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What Is The Mind-Muscle Connection?

As you know, movement is controlled by the brain. The first step towards muscular contraction is a signal sent by the brain to your muscles telling them to contract. You might say that the Mind-Muscle Connection (MMC) occurs at something called the “neuromuscular junction”. This is where the mind meets the body. The brain releases […]

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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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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13 ways to stay motivated

Staying motivated is not the easiest thing to do for alot of people. That’s why a lot of people stop training before they have reached their potential,or crumbled on their diet, because they have lost motivation. 1 Imagine Competing Against Your Rival!Imagine you are neck and neck with a rival of yours and he is […]

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Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

When you have anxiety or depression, exercise often seems like the last thing you want to do. But once you get motivated, exercise can make a big difference. Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological […]

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WHAT IS TABATA TRAINING?

Tabata training is one of the most popular forms of High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT). It consists of eight rounds of ultra-high-intensity exercises in a specific 20-seconds-on, 10-seconds-off interval. It may only take four minutes to complete a Tabata circuit, but those four minutes may well push your body to its absolute limit. Tabata training was […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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