A lot of us spend the hours in the pub or SU, watching the rugby or football with a pint of beer or cider in hand, staying toasty warm away from the dark and wintery outdoors. One cold and dark Saturday in November though, a group of dedicated athletes from universities across the UK gathered READ MORE
From struggling to ratify to top of the table, MASS St Andrews president Dennis shares his reaction to finding out St Andrews is top of the Ultimate MASS league going into term 1 and gives his thoughts and advice on what he feels got them there. Tell us a bit about yourself – name, age, READ MORE
Apart from one other very special event (my birthday, just in case you’re interested!) Saturday 17th March was also the fifth MASS SPC held in the Anson rooms of Bristol Student Union. Nearly 40 competitors spent weeks training hard and fine tuning their diets to ensure they were in the best condition. If you’re READ MORE
So we’re now well into February and the mad January gym rush has quietened down somewhat… Hopefully, you have all set yourselves realistic (but still aspirational) goals and are on track to achieve them in 2018. Many of us fall into the trap of setting ourselves unrealistic New Year’s resolutions, rushing to sign up for gym memberships, READ MORE
If you weren’t able to join us for the contest prep webinar last week… shame on you!! Only kidding, we know lives are busy and commitments sneak up and consume all of our time. Hopefully, you were just hitting the gym instead… those weights won’t lift themselves, will they? The recording of the 120 minutes READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? Hello everyone, my name is Tom Lin, 21 years old and I study architecture at University College London. I was born and grew up in China and since I was young, I have always been passionate about READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? 22 years, University of Bristol, MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health How did you get into fitness? I gained quite a bit of weight in the year before coming to uni. Then in my first year READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I’m 20 years old. I go to Bristol University and I study economics. How did you get into fitness? I used to play rugby but I always found going to the gym with my mates was more READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? Elliott Patrick, 21 years old, Oxford Brookes University: Business and Management (2nd Year). How did you get into fitness? Fitness was a bit of an oddball for me. I never really got into it until I was READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I am 24, doing a masters in Forensic Psychology at the university of Kent How did you get into fitness? When I was 15 there was a death in my family. A year later I was diagnosed READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I am 20 years old and go to the University of Kent Studying Computer Science How did you get into fitness? My dad asked me if I wanted to go to the gym, as the leisure centre READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I’m 20 years old and I study Design Engineering at Bournemouth University. How did you get into fitness? I started working out at my local gym from about 16 years old and took up bodybuilding soon after READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? Hi, my name is Catrin Eleri Thomas. I’m twenty two years old and I’m a sport and exercise science finalist at Loughborough University. How did you get into fitness? I was a keen athletics growing up and READ MORE
The basics – How old are you? Which university do you go to and what do you study? I am 20 years old, studying Bsc Biotechnology with enterprise (IND), to put in layman terms it is basically science and business in one course, my two favourite aspects of life. How did you get into fitness? READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I am 19 years old, studying medicine at University College London. How did you get into fitness? When I was 15 my mum and I went shopping at Sports Direct and I discovered my first dumbbell; a READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I’m Alex, I am 20 years old currently studying for an Economics BSc at the University of Kent. How did you get into fitness? My fitness journey began with playing football from a very young age. I READ MORE
The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? I’m Mohamed Isa – but everyone calls me dash. I’m 22 and I study MSc Int. Management at Loughborough uni. How did you get into fitness? Funny story, I was always more of an outdoor athlete READ MORE
MASS Student Physique Championship CONTEST PREPARATION WORKSHOP Join us for a super informative and educational workshop day where you’ll learn all about what it takes to be the next MASS Student Physique Champion! Saturday 11th March 10.30am-3pm University of Bedfordshire Pollhill Avenue Bedford MK41 9EA Walk from the car park / entrances through the READ MORE
The MASS Team caught up with University of Wales Trinity St David student and male athlete of the year Jake Doan to find out what it’s like, and what it takes, to be the national champ! Name: Jake Doan University: University of Wales Trinity Saint David Course: BSc Personal Training- Health & Exercise Year of Study: 3rd READ MORE
After receiving many inspiring applications for the February member of the month award we had a super tough task on our hands to decide the winner. Long debates and discussions later we’ve very pleased to award Matt Molyneux with the member of the month award, congratulations Matt! Matt’s won a Protein Dynamix student bundle and READ MORE
In MASS’s member of the month competition we’re awarding one lucky member with huge prizes for an inspiring achievement. Have you defied the odds and achieved something truly spectacular? Have you made a transformation? Have you taken on a new lifestyle? Or maybe you’ve overcome a serious injury or illness? Whatever your story, we READ MORE
Preparing for a powerlifting meet without having had quite a few under your belt can be a daunting experience. This will especially be the case if the meet is your first. With that in mind, this article elaborates on some of the more important things to keep in mind in two articles, both as you READ MORE
Name: Josh Bridgman University: Loughborough University Degree programme and year: Masters: International Business. Just Graduated. In brief, walk us through journey from SPC to UKBFF National Finals? From the SPC, I decided to try my luck at a UKBFF Qualifier in Cumbria in June! Fortunately I came second and gained qualification into the British Finals READ MORE
Tans radiated, smiles glistened and bodies rocked: How our students battled it out in attempt to qualify for the Mass Student Physique finals in London this April. This March saw an array of talent in both the Midlands and Southern SPC Regional qualifiers. More than 100 of the best student physiques flocked from across READ MORE
The first ever MASS strongman competition was held in the ‘larger than life’ Warehouse Gym this March. Amongst murals of the Kings and Queens of strength and acres of gritty strength machines for people who mean business, athletes from across the country battled it out to be crowned the strongest and hopefully earn points READ MORE
Following the growth of MASS Powerlifting and the successful regional championships, 40 student athletes filled Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club along with dozens of spectators and GBPF officials to find the best of the best at the MASS National Student Powerlifting Championship. A truly ‘down to business’ gym set the perfect tone for a day of READ MORE
Every year a CrossFit Throwdown is held to find the fittest male and female CrossFit Student in the UK. CrossFit Leicester and MASS host “The Student Throwdown” and Bethany Lord blasted her way to victory at the 2014 competition. Name: Bethany Lord University: University of Leicester Course: Physiotherapy Year of Study: Graduated in 2014 Bethany READ MORE
Name: Rachael Tordoff University: Plymouth University Course: Computing Year of Study: 3rd Year Plymouth University Computing student Rachael Tordoff, 20, transformed her body in 12 months. She took on the challenge of a lifetime when she decided ditch the PlayStation for the gym…. and this is what happened! “I feel healthy, happy, and positive in READ MORE
MASS stands for the Muscle & Athletic Sports Society and is a fore mostly a University society. MASS societies are ratified entities of their Students Union, they’re self-sufficient and have a committee of students overseeing each club who organise and run the events for all their members.
We’re MASS HQ, the central support system who administer and assist MASS societies nationally. We organise the MASS Competitions, organise visits from top athletes, get the societies their stash and produce Education materials.
At MASS, we aim to provide a community and platform for students to achieve their ultimate fitness goals through education and training.
You can start MASS at your University! We offer full support and backing to any student that would like to start a club, and there’s no better time than right now! Become a leader and inspire others by setting up a club today. For the full information and to begin your journey go to the societies area and select Start MASS At Your Uni.
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