This time of the year can be problematic for people staying on course with their health or weight loss goals. Being informed and having a plan is the best way to approach the holiday season!
Continue reading “How to keep off that extra weight over the holiday season”
Playing the ignorant card or saying “I’ll start being healthy with the new diet after Christmas or in the New Year,” gives way to mindless uncontrolled behaviours taking you further away from your goals…
Renowned fitness expert Ben Siong is among Australia’s leading body composition specialists, and the founder of Australian Strength Performance.
Having graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Psychology Major), and an Honours degree in Psychology, Ben is a passionate believer that a healthy mind begets a healthy body, and actively promotes the likes of positive thinking into all aspects of his training protocols. Continue reading “EP 27 Benjamin Siong: the human spirit, fat loss and fitness competitors”
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The quality of every movement you do throughout the day and throughout your life, will impact your health for good or for bad, whether you like it or not.
Poorly executed daily movements and exercises will reinforce bad mechanics and movement dysfunction. This might not immediately cause pain or be a significant restriction to the desired outcome, but it’s something that will build up. Continue reading “Movement matters – If it looks ugly, then stop”
As the end of 2017 draws to a near, it’s about that time when we must look at what will be ahead for next year.
I’m not suggesting that it’s time to take the foot off the gas in 2017. In fact, the opposite. We all must aim to milk as much out of 2017 as possible.
Continue reading “Making a plan for 2018”
The one thing I love about training and health is there is NEVER a finish line… Unless you croak it 🤪
Yes, you might improve or hit a goal or a target… But there is always “What’s next?!” Often, it’s an innate natural progress and other times you might need a gentle push.
Continue reading “Taking your health to the next level”
I’m not someone who usually comments and shares my views on political and social issues. However, I felt compelled after yesterday, to share and celebrate the many Australians that can deservedly, be treated as equals.
Australia voted YES for same sex marriage. Continue reading “Love is love – Equality and lessons learned”
In my line of work, I get to hear funny reasons people haven’t stuck to their plan or healthy habits.
“I had friends stay with us from out of town”
“I have to eat what my wife cooks or she’ll get angry”
“I had to take my kids for pizza, they won’t eat anything else”
“Think I left my gym shoes on the train” Continue reading “What really makes us fat and lazy”
Often, the thought of starting a healthy plan or diet can be worse than actually doing it.
You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting articles over the last couple of weeks (if you haven’t shame on you), as I have been getting married and traveling with the family.
Continue reading “How to start being healthy when you don’t feel like it”
Eating for the individual MUST always be personalised and tailored to his or her needs. Not only from a nutritional requirement perspective but also for goals, ethics, religion and taste. “What is one person’s medicine, is another man poison.” The cookie cutter approach will work for some but certainly not all! See related article “Food that works for you” here.
Continue reading “Eating for the individual and portion size”
In fitness and life we naturally navigate away from pain and move towards pleasure. It’s normal, natural and part of our DNA. However, there a two different forms of pain and they need to be understood first, before we make the leap to trying to eliminate or avoid. Continue reading “Eliminate pain and accelerate results in the gym”