GENERAL EXERCISE ADVICE

Leg Day Ladies?

  Is your goal to tone up and trim the fat off those hips and thighs? Stop and read this. If you are a lady who has this goal in mind and you’re doing some or all of these gym machines, then you’ll be waiting longer than wind erosion to...

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3 Exercises for Wide Shoulders

  Achieving wide shoulders is a goal for many fitness enthusiasts. Firstly, understanding the muscle that is culpable in creating wide shoulders is essential before choosing any exercises. Three muscles make up the aesthetics of the shoulder, the anterior (front), medial (middle) and the posterior (rear) (1). To create a broader look to the shoulder, developing the medial deltoid should...

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid As A New Gym User

Every gym user has once been new to the gym and at some point we have all made a mistake or two, however, it’s important to move on from the mistakes or avoid them completely. Below are 3 mistakes that if avoided can set you up for long term progress. Too Much Too Soon It's a common misconception that the...

Are 10,000 Steps Necessary?

Are the 10,000 steps per day rule fact or fiction? Either way, it has to be a good thing right? We can all agree that being sedentary is not good for our health and well-being. Activity is shown to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes (1). The actual notion of the 10,000 steps per...

When Not To Exercise

To exercise, or not to exercise? Many of us may ask that question. If you are feeling under the weather, should you still head on out or will a good rest be the most effective remedy? A quick self-assessment could give you the answer.  Are the symptoms: Throat up?  or Throat down? Throat up - Is more than likely a...

Improve Your Results by Taking Time Off Training

  Establishing a training routine and well balanced nutritional intake will be the foundation for achieving the desired results for any individual, however, taking time off training is often seen as a step backwards. On the contrary taking time off any sort of demanding training routine should be seen as a step sideways with the thought of long term progression....