TRAINING TYPES

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...

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...

Fasted vs Fed Cardio for Fat Loss

Looking for the minutiae within something before having a good foundation can be a common issue, and the method of how to perform cardio also fits into that bracket. When the goal is fat loss, performing some sort of cardiovascular exercise is wise to help create a negative energy balance, but is there any more benefits towards fat loss when...

Fix Rounded Shoulders

  One of the biggest postural issues is consistently having rounded shoulders and due to poor posture, muscle imbalances and lack of thoracic mobility being big causations of this posture (1), it becomes an increasingly harder task to fix. Habits can contribute to a lot of postural issues and with these being highly prevalent in modern society, reversing the effects...

Focus on Sleep to Optimise Your Results

  The Impact on Training Firstly, quality of sleep is getting enough of it at the right times and without it performance related factors such as concentration, mood and response time are affected (1). The issues don't remain just cognitive, but also translates directly into physiological issues such as the possibility of muscle strength decrements. In addition, good sleep quality...