Sumo vs Conventional Deadlifts

The following is a comparison between sumo deadlifts and conventional deadlifts. Deadlift – Muscle Emphasis Conventional deadlift. Conventional deadlifts place more emphasis on the back and spinal erectors (posterior chain). If you have a very strong lower back there is a good chance that you will be able to deadlift more using a conventional stance. (Body structure will also come …

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 …

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 …

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 …