Are you getting your moneys worth from your session

I just had to write this after hearing a few horror stories the last few days. There are some very good PTs out there but a heap of bad ones. If you are paying good money for Personal Training here are some things you should be looking for. 1. Does he/she look like they train,and do they promote a healthy …

free weights vs machines

In any commercial fitness gym you’ll see a combination of both free weights and machines. Some people use just free weights for their workout, some go from machine to machine to get their pump, and some use a combination of both. This creates the question: which is better for you? Weight Machines – Pros and Cons Pros Easy to learn …

The Great Cardio Myth

The Great Cardio Myth There is this horrible misperception in our society about fat loss. A lot of people think that if you starve yourself and do two or three hours of cardio each day, the fat is just going to melt off. Actually, performing too much cardio will put your body in a catabolic state and burn hard-earned muscle. …

Executing the perfect pull up

The pull-up. An exercise that seems oh-so-simple to execute—just hang from a bar and pull, right? Exactly! Unfortunately the first attempt (and second, and third) is likely to result in more grimacing and groaning than upward movement. So just how much patience and practice does one pull-up require? First-time exercisers and regular gym goers  alike struggle to perfect this simple …

The Importance of Correct Technique

Go to any gym in the world, and you will find  a lifter, regardless of gender, weight training with an unrealistic weight; throwing the weights around instead of focusing on form and maximum muscle contraction.  Unfortunately for many lifters, who are trying to achieve an aesthetic physique, are so consumed with hoisting the weight that they have lost perspective of …

Is CORTISOL affecting your gains?

What is Cortisol? What is cortisol? Cortisol is a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It is often called the “stress hormone” because its levels rise following emotional and physical stress. This hormone is more than just a simple indicator of stress levels; it’s also necessary for the functioning of almost every part of the human body. Deficiencies or …

ZMA and why you should be taking it

      Many of us take a keen interest in our pre, intra and post workout supplements, but how many of us take an active interest in our pre-sleep supplements? There’s more to night time supplementation than a constant drip feed of amino acids that can be provided by casein protein. One key night time supplement you might be …

THE BENEFITS OF CHANGING TO HIMALAYAN PINK SALT

Attention Fitness Enthusiasts – Change over to Pink Himalayan Salt   Pink Himalayan Salt naturally contains an incredible selection of 84 different minerals and trace elements essential to the human body for optimal health and vitality. Himalayan salt contains no chemical additives and is not processed in any way, making it by far the top choice among the various types …

CARB CYCLING

 Introduction, Benefits & How To There are thousands of diets out there, and to some extent, they can all work. A diet is nothing more than a calorie defecit. Eat less food than your body requires, and you will lose weight. However, the type of weight loss you experience can be dependent on what you eat, not just how much …

Turkey Burger with Sliced Pear and Mango Chutney

              Mango chutney, Pear and caramelized red onion flavor this easy to make turkey burger that is a perfect Pre workout Meal. Ingredients 1 Coles Ancient Grain Roll 1 large red onion, cut  and caramelized using 2 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 Tbsp Stevia 150 g  Steggles 97% fat free turkey mince …