anyone who has entered the gym has heard this rule yet constantly weights are found missing or in the wrong place....

Returning to exercise after a serious injury

Since beginning training with Arcadium HQ, I had discovered a passion for deadlifts and bench press. Both are compound exercises which I had previously shied away from due to a lack of knowledge and a lack of confidence. With both of these exercises, I found progress to be initially slow, yet this is what kept me interested as I was determined to feel the improvements for myself, rather than just rely on the feedback from my trainer. Slowly but surely, my form improved and consequently my weights started to increase, albeit still at a gradual pace, but one which I was happy with as long as my form...