Tips for the Perfect Push Up

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT PUSH UP A bodyweight exercise that the majority of people perform wrong. Here are some tips for you to perfect this awesome chest pumping exercise. 1. Screw your hands into the floor Grip the floor with your hands and simultaneously drive your palms down and twist them as if you were trying to rip the floor …

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. …

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 and physical benefits of exercise …

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 born after Japanese scientist Izumi …

Spot Reduction Myth – Can Certain Exercises Lose Fat From A Specific Area?

Are you one of those people who does endless amounts of crunches in the hope will help you lose fat from your stomach? If so, then you have bought into the concept of spot reduction. Spot reduction refers to the idea that you can “reduce” the fat from one specific “spot” on your body just by doing exercises that target …

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 …

Spicy Korean Turkey Burgers with Kimchi

Korean chile paste (pictured), available from any Korean/Asian grocery store blended into the turkey mince makes this turkey burger recipe incredibly moist and flavorful. Top these healthy turkey burgers with kimchi—a fermented mixture of cabbage and other vegetables—which can be found near other refrigerated  ingredients in any Korean Grocery store. Ingredients 150g Turkey Mince 1 Large Spring Onion 2 Cos …