In the last 5 years, there has been a huge shift in women’s health and an embracement of resistance training for health benefits and aesthetics. A common misconception, women believed that by lifting weights, they would automatically develop huge, thick, unsightly muscles and thought that they would be better served spending their time on the treadmill to melt away fat! Finally, we have come to realise that this is simply not true and the very thing that we once feared has become the answer to unlocking true health and the body that women have always wanted! Continue reading “The Huge Shift for Women to Lift!”
Office workers today are prime candidates for unnecessary low-grade inflammation in the body, whether they know it or not. This short article will highlight some of the dangers from preventable inflammation and give simple tips for to avoid inflammation altogether. As they say “prevention is better than the cure,” so why wait for it to become a problem? Continue reading “An office worker’s guide to reducing inflammation”
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It’s that time a year when the moustache population expands worldwide in an effort to raise awareness for men’s health, in particular for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. This phenomenon, known as Movember, started in 2004 in Australia and New Zealand, has now become a global cause that aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging men to grow a moustache whilst raising money and awareness. Continue reading “Grow Mo’ Awareness For Men’s Health”
Mindset – See article “The Mental Approach For Successful Training” here
“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind-you could call it character in action.” — Vince Lombardi
Guest blog by Tony Fahrky
Have you ever woken up after a night of drinking alcohol and immediately felt a sense of regret after saying or being part of some drunken debauchery? Well unfortunately I can’t help you with what you might have said or done, but I can offer you some advice with the prevention of that dreaded hangover and improved recovery.
The feeling of comfort can often be the Achilles heel blocking you from where you are now to where you want to be. Throughout your life, you have probably heard the saying, “get out of your comfort zone” or “stop playing it safe”. Like many people, I used to roll my eyes when I heard these types of statements from parents, teachers, coaches and anyone offering free life lessons. It used to annoy me. I would always think, “just let me be good at the things that I like and know I can do really well.” Let’s be honest, we all love doing things that we know we are good at, because we get compliments, a sense of achievement/purpose, validation and not to mention a big head! Who wouldn’t want all of those feelings? It’s part of human nature to like doing the things that make us feel good.
If you have been training with weights consistently and at high intensity for a while without a planned reduction in your training volume, adequate rest and nutrition, then you are holding back your ability to adapt to the training stimulus. This can mean an inability to hold onto lean mass, storage of unwanted fat and increased risk of the common cold or flu.
If you have a job that makes you sit for a living or have been training for a while, chances are there are tissues in your body that are in need of some attention from a foam roller or a professional massage therapist. With “sitting becoming the new smoking,” there are a myriad of negative health implications that can affect your body and it’s ability to maintain mobility in certain joints along with weakness in muscles.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to training and developing a successful program. What works for one athlete/client isn’t guaranteed to work with the next, no matter how much you try and fit that square peg in that round hole. Continue reading “Group exercise and what you NEED to know”