Tell us a bit about yourself? Name, Uni, Course, Year, Interests I’m Domonic O’Connor, I turn 24 next month, my background is as a rugby player, I used to play international rugby in my younger years so that’s how I was introduced to fitness and the gym before I gained a lot of weight and READ MORE
What is power building? ‘Powerbuilding’ is a combination of both powerlifting and bodybuilding, two similar sports each with a very different focus. The focus with powerlifting is to develop explosive strength, whilst in bodybuilding, the focus is to develop muscle mass. Both use resistance training to reach these ends but in very different ways. Some READ MORE
We recently awarded two of our interns this year with our first ever ‘Star Intern Award’ and wanted to take the opportunity to share a little about them and also our internship activities. Here’s our interview with Gemma who is studying Business and Project Management at The University of Bedfordshire. She is the President READ MORE
We recently awarded two of our interns this year with our first ever ‘Star Intern Award’ and wanted to take the opportunity to share a little about them and also our internship activities. Here’s our interview with Jessica, MASS Brighton member and 2017 MASS Wars Women’s Champion who is studying Sports Product Design at READ MORE
What does your Saturday afternoon usually look like? A lot of us spend the hours in the pub or SU, drink in hand watching the rugby/football/basketball/ice fishing/chess matches (delete as applicable) with a pint of beer/cider/wine in hand, staying toasty warm away from the dark and wintery outdoors. One cold and dark Saturday in November READ MORE
MASS Reading president and all-around athlete Michael Tennant sheds light on what it was like to compete in Strength Wars and what he’s looking forward to most at MASS Wars Michael Tennant University of Reading MASS Reading President Where and when did you compete in Strength Wars? I competed in Strength Wars November last READ MORE
Loughborough president Laurence Holt shares words of encouragement for all 2017 MASS Championship hopefuls as we talk about what it was like to win the title. Name: Laurence Holt University: Loughborough Course: International Business Year of Study: second Congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned the MASS Championship University Champions? Unremarkable! How did we come READ MORE
The MASS Team caught up with University of Reading student and female athlete of the year Rosie Howard to find out what it’s like, and what it takes, to be the national champ! Name: Rosie Howard University: University of Reading Course: BSc Archaeology Year of Study: 2 Congratulations! How does it feel to be crowned the READ MORE
No more worthy a battleground for the Battle of the Students could there be than CrossFit Bath, home to many of the legends of British CrossFit! And so, amongst the CrossFit elite and the hard-earned trophies, the future of fitness was witnessed as students from across the country fought it out to be crowned the READ MORE
Bristol played host to the UK’s annual bodybuilding competition for students. 85 Competitors from over 50 universities across England, Scotland and Wales flexed their muscles to compete in the annual MASS Student Physique Championships. After a gruelling 8 hours Jake Berney a 2nd Year Physical Education BA student at the University of East Anglia was READ MORE
Anticipation has been building, excitement brewing, and the weights are finally in for MASS’s Strongest Man 2016. This is it, this is what it’s going to take, do you want to take on the challenge? If yes, then we’ll see you on March 6th at Trojan Fitness Bristol. Farmers Walk (Head to Head) 15m 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
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
It’s the Fitness Craze that’s sweeping the nation! If you’re already slightly confused, asking yourself… What is CrossFit? Then we’re about to confuse you even more! But keep on reading and I promise that by the end of this feature you’ll be slightly less confused! So, CrossFit is many things… Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen 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
Celebrating the end of exams just found whole new meaning, recent Bournemouth University graduate Owen Hubbard left the partying to the rest of us as he flew out to South Africa to set the Junior World Record in the Bench Press! Just 1 hour after the final exam of his entire degree Owen boarded a READ MORE
What does it take to be the best? Genetics, skill, dedication, training, practice – All of those. However, I always remember the saying “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”…. Know your Nutrition There is no ‘one size fits all’ for nutrition, the demands of each position require different nutritional goals. READ MORE
MASS spoke to MASS SPC 2014 Athletic winner and GB American Football player Adam Hope. Name: Adam Hope University: Nottingham Trent Course: Building Surveying Msc Year of Study: Graduated in 2014 More and more students at University are getting into American Football, and with its recent introduction to BUCS (British Universities College Sports) it’s more important than ever 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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