TRAINING TYPES

No Gym, No Problems

The gym is one of the main places we associate with getting fit. However, while going to the gym is great, it is also possible to achieve our fitness goals outside of a gym environment and in the comfort of your own home. Not being at the gym may seem...

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What is Resistance Training?

What is Resistance Training?    Resistance Training or commonly known as weight lifting is a form of exercise that requires you to push, pull or resist against an external force or your own bodyweight. During the performance of exercise muscle contractions are needed to complete the movement and reap the benefits of the movement.    Resistance bands, bodyweight, cable machines...

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Cholesterol

Historically cholesterol has been demonised as the main cause of cardiovascular disease. Below are some phrases that may resonate with you; “All cholesterol is bad for you.” “I can’t eat foods high in cholesterol.” Cholesterol is naturally found in the cells of the body and is a waxy fat-like substance. Cholesterol acquired from the diet is commonly found in animal...

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 achieve your goals. Swap them, and reach your goal in...

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...

Arm Workout for Mass

Supersets are an excellent tool for saving time and achieving workout volume (sets x reps x weight) to stimulate a muscle group. Performing the exercises back to back with their opposing muscles, i.e. bicep and tricep, aids in performing an exercise without it being in a detrimental fatigued state. Performing a superset in this fashion allows for greater recovery between...

Working Out for Women Over 40

Resistance training, resistance training, resistance training! Unfortunately, from the age of 40 and beyond you really do "lose it" if you don't "use it." A study in 2012 (1) stated that inactive adults can experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, a reduction in resting metabolic rate and more fat accumulation. The same study (1) showed...

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...