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 …

Are you too Acidic? Learn how to balance your bodys pH

pH is the measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14 — a lower number means a higher level of acidity (and generally less oxygen) is present, and higher number indicates a higher level of alkalinity. A solution is considered neutral, neither acid nor alkaline, when it has a pH of …

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 …

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 …

Using Full Range of Motion For Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding exercises should take a muscle through its longest possible range of motion, with some exceptions. You should take care to stretch out to full extension, and then come all the way back to a position of complete contraction. This is the only way to stimulate the entire muscle and every muscle fibre. Whether you are doing 8, 10, or …

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 focused on the muscle at …

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 the biggest offences. . 1. …

Attention Ladies: Glute Training for a great bum!

  I have alot of girls telling they want to have a bum like my partner, Zuzana’s and my answer is always the same. You want a bum like that then you need to train glutes like she does. You want bigger arms you train arms, so you want a firm butt, you need to train it. Firstly, lets look …

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 all your sets this way …