Your guidelines to be more productive in the gym

1. Leave your phone in your bag –  you are not that important and if your workout is important to you, you can live without your phone for 45 minutes i’m sure! 2. Turn up the tunes – Studies show listening to music while working out can help people workout harder. It will also keep you focused on the task …

Steroids shouldn’t be a quick fix for young guys

I felt i needed to write this blog after attending a music festival over here in Australia a few weeks ago. As a Personal Trainer who is trying to promote a fit and healthy lifestyle i found it quite disturbing the amount of young guys, and when i say young, im talking 18 -25 walking around showing off there physiques …

4 Upper Body Exercises to avoid in the Gym to stay injury free

Behind-The-Neck Lat Pull Down Behind-the-neck lat pull downs create a great deal of stress on the shoulder capsule, move the spine out of proper alignment and can be less effective than doing a pull down to the chest. Behind-the-Neck  Shoulder Presses Regular barbell overhead presses are an effective exercise for strengthening your shoulders, triceps and core muscles, but doing this …

Is a lack of sleep holding you back from reaching your goals?

One of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a fitness program is overlooking the amount of sleep they are getting. One of the easiest ways to burn fat and build muscle is simply to get more sleep roughtly 7-8 hours minimum. There’s not a diet pill on the shelves that could do what adequate sleep does in your fight …

Karren grabs 2nd at the Marlin Coast Challenge.

This weekend one of my clients Karren MacClure competed in the Marlin Coast Challenge , a 38km OC1/OC2/Surf Ski relay race from Ellis Beach to Port Douglas( For those who don’t know what I’m talking about OC1 = single person outrigger canoe, OC2= 2 man outrigger canoe, OC6 is a 6 man outrigger canoe). The event( a downwind race) took …

Great End To Season For Club One Fitness

October signified the end of the bodybuilding season for this year in  Australia, and the last comp of the season was here in our home city Cairns . I just wanted to write a article about the guys who train with me and commend them on all their hard work this year. Pictured kneeling are Debbie and Pete Henderson, Pete …

Setting Fitness Goals

In life, we’re told to dream big and reach for the stars. Having big aspirations is admirable and inspiring, but when it comes to fitness, especially if you are just embarking on your fitness journey you should take a more calculated approach when setting goals. By setting yourself specific short term goals and a long term goal you are setting …

Keys Training Tips To Beating The Beep Test

    BEST EXERCISES  – weighted single leg front lunges weighted single leg side lunges lateral bounds ON THE TREADMILL  –  The simplest type of treadmill workout for beep test training would be to set the treadmill to 1% incline (this best mimics the energy demands of running outdoors on the flat) and 8km/hr.  Then each minute on the minute …

The 365 Workout

Ok, so i know im slightly stealing bits from the infamous 300 workout but why not, its an awesome test of fitness and strength so why not try to elaborate on it. Ok, so here it goes….. 40 Pull Ups 40 Bar Dips 40 hanging Leg Raises 40 Box Jumps (24 inch) 40 Push Ups 40 Dumbell/ Kettlebell Swings(20kg) 40 …

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – Take Your Cardio To The Next Level

  High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) means performing a workout that alternates between intense bursts with steadier less intense periods i.e. slow jogging on  the treadmill at 8km per hour for a minute then swapping with a minute of  sprinting on 15km per hour and repeating the process ten times giving you a 20 min HIIT workout. Here are the …