PERFORMANCE

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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Rule Out Running Pain

  During running, it is very common to experience pain in the knees and other areas throughout the legs. The majority of runners at some point or another will experience one or more of the following conditions. Commonly, they will do nothing about it, fear the worse or stop running altogether. Depending on the location of the pain, try some...

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 Plyometric Workouts Good For Weight Loss
Are Plyometric Workouts Good For Weight Loss?

Firstly, weight loss isn’t a result of the type of exercise you perform but a result of the balance in the number of calories burnt off (expenditure) being higher than the number of calories consumed (calorie deficit) (1). A good level of foundation strength is required to perform plyometric exercises and due to fat loss workouts generally prioritising intensity combined...

Adding More Workout Volume

  The age old saying that ‘more isn’t always better’ can also be applied to your workout volume (weight x reps x sets), but with volume being widely known to be one of the key drivers of muscle growth (1) how does that saying apply? How Can This Apply To Volume? One factor that is commonly overlooked when volume is...

Should I Buy Weightlifting Shoes To Improve My Squat?

Weightlifting shoes have become more popular with gym users within the last decade as a fashionable trend and not for their functional purpose. As the name implies, weightlifting shoes are to benefit an individual during the performance of a lift and became popular with the performance of technical explosive movements such as Olympic weightlifting many decades ago.    For those...

When Not to Static Stretch

  Performing a warm-up before exercise is essential. However, performing an effective warm-up that is suitable is not always undertaken. Static stretching is one of the most popular techniques, and the benefits of reducing tension and eliminating waste products cannot be overlooked (1). If your goal is to focus on strength or power within a workout, choosing static stretching to...

Cutting with Complex Workouts

  I’d love to but I don’t have time... At some point or another, most of us are guilty of placing our workouts to the back of the queue when we are busy. Workouts don’t need to be time-consuming, though. Shorter, intense workouts can be very effective in stripping body fat and boosting levels of fitness. Even on a tight...

3 Workout Mistakes Holding You Back

Chasing the perfect workout preparation is not realistic for most of us, but avoiding the basic mistakes is crucial in helping you achieve the results you want!  The Same Routine  Consistency in the gym is an achievement in itself., but challenging your body is what's required to achieve the results you desire. Performing the same workout over and over again...