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Taking It To The MAX

If you thought Maximuscle was already one of the most renown household names in sports nutrition with the most proven, tested and effective products then you’re about to be blown away by what they have in store.   A full revamp including new branding, optimised in house manufacture and nutritionist specification product recalibration has been READ MORE


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Pie face!

Pies make great weights… For some reason, this week boasts National Hugging Day, National Pie Day, National Compliments Day, Burns Night, Australia Day and Holocaust Memorial Day! Whilst the last of the events is a sobering reminder of World War 2 and the atrocities many people suffered at the hands of others, we can take READ MORE


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From Strength Wars to MASS Wars

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



Maximuscle CONFIRMED as new sponsors in BIG deal

MASS is very pleased to announce that the infamous sports nutrition brand MAXIMUSCLE are now MASS’s headline sports nutrition sponsors. Let us tell you more…     The Brand Maximuscle is a huge brand and pretty much a household name. The first sports nutrition company to hit the market when sports supplements were first introduced. READ MORE


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THE 2017 MASS Student Physique Championships WINNERS

At the beginning of April we had students from across the country come together to show our judging panel how far student fitness has come. The months of prepping all became worth it once the students stepped out on stage and posed their hearts out. The talent this year was truly remarkable and the SPC READ MORE


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SPC Competitor Close Up: Joshua Owolabi

The basics – How old are you, which university do you go to and what do you study? 21, Southampton Solent. Studying: Electronic Engineering   How did you get into fitness? My Flatmate was a qualified PT.   What made you want to compete? To show all my hard-work and network with likeminded, fitness-oriented individuals. READ MORE


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Macro friendly treats to help you through prep

The SPC is just a month away and I thought what better to write about than some of my favourite macro-friendly branded foods to help other students stay lean. Everything in this article can be bought from a supermarket and a student budget in mind. So, in no particular order… McCain 3% Fat Skin on READ MORE


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MASS Leicester Awarded Gold Accreditation

In a recent triumph MASS Leicester have been awarded Gold Accreditation by the University of Leicester Students’ Union. This is the highest honour for a society a Leicester, only 10 are awarded putting MASS in the top 10 societies at the Uni. We caught up with MASS Leicester President, Paul Wilson, to find out more…   READ MORE


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How to use resistance bands for squatting

I’m always on the lookout for different bits of gear I can use to help me out in my workouts, and one of the best bits of equipment which are often overlooked are resistance bands.   I use resistance bands in both upper and lower body workouts, I use them to warm up, to help READ MORE


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Member Real Life Story: Shona Hughes

Factfile Name: Shona Hughes Age: 20 years old Weight Class: 63kg PRs: 87.5kg Squat, 50kg Bench, 122.5kg Deadlift Studying: Physics in her second year at University of Kent   Shona’s story: I first set about losing weight several years ago and had a somewhat negative relationship with exercise. It wasn’t until a year or so READ MORE


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Often, when people think of strength training and nutrition, your mind wanders to one word in particular – protein. And what’s typically known as the most effective way to get your protein in? meat. But there’s a growing lifestyle choice which is growing in popularity by the day, vegan bodybuilding.   We live in a READ MORE



Society Awards Winners – 2016

Nominations are in and the winners have been chosen for the MASS Society Awards 2016. The MASS Society Awards recognise the commitment and passion shown by MASS committee members and members across the year’s activities. For your achievements to be recognised and rewarded. Every society has shown great leadership and changed lives at their individual Universities READ MORE



Laurence Holt on Loughborough’s win – MASS Championship

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



Jake Doan – What it Takes to Be the Best

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



What It Takes to Be the Best – Rosie Howard

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



MASS Society Awards 2016 | Recognising achievement

Nominations are now OPEN for the MASS Society Awards 2016. The MASS Society Awards recognise the commitment and passion shown by MASS committee members and members across the year’s activities. It’s an event for your achievements to be recognised and rewarded. This is your chance to take centre stage for your achievements, the awards is open to all MASS societies and READ MORE



Battle of the Students 2016 – The Future of Fitness

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



MASS Student Physique Championships 2016

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



Weights Announced – MASS’s Strongest Man 2016

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


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Shredding light on how MASS athlete Josh Bridgman earned 2nd place at the UKBFF Finals

  What you’re getting: A sneak peek at how show day runs An uncut interview with the man himself The naked truth about who rubbed oil on who… (Josh bares all for our readers) Exclusive access to the macros and meal plans from the start of prep to the final grind Exclusive workout routines that READ MORE


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From the SPC stage to UKBFF National Finals…

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


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Girl Gains with Zanna Van Dijk – Sheffield University Graduate

Zanna Van Dijk is a Personal Trainer, PhD Nutrition and Bodypower Expo sponsored athlete, author of two ‘guilt-free treats’ ebooks, fitness model, blogger and creator of #girlgains, a social media revolution inspiring girls to become fitter, healthier and happier. But with a first class degree under her belt, Zanna is as accomplished in the classroom READ MORE




Whether you’re a newbie lifter with about as much meat on your arms as you’d find in a McDonalds Happy Meal, or a hard-core lifter who’d rather encounter a hernia than be seen to fail a rep, bench-pressing by yourself carries a significant risk. And we’re not just talking about a damaged ego. Already this READ MORE



#Fitsagram – Instagram for Fitness

There is no doubt that Instagram has become one of the most significant and active social media to date. The service launched in 2010, as little as five years ago, becoming one of the fastest growing cultural arrivals of the twenty first century with recent figures soaring over 300 million active users by the end READ MORE



Interview with shredded student Josh Leader

University: Leeds Degree title and year of study: MBCHB MEDICINE AND SURGERY (3RD YEAR) BSc CLINICAL SCIENCES (CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE) 2014 Age: 21 Height: 170cm Weight: 160lbs   How long have you been weight training? 3.5 years   What got you into weight training? I was a keen sportsman at school and wanted to improve performance. READ MORE



The 2015 MASS Student Physique Championship qualifiers

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



MASS Society Awards Winners

The annual society awards dinner went down a treat, literally. No one was holding back as celebrated an amazing year by super-setting meal after meal, noodles with chicken with cheesecake with chocolate fudge to name a few. Many reached failure early on, but determined to reach the end we incorporate rest pause, drop sets and other READ MORE



Society Awards Shortlist

The nominations are in and we have your shortlist of potential winners. Check out the £1000 PRIZE FUND here. Society of the year To recognise the most outstanding society Loughborough University University of Leicester Cardiff University President of the year To recognise the most outstanding president Sam White, University of Leicester Shaun Howell, Cardiff University READ MORE



Annual General Meeting 07/06/2015 – Agenda

MASS AGM – 07/06/15 Agenda 11:30-16:00, University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Building LT2. RSVP your attendance here: Open to club committee members, studyfit writers, MASS Games competitors and society members only. This meeting will consist of both a review of the academic year just gone and planning for the next academic year. We’ll look at READ MORE


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BodyPower is Back!

BodyPower is back and is taking the fitness industry by storm once again. The UK’s largest fitness exhibition returns for its 2015 instalment and it’s bigger and better than ever before.   Now into its seventh year running, BodyPower attracts over 70,000 fitness enthusiasts from over 100 countries Worldwide. Once again Birmingham’s NEC arena will READ MORE



Student Transformation – Rachael Tordoff

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