Training During Pregnancy

Exercising during pregnancy lifts your spirits and prepares you for  labor and childbirth. It can add to healthy and safe pregnancy and provide many benefits that make your pregnancy more enjoyable. Some of the benefits of exercising during pregnancy are: Fewer problems experienced during childbirth Enhanced post natal recovery Help strengthen your upper and lower body to deal with extra …

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 …

Intermittent Fasting 101 – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Article by  Kris Gunnars Intermittent fasting (IF) is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. People are using it to lose weight, improve health and simplify their healthy lifestyle. Many studies show that it can have powerful effects on your body and brain, and may even help you live longer This is the ultimate beginner’s guide …

DRINKING ALCOHOL AND HOW TO TRACK IT IN YOUR MACROS

DRINKING ALCOHOL AND HOW TO TRACK IT IN YOUR MACROS For most people the social experience of life is a key ingredient to happiness. The inclusion of alcohol is very common during these social situations and for many who are looking to lose body fat the simple idea that they can’t consume alcohol is reason enough to avoid the process. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …