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Blood Pressure and tips on how to Lower/Raise it.

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as it is pumped around the body by the heart. Blood pressure does not stay the same all the time. It changes to meet your body’s needs. It is affected by various factors including body position, breathing, emotional state, exercise and sleep. High blood […]

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10 Tips to help you keep your new years resolution

I think i can safely say that at some time in our lifes we have all made a new years resolution that we haven’t stuck to – I know i have. This year, lets stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself […]

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Measuring your success

There are many ways to measure your success in a fitness program but most people tend to focus on the numbers they read when they step on the scales rather than seeing the clearer picture that some other measurements can give you. This article will cover some of the alternatives. Photos We all live in […]

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Using the Mind Muscle Connection to Maximize Your Workouts

Certain individuals have claimed to rely greatly on the power of their minds in order to achieve maximum muscle hypertrophy .Arnold for example used to picture gigantic mountainous peaks while performing bicep curls. Creating such a larger than life image in his mind served as a  motivational tool for establishing mind-muscle connection, and remaining completely […]

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The 3 Energy Systems easily explained

During exercise your body relies on three basic energy systems: the anaerobic a-lactic system, the anaerobic lactic system, and the aerobic system. Depending on the sport you play, you may rely on one system more than the others.     The anaerobic a-lactic (ALA) system, also known as the ATP-CP, or adenosine triphosphate – creatine […]

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6 Biggest Gym Beginner Mistakes

1. EGO LIFTING This is by far the biggest mistake i see in beginners and also in some regular gym goers. Trying to lift with your ego, letting all form go to ruin in the attempt to try and either outlift the person next to you or impress the opposite sex. Now this is mainly […]

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Proper Gym Etiquette

              Firstly, what is gym etiquette? Well, it can be broken down into 2 parts, firstly the rules stated by the gym, i.e correct footwear  and secondly, rules that, to most, are common sense and courteous to fellow gym users, ie re-racking your weights. Here is a list of […]

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5 Biggest Leg Day Mistakes

A great leg workout means never sacrificing good  form for more weight. Here are 5  of the most common leg-training mistakes. 1. Doing Shallow Squats Whether it’s on the hack squat ,doing free-weight squats or on the Leg Press, nothing is more unproductive  than loading up a bar and dropping just a few inches. Doing […]

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Snowboarders – ultimate preparation workout

So its nearly time for the snow season down here in the southern hemisphere and alot of people will be getting all excited about hitting the slopes this year. You bought the sickest outerwear, had your board waxed and edges sharpened and are all ready to carve it up  on the slopes. Just like any […]

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Weights vs Cardio for FAT LOSS

When it comes to fat loss most people assume that cardio is the cure whereas weights are only going to make you get bigger. Falling for this common misconception is one of the biggest mistakes you could make and will not only hinder your progress, but will leave you not quite looking as you hoped. […]

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